Vermont Rural Ventures provided a key piece of financing for Black River Produce’s expansion into the distribution of locally raised meats. Financing from Vermont Rural Ventures supported the acquisition of a fully equipped meat slaughter, processing, and cold storage facility. Tenant Vermont Packinghouse will slaughter and process animals from Vermont and neighboring areas into primal cuts, retail portioning, ground meat, and sausage. Seafood also be processed and stored within the facility. The products is marketed, sold, and distributed to area and metropolitan retailers, restaurants, and institutions by Black River Produce.