Most black farmers raise cattle, chickens, hogs, and other animals for meat.

Ultimate list of Black farmers offering locally-raised beef, poultry, pork, goat, and lamb for your barbecues and holiday jaunts

Residuals from the meat industry’s work stoppage during COVID-19 sharpened consumers who looked to farmers to purchase their meat. Here’s a list of Black farmers who offer a range of meat and poultry. 

Grilling season is upon us. Here’s 96 reasons to break out your barbecue pits. With the summer holidays at our heels, people have been looking for better ways to purchase top quality meat. At the height of the shutdown, Costco limited purchases of meat to three items per shopper, while Wegman’s enforces a two-meat limit. At the same time, marketers are reporting huge increases in the prices of meat. With groceries increasing by 2.6 percent, the highest since 1974, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Added to higher costs, the US Department of Agriculture reported a 25 percent drop in meat production and a 15 percent decrease in pork production.

The visible disruption of meat and the stockpiling of items has caused carnivores to look for meat in other places. Fortunately, for small farmers such as a coterie of Black farmers, the fall of commercial meat packers and chicken farms means the increase in demand. As farmer’s prep for the increase of orders, customers are creating savvy ways to buy.

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Cetta Bernhardt, who owns Harvest Farms, a small farm in Monticello, Florida, selling produce, put out a call for others to join her in purchasing a cow to be butchered with the pieces divvied up. “We’re doing everything we can to make sure that there’s a food supply for you.”

Consumers have started efforts such as buying collectives and learning how to store meat more effectively. “As long as you have good storage, you can store meat for a long time,” said Corey Lea who started an online meat company called SFE Cattle.

Below are 91 farms from are Black Farmer’s Index that sell locally, raised beef, poultry, chicken, lamb and quail. Located in several states across the US and one in US Virgin Islands, they offer a variety of free range to halal and forest-raised methods.

Arkansas

Webb’s Urban Produce Farm | (Woodruff County), AK | Raises and sells chickens | Facebook | Email: [email protected] | Tel. 501-388-3970

Alabama

Abba Beef | Marion, AL | Raises cattle to sell beef | Facebook | Email: [email protected] | Tel. 334-580-0326

Fountain’s Family Farm | Hazel Green, AL | Produces and sells various crops; breeds and raises commercial and registered dorper sheep, brush and fainting goats, chickens, and more | Website + Facebook + Instagram + Twitter | Email: [email protected] | Tel.  256-309-7876 or 256-479-7806

Hawkins Homestead Farm | Kinsey, AL | Specializes in organic poultry, eggs, and veggies | Website + Facebook | Email: [email protected] |  Tel. 334-595-5128

Mack Haymaker Cattle Co. | Auburn, AL | Raises and sells beef cattle | Facebook | Tel. 706-461-8688

S&B Farm | Eufaula, AL | Raises and sells livestock production such as chickens, goats, turkeys, hogs, ducks, rabbits, and beef cattle | Website + Facebook + Instagram + Twitter + Youtube | Email: [email protected] | Tel. 706-473-2865

YF Urban Organics | Birmingham, AL | Raises and sells chicken, quail, turkey, fish and fresh eggs | Facebook

California

Nanna’s Homestead | Hemet, CA | Raises and sells chickens and pigs |Facebook| Email: [email protected]

Sweeting Ranch | Loyalton, CA | Farms vegetables and raises cattle, lamb and chickens for eggs | Facebook  | Email: [email protected]att.net | Tel. 530-927-7625

Colorado

DP Ranch 11 | Calhan, CO | Raises poultry, farm fresh eggs, herbs, and seasonal grown produce | Facebook | Email: [email protected] | Tel. 719-800-3280

Fighting to Farm | Ellicott, CO | Raises and sells beef cattle, pigs/hogs, poultry, goat, and lamb. Also offers chicken and duck eggs | Facebook | Email: [email protected] | Tel. 833-932-5844

Florida

DorRay Ranch | Webster, FL | Offers cattle grazing, hay and raises Angus cattle for beef sales | Facebook

