King County’s small farmers need livestock processing options

Tucked away behind the trees along Bendigo Boulevard in the Snoqualmie Valley, Lulu Redder and her farmhand stand underneath two canopies, processing chickens five at a time, with Redder’s two dogs and 5-month-old daughter, Rosie, not far off.

A first generation farmer, Redder owns the small 10 acre Feral Woman Farm just outside of downtown North Bend, where she raises livestock in the form of chickens, rabbits and pigs.

The summer months mark the beginning of the busy season for livestock producers like Redder, who has been working double-overtime hours to prepare her full-grown chickens to be processed and sold. The chickens she’s producing today, however, she will not

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