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the Food and Meat Co-op family

Moms on a mission to feed Utah with good food deals direct from our local farmers and food sources! Food and Meat co-op has served hundred of families in Utah, bringing comfort and peace of mind.

Here is the Team that makes the Food and Meat Co-op run along with a few of our local farmers! 

Meet the Administration , Site Leads and  some of our farmers!

Administration:

Founder
Cassie

Cassie is originally from SE Idaho and has lived in Utah since 2001. She homeschools her 6 kids and when she isn't co-opping and homeschooling, she takes care of her family and home. Cassie is the blogger behind The Thrifty Couple - TheThriftyCouple.com and co-author of The 2% Rule To Get Debt Free Fast book that has helped thousands of families overcome mountains of debt!


 
DJ

DJ joined our the co-op family in July of 2021 and has been an amazing help! She helps with customer service and also logistics in getting all of your food to the right place. DJ participated in the co-op as a consumer, began to volunteer on site and we found her heart and enthusiasm to be exactly what we needed on our team. She loves the outdoors, thrives on serving others, and appreciates a good home cooked meal consisting of local foods.  

 

Calli
Calli is from Idaho and moved to Utah in 2004. She is a wife and mom to three wonderful boys. She stays busy being a homemaker, homeschooling, and running a B&B. Previously, she taught middle school science, but is now a stay-at-home mom. She and her family like to visit farms, state parks, and other local activities -they are always looking for the next adventure. She enjoys helping Cassie, her sister, with various tasks for the co op.

Brittany 

Born and raised in Michigan, Brittany met her husband in Florida but settled in Utah when they got married in 2007. She and her husband are kept busy with their 3 children as they volunteer with a local Cub Scouts pack. Her family also strives to raise awareness about food allergies as 2 of her children suffer from them. In her spare time, she loves making crafts, painting, and traveling with her family. She is excited to help the Food and Meat Co-op grow as she works with the amazing team members. Read more here. 

 

Site Leaders:

Becki 

Becki is the Site Leader for  Salt Lake County.  She covers both locations in the Salt Lake Area. She was a volunteer from nearly the beginning and volunteered for many, many months and then when we asked if she would be the site lead for Salt Lake area, she agreed without hesitation and so her duties from volunteer increased, but she has not missed a step, serves this community with grace, beauty and diligence. Read more about Becki Here!

Chelsey

Meet Chelsey!  Hello my name is Chelsey Macfarlane, I am the site lead in Brigham City, Ogden IFA and Hub City.  I live in Brigham City with my husband of 11 years and our 3 crazy kids and dog. Chelsey is also our van delivery driver! Read more about Chelsey here.

Farmers:




 Bennion Beef

In 1997, Alan and Elizabeth left the rat race and took over the family ranch which included living off-grid and 6 miles off the pavement at the foot of Greenjacket Hill near Vernon, Utah. Determined to restore the ranch, the family remodeled the house, rebuilt fences, plowed, planted, irrigated, bred, and calved-out cattle. They improved range for wildlife, especially the western Sage Grouse and were once named Ranchers of the Year by the Society for Range Management. Read more Here.

Lau Family Farm

The Lau family converted their 5th generation farm to raising 100% grass-fed and grass-finished beef and lamb. John's family had been raising sheep and cattle, along with small grains and hay, on the same land since the 1870's. They were the first generation facing the challenge of not being able to make a living from just farming if they stayed with conventional methods and conventional marketing.  

 

Lazy C Beef 

Scott and his family have been a part of  farming for several generations. They proud of the heritage that they have in working the land and producing amazing beef. The beef is all natural grass fed grass finished for our Co-op to enjoy. They are currently offering half shares of this delicious beef through the Co-op and we are so happy that we are able to enjoy the quality meat that the Lazy C Ranch has to offer. Read more about Scott here!




Farmer Jared
Jared's land has been in his family for a 100 years. Recently, he has taken stewardship over the fields and is working to build them up using regenerative practices. Farmer Jared is notably skilled for growing the most beautiful, tender, and sweet cantaloupe that many have come to love in the valley. Additionally, he grows watermelons, honey dew, bell peppers, and hopes to continue to build up his crop diversities to provide for the co-op.

Founder 
Vanessa
We are so grateful for the time and energy that Vanessa has put into the Co-op. We know the Food and Meat Co-op would not exist without her efforts to bring about the dream her and Cassie had. We wish her luck as she takes on new adventures with her family.