Griffin Organic Poultry | Hawthorne, FL | Sells pasture-raised chickens, turkeys and organic eggs from pastured hens | Website + Facebook + Instagram | Tel. 352-208-6095

Nix Sustainable Natural Beef Farm | Gainesville, FL | Raises beef cattle using natural, environmental friendly methods | Tel. 305-205-3036

Georgia

Bread and Butter Farm to Table | Monroe, GA | Raises and sells chickens and fresh eggs; Grows and sells vegetables, herbs and fruit on their farm share for pick up at the following locations: 1. The farm in Monroe; 2. Georgia State University in Atlanta; or 3. Lilburn – 1400 Killian Hill Road, SW | Website + Instagram

Caribe United Farm | Crawford, GA | Produces farm fresh eggs, Caribbean pork and meat products from a partner farm, and pasture-raised, organic poultry and eggs | Website + Facebook + Instagram | Email: [email protected] | Phone: 608-334-6336

Dollison Farm | Poulan, GA (South Georgia) | Provides fresh produce and swine; Partners to produce Warrior Creek Premium Meats | Website + Facebook + Instagram 

High Hog Farm | Grayson, GA | Sells herbs, fruits, vegetables, poultry and pork | Facebook + Instagram 

H.K. Farm | Tattnall County, GA | Raises livestock and sells fresh free-range eggs, grass-fed beef, seasonal farm-grown fruits and vegetables| Website + Instagram + Facebook | Email: [email protected] | Tel. 912-684-3532

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Hunter Farms, Inc. | Jakin, GA | Agriculture cooperative raising grass-fed cattle | Facebook | Email: [email protected] | Tel. +1 229-793-2671

Jones Cattle Company | Atlanta Metro Area, GA | Raises cattle and hogs to sell beef and pork | Instagram | Email: [email protected] | Phone: 470-829-7080

Local Lands | Dublin, GA | Uses only organic materials, seeds, fertilizer to provide all natural and conscious sources of meat and produce | Website + Facebook | Email: [email protected]

Mosley Farms Pastured Pork | Savannah, GA |  Raises all natural pasture pork, and no antibiotics | Facebook + Instagram | Tel. 912-425-5893

Phoenix Gardens | Lawrenceville, GA | Grows and sells a wide range of vegetables, herbs and fruits; Raises hens for fresh eggs; Sells chickens | Website + Facebook | Tel. 70-513-1563

Strickland Heritage Farms | Athens, GA | Grows and sells Beef cattle, muscadines and vegetables |  Instagram

Swanson Family Farm | Woodbury, NJ | Cattle farming; sells high quality beef, lamb, goat and pork | Website + Facebook + Instagram | Tel. 404-358-8132

T & K Farm | Ashland, VA | Raises and sells pigs for pork | 804-912-0049

Urban Grange Farm | Hephzibah, GA | Provides quality pork, chicken, eggs and produce grown using organic methods | Website + Facebook | Tel. 706-223-0494

Young Female Farmers  | Oconee County, GA | Pick up and CSA program of vegetables, seasonal fruits, and chicken and duck eggs | Website + Instagram | Email: [email protected]

Your Faith Farms | Fairburn, GA | Raises grass-fed beef, lamb, and goat. | Website + Facebook | Email: [email protected] | Tel.  404-207-0544

Grass-fed cows grazing on Moody Farms in Soso, Mississippi.

Illinois

Goodman Edwards Farms | Chicago, IL | Raises and sells farm-to-table duck | Facebook | Facebook + Instagram + Twitter + Youtube | Email: [email protected]

Indiana

3 Flock Farm | Elletsville, IN | Raises lamb and cattle for meat | Facebook | Email: [email protected]

I-tal Farms | Guilford, IN | Raises and sells chickens and goat meat | Facebook

Kentucky

Slak Market Farm | Lexington, KY | Ethically raises cattle, sheep, chickens and goats in a grass pasture for halal organic meat, raw milk, fresh eggs and other dairy products; provides a youth summer camp farm | Website + Dairy Website + Facebook + Instagram

Cleav’s Family Market Farm | Bonnieville, KY | Raises hogs, cattle and chickens using natural and humane methods to sell at beef, pork and poultry products in meat bundles | Website + Facebook | Email: [email protected] | Tel. 270-763-7071 or 270-307-0240

