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Alison Schreuder
HR should stand for hard & robust, am I right?

HR should stand for hard & robust, am I right?

  7 years ago I moved home from New Orleans with an idea and a rudimentary business plan.  I quickly realized the plan required two things: capital and staff.  The capital is an ongoing struggle, and has been resourcefully patched together through loans, grants, and family sacrifice.  The staff part of the equation is what I’d like to focus on today.  Our team started in 2014, when I hired Andy Stubblefield, a friend from high school.  From there, our staff grew slowly until we opened the processing plant about 3 years ago, at which time we brought on several employees. ...

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Alison Schreuder
Where's The Beef?  Let's Keep It In the Southeast!

Where's The Beef? Let's Keep It In the Southeast!

This week we would like to discuss the beef supply chain. Please bear with us- this might get a little wonky.  Disclaimer: I am making very general claims and descriptions for explanation purposes; variations from these descriptions certainly exist.  As some of you may know, from the time a calf is born to when it is ready to slaughter takes 2 years to *30 months. This 24 to 30 month journey is segmented into specialized producer groups. The most common of these in the southeast is the cow-calf operation. As you cruise country highways enjoying pastoral scenery, this is what you...

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Alison Schreuder
Fight Fads - Eat Local

Fight Fads - Eat Local

A few weeks ago I set up a stand at the farmer’s market for Home Place for the first time in about three years. I spent the whole day staring at tables full of produce and talking with old and new customers who were as excited as I was to be there. It was truly fun to be hanging out for the morning drinking coffee and chatting with other local farms in between sales at our tent. Just before the market shut down I swooped by all of the stands and started buying things for lunch that day. My eating...

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Alison Schreuder
The Hill Country Boucherie Guide to Supporting Small Businesses

The Hill Country Boucherie Guide to Supporting Small Businesses

___________ We couldn't be with each other this year for our beloved boucherie, so we wanted to bring the party to you! We've compiled a list with all of the people who help bring together a great weekend on the farm each year. They're incredible small businesses, who make a big regional impact, and without them our event wouldn't be half as good. So please enjoy the buyers clubs, the websites, and a little bit of free shipping while you help support these fantastic small businesses. ___________

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