The Finger Lakes Meat Project
Locally Raised Meat Made Easy! The Finger Lakes Meat Project is the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins and Steuben Counties initiative to grow the freezer trade (sales of meat in bulk quantities such as whole, half and quarter animals) to the benefit of both regional livestock farmers and consumers. The FLMP consists of educational efforts, an online directory of farms called www.meatsuite.com and 2 community freezer storage locations, called Meat Lockers.
MEATSUITE.COM is a free online tool for you to easily find farms selling locally raised meats in bulk. Find farmers in Broome, Chemung, Cortland, Tioga, Tompkins, Schuyler, and Steuben counties. Connect directly with your farmer to purchase the full suite of great local meats.
Meat Suite is supported by NE SARE
The Ithaca Meat Locker provides inexpensive, shared freezer space for people to store bulk meat purchases. Purchase meat directly from farmers who will have it cut, wrapped, frozen and delivered to your locker for storage. Then access your supply during scheduled hours each week (much like a CSA pick-up). Regularly scheduled pick-up hours are Thursdays 3:00-6:00 pm or by appointment, M-F 9:00-5:00 pm. Drop off by appointment only.
The Meat Locker is supported by USDA Farmers Market Promotion Program