2018 Recipient: Ruby Brown Farm

Rick Rhinehart, Ruby Brown Farm

$6,000—Pasture Raised Beef

Ruby Brown Farm will be expanding their freezer beef operation by building a dedicated 12’ x 16’ storage building to house 2 commercial freezers for beef. As the reputation for their quality beef has been building in the community, the demand for their product has risen.

With the expansion of the beef operation, they will be able to increase income by getting the best prices for their premium beef product. They will supply local restaurants, the Oyster House and Burial Brewery, and still be able to provide smaller quantities to sell from their farm and at retail markets. Plans are to expand the business enough to create full-time jobs for two family members.

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