This project was successfully funded by a loan from Steward Regenerative Capital.
Old Salt Co-op is converting an existing site into a USDA-inspected facility to process grass-fed meat for their local community.
Old Salt Co-op is a regenerative meat company designed to bring Montanans together to invest in the place they call home. Founded by three Montana ranching families–Mannix, Anderson, and Hibbard–Old Salt Co-op represents the collective desire to raise grass-fed beef in a manner that does as much for the land as it does for the community.
Old Salt's first venture, a grass-fed burger joint called Old Salt Outpost, opened in 2021. Now, the team is planning to build out its meat processing capacity to pave the way for a flagship butcher shop, a modular onsite slaughter unit, and an expanded restaurant and retail space.
While they hold a legacy of sustainably-raising local beef, the ranchers that comprise Old Salt are driven by a larger vision of building a regenerative food economy that prioritizes the health of both the land and the people that reside on it. Taking the common challenges of owning a meat enterprise into account, Old Salt engages in practices that:
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