Louisiana

James Farm | Folsom, LA | Raises beef cattle | Email: [email protected] | Tel. (225) 356-4760 or (985) 796-8540

Muse 3 Farm | Greensburg, LA | Raises and sells Angus steers, lambs, goats, turkeys and chickens and offers farm tours | Website | Email: [email protected] | Phone: 770-231-9417 or Phone: 770-633-0861

Ole Mack Ronald Farms | Des Allemands, LA | Raises and sells pasteurized poultry, grass-fed sheep and goats | Website + Instagram | Email: [email protected] | Tel. 504-390-8198 

Sweet Jones Farms | Baton Rouge, LA |  Raises chickens and cows for fresh eggs and beef; Catches and  sells wild-caught seafood | Website + Facebook + Instagram | Email: [email protected]

Maine

Annabessacook Farm | Winthrop, ME | Raises cattle and chickens to sell dairy, poultry, and meat | Website + Facebook | Email: [email protected] | Tel. 207-377-FARM

Maryland

PhilMore Farms | Upper Marlboro, MD | Raises and sells chickens for meat and eggs | Owner’s Facebook

Victory Chapel Family Farms | Charles County, Maryland | Raises and sells bees, honey, and lamb for it’s meat | Facebook | Email: [email protected]

Michigan

Agape Organic Farms | Dansville, MI | Raises and sells grass fed, pasture-raised meat ( beef cattle and pork) , mushrooms and microgreens  | Website + Facebook + Instagram | Email: [email protected] | Tel. 517-604-0739

Mississippi

AM-PM Vegetable and Beef Farm | Winston County, MS | Raises and grows squash, cucumbers, purple hulled peas, butterbeans, watermelons, cabbage, tomatoes, string beans, okra and corn; and beef cattle | Tel. 662-705-1257

Hackberry Farm | Canton, MS | Raises and sells Berkshire hogs | Email: [email protected]

John H. Moody Farm | Soso, MS | Raises cattle as a meat wholesaler and online seller | Website + Facebook | Tel. 1 800-578-1341

Jubilee Ranch | Jackson, MS | Raises and sells cattle, hogs, goats and several crops: cotton, soybeans, corn | 601-982-8467 ext. 138

Lovett Family Farm | Heidelberg, MS | Operates a poultry, forestry and beef cattle farm | Tel. 601-787-3747

RD & S Farm | Brandon, MS | Produces and sells fruit, nuts, herbs, vegetables, lamb, chickens and rabbits | Website + Facebook + Instagram | Email: [email protected] | Tel.  601-955-0339

Shintri Hathorn Farm | Winston County, MS | Cattle farmer | Raises and sells beef cattle and milk | 601-810-0824 or 662-834-4686

Missouri

Diamond G Polled Herefords | Salem, MO | Raises and sells cattle | Facebook

Shire’s Gate | Owensville, MO | Raises cattle and hens for beef and eggs | Website

New Jersey

Smith Poultry | Williamstown, NJ | Produces and sells pasture-raised beef, pork, turkey, chicken, and meat products such as sausages and chops | Website + Instagram + Facebook | Tel. 609-513-5186

New York

Rocky Acres Community Farm | Tompkins County, NY | Focuses on education and the sustainable production of local meat, eggs and vegetables | Website 

Meat storage tip: Meat can last between four to eight months in a deep freezer.

North Carolina

Amman Community Farm | Charlotte, NC | Grows moringa, herbs, 17 varieties of heirloom tomato and 22 varieties of heirloom peppers, and a variety of other crops; taps private springs for alkaline water; raises and sells halal lamb and chickens for fresh eggs; curates agri-share boxes |  Website | Tel. 704-740-0432 or 855-255-4362

Blackwell’s Farm | Reidsville, NC | Raises and sells cattle, hogs, chickens with a focus on pasture-raised Angus cattle with an abundance of seasonal grasses and clean water consumed from freshwater wells. | Facebook | Email: [email protected] or Email: [email protected] | Phone: 336-708-6172

