Norcross Community Market
Know Your Farmer
sponsored by AgSouth Farm Credit
This week we’re excited to be introducing you to a new farm at Norcross Community Market. Faithful Farms are actually ranchers, and they’re bringing grass-fed beef to us.
Paul and Laura Davis, along with their adorable four children, are a personable young family who is passionate about their farm and their meat products. Stop by this Saturday to say hello and try one or more of their delicious cuts.
A few details about Faithful Farms:
They’re located on 150 acres in the beautiful countryside of north Georgia, near Lake Hartwell. Paul and Laura do their own breeding and they are building a herd of Murray Grey cattle. (More on these cattle below.)
Faithful Farms works directly with consumers, and their belief is that this enables them to guarantee quality and transparency to their customers. Visit their website at Faithfulfarms.com to find out more about their products.
Their pasture is a medley of bermuda and fescue grasses, red and white clovers and vetch. It is never sprayed with chemicals for weed control. They rely on their goat herd and the occasional bush hog for that.
High on their list of future goals is to begin offering pastured poultry. Follow their Facebook page to keep up with when the poultry becomes available, and all the activity at Faithful Farms.
Benefits of Eating Grass Fed Beef
Through information provided to us by Faithful Farms we learned that the following are just a few of the reasons you should be eating grass fed beef:
More Omega 3’s
4 times the Vitamin E
Low Saturated Fat
Supplies Linoleic acid
About Murray Grey Cattle
Murray Grey is a breed of beef cattle originally developed in Australia in the early 1900’s. Murray Grey’s have been in the U.S. since the late 1960’s. They are highly sought after for their oustanding meat quality, which is well-marbled and tender, without the use of grain-based feeds.
The Murray Grey’s gentle temperament makes them very easy and enjoyable to work with. They have learned to respond to Paul and Laura’s call, which prevents the typical stress involved in a round-up. From the time they are born on the farm they are able to graze freely with minimal handling.
There are still relatively few Murray Grey herds in the U.S. At Faithful Farms they are working to introduce high quality genetics from Australian bulls to improve their herd, and pursue excellence in their beef.
A word about the name “Faithful Farms”
From Paul and Laura: “We stand in awe of God’s faithfulness in our lives, and desire to be faithful stewards of what we have been given. We are enjoying the opportunity to work a piece of land with our family in beautiful NE Georgia and are working to produce high quality food for anyone interested in improving their health!”
See you at the Norcross Community Market!
Be sure to look for Paul and Laura at the Faithful Farms booth. Let them know you read their story here.
The next in the Know Your Farmer series will be coming soon. In the meantime, we would love to have you sign up to receive weekly Southern recipes from Biscuits and Burlap by clicking this link.
Norcross Community Market has been selected to receive a grant from AgSouth Farm Credit as a part of AgSouth’s Think Outside the Store® farmers market grant program.
The funds are designated to be used for promoting the market, and Norcross Community Market was chosen based on our plan to increase public awareness of the market with this “Know Your Farmer” series.
To read more about this series, please visit the first edition here.
Meet the Writers
Pam and Sara are local residents (Pam lives in Norcross and Sara in nearby Clarkston) and are a mother-daughter team of food bloggers at Biscuits and Burlap. They are huge believers in buying local to support your community and cooking with the freshest food possible. Visit their blog and try some of their Southern recipes!