Green Pasture Meats Opens in New HavenBy Sue Hoxie
Providing processing services and retail butcher shop market for Vermont’s naturally fed meat industry
Middlebury, Vermont – May 22, 2013 – The Addison County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the grand opening of its newest member, Green Pasture Meats, located on Route 7 in New Haven. Green Pasture Meats’ (GPM) goal is to develop a local and national brand of high-quality meats and other local products produced in the Vermont tradition.
GPM has opened a retail store with a full-service butcher shop market offering its high quality meats as well as other Vermont-made products. Co-located with the retail storefront, GPM will focus on increasing meat processing services in the state by bringing slaughter to the producers initially via MSUs (mobile slaughter units) to a state-of- the-art centralized processing and distribution center. The key component of this central facility will be sufficient storage and aging capacity to ensure a ready supply of quality aged and packaged naturally fed meat for an existing underserved marketplace.
“We have identified wholesale and retail markets and defined initial sales targets via discussions with various distributors,” said Mark Smith, owner of Green Pasture Meats. “We have also been in contact with many current and potential producers to assure that a reliable supply of product will match our sales projections.”
“Green Pasture Meats will be of great value to my business and other producers of high quality meats,” said Harvey Smith, owner of Smith Family Beef. (No relation to Mark Smith.) “Locally grown meats are in high demand, but processing is a limiting factor in our ability to bring these meats to market. GPM brings the processing and marketing of this meat supply to the farmers. This much needed resource if finally here,” continued Harvey Smith.
Green Pasture Meats is located at the corner of Campground Road and Route 7 in New Haven. The phone number is 802-453-5107 and the hours of operation are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., closed on Sundays.
About Addison County Chamber of Commerce
The Addison County Chamber of Commerce (ACCOC) is an association of individuals representing business interest, working together to promote commercial business and tourism in Addison County.