Briarwood Cattle Farm | Red Springs, NC | Raises cattle and sells beef; raises grass fed beef the traditional way; pasteurized chickens; fresh eggs. Our beef/chicken/pork is all vacuumed packed for longer freezer life; and delivers to your front door in North Carolina | Youtube + Facebook + Twitter | Email:  [email protected] | Tel. 910-359-1980

Golden Organic Farms | Pinetop, NC | Offers a more sustainable and healthier choice of meat products that are locally grown | Instagram + Facebook| Tel. 252-373-3694

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Grass Grazed | Durham, NC | Raises grass-grazed hens, pigs and beef cattle that are free of genetically modified organisms | Website + Facebook + Instagram + Youtube | Email: [email protected] | Tel. 919-438-1184

Jireh Family Farm | Durham, NC | Raises free range chickens, pigs and cattle for natural, free range chickens, eggs, permaculture pork, and pastured Angus beef

Lyons and Wade Family Farm | Raeford, NC | Raises chickens for eggs; Raises organic turkey for meat | Facebook + Instagram | Email: [email protected] | Tel. 910-875-7347

Master Blend Family Farms | Raises and sells show pig breeding stock and all natural bbq pigs and market pigs | Kenansville, NC | Facebook + Instagram | Tel. 910-372-3372

Off the Grid in Color | Salisbury, NC | Raises chickens and pigs to sell meat for pick up and local delivery | Website + Delivery Form + Facebook + Instagram | Email: [email protected] | Tel. 773-220-4551

Swayback Branch Family Farm | Littleton, NC | Raises and sells pork, chickens, eggs and other meats | Facebook | Email: [email protected] | Tel. 202-689-5938

Ward’s Hen Haven | Nashville, NC | Raises and sells chickens, duck and fresh eggs; specializes in rare, high quality birds such as Buff Brahma Batams and Khaki Campbell | Website + Facebook + Instagram | Email: [email protected] | Tel.  252-343-7827

Pat Crenshaw at her cattle farm in Slick, Oklahoma. Photo credit USDA by Preston Keres.

Oklahoma

Clash Farms | Hugo, OK | Raises and sells grass fed Angus beef for consumer purchase | Email: [email protected]

Ohio

Davies Family Farm | Georgetown, OH | Raises grassfed cattle and free range chickens to sell beef and eggs; grows and sells vegetables | Website + Facebook + Instagram | Email: [email protected]

+Tarheelbilly Farm | Willow Wood, OH | Raises and sells grass-fed lamb and heritage beef breed cattle | Website + Facebook + Instagram + Etsy Shop

Ironhouse Homestead | Blanchester, OH | Raises chickens, guineas and ducks and sells the meat | Website + Facebook + Instagram | Email: [email protected]

Two Acre Farm | Bloomingburg, OH | Raises and sells chickens and fresh eggs | Facebook  

Oregon

Cross Eyed Cricket Farms | Blodgett, OR | Raises and sells meat “fryers” chicken, eggs and lamb yearound | Facebook + Instagram

Pennsylvania

Homestead Ransom | Philadelphia, PA | Raises goats and chickens, and sells organic pasture-raised chicken; sells goat milk soap; Grows herbs to sell homemade, organic teas and tinctures |  Website + Instagram

South Carolina

A & A Farms and Hauling | Chester, SC | Raises and sells, free-ranging, grass-fed and grass finished Angus beef calves | Website | Tel. 202-486-3825

Morning Glory Homestead Farm | St. Helena Island, SC  | Raises chickens, pigs and ducks for poultry and eggss | Website + Instagram + Facebook + Twitter |  Email: [email protected] | Tel. 843-812-0344

Peculiar Pig Farm | Summerville, SC | Raises and sells pigs and pork products such as sausage | Facebook | Tel. +1 843-513-0351

Tennessee

Cambridge Creek Ranch | Saulsbury, TN | Raises and sells a Angus cattle, goat, chicken, rabbit for the best cuts of high quality meat and fresh eggs | Website + Facebook + Instagram | Email: [email protected] | Tel. 678 595 2741

