4MG Farm is located at Sanger, Texas and it is Veteran Owned and Operated. They raise all of their animals on pasture and feed them only what comes from nature - no chemicals, no additives. They have Grass-Fed Beef, Pasture-raised Eggs, Pastured Chicken, Turkeys. You will be "so very excited for local fresh eggs and organic Broilers" that they offer. It is an "amazing, family ran farm" and "you can know exactly what goes into the food you are purchasing". You can even get "a beautiful, gigantic turkey that" you will be "so thankful for" because it is "delicious". Also, "kids could even tell a difference" because their products are "very fresh and flavorful!"
5x5 Brewing (pronounced 5 by 5) is on a mission. The mission: produce consistent, quality craft beers “while maintaining a strict code of ethics and integrity” and provide “dedicated selfless service”. This craft brewery based in South Texas is owned by a team of veterans. The name of the company is actually a radio operator’s term to describe “signal and clarity (is) at its best”.The team operates their business with military precision. Quick and efficient restocking and distribution of inventory, for example, has fueled their growth. The military theme is consistent, too. They have beers called Brunette Bombshell, FUBARR, and Teufel Hunden, for starters.Some of their beers are available year-round, while others are seasonal recipes. There are some in the works, too. Scout for them in over 100 bars and restaurants in the Rio Grande Valley.
Opened on Valentine's Day 2019, the Axis Winery is easy to find on Main Street. "Great location and convenient to local eateries and breweries". The "beautiful little restored cabin was a perfect setting" while relaxing with a glass of wine and "dogs come to visit you while you drink wine". You can also buy a cheese and meat tray to pair with your wine. "Owners are incredibly helpful and friendly" on this "quaint" place that also "has amazing acoustics". There is also a gift shop where you can buy Axis Winery 100% Extra Virgin Olive Oil, wine glasses, serving platters, and other wine accessories.
Bandera Market first opened in 2018. When COVID-19 hit in 2020, the previous owners decided to close the market down. The good thing is that Gilda and Vanessa stepped in and purchased the market from its previous owners. They were already vendors of the market and knew that the closure would not only affect them, but other local vendors and customers as well! They re-opened the market with COVID-19 precautions in place and since then has been known as the safest market to visit during the pandemic. The market is a veteran and women-owned small business and they're open the whole year round with a special monthly night market. Their mission? Simple. To provide a safe, cost-effective, and drama--free avenue for local and small businesses to offer their products for sale to the local community! They reopened the market as a state-certified farmer’s market offering year-round produce, honey, artisan bread and Texan-made products and more. Bandera Market is a proud member of Go Texan! Recently nominated as #2 farmer’s market by SA Current and SA Express News readers, Bandera Market is a great place to visit any weekend as it is a year-round market.P.S. This is a pet-friendly market!
William Burgos, a veteran, founded the Burgos Brothers Ranch and Farm. His sons, Matt and Sam, have officially opened it to the community in 2018. They promise to be a premier producer of the high-quality naturally-grown cattle and poultry in Texas. Aside from the meat, they also plant produce on their greenhouse. While they focus on planting leafy greens like lettuce, they also sell herbs like dill, parsley, and cilantro. In early 2019, they have opened the farm for scheduled visits and guided tour. They also opened a small store in the vicinity. With these new improvements on the farm, kids and families are welcome to enjoy the country vibe. A review says, "Great owners who follow through on all reasonable promises."
Burgos Brothers Ranch & Farm is an organic ranch and aquaponic farm owned and operated by three veterans from two generations. These are "great owners who follow through on all reasonable promises". You can contact them if you would like to buy eggs from pastured chickens, pasture-raised cornish cross and heritage meat chickens, grass-fed beef. You can also avail of the scheduled visits for their farm with the ability for kids to pet some animals, guided tours, small stores, and BBQ. Being veterans as owners, they also have an outdoor shooting range which is interesting. You need to contact them to receive an invitation.
