Joe Cloud

Joe Cloud, T&E Meats, whole animal butcher, butchers guild member, certified member


Joe Cloud co-owns True and Essential Meats (aka T&E Meats), in Harrisonburg, VA, along with Joel Salatin of Polyface Farm. T&E Meats is a small USDA-inspected abbatoir and meat processing facility in Harrisonburg, VA. Joe is also part owner of Greenmont Farm in Fishersville, VA, a 450 acre family farm producing grass-fed beef. Before purchasing T&E in the summer of 2008, Joe had a long and successful career as a landscape architect and urban planner for an international planning and design firm. He has always been interested in environmental, resource, and sustainability issues, and is one of the first landscape architects in the U.S. to have become LEED Accredited through the U.S. Green Building Council. Prior to this he spent time in the reforestation industry in the Pacific NorthWest, and in agricultural chemical development for Chevron Chemical (Ortho). Joe has a degree in Biology from Reed College in Portland, OR, and a Master’s in Landscape Architecture from Harvard University’s School of Design, as well as Certificates in Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Business from the Bainbridge Graduate School in Seattle, WA. A life-long cook and gardener, he believes that the availability of quality food grown with integrity is an essential component of life

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