Supporting local food systems matters, now more than ever. We make these rather straightforward reports as our promise to you: transparent, consistent support of farmers, foragers, and agricultural value-added business like North Carolina's three malt houses.
This is our commitment from a business-to-business perspective. So what can you do...especially right now in these uncertain times? You can support a local farm through the act of commerce.
The Carolina Farm Stewardship Association has a Google map of area farms that allow direct, on-farm pickups. You can also support Black business and black farmers at the upcoming Black Farmers' Market on Sunday, June 14 from 1 - 4 p.m, held at the parking lot of the NC Mutual Life building -- the largest and oldest African-American life insurance company in the United States.
Support your local farm for sustenance. For you. For them. For the local economy.
FULLSTEAM: MAY 2020 FARM REPORT
PIONEERING A SOUTHERN BEER ECONOMY
Since launching in 2010, Fullsteam has purchased nearly $550,000 in Southern-sourced ingredients -- primarily from North Carolina farms. May's Southern farm purchases -- 4.5 tons and over $8,000 in Southern ingredients -- consisted mostly of North Carolina grains for core beers and some specialty one-offs.
Fullsteam is a Certified Craft Malt Brewery, committed to sourcing 10 percent or more grains from a certified craft malt house. Learn more about this program at the Craft Maltsers Guild.
SINCE LAUNCHING IN 2010
$548,096 Southern-farmed ingredients, totaling
583,016 pounds (292 tons)
MAY 2020 DETAILS
In May 2020, Fullsteam brewed:
Spending $8,057 on 8,920 pounds of Southern-sourced:
- Epiphany Foundation (2-Row)
- Epiphany N.C. Triticale
- Epiphany Wheat
- Epiphany Braumalt
- Carolina Vienna Malt
- Carolina Gold Malt
- Riverbend Southern Select
- Riverbend Bloody Butcher Corn
- Local blueberries from our friends at Botanist and Barrel
- Fullsteam defines "Southern" as the swath of land from Washington D.C. to Louisiana. That said, North Carolina farms, maltsters, and foragers account for the vast majority (>95%) of these Southern ingredients.
- For the purposes of this report, we only include grains farmed and malted in the South.
- To find each beer's percent local by weight, look for the "% local" designation on the beer label or its entry on our website.