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New meat processing facility makes Mesman farm more productive

The new Island Grown Farmers Cooperative (IGFC) meat processing facility at the Port of Skagit in Burlington is a dream come true for its 80 regional members, including the Mesman Dairy.

Still primarily an organic dairy, the Mesman family began raising and selling beef, lamb and pork in 2019. Besides selling meat and eggs at their farm store at Chilberg and Dodge Valley Roads, they also supply meat for several local restaurants and the La Conner School District.

IGFC has been their partner all along. IGFC owns and operates a USDA-inspected mobile slaughter unit that comes to the farm when it’s...


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