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HIGH STEAKS: Local farmers see meat sales boom during the pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has taken us through many stages of panic buying. First went the sanitizer. Then the disinfecting wipes and masks disappeared. And no one can forget the Great Toilet Paper Skirmishes of 2020.

Once talk of a potential meat shortage began, it wasn’t long before meat selections started dwindling and we were very seriously asking, “Where’s the beef?”

Old Traditions Farm

Clint and Brandi Parris and their daughter, Olivia, 8, at Old Traditions Farm in Rabbittown, where the family raises pigs, cows and chickens and farms vegetables. Photo by Bill Wilson / The Anniston Star