...Buffalo once roamed North Carolina and the rest of North America by the millions before European settlers came to the continent and hunted the herds nearly to extinction. The last wild buffalo was reportedly shot near Asheville around 1780, but Frankie King and his family have brought the emblematic American animal back to Buncombe County pastures — and local dinner tables.
King’s company, Carolina Bison, boasts the largest herd of buffalo in the Southeast with nearly 500 head. After landing a contract to supply Earthfare, Carolina Bison has seen explosive growth, harvesting about 14,000 pounds weekly to supply customers looking for a healthier alternative to beef...Read the full article
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