Where We Get Our Food
The BTC's Local Famers and Sources
Milk, cream, butter, and grassfed beef from Billy Ray Brown of the Brown Family Dairy. Billy Ray’s herd of ten Jersey cows (and his hundreds of Angus beef cattle) graze year-round on green pastures just down the road in Yocona, Mississippi. His cattle are antibiotic and hormone-free and graze on pesticide-free pastures. You’re liable to see him if you shop with us, as he delivers fresh milk, etc. about two times per week.
Grassfed beef from Rain Crow Ranch, sausage from local pigs, and Amish-grown chicken.
Fresh eggs- light brown, chocolate brown, even blue. $3.99/dozen and brought to us every day or so from three local chicken-lovers who have been certified by the Mississippi Department of Health.
Honey from JoAnn Mardis, over in Taylor.
Freshly freshly ground cornmeal and grits from The Original Grit Girl, a good friend and neighbor.
We also carry coffee from Central Coffee Roasters of Sperryville, VA, rice from Mike Wagner in Sumner, MS, gelato from Sweet Magnolia Ice Cream Company, soaps from Mississippi Soaps, beer from Yalobusha Brewing Company, plus Jamie Howell’s addictive chocolate pecans. Don’t try them. They’re too good!
Produce, produce, produce, from heirloom tomatoes to sweet corn to field corn to purple hull peas, butter beans, basil, baby arugula, figs, blackberries, yellow squash, green beens, and of course, watermelons.
Fresh wild-caught seafood, like mahi-mahi, King salmon, and more, on a seasonal basis.
We buy from real truck farmers, old men who like to garden, and young locavore whippersnappers.
And then there’s the stuff we make: lunch Monday-Saturday, breakfast Friday & Saturday, plus spreads, dressings, casseroles, and take-home salads. Everything from Chicken Ro-Tel and buttermilk ranch to crab cakes and green beans in harissa mayo. All made from scratch!
As for everything else...
We try to keep a full line of groceries. We slice our own deli meats and cheeses daily. We have frozen green beans and peas. We have ice cream (sometimes we make that too). We have shelf bread, peanut butter, and jelly. We work hard to choose products that are corn-syrup-free, but sometimes something gets past us. We stock King Arthur flour, trail mixes and dried fruits and nuts galore, and we have some mighty good chocolate.
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we buy from — in business!