C&J Bee & Bee Farm is not only a farm but also a "great bed and breakfast". At this farm, you will have a "great breakfast and comfortable stay". "Very friendly and accommodating" with "nice rustic setting". "Rooms at C&J Bee & Bee Farm provide a refrigerator". "You can also enjoy a hot tub while staying at C&J Bee & Bee Farm". Also, "the staff" is "pleasant and helpful". You will even enjoy drinking your "coffee on the back deck". You can even enjoy "watching the birds in the 28 plus pecan trees" and "the ducks in the pond" are "so cute". With "beautiful comfy place with amazingly helpful staff", you "will absolutely return for another stay". "Free parking is available at C&J Bee & Bee Farm" too. "Best of all, C&J Bee & Bee Farm makes it easy to experience some great Canton attractions like Van Zandt County Veterans Memorial, which is popular". You can check out their website if you are planning to stay at their place.
Cedar Ridge Egg Farm claims that the eggs they sell come from free-range hens that are stress-free. Judging by the farm's growing customer base who are very loyal and supportive to this small family farm in North East Texas, I'd say the eggs must be fresh and great. It is easy to lose customers who end up with bad egg(s) or poor-quality eggs and refuse to buy from a farm again. That hasn't been a concern for Cedar Ridge Egg Farm. You can find them in a local farmers market and when you do, make sure you have extra money for surprise purchases like jams and pickles. Cedar Ridge Egg Farm sells these too, and more!
There is something about cultivating a sense of optimism and hope when you start growing things. The owner of Cleaton's 4E Farms relates to this. As a disabled veteran, the owner didn't wallow on his unfortunate circumstance but instead, he focused his energy to cultivate the land. Now, Cleaton's 4E Farms has vegetables, flowers, succulents, fruit trees, and an overall wide expanse of green. It is a feel-good story, the same feeling you get after having your fill of the fresh food you get from this farm. They also just got their Go Texan Membership so you're sure everything they offer is 100% local!
Cypress Creek Southern Ales is a small batch nano-brewery in Winnsboro. Mike Howard and his family owns and operates the brewery, which opened August 2018. Currently one of the highest rated brewery on the popular beer-centric app Untappd, it is also the lone representative for Texas.Mike is a veteran of the U.S. Navy and specialized in IT upon leaving the service. His brewing philosophy simply means he brews “the beers (he and his family) want to drink". The brewery currently has almost 50 beers available for rating on Untappd, which are all named after something in Winnsboro or in connection with the East Texas area.According to one review, the brewery's taproom is “small and cozy”. However, the beers are “nothing short of sudsy divine-ness”. In good weather, the outdoor area becomes a venue for corn hole and horseshoe games.
D3 Farms is composed of a hardworking team who tries to make their products available in several parts of Texas. One time they are at the West Temple Community Park, other times, they are setting a farmstand in different markets.Find them at Round Rock Farmers Market and they're currently looking at other markets to join.The best way to know where they are going next is by following them on Facebook for updates.They offer locally-grown freshly harvested vegetables and fruits. From tomatoes, cucumbers, onions to pears, cantaloupe, and pears. Sometimes, they also have blackberries.Reviews on Facebook shows how much people are in love with their blackberry jams. Another said that they always have the freshest produce in the market.
Daddy Rich’s Homemade BBQ Sauce, which is located in Missouri, Texas, makes authentic south Texas barbecue sauce. There are different flavors of barbecue sauces to choose from. They have Sweet & Spicy, Rich & Mild, Sweet Mango, Mango Habanero, and Honey Bourbon BBQ Sauce. If you want a barbecue sauce with less sugar, try Mild. These are sold in 16 oz bottles. These are sold in gallons too. Feel free to contact them and inquire. Customers love this barbecue sauce, made from a family recipe passed down from one generation to another, starting in Oklahoma and then finding its way here in Texas.
