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. Buy from farms -- and from businesses that buy from local farms.
The Carolina Farm Stewardship Association has a Google map of area farms that allow direct, on-farm pickups. And you can support Black business and black farmers at the Black Farmers' Market (typically 2nd Sundays in Durham and 4th Sundays in Raleigh).
Support your local farm for sustenance. For you. For them. For the local economy.
FULLSTEAM: SEPTEMBER 2020 FARM REPORT
PIONEERING A SOUTHERN BEER ECONOMY
Since launching in 2010, Fullsteam has purchased over $575,000 in Southern-sourced ingredients -- primarily from North Carolina farms. September's Southern farm purchases -- 2.7 tons and $5,506 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
$577,972 Southern-farmed ingredients, totaling
614,905 pounds (307 tons)
SEPTEMBER 2020 DETAILS
In September 2020, Fullsteam brewed:
Spending $5,506.37 on 5,345 pounds of Southern-sourced:
- Epiphany Foundation (two-row barley)
- Epiphany N.C. Triticale
- Epiphany wheat
- Epiphany modern pilsner
- Carolina Gold Malt
- Eastern N.C. sweet potatoes
- 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.
SEPTEMBER 2020 SOCIAL IMPACT
In September, we finalized our commitment to donate all profits from the Juneteenth beer project to two Durham-based, black-led nonprofits: the Hayti Heritage Center and the Southern Coalition of Social Justice. Each received $2,500.