T-N-T Market’s story begins over 100 years ago in Anderson, Tx, where the Grupa family settled and started a family. They farmed thousands of acres on which they transported their herds of cattle.
Ben Grupa, born in 1925, grew up on the family farm in Anderson; a real cowboy driving cattle to market on horseback.
After serving in the US Navy, Ben returned home and worked all day, seven days a week working and tending cattle. Eventually sharing his knowledge with his bright-eyed grandson, owner and founder of T-N-T, Travis Pavlock. A little boy living his best life on the knee of his Grandpa, learning the family business.
“I remember him as a cowboy – he always wore blue and white striped overalls, thin long-sleeved shirt, straw cowboy hat and not to mention the dip in his cheek. I can still picture riding on his lap on his 444 International Tractor pulling a New Holland square baler.”
Travis worked with his grandfather every weekend from age 5 to 18 - processing beef and pork and taking cows to auction. “I thought this was what all kids were doing on a Friday night, I was so excited to have that time with him.”
Ben passed away in May of 2007, leaving behind a legacy that Travis and his family are compelled to continue.
“This is in my blood. I am driven by the memory of my Grandpa to provide all-natural, high quality meat you can't beat."
Local, Natural and Proud.
At T-N-T Market, we take pride in serving the best meats to the local community. Our animals are raised in open, stress-free pastures right here in Texas.
Our cattle are raised on native pastures throughout the year. In winter, we supplement with winter rye, bahia, and alfalfa. We have Hereford/Angus and Brangus that are all started on grass, then either finished on grass or on a cottonseed meal blend - no corn.
By sourcing feed and other essentials locally, we not only support neighboring businesses but also contribute to the environmental well-being of our region. This ensures that our cattle thrive on a diet reflective of the local ecosystem, resulting in quality meats that resonate with the flavors of our community.
When you choose our meats, you're not just indulging in a delicious meal – you're investing in the superior taste and integrity that comes from our dedication to local, sustainable, and trusted sourcing practices.