Where to Find Locally Sourced Meat in Austin
December 2, 2016
Have you ever considered trying locally sourced meat for your meals? There are many benefits to trying locally sourced meat in Austin, including no antibiotics, humanely raised animals, and supporting your local farmers. Whisper Valley in East Austin has compiled a list of farms offering locally sourced meat in Austin and the surrounding areas, via eatwild.com:
Always Grass-Fed Beef, LLC.
This family farm is located 45 miles east of Austin and offers tender, high quality beef free of hormones, steroids, chemical wormers and antibiotics. Visit http://www.alwaysgrassfedbeef.com or call (512) 273-2731 for pricing and more information.
Betsy Ross Grass-fed Beef
Located an hour northeast of Austin in Granger, Betsy Ross Grass-fed Beef uses no hormones, no antibiotics and no grain feed. They select from the best performing breeds, manage them daily from birth to market and test regularly for the presence of CLAs and Omega-3s. They deliver weekly to the Austin and Georgetown areas. Contact (512) 862-3240 for more information.
Birthplace of Texas Beef
Between Houston and Austin in Washington, TX, Birthplace of Texas Beef offers grass-fed beef raised the old-fashioned way and slaughtered humanely. Call Mike at (713) 392-9343 for more information.
Blackland Farm & Cattle
Located in Riesel, TX, Blackland Farm & Cattle family farm started operations in 2015. Their cattle is grass-fed and grass-finished. They also raise cornish cross broilers on pasture in a chicken tractor that is moved frequently. For more information, visit http://www.blacklandfarmandcattle.com or call 254-896-3438.
Crawley’s Country Beef and Texas Bred Organic Beef
Texas Bred, Texas Born and Texas Raised, on one central Texas ranch. They practice organic standards in managing all their beef, chickens and honey—no hormones, no steroids, no antibiotics, no pesticides and no herbicides—but their cattle, chickens, eggs and honey are not certified organic. Crawley’s Country Beef and Texas Bred Organic Beef group orders for their customer base in Austin for free. Visit http://www.texasbredorganicbeef.com/ or call (254) 580-8458 for more information.
Dewberry Hills Farm
This farm specializes in pastured poultry and grass-fed beef raised in accordance with the principals outlined by Joel Salatin of Polyface Farm. They also feature a select number of ducks and heritage turkeys seasonally. Located just 50 miles from Austin and Bastrop, Dewberry Hills Farm offers a home delivery service with a minimum order. Visit http://www.dhfarms.com/ or call (512) 253-0008 for more information.
Farm To Market Beef
The headquarters are about 40 miles south of San Antonio where all cattle are grazed on south Texas native and improved grasses. Their cattle are raised in a sustainable manner without the use of any hormones, antibiotics or grain. Orders can be placed by phone or e-mail: (830) 299-9814. E-mail: [email protected] http://www.farmtomarketbeef.com
Located in Rockdale, TX, the Richardson family has been involved in farming for several generations and serves several Austin restaurants. They are conservation minded in their farming efforts and care deeply about the health and well-being of our animals. All of their livestock are in large open areas/pastures and are free to interact with each other. For more information, visit http://richardsonfarms.com/ or call 512-635-3691.
Salt & Time
This butcher shop in East Austin opened in 2013, offering artisan dry cured meats produced in Texas at Austin farmers’ markets. They buy whole carcasses directly from Texas ranchers who practice humane husbandry and sustainable environmental stewardship. For more information, visit http://www.saltandtime.com or call (512) 524-1383.
Whisper Valley in East Austin is all about sustainable living, and will boast a community garden for residents to grow their own fruits and vegetables. If you want to host your next holiday feast with locally sourced meat in Austin, visit www.whispervalleyaustin.com for more information about our new homes.