Keeping the stories and history of the Florida Cracker Cowboys alive means something important to our team at Florida Raised. And we’d like to share some facts about their daily life, and the kind of foods they ate to tackle the difficult (and often dangerous) job of cattle wrangling.
Some of the incredible cattle drives earned their way into the history books for being large, orchestrated events that involved the whole community in some cases. In this article, we’ll talk about some of those incredible events and how the Florida Cracker Cowboys managed to keep so many cattle under control and heading in the right direction (thanks to community support).
Florida Raised was created to bring local residents a new and fresh option at the grocery store. Whenever you buy a 1 lb. package of our grass-fed (hormone and antibiotic free) ground beef, you are making a quality choice that puts our local ranch families first. Feel (really) good about what you eat, with sustainable Florida Raised beef.
In addition to participation in land lease programs across the state, Florida cattle ranchers are also highly vocal at the political level, to help conserve more land against the threat of urban sprawl. So, the next time you see a Florida cattle rancher, think of them as more than a beef producer; they are environmental guardians that participate actively to help protect Florida green space.
In America, we find the Italian meatball served with a traditional marina or Arrabbiata sauce, but did you know in Italy, that meatballs are frequently served without pasta? The presentation of a full plate of pasta served with meatballs is a modification from how present-day Italians eat the protein, and a far departure from the way they were prepared and eaten in ancient Roman times.
If you’ve read some of our other articles, or follow us on Facebook, you know how proud we are to be part of a sweeping change that educates and informs Florida residents about our local cattle industry. There are some exceptional Ranchers and business leaders in our state who have taken a profound interest in protecting pasture lands and Florida’s wild spaces, not just because their livelihoods depend on it, but because it matters to them.