Food Integrity

The True Measure of Food Quality

At Pasture to Fork, we have plenty to say about Corporate Food’s sleazy labeling tricks, which makes the pseudo food produced in their laboratories and food factories out to be not only desirable, but quite healthy as well. And I must say, even for a real-food-passionate person like myself, a walk down grocery store aisles—especially at mealtime—instigates a level of… Read More

The Freedom to Choose

As we enter the holiday weekend, and the 245th anniversary of Independence Day, there’s much to think about considering the state of freedom and liberty in the United States. I try to stay out of politics in this blog, but then again, many so-called political issues of our day were/are moral, humanitarian, or civil concerns prior to being politicized. So,… Read More

Growing Sturdy Children

We Believe… when a life form is given what it needs, purged of what it doesn’t need, and put in an environment where stress is minimal and nature prevalent, it has the capacity to heal itself. I get enthusiastic about a number of concepts and ideas (is having too many interests a thing?), but the study of epigenetics is especially… Read More

Beyond Labels

For better or for worse, I’ve been known to blow the whistle on organic food and farming. Honestly, I abhor many practices commonly used in organic food production such as confinement chicken and pork production, feedlot beef, and vegetable raised using “organic” chemicals (yes, that is a widespread practice on many organic produce farms). If the non-organic food sector focuses… Read More

The Grass-fed Difference –

While we believe in–and constantly talk about–the health benefits and environmental value of pastured animal proteins, it becomes necessary and beneficial to revisit the “WHY” from time to time. Today we’re offering some detail on the “WHY” of grass-fed (and of course, grass-finished) beef. Here goes…. GRASS-fed: Provides every cow over 100,000 sq. ft. of fresh pasture via daily moves to… Read More

6 Misleading Beef Claims…

This post is longer than most, because of the many angles to this discussion. BUT…I believe you’ll want to take a few minutes to read it, especially if you have ever paid a premium for food only to discover later that the product was inferior to the claims made. Perhaps this has happened to you and you didn’t even know… Read More

Favorite Thanksgiving Dishes

Last week we shared our experience on how to keep your Thanksgiving from getting too complicated, as well as an idea for cooking your turkey early. We also promised to share a few additional simple recipes to help round out the meal. Honestly, we’re not so smart that we figured out this simplicity thing ourselves, but found other folks with the… Read More

Effects and Consequences of Covid

Every time society encounters an economic crisis, interest in self-sufficient living rises. This recent crisis is no different. When things go well, we humans tend toward all things convenient—the glitzy and glamorous. But when times get uncertain and scary, we quickly realize how impractical and expensive convenience and luxuries are. With that being said, let’s look at the sustainable–and unsustainable–consequences… Read More

Additional Corona Thoughts

Just a few additional calming thoughts on the corona scare again. I’m not superstitious, but am making an attempt to keep things in perspective and still be fully realistic on this Friday the 13th. Here goes… To be honest, I have a general distrust of most info coming out of major national news channels, simply because of their reputation for… Read More

Alt Milk, Anyone?

Last week, Starbucks initiated their “milk makeover” (my term; sorry for the cynicism). Yes, Starbucks, café king of the world, caters to the vegan crowd by eschewing mammalian milk and offering their popular latte’s using alternatives such as almond, coconut, and oat milk. Truth is, they’re listening—and responding— to consumer trends on the horizon. If you’ve noticed, the millennial generation… Read More