We are Dustin and Ashley Peek. We spend our days raising beef cattle and our sons. We are full time beef producers in Lauderdale and Limestone counties, located in north Alabama. Our three sons are with us everyday, involved in whatever we are doing.
Dustin has been raising beef cattle with his father, Gary, since he was a very small child. He learned how to operate equipment at such a young age that he has no recollection of not knowing how maneuver a John Deere tractor. Many of his childhood days were spent riding a cotton picker with his beloved grandfather and hero, William. Being a farmer is a dream come true for Dustin and he takes pride in his occupation.
Farming actually goes back several generations in both of our families and its quite natural to raise our own children much the same way we were both raised. We do not know what their futures hold, but their childhoods are being spent learning all about hard work and where their food comes from.
The boys are always quick to complete their school work so they can be involved in farm chores. We are a homeschooling family. Balancing school work with farm work is second nature to us at this point.
We mostly raise black Angus cattle. Our cattle are treated well and appreciated. Part of that involves growing and harvesting all of our own forages. This provides them with top notch nutrition. Happy cows make tasty beef.
Why sell beef locally?
We have always enjoyed consuming the beef we raise. Over the years, friends and family requested that we sell them half beefs for their freezers. We did and eventually realized that many people would enjoy access to farm fresh beef, without the committment that a half beef purchase involves. So, we set up a farm store. We brought in a display freezer and stocked it with individual cuts of beef which are all USDA inspected and packaged. That was in 2019 and the interest and support from our community continues to wow us. Customers drop by each Saturday to pick up burger patties for their grill or to select a roast for Sunday dinner. We are now entering our fourth year of operating our farm store and hearing about our customer’s culinary accomplishments is seriously one of the things we look forward to the most.
In our farm store, you can find a variety of beef cuts. We restock dozens of times throughout the year, so everything is always fresh. You can also find local honey from our friends at Reeder’s Bees. During seasonal months, produce from our farm is also stocked at the store. We are open on Saturdays from 12-4pm and would love to see you!
Interested in stocking you freezer with a half or whole beef? That is also an option. CLICK HERE for more information.