About Us

2019 Food Sponsor

A Commitment To Local Sustainability

Florida Bred – Florida Fed – Florida Fresh

From meager beginnings in 2009 with one pickup truck, one freezer containing one head of grass fed beef, & vending at local north central Florida Farmers Markets, the start up local grass fed beef company has grown into the largest independent “one stop shop” producer of all local sustainable proteins. The Florida Fresh Meat Company has grown & blossomed into a thriving family of local sustainable farms recognized as “The Florida Fresh Family of Farms”.  A true testament to “Feeding Our Community From Within Our Community”!

The Florida Fresh Family of Farms is a coordinated effort of Jan Costa, the Florida Fresh Meat Company & many independent local ranchers & farmers.

Our gourmet grass fed cattle are a result of a partnership with 3rd & 4th generation cattlemen; Danny Cowart (Cowart Ranch), John Tilton (JK Farms), Jackie Fields (Big Country Ranch) & more! Our cattle are raised on a variety of gourmet grasses; clover, wheat, oat & rye grass, millet, perennial peanut & a variety of legumes, vitamins, minerals & nutrients! Once harvested, they are hung in an air ventilated refrigerated locker for up to 28 days for our “old school” dry-aging process. This process naturally tenderizes the meat & enhances its flavor. Our meats are ground & cut into gourmet roasts, steaks & burger by “old school” master butchers.

Our heritage Berkshire & Mangalitsa pigs are bred at Dennis and Robin Walton’s Farm in Summerfield, Fl. then birthed & raised (without Boar interference) at Bill and Annie Knox’s Stoneage Ranch in Dunnelon, FL; a very unique breeding & birthing operation! Our pasture raised Lamb & Goat are also from the Walton Farm, as well as our support of local 4H clubs come “County Fair” time.

A partnership between Pastor Scott & Melanie Moore & Jan Costa was definitely “Divine Providence!” The Wholesome Conversion Farm in Wiersdale, FL grows pasture raised Heritage White Chickens, Broad Breasted White Turkey as well as Pekin & Muscovee Ducks.  Our pasture raised gourmet chickens are first in brooders then mobile hoop houses for 4-5 weeks. They are also one of our sources of fresh pasture raised duck & chicken eggs.

Our meat quail & quail eggs are a result of a partnership with Ocala based Regal Farms. Our gator is local, fork tender & phosphate free! Our fresh Florida Rabbits are also locally grown!

Through our network of local farms we have access to incredibly healthy sustainable proteins. While we are not certified organic, all of our exceptional animals feast on a salad bar of pesticide-free “gourmet” forage. Our farms, ranches & harvesting facility all practice humane animal treatment & operate chemical, hormone & antibiotic free.

We are found in meat stores, butcher shops, retail stores & restaurants committed to local sustainable healthy food. We have individual vacuum packages for our retail customers & bulk sub primal packaging for our commercial customers. Ask about saving on your meat bill by buying whole, half or quarter animals & having them portion cut for your freezer. Share the opportunity with your family & friends!

The Florida Fresh Meat Company is a locally owned family business, established in 2008. We are proud to be the first company in almost 20 years to produce fresh local meat for the public under USDA inspection.

Feeding our community from within our community

Florida Bred – Florida Fed – Florida Fresh

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“I’m a strong advocate of eating organically grown, grass fed beef. The health benefits are many. Bottom line, what you eat affects your total health and I encourage all my patients to eat in a healthy manner.

I believe in the Meat produced by the Florida Fresh Meat Company. As a matter of fact, I’m a customer!”

Dr. Jonathan Walker, DC    www.ocalaspineandinjury.com

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Gourmet BeefGourmet PorkGourmet Lamb & GoatChicken – Duck – Gator

Variety Beef PacksCombo Meat Packs • Bulk Beef

Read Articles written about us in these fine Florida Agricultural Publications

In Field Magazine

Farm & Ranch News

Read Jo Robinson’s eatwild.com info about Grass-Fed Basics

       

Member American Grass Fed Association

Member American Pastured Poultry Producers Association

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