Neola Farms, our source for locally-grown Angus beef, is expanding their market. Michael will return to the Memphis Farmers Market downtown when it reopens next Saturday, May 5. The market will be open from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday through October 27.
In addition, Michael’s brother, David, will be at the Agricenter Farmers Market on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Craving a steak in the middle of the week? Visit Cafe Francisco downtown. Their freezer case is stocked with Neola farms beef all week long.
Neola Farms is an exemplary citizen. First of all, their cows are 100% pure Angus. That’s great for us foodies. Their cows are never given steroids or antibiotics. They grow up eating grass like cows should. That’s great for our health.
Neola Farms’ commitment doesn’t end with the quality of their beef. They take other steps to protect the environment and improve quality of life for their animals. For example, they use fly-predators, insects that feast on flies, rather than pesticides.
If you’re not as big a tree-hugger as Mama and I are, then all you really need to know is that the quality of the beef is excellent. Just last night we seared a sirloin in a cast iron skillet and finished it off under the broiler. We melted blue cheese on top and ate it with baked potatoes. Excellent stuff. And with prices comparable to, or even better than, the grocery store, you don’t have to worry about breaking your piggy bank.
Now Memphis has three times the opportunity to find and enjoy Neola Farms beef. Go for it.