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Monday, May 17, 2021
ChopLocal is a Unique Website Connecting Meat Producers With Consumers  
Perhaps spurred by the pandemic, more consumers are wanting to buy meat direct from the producer and a unique website called ChopLocal has been established to help both consumers and producers.

Founded in 2020 by Jared Achen and Katie Olthoff, ChopLocal is basically a marketplace connecting consumers and producers.

Both Achen and Olthoff are central Iowa farmers and businessowners.

During the recent Animal Ag Alliance virtual conference, Olthoff explained how ChopLocal works.

Our mission is to support an alternative supply chain that brings more value to farmers and small processors, Olthoff said.

Our vendors are free to use marketing claims like organic or grass fed as long as they meet the USDA labeling requirements for those claims, she said.

It is really important to us that we support all types of production methods, she said.

She noted the first vendors to use ChopLocal were conventional producers looking for ways to market their livestock and diversify their farm revenue.

One of the things that is a little bit different about us is we are a marketplace, benefiting both consumers and farmers, Olthoff said.

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