Genius Cold-Smoking Technique!

January 21st, 2014

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Martha Stewart Honors the Portland Meat Collective For Her American Made Awards

October 13th, 2013
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Martha Stewart has handpicked ten “tastemakers” to honor for her 2nd annual American Made Awards in New York City and I (and the Portland Meat Collective) are one of them! Martha Stewart’s American Made program “spotlights the maker, supports the local and celebrates the handmade. The journey culminates in a signature event this October in New York City.” You can read about her American Made events coming up this week, here. And you can read about the ten tastemakers that she chose here. More »


Fall Schedule Announced!

October 1st, 2013

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PMC Featured in Whole Foods Digital Mag

September 4th, 2013
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I had the very odd….errr….pleasure (actually it felt super weird) of being followed around by a camera crew for three days this summer. The camera crew was from Whole Foods and they were filming me so that they could create an online feature about the PMC for Dark Rye, which is Whole Food’s online magazine. I’ll be honest: I didn’t even know that Whole Foods had an online magazine. But it turns out, it’s a really smart, beautifully produced magazine about food, culture, and living around the globe. At any rate, the Sept issue just went live and it’s all about meat and also…. fake meat, actually. In fact, I think it’s a really great exploration of the meat-eating conundrum many of us face today. More »


Olympia Meat Collective Launches!

June 10th, 2013

It’s official. The Portland Meat Collective is no longer alone in the world. Olympia Meat Collective just launched their website and they’ve scheduled a few classes for July! The three guys behind OMC are, simply, awesome. Brian Wilson, James O’Keefe, and Joel Hansen and I all met just over a month ago to start discussing the Olympia Meat Collective. I gave them a long list of homework. They did their homework, well, I might add, and are ready to roll. Both Brian and Joel have taken several classes from the PMC and James has studied with Farmstead Meatsmith up on Vashon Island. Their combined skills sets are just about perfect for this Portland Meat Collective model: Brian’s marketing and public relations skills, Joel’s business management skills and vast knowledge of nutritional therapy, and James’ knowledge of farming and butchery. More »


Thank you for helping us make our funding goal!

May 7th, 2013

We made it! With your help … More »


We’ve got just 3 hours left to raise just $789 more! Please pledge now!

April 11th, 2013

By now most of you know that we met our funding goal of $25,000 in just 15 days. Again, I’m so overwhelmed by your generosity and enthusiasm. Thank you. And thank you to those of you who continue to pledge to the campaign. This morning, in the final 3 hours of our Kickstarter campaign to help spread Meat Collectives Across America, we’re at $29, 220. We want to make it to $30,000 by 11am PST! Pledge now!

Why? Because the $25,000 funding goal that I originally set for this campaign was a very conservative budget for PHASE 1 of this Meat Collectives Across America project. And where there’s a Phase 1, there’s also a Phase 2. More »


PMC Goes to Eugene in February

January 24th, 2013

We’re teaming up with Cooks, Pots, … More »