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Bill Browning was raised as a dairyman on this farm. It's what he knew he would do since he was a boy, his love of the cows and producing food for others.  After college Bill came back to operate and manage the dairy farm as the eleventh generation of his family to farm the Browning Homestead. During the next 30 years, Bill’s skill, attention to animal husbandry, interest in producing the best quality milk possible and 24/7/365 labor brought professional and industry recognition to the dairy farm. His degree in Construction Design also came in handy, as he built many of the farm buildings, including a state of the art milking parlor that was easier on the cows and the farmers and ensured the highest degree of milk quality.

Bill and Roberta met when she began trucking a trailer to Matunuck for Bill’s silage for her girls (4 Dexter and Dexter/Highland/Hereford crosses - Adele, Irene, Cloudy and Lady) and flock of sheep. Yes, silage brought us together and we married in 2007. Given the harsh realities of being a small dairy farm in the 21st century, most of the price for milk going to the various "middle men" in dairy production and going down for the farmer, Bill had planned for phasing out the dairy and phasing in beef production, with direct farm to consumer sales of the grass fed beef. With Roberta’s hobby farm experience raising cattle for beef and sheep for lamb since 1992, it was kismet -- Browning Homestead Farm grass fed beef (and lamb) was born!

While continuing to run the dairy, Bill also started to build a herd of cattle meant for grass living and growing. Roberta and Bill also started increasing their small flock of "South County Special" sheep. In the summer of 2009 Bill stopped milk production to concentrate full time on farming the grass and raising the grass-fed cattle and sheep that were to become the grass fed beef and lamb we would first start to offer to consumers in the summer of 2010.  Since 
then we have added another heritage breed to our farm, American Guinea Hogs, and offer some of the only grass and forage fed pork available in RI.  Due to some escape artist calves (see the description of Rose Veal here), we started offering Rose Veal in 2015.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New recipe: Lamb Burger with Onion Soup AioliMay 25th, 2019

This recipe surprised me. Onion soup mix was not a staple in my pantry, but after trying this, it is now.  While it calls for cucumbers and peppers, it's also great with just the aioli and a

Grilling Recipe Ideas from Browning Homestead FarmMay 24th, 2019

RECIPES AND TIPS FOR GRILLING Bill has taken our grill out from its winter storage and we're getting it ready for grilling season, which made me start to think about recipes.    Click h

Introduction to the Primal Cuts of BeefMay 21st, 2019

At the market we use a beef chart to show customers where the cut they are buying comes from, and how where it comes from guides how it should be cooked. Remember that all meat is muscle. Then look at

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