Keeping the Supply Chain Local
Greetings from the farm!
This past week as I was driving back through southern Putnam County with our meat picked from our processing, I began reflecting on the stark differences our local meat business has from the national supply chain disruptions that are evident nationally.
If you remember a couple of weeks ago I addressed inflation and it's impacts on our farm and local meat business. I would now like to take the time to address our local meat model and how we are positioning our business in light of the current supply chain bottleneck. Thankfully, in order to provide our customers with meat we do not have to worry about the current bottlenecks with semi trucks or ocean vessels at the port.
Local Transport, Local Processing - At least once a month, if not more often we take animals to be processed at a state inspected facility in Owen County, just a short drive south of us. We use our own trucks and trailers. A couple of weeks later, our meat products are ready for pickup. This continuous flow of meat allows us to provide you with recently process product, helping to limit the age of the product we sell.
Increased Frozen Meat Storage - It became evident as our business has grown that we needed to increase our storage capacity and improve our frozen meat handling. In the past month we have installed a state of the art walk in cooler that allows us to do both. This increase storage capacity allows us to increase our inventory holding so that we can provide the meat our customers want.
Local Delivery - Our newly added local delivery option was designed to add convenience for our customers while avoiding the backlog of delivery companies by providing delivery ourselves.
While purchasing our local meats not only allows you to know precisely where your meat came from, it also allows you an alternative, local supply chain.
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