T&E Meats in WaPo

Jeremy Aldrich -- March 17th, 2010

Local slaughterhouse T&E Meats is prominently featured in a Washington Post article about the role of small meat processing plants in the growing locavore food movement.

T&E now processes meat for more than 100 farms, up from just a handful before the sale. The number of animals he slaughters has shot up 70 percent — during the worst recession since the 1930s.

Cloud sells local beef, pork, lamb and poultry out of T&E Meats’ store, but unlike Blue Ridge, he can’t make the business work without buying some beef from the Midwest and pigs from Pennsylvania. He can’t get enough locally, nor can he sell it at a price his longtime customers are used to paying.

“For 40 years it was the cheapest place in town,” says Salatin. “Now we’re trying to make it the best.”

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2 Responses to “T&E Meats in WaPo”

  1. Josh says:

    See also:

    Cloud’s press blog and journal

    Purchasing T&E Meats (Flavor magazine, April/May 2009, pg 23; http://flavormagazinevirginia.com/ )

    A locavore’s guide to beef (Edible Blue Ridge magazine, Winter 2010; http://www.ediblecommunities.com/blueridge/ )

    Joshua Wilton House, touches upon how T&E Meats and the Harrisonburg Farmers’ Market plays role in their offerings (Meet the Farmer TV, skip 5:05 for the start of that segment; http://meetthefarmer.tv/ )

  2. Josh says:

    In addition, they have a fantastic and very active Facebook page:


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