WATAUGA COUNTY, NC – Alex Brown loves cows. She grew up on a sheep farm, but when she was in college she started showing cows. These cows brought her to her husband, Daniel.
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The family sells beef in their garage
They also pack boxes and ship the meat around the world.
“He loved cows, and I met him at least every weekend,” said Alex Brown.
She came to her family farm every weekend. The now six-generation farm is located in Watauga County.
“I remember the first weekend I was here,” Brown said.
Much has changed since the first weekend she visited. She now has a 3 month old baby. His love for cows, however, has never changed. She feeds them and now takes care of around 250 of them. Alex and her husband work full time and take care of the cows at night.
“We are here every day in the morning and in the evening until 11pm,” said Brown.
They do this to have what they call the best beef. They say they are one of the only farms with a nutritionist who gives these cows special feed.
“These reel sausages are very popular,” said Brown.
The business exploded during COVID when fewer people wanted to go to the store and more wanted to buy local. They were selling meat in their garage.
“Sometimes I would leave a cooler with 20 pounds of ground beef, and someone would leave their money or we had outdoor markets,” Brown said.
They also packed boxes and shipped them around the world.