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Mullis Family Farm

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In the early days of craft brewing, leftover grain from the brewing process would just end up in landfills. As time went on, many brewers realized that this was not a sustainable solution and began thinking of alternative routes to recycle these grains. 

In the early days of craft brewing, leftover grain from the brewing process would just end up in landfills. As time went on, many brewers realized that this was not a sustainable solution and began thinking of alternative routes to recycle these grains. 

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A brewer’s spent grain could account for more than 80 percent of a brewery’s total waste. In the process, after the mash extracts most of the sugars, proteins, and nutrients, the barley is still rich in digestible fiber and protein. This led many brewers to partner up with local farmers to donate their used grains to feed cows, in return purchasing the beef to use in their own facilities.

Legion Brewing proudly partners with Mullis Family Farm, donating the spent grain from the brewery process to feed cattle on the farm, then purchasing the beef to use in many Legion signature dishes such as meatloaf, chili and hamburgers – brining a whole new meaning of Pasture to Plate  

Located in of Mint Hill, NC, Mullis Family Farm opened its doors in and began operations as a dairy farm. The Mullis family quickly discovered a need to allow people access to all-natural raised beef, and began shifting gears to provide the community with organic beef, pork and eggs. With no added antibiotics added hormones, all Mullis Farm products are made from pasture raised livestock.

Running on only 3 full-time employees and 4 part time employees – the farm is owned and operated by Dave Mullis, his kids and several of their lifelong friends, who are treated as part of the family. 

 

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“As a family we are very proud of our name and when someone says Mullis we want them to think Mullis Family Farm,” says owner Dale Mullis. “We also want people to know where the meat comes from and know it’s going to be great quality.”

Mullis Family Farm currently sells about 80% of their meat to local individuals within their small community and the rest going to restaurants, such as Legion Brewing. “In the next 2-5 years (we) plan to provide more cuts of meat to the Legion as they also grow,” Mullis states, ”and we are currently working on being able to produce and sell chicken in the same high quality as our beef and pork is.”

To learn more about Mullis Family Farm, please visit https://mullisfamilyfarm.wordpress.com/

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