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Welcome to the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry’s storytelling series, Crawfish Tales with Commissioner Mike Strain, DVM. In this series, Commissioner Strain will bring you stories from the field of Certified Louisiana companies, products, and the amazing people that have joined the Certified Louisiana program.
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Circle M Farms/Southern Maids Dairy
In this episode of CRAWFISH TALES, we visit with Nathan & Erin Miller at Certified Louisiana company Circle M Farms, LA, LLC. Southern Maids Dairy in Franklinton, Louisiana. Their purebred Nubian dairy goat herd (Southern Maids) began with only a few goats Nathan purchased as a present to his wife for their 10th wedding anniversary. Check out how much the farm has grown, their delicious Certified Louisiana products, and the very cool addition of Water Buffalo.
Certified Louisiana Holidays – Behind the Scenes
Here is a ‘Behind the Scenes’ look at the recent Certified Louisiana Holiday commercial now airing on your local stations. When you shop for your holiday table, remember to buy fresh, buy local, buy Certified Louisiana products. You are truly making a difference in the lives of our Certified Louisiana families. You can find a list of Certified companies and products at https://www.la.egov.com/ldaf/CertifiedLa/search/Members#.
Coastal Plain Meat Company
In this episode of CRAWFISH TALES, we head to Eunice to visit the two Louisiana combat vets who are on a mission to create opportunities for local cattle operations and veterans in the state. At Coastal Plains, they aim to grow local, source local, and buy local sustainable beef to deliver the highest quality products to their customers.To learn more about Coastal Plains Beef, their products, and their work to empower, mentor, and partner with current and future veterans, visit https://www.coastalplainsmeatcompany.com/.
In this episode of CRAWFISH TALES, we head to Marrero to visit COUZANSBBQTeam, LLC, an LDAF Certified Louisiana program member. Couzans has a wide variety of delicious Certified Louisiana products, including Bayou Sweet Heat BBQ Sauce, Chocolate Rub and Seasoning, Poultry Pleasure Rub and Seasoning, Honey BBQ Sauce, and so much more. All perfect for your tailgate or football watch party this weekend!To learn more about the wonderful Couzans family and all of their products, visit https://www.couzansonline.com.
In this next episode of CRAWFISH TALES, we head to Ouachita Parish to attend Landry Vineyards annual Grape Stomp. Jeff & Libby Landry were one of the first families to join the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry‘s Certified Louisiana program. This year they were able to celebrate a great harvest, including 14 tons of Noble Muscadines which are used to make their Redneck Red Muscadine wine. For more information or to schedule a tour and tasting, visit www.landryvineyards.com.
LA Restaurant Association (2022)
In this special edition of CRAWFISH TALES, we head to New Orleans for the 2022 Louisiana Restaurant Association event, where Certified Louisiana had an amazing turnout and a very productive day! Come join the Certified Team and become a Certified Louisiana company today!
In this next episode of CRAWFISH TALES, we head to St. James Parish to visit Uncle Larry and learn more about his Certified Louisiana company. Uncle Larry has many delicious Certified Louisiana products, including STEW IN A FEW. They can be found at your local grocery store and will save you lots of time in the kitchen tonight! For more information about Certified Louisiana company – Uncle Larry’s Stew in a Few, visit www.unclelarrysfoodandspice.com
J.T. Meleck Distillers
In this next episode of CRAWFISH TALES, we head to Branch to visit with Certified Louisiana company J.T. Meleck Distillers. At their rice farm just off of Highway 35, J.T. Meleck Distillers is making “dangerously smooth” American Rice Vodka. For more information about Certified Louisiana company – JT Meleck Distillers, visit www.jtmeleck.net
In this next episode of CRAWFISH TALES, we visit Certified Louisiana company, Haring Catfish, in Franklin Parish. For three generations, Haring Catfish has been bringing some of the highest quality local Louisiana catfish to market. We think your next meal prepared with Haring’s Catfish will be absolutely delicious and keep you coming back for more! For more information about Certified Louisiana company – Haring Catfish, visit www.haringcatfish.com.
Three Twelve Beef
Ready to meet another wonderful Certified Louisiana family? LDAF’s storytelling series, CRAWFISH TALES WITH COMMISSIONER MIKE STRAIN, recently spent time with the Morris Family in St. Francisville, learning all about their Certified Louisiana Grass-Fed Beef Operation, Three Twelve Beef. For more information on joining the Certified Louisiana program, visit www.certifiedlouisiana.org. For more information on Three Twelve Beef, visit https://www.ThreeTwelveBeef.com
Anyone craving fresh crabs for dinner tonight? If not, you will be after checking out this episode of CRAWFISH TALES WITH COMMISSIONER MIKE STRAIN. We visit with Certified Louisiana Member Tillman’s Seafood in Chauvin this month where they offer fresh seafood straight off the boat! For more information about Certified Louisiana Member Tillman’s Seafood, visit www.louisianadirectseafood.com.
Curious about Hydroponics? Check out this episode of the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry’s storytelling series, CRAWFISH TALES WITH COMMISSIONER MIKE STRAIN. This month we stop in for a visit with Certified Louisiana Member — HydroBest Growers, featuring Hydroponic greenhouse lettuce leauxcally grown in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. To contact HydroBest Growers directly, visit https://www.hydrobestgrowers.com/. To learn more about LDAF’s Certified Louisiana program or to register as Certified Louisiana, Certified Cajun, Certified Craft Beverage, Certified Creole, or Certified Farm to Table, visit https://certifiedlouisiana.org.
Bonnecase Farms, LLC
In this episode of Crawfish Tales, we visit Bonnecaze Farms, LLC to learn more about their delicious Certified Louisiana products. You can find their products in the local section of your grocery store and at Red Stick Farmers Market Thursday and Saturday Markets. To contact Bonnecaze Farms, LLC directly, visit https://www.bonnecazefarms.com. To learn more about LDAF’s Certified Louisiana program or to register as Certified Louisiana, Certified Cajun, Certified Craft Beverage, Certified Creole, or Certified Farm to Table, visit https://certifiedlouisiana.org.
During this edition of Crawfish Tales with Commissioner Mike Strain, DVM, we visit Barry Toups at Crawfish Haven/ Mrs. Rose’s Bed and Breakfast. To learn more about LDAF’s Certified Louisiana program, or to register as Certified Louisiana, Certified Cajun, Certified Craft Beverage, Certified Creole, or Certified Farm to Table, visit https://certifiedlouisiana.org.