I am proud to be leading a group of North Carolina Bloggers to highlight North Carolina Beef today. Follow the roundup links to learn about 9 farms around North Carolina that raise North Carolina beef! I'm proud to partner with the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to bring you this round-up. Thanks for sponsoring, NCDA!
North Carolina Beef
There are almost 1000 farms that raise meat in North Carolina. The meat they raise often changes based on market demand, so it's hard to pinpoint how many farms raise each type of meat. While North Carolina is known for their pork and poultry, I, along with a group of North Carolina bloggers, am here on behalf of the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and the Got To Be NC program to let you know that there is also plenty of excellent quality beef being raised and sold right here in North Carolina. Whether you live near in the mountains, down in the Piedmont, in the Sandhills, or down at the coast, you are never more than an hour's or so drive from a beef-producing farm.
Whether you are interested in grass-fed, non-GMO, Animal Welfare Approved, or organic, you will find it being raised right here in North Carolina. And behind each cut of beef you buy from a farm store, farmer's market or in some cases at the "regular grocery store," you'll find a farm family who is passionate about farming, about beef production, and about their animals.
Each of our bloggers visited a different farm, and we've all prepared something delicious with the beef we got from those farms. Farmers are busy people, and I'd like to take the time to thank each farm and farmer who allowed our bloggers to come and visit. They took time out of their busy days to give a tour, explain their beef production, pose for photos and answer our questions. Many thanks to hard working farmers of Baldwin Family Farms, Moore Brothers All-Natural Beef, Ninja Cow Farm, Ray Family Farms, Back to Earth Farm, Hickory Nut Gap Farm, and Proffitt Family Farms for making this tour possible.
And now, please browse through our bloggers' posts, learn about the farms they visited, and grab some delicious recipes to consider when cooking with North Carolina Beef.
Got To Be NC Beef Farms
(And What To Make with Your NC Beef)
Click on either the photo or the link to read about these recipes and the farms where they got their beef. Enjoy!
Beef Marsala Pot Pie | Baldwin Family Farms from Big Bear's Wife
Chile-Braised Short Rib Tacos | Moore Brothers All Natural Beef from Nourish and Nestle
Simply Perfect Prime Rib Roast | Ninja Cow Farm from Life of a Ginger
Shepherd's Pie | Ray Family Farms from Girl Gone Gourmet
Back to Earth Tacos | Back to Earth Farm from Jenn on a Mission
Beef Lettuce Wraps | Hickory Nut Gap Farm from Pantry Doctor
Bring it on: GotToBeNC Organic GrassFed Beef | Proffitt Family Farms from Heidi Billotto Food
Bourbon Beef Chili | Newsome Farm from Nik Snacks
Got To Be NC Beef Hearty Chili | Summerfield Farms from The Army Mom
Sweet and Spicy Grass-Fed London Broil | Baldwin Family Farms from Pastry Chef Online
Now that was one delicious and informative round up! And we've only covered a handful of the North Carolina beef farms out there. Go online and seek one out near you, get to know where your food comes from and the farmers who work tirelessly to produce it. We are very fortunate to live in a state rich with agricultural heritage and forward thinking men and women who are leading their farms into the 21st century. Get out there and visit your local North Carolina beef farm.
Thank you to the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and their Beef Marketing Specialists as well as the Got To Be NC program for making this blog tour possible. NC folks, look for the Got to be NC sign wherever you shop and eat. You'll know it's local!