Okaeri Farms | Clarksville, TN | Facebook + Website + Instagram | Raises and sells chickens, turkeys and pigs for meat | Email: [email protected]

Smith Hatchery Farm | Ooltewah, TN | Operates as a small local hatchery that sells baby chicks, chickens, turkey’s, ducks, pheasants, quail, guinea, and peacocks; and eggs | Facebook + Instagram | Email: [email protected] | Tel. 423-381-5375

Texas

Akachi Ranch | Merlens, TX | Specializes in coastal hay, fish, produce, poultry, eggs and raw honey | Facebook | Email: [email protected]

Caney Creek Ranch | Oakwood, TX | Raises and curates cattle for high-quality meats for delivery through their company, farm-to-freezer Meat | Website + Facebook + Instagram | Email: [email protected]

Crimson Farm |  Kaufman, TX | Specializes in raising grass fed goats, cows,pigs and sheep. Free range chickens, guineas, quail , geese and ducks. We sell organic chicken, quail and duck fresh eggs. | Facebook + Instagram | Email: [email protected]

GriffinGalsGoods & Farm | Giddings, TX | raises and sells cattle; grows and sells organic produce crops to the public and schools | Email: [email protected] | Tel. 512-578-6110

My Mark61 Cattle Co. | Leona,TX | Raises and sells cattle for grass fed beef | Website + Instagram | Email: [email protected]

PP Farming | Rosharon, TX | Grows and sells produce; raises livestock to sell eggs, lamb meat and goat meat | Instagram | Phone: 346-779-7130

Seventy-Four Ranch | Raises and sells beef cattle (Hereford and Angus) | Pilot Point, TX | Facebook | Email: [email protected] |  Tel. 214-457-2742

Urban Dallas Farm And Rabbitry | Dallas, TX | Grows fruits and vegetables in community garden; raises chickens, ducks, rabbits and quails to sell for meat and eggs | Instagram

Victory Oasis Farm and Ranch |  Hill County, TX | Raises sheep and lamb, chickens along with Muscovy ducks and geese | Facebook + Instagram | Email: [email protected]  | Tel. 254.548.8170

Virginia

Abdus-Sabur Farms | Indian Spring, VA | Raises and sells wholesome livestock for meat, produce, and eggs with a specialty in halal | Website + Facebook | Email: [email protected] | Tel. 434-233-0366

Acres of Destiny | Dinwiddie, VA | Specializes in seasonal produce, poultry, pig, mini donkey, emu, alpaca, livestock, guardian dogs, eggs, herbs. | Website | Tel. 443-866-1345

Fitrah Farms | Central VA | Raises and sells organic, pasture raised chickens that are hand-slaughtered halal | Website + Facebook + Instagram + Twitter | Tel. 540-360-0789

Rose Hill Farm | Gloucester, VA | uses farm harvest to create natural and handmade products; Raises Chicken, goat, pork to sell meat| Facebook | Email: [email protected] | Tel. 240-398-3645

Sylvanaqua Farms |  Earlysville, VA | Raises and sells forest-raised pork and grass-fed Beef; raises and sells pasture-raised chickens; offers eggs from heritage breed and golden comet hens; deliver door-to-door 3 times a week: Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday for now. We’ll alternate delivery locations on each run and practice Indigenous Democracy in Food & Agriculture |  Website + Instagram | Tel. 434-973-6673

Thaxton Farm | South Boston, VA | Grows and sells vegetables: raises chickens and swine for fresh eggs and natural pork; offers seasoned firewood bundles | Facebook | Tel. 434-579-1748

USVI

Sejah Farm | St. Croix USVI | Grazes sheep and goats; produces vegetables; and, raises chicken for eggs and poultry production | Website + Facebook | Email: [email protected] | Tel. 340-277-6046

Wendell Cox | Frederiksted St. Croix, USVI | Raises fresh, local, hormone-free chickens and turkeys for poultry and eggs in his operation at the Community Gardens at Estate Lower Love | Collective Farmer Info

Wisconsin

Loveland Acres | Wisconsin | Raises beef cattle, chicken and goats for milk, meats and eggs, and is expanding operation | Website + Instagram

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