Dry Creek Farms, which is located in Pittsburg, Texas, sells local fresh produce, grass-fed beef, and Angus breeding bulls. The Angus bulls here at the farm are fertility checked prior to sale. The farm has registered and unregistered Angus bulls. The cattle here are fattened on pastures and not on a lot of grain. Beef is sold in wholes, halves, or individual cuts. You can buy directly from the farm and request how you want your wholes and halves to be cut. Beef hamburger patties are also available here. Besides that, the farm produces a variety of fruits and vegetables like heirloom tomatoes, cucumbers, summer squash, green beans, carrots, potatoes, sweet corn, peas, lettuce, green onions, watermelon, cantaloupe, and bell peppers. They also grow herbs like chocolate mint, sweet basil, oregano, and cilantro.
Stephen Smith and James Jeffery are the people behind Eat the Yard. They founded the farm in 2011.The two veterans follow a closed-loop system that makes their farming practices bring more benefits than harm. To start with, they use a biodiesel tractor. On the other hand, they sell and deliver their produce to local restaurants. While they do, they also get the restaurant's organic waste and turn them into compost. The compost then becomes fertilizer for future plants they grow.The duo also offers guidance and consultations for other veterans and farm-enthusiasts. They also allow others to rent out their tractor.
Evans Homestead is a starting farm sitting in Commerce, Texas. It is one hundred percent Veteran farm that "offers fresh, local, and natural products through sustainable practices". Evans Homestead started with the owners living at a house on the lake in the country and wants to grow their food. Farm animals are not allowed at their property, so they "started to raise beds, rabbits, and duck since they are not considered farm animals". As they expand, they began to "raise cattle, goats, sheep, laying chickens, turkeys, quail, guineas, pigs, and laying ducks". They also "breed animals that adapt well to the Texas climate and are better for foraging". This way, customers get better products from them. In the future, they "plan to have various greens and other veggies, as well as honey!"
Fire Grounds Coffee is a veteran and firefighter owned coffee and apparel company that supports the first responders in Dallas, Texas. Paul, the founder, started this company because he wanted the first responders to enjoy quality coffee and give back to the group of men and women he is proud to represent. Carrying this passion and commitment, with the help of his dad, best friend, a fellow marine captain, and two Air Force captains, Paul was able to provide delicious, fresh, and “amazing coffee” to first responders and friends. Their company offers four varieties of coffee namely: Rescue Roast, Bubba Brew, Bury Up Black and Back The Blue. The coffee is “not bitter.” It’s “super smooth and honestly just right.” And, for every five bags of coffee sold, one will be donated to a first responder. “Buy some coffee and ensure your local firehouse gets some good coffee in return!”
Fitzgerald Fresh Egg Farm has 8 acres of pasture just for their hens. Eight acres means that the hens get an amazing diet of bugs, plants and grass. The pasture-raised hens never get any antibiotics or any GMO feed so you're assured that all of the eggs that you'll get will be 100% free of anything artificial. Fitzgerald Fresh Egg Farm is also owned and operated by a Female Veteran of the United States Air Force.
Freedom Hot Sauce is a “veteran owned sauce company” in Frisco, Texas that was created by members of the “Elite Special Operations Forces.” As in the military service, they accept only the best and that has carried on to creating the “Freedom Hot Sauce.” It is a one of a kind hot sauce that releases the freedom of the flavor of your food. It is super versatile that is equally at home on burgers, eggs, soups and sandwiches. The main ingredients are Freedom, Patriotism, and Liberty with a base of Jalapeno/Cayenne flavor and a Mesquite, Smoke, Lime, and Garlic aftertaste! It is Gluten Free, Sugar Free, and MSG Free. Enjoy the finest hot sauce in the nation and support veteran causes.
Together with partners Jeffrey Hajovsky, Jeremy Hajovsky, and Patrick Ivey, Jeremiah Ivey founded Fulbrook Ale Works. A U.S. Army combat veteran, he is also the head brewer for this young brewery located in Richmond. The brewery started operations in February 2018 after purchasing the brewery and taproom of Texian Brewing in August 2017. The two companies have since entered into a contracted brewing arrangement.Open 7 days a week, Fulbrook’s taproom is great for guests with kids and pets. It currently features a lineup of six beers, and owing to Ivey’s background, all have military-themed names. The brewery and taproom accepts reservations for events as well.
