Bloggers highlight NC Beef
(Photo Credit: Jenni Field)
Got To Be NC recently partnered with 10 food bloggers across North Carolina to highlight the state’s beef industry. North Carolina’s animal agriculture accounts for more than two-thirds of the state’s total farm cash receipts. And, the state’s beef industry is worth more than $400 million.
N.C. farms raise all types of beef, including grass-fed, grain-fed, non-GMO, and organic. All of which are available directly from the farms, at local farmers markets, in grocery stores and online.
Over the course of several months, the 10 bloggers visited local cattlemen to learn about their operations. Bloggers also looked at farms raising different breeds of cattle, as well as different farming techniques such as animal welfare and pasture management. After visiting the locations, each blogger created an original recipe showcasing N.C. beef.
Follow the links below to learn more about our state’s beef industry and to try these dishes for yourself.
Big Bear’s Wife – Beef Marsala Pot Pie made with beef from Baldwin Family Farms
Nourish and Nestle – Chile-Braised Short Rib Tacos made with beef from Moore Brothers
Life of a Ginger – Simply Perfect Prime Rib Roast made with beef from Ninja Cow Farms
Girl Gone Gourmet – Shepherd’s Pie made with beef from Ray Family Farms
Jenn on a Mission – Back to Earth Tacos made with beef from Back to Earth Farm
Pantry Doctor – Beef Lettuce Wraps made with beef from Hickory Nut Gap Farm
Heidi Billotto Food – Bring it on: GotToBeNC Organic GrassFed Beef made with beef from Proffitt Family Farms
Nik Snacks – Bourbon Beef Chili made with beef from Newsome Farm
The Army Mom – Got To Be NC Beef Hearty Chili made with beef from Summerfield Farms
Pastry Chef Online – Sweet and Spicy Grass-Fed London Broil made with beef from Baldwin Family Farms
We’d like to thank all of the bloggers who participated in this program. We’d also like to thank the farm families that opened up their gates and shared their stories.
In addition, a special thanks goes to Jenni Field of Pastry Chef Online for her effort in recruiting and coordinating the bloggers. You can find Jenni’s recap of all the recipes on her blog.