Photo courtesy: Yelm Food Co-op
– Yelm Food Co-op now carries Heritage Meats
“Do you remember mystery meat, that odd conglomeration of unidentified animal parts that passed as food in cafeterias around the country? Good news: that trend is dying, says Ellen Smith, Operations Manager at Heritage Meats in Rochester. ‘We feel very positive about the direction the meat industry is going,’ she says. ‘There’s been a real switch from mystery meat to people wanting to know exactly where their meat comes from and even meet the farmer who raised it.’
Heritage Meats owner Tracy Smaciarz has played a significant role in that switch regionally, creating one of the few USDA meat processing plants in Washington in 2009 and co-founding the Puget Sound Meat Producers Cooperative. He also developed the largest Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) in the state with Full Circle Farm, distributing locally grown beef, pork, and lamb to their members in Seattle and Alaska,” quoting Heidi Smith, Yelm Food Co-op.
Yelm Food Co-Op
308 Yelm Ave. E.
adjacent Gordon’s Garden Center
Yelm, WA 98597
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