Hi Sign Brewing takes its name from Hi Sign Road in Lincoln, Montana. The name stuck because Marine Corps veteran Mark Phillippe, the brewery’s founder, spent time with his Dad in a little cabin off Hi Sign Road. It was there that he developed his love for craft beers. After his military stint, Mark found himself searching for his next path. Two mentors, both also in the beverage industry, convinced him to pursue his dream of building his own brewery.The brewery opened in 2017 with Andrew Shelton as head brewer. Andrew brings an extensive brewing background including stints at Texas and Florida breweries. Located in a 6,600 square feet warehouse and situated in a one-acre lot, the airy taproom has ample space for special events. While at the brewery, try the blond ale with “the perfect subtle amount of blueberry” Violet the Blueberry Blonde (5.1% ABV). It’s their bestseller.Hi Sign Brewing has been included in our list of 10 Must-Try Craft Breweries in Austin (2020). Check out the link to read more!
Infuse Me Cupcakes, which is located in Bedford, Texas, makes cupcakes. They specialize in making alcohol-infused cupcakes. They have pumpkin spice, bourbon pecan, peppermint hot chocolate, salted bourbon butterscotch, almond champagne, margarita, almond amaretto, hazelnut chocolate stout, tequila rose, strawberry margarita, and key lime flavors. But that is not all. They also make cakes and chocolate treats, like hot cocoa bombs, chocolate pretzel rods, cakesicles, chocolate-covered Oreos, and chocolate marshmallows. Anyone with a sweet tooth will definitely have a hard time choosing which one to order. But they aren't going anywhere so take your time and enjoy each delicious treat from Infuse Me Cupcakes.
Invader Coffee is a veteran owned and operated Texas based coffee company that sells freshly roasted coffees. All of their coffee is sourced through fair trade farms, from across the world. Their coffees are freshly roasted and each order is “packaged and shipped on the same day”, bringing you the freshest products! All Invader blends come in 12 ounce and 5 pound packages, and in whole bean and ground profiles. Their blends will be some of your new favorites! One Dollar per bag of “FSU blend” is donated to the “Brothers In Arms Foundation”. Once you try Invader Coffee, you won't go back to the other stuff! They also run a gym open free to Veterans and Law Enforcement at their HQ in Austin, Texas.
Jennifer's Cakes and Pastries, which is located in Killeen, Texas, is a home-based bakery that accepts orders for cakes and pastries. Call her the cake doctor because she is on-call. Order cakes or pastries any time of the day, 24/7, if you need themed cakes, chocolate cupcakes, chocolate chip cookies, or pies (pumpkin pie, blueberry pie, and pecan pies). This is a Black-owned business. Not only that, but it is also woman-owned and veteran-owned. The business owner is of Caribbean roots, and she is bringing her own brand of flavor in making cakes and pastries.
Start of your day with JM Artisan Baked Goods! A veteran owned and operated company making “homemade baked goods from scratch.” Owner James decided to bring all the delicious pastries and baked goods he mastered from being part of the “Presidential Food Service Security at the White House” to Bandera, where he now calls home. His specialty includes “Bacon-cranberry bread pudding” with a southern bourbon sauce that’s too delicious for words, chocolate chip peanut butter and bacon cookies to compliment his super-sized kolaches and chocolate chip biscotti! The “blueberry muffin” is the breakfast of champions. With an explosion of fresh blueberries in every bite and a sugary-cinnamon crumb topping that can only be described as heavenly there is no better way to start your morning.
Lisemby Farms is a veteran-owned family farm that provides some of the best pastured pork in the county, and possibly the world! They primarily raise two breeds of pig, Mangalitsa and Swabian Hall. These breeds were created in the early 1800s for European royalty, so if there was such a thing as pork that's fit for a king then this is it! They also have other heritage pork like Berkshires, Durocs, Spotted Poland Chinas and Hampshire. All pigs have access to sunshine and fresh water and are completely raised outdoors.