Meet Your Farmer Monday

By Lisa Packer

Everyone’s story is different but each one of us has a story to tell.

Check in on Mondays on our social media platforms to hear the stories of
our farmers! They are amazing and we hope you enjoy the connection to not only your locally-sourced food but your local farmers as well.

For today’s column, we’re in Clarion, Iowa.

For 5 generations the Hunter family has been perfecting a premium beef product; it’s in their blood!

Ashley and her sister Sara grew up raising and showing cattle across the country receiving purple ribbons! Now they own and run the aptly named
Purple Ribbon Beef!

Their focus is on sustainability – local corn feed, Iowa meat processing
companies and local sales of premium beef. Every animal is born and raised on the farm. They can tell you every detail of the 140 cows.

Cattle is all we know as a family!

Ashley says we are humbled during this difficult time by the increase of support and love shown not only by our customers but by the greater northern Iowa region as everyone navigates all these changes.

You can find Purple Ribbon Beef at the Clear Lake Farmers Market on
Saturdays through October 17, 9 a.m. to noon n the parking lot of the Surf Ballroom and Museum.

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram, and visit our webpage at for up-to-date information.

The Clear Lake and North Iowa Farmers Markets are offering a Curbside
Market Program. Visit to learn more.


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