A Leg Up: Building Blocks for a Locally Focused Meat Processing Facility Business Plan

Write and implement a meat-processing business plan that meets the needs of small-scale, sustainable farmers.

Meat processing operations in Pennsylvania are falling short of the needs of small-scale, sustainable farmers. Farmers can wait up to a year for a processing slot—which limits consumer access to locally produced food—and lack reliable access to high-quality, safe, and humane processing

This report helps food entrepreneurs, especially those located in population-dense areas, write and implement business plans that meet the needs of small-scale, sustainable farmers.

The report was produced in partnership by PASA and Kitchen Table Consultants, with funding provided by Blue Yak Foundation.