Commercial Food Processing

Plant in a Box: A Solution for USDA-Inspected Poultry Processing?

Article

David Schafer, owner and founder of Featherman Equipment, spends a lot of time thinking about small-scale poultry processing. “Having raised, butchered and sold pastured poultry since 1994,” he knows...

New Meat Processing Options in Eastern Oregon

Article

Eastern Oregon will soon have two new meat processing options. Hawkins Sisters Ranch will be opening a poultry processing facility in Wallowa, and Hines Meat Co. will open soon for red meat processing...

NMPAN’s Beginner’s Guide to Local Meat Processing

Article

The Niche Meat Processor Assistance Network (NMPAN) has developed a new set of short fact sheets on the basics of meat processing, available for download from the NMPAN website.

Meat processing is an...

Breaking Down Beef with Retail Butchers and a Small Meat Processor

Article

At the Women in Sustainable Agriculture conference in Portland, Oregon in early December 2016, NMPAN staff had the privilege to help organize and attend a morning workshop on breaking down a beef...

Lessons Learned in Local Meat Processing: the Livestock Producers Cooperative Association

Article

(This is an excerpt from a more in-depth NMPAN case study).

The Livestock Producers Cooperative Association (LPCA) is a USDA-inspected multi-species meat processing plant in Odessa, Washington,...

La Ley de Oregon Sobre la Venta Directa de la Granja: Productos de Valor Agregado Procesados por Productores—Una guía para granjeros y gerentes de mercados

OSU Extension Catalog

La Ley de Oregon Sobre la Venta Directa de la Granja permite que los granjeros conviertan sus productos agrícolas en productos de valor agregado de bajo riesgo y que los vendan directamente a los consumidores sin tener licencia de procesador. Esta publicación aclara las reglas. Incluye un diagrama...

By Lauren Gwin, Sara Runkel, Kelly Streit

Oregon's Farm Direct Marketing Law: Producer-processed Value-added Products—A guide for farmers and market managers

OSU Extension Catalog

Oregon’s Farm Direct Marketing Law allows farmers to turn what they grow into low-risk, value-added products and sell them directly to consumers without being licensed food processors. This publication clarifies the guidelines. It includes a flowchart for determining whether a product qualifies for...

By Lauren Gwin, Sara Runkel, Kelly Streit

Map of Oregon's Bay Area: a working waterfront tour of Coos Bay, North Bend, and Charleston

OSU Sea Grant Publication

A map with information on Coos Bay, North Bend, and Charleston, OR.

Oregon’s Working Waterfronts [mobile app]

OSU Sea Grant Publication

A guided tour of the working waterfronts of Coos Bay, North Bend, and Charleston, Oregon.

What's Fresh and When? Oregon Seafood Consumer Guide 2017

OSU Sea Grant Publication

1-page consumer guide for Oregon seafood 2017 harvest dates.