Beason Family Farm
Beason Family Farm, established by Shelby and Marlo Beason, has become a staple in Philadelphia, Mississippi. With mostly local clientele, the dairy farm keeps consumer dollars in the community and connects the consumer to the producer. Customers purchase Beason Family Farm products at local stores and restaurants or at the farm’s small storefront, where they make their own change on the honor system.
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