Meet Ambassador Ricky Albright
Fire Up the Grill with Iron Fire Cooking
January 30, 2023
Here at Sweet Grown Alabama, we're excited to welcome our inaugural group of "Sweet Grown Alabama Ambassadors." This class of ambassadors will help us promote Alabama farmers on their respective social media pages. Get to know Ricky Albright of Iron Fire Cooking, who will be grilling up Sweet Grown Alabama goodness this year.
1. Who is Ricky Albright?
I own a first generation farm that was started in 2017 in Troy. We began by rescuing bottle fed calves and developed into a cow/calf operation. We love what we do! In addition to running the farm I am a self-taught grill master, award-winning BBQ champion, and I have a great love for all things BBQ. My go to grill style is open fire cooking. I love how it brings family and friends around fire in fellowship.
2. How did you begin your cooking journey?
My cooking journey began when I was a child. I grew up watching my dad on the Big Green Egg. Over the years our bond has become closer over our love of grilling and BBQing.
3. What’s your all time favorite meal?
My all time favorite meal would be buttermilk and bourbon brined fried wild turkey nuggets, fried shell cracker and any type of grilled or smoked beef.
4. What draws you to locally grown products?
I have a deep appreciation for farmers. I know first hand the hard work and labor that goes into growing produce and raising cattle. Everything taste better when it’s locally grown.
5. Where’s your favorite spot in Alabama?
My favorite place in Alabama would be on the farm or Lake Martin, enjoying time with my wife.
6. Do you prefer Alabama pork or Alabama beef products?
If if had to chose between Alabama pork or beef products I would have to say beef - its ways for dinner.
Follow Ricky on Instagram and keep your eyes open for Sweet Grown Alabama content!