Oak Hill Angus: Grass-fed Black Angus Beef

I met Richard Harvell, owner of Oak Hill Angus at the Homegrown Alabama Farmers Market in Tuscaloosa a few days ago. Mr. Harvell raises grassfed, antibiotic- and hormone-free Black Angus cattle at his family-owned farm in Eutaw, Alabama. He didn't have any steaks that day, so I bought two packs of ground round and a pack of ground chuck. The beef is all USDA Inspected, of course. At $2.79 - $2.99 … [Read more...]

Cheeky Maiden Soap Co: Naturally Handcrafted in Calera, Alabama

One Saturday morning in early June, I was wandering around Pepper Place Market. The scent of lavender, peppermint, rosemary and cedarwood wafting across the muggy air drew me to the Cheeky Maiden Soap Co. booth, where I found an array of handcrafted soaps and related bath and body care products. I was in need of foot balm that day because I was almost out of Badger Balm. As a runner, I go through … [Read more...]