BLUE DOG FARMS - GRASS FED BEEF
The Homegrown By Heroes (HBH) label is the official farmer veteran branding program of America. The label serves to inform consumers that agricultural products donning the logo were produced by U.S. military veterans. Additionally, farms and agricultural business displaying the logo denotes a Homegrown By Heroes-certified operation. Learn more by clicking the link here: Homegrown By Heroes.
Find us on Facebook. We frequently post about the happenings on the farm, our latest blog and YouTube updates and about availability for quarter/half/full animal as well as individual cuts. This is also where we announce new products available such as our pasture raised, non-GMO chickens and Turkeys!
Like/follow our page to stay up to date. We also do Facebook events where you can come directly to the farm to learn more.
What is PA Preferred?
PA Preferred is a state-supported agricultural marketing program. The State Department of Agriculture launched the PA Preferred program to identify and promote food and agricultural products grown, produced or processed in Pennsylvania.
Buying local is not just a trend or fad. When a Pennsylvania resident purchases a product grown or made in Pennsylvania, they are directly supporting the state’s economy. By purchasing local products, you are also encouraging and allowing Pennsylvania business to do what they do best- to continue growing and creating great products. When it comes to produce and other food items, you are guaranteed to have fresher, better tasting products.
The Farmer Veteran Fellowship Fund ismall grant program that provides direct assistance to veterans who are in their beginning years of farming or ranching. The Fellowship Fund does not give money directly to the veteran, but rather to third-party vendors for items the veteran has identified will make a crucial difference in the launch of their farm business. Awards range from $1,000 to $5,000, and more than $1.9 million has been awarded to veterans since 2011.
Giana was honored be a Farmer Veteran Fellow in 2020! We appreciate all this group does for our fellow farmer veterans!
DAN AND GIANA
Chief Cowologist and Poultry Wranglers
Dan has been farming since he was a young man growing up in the Pacific Northwest. Dan farms full time with a pile of kids in tow. His passion is carrying for land and animals and being a good steward of all the things God has placed on our earth.
Giana grew up in an agricultural community and although she works outside the farm full time, she is actively involved in the farm! Social media presence, marketing and teaching people how to buy direct from the farmer are some of her passions. Giana is also active on several community groups as a member of the Board of Directors. She teaches part time at several universities and loves photography.
THE VAN NICE KIDS
Sales, Marketing and Farm Hand Crew
The Van Nice kids have two things in common; their names all start with J and they are all hard workers! Depending on their age, interest and ability, our kids do different tasks but each of them has an integral role in the success of BDF.