Weaver Street Market’s Local Meat Program
Weaver Street Market is committed to offering fresh and nutritious meat that is sustainably produced from local North Carolina farms. Sustainable in this context means not only grown on local farms using ecologically-sound farming practices, it also means getting the meat from the farmers’ fields to your table in an economically viable way. For local meat to become the primary meat that we sell, farmers need to be paid a high enough price to make a good living and consumers need a consistent selection of fresh product at an affordable price.
Our new local meat initiative began as a partnership effort with NC Choices (now Farmhand Foods), a project of the non-profit Center for Environmental Farming Systems, that worked with us to develop and manage a network of farmers and processors to provide a steady, year-round supply; and FoodLogiQ, a Durham-based company specializing in on-demand food safety and food systems software, which provides needed expertise in meat processing, packaging and traceability systems.
Sustainable meat production is a vital link to a more sustainable food system, one that allows you to truly eat well.
Grass-fed Beef Suppliers:
Triple Tree Farms, Snow Camp, NC
Blue Q Ranch, Troy, NC
Firsthand Foods, Durham, NC
Hickory Nut Gap Meats, Fairview, NC
Pasture-raised Pork Growers:
Haywood Leigh, Plymouth, NC