Pasture Raised Foods

Concerning Food Shortages

At this point you’ve probably been exposed to the circulating speculation regarding food shortages. This is concerning, especially given it could come on something of a global scale. But as always, I’m inclined to take a rational view of potential crises (I’ve been accused of being lackadaisical in my responses to intense situations). First and foremost, the driver of a… Read More

How Avian Flu Affects Us (Or Not)

You may not have heard, but avian influenza is once again running rampant through the nation’s poultry flocks, resulting in the extermination of over 28 million laying hens and turkeys. And of course, the media weighs in on the rise in egg and chicken prices and to parrot the mainstream narrative. Avian influenza has made its rounds in several areas… Read More

6 Tips to Saving Money on Quality Foods

The first subject on my mind this morning is the sad matter of a price increase. Due to rising costs of packaging—largely driven by a hike in transportation costs—we’re forced to raise the price of our dairy as well as some meat cuts. Milk jug costs have risen sharply in the last few months, and although we’ve absorbed it as… Read More

How Grass-fed Meat Feeds You Optimally

In keeping with our promise last week, this post will delve into the nutrition side of grass-fed vs. grain-fed beef. First, I’ll go into the common science-based points such as omega fatty acids and CLA, and then we’ll visit the less known aspects. Here goes: Omega Fatty Acids- Although it’s now almost common knowledge among educated consumers that grass-fed meat… Read More

Keep It Simple On Thanksgiving Day

Avoiding undue stress on Thanksgiving Day… Each and every one of us—when hosting guests for Thanksgiving—desires to not only to serve the best food possible but also to have such a climate in our home that causes our guests to feel at ease. Preparing excellent food is an art in itself, and to be the hosts who have it all… Read More

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Raw Dairy Opinion

While my personal view may have been rather subtle in last week’s article, I do have opinions about dairy. And as a family, we know why we choose raw grass-fed milk. I grew up on raw milk—goat milk. My parents were probably already on the lunatic fringe then (which explains why Esther and I have become complete lunaticsJ), but we always… Read More

The Unmentioned Alternative?

If you’ll recall, two weeks ago our featured  article dubbed Chicken Poop with Your Beef, Anyone?, discussed feed content in feed rations fed to beef, which in turn becomes the food we eat, indirectly. Although I find the thought of feeding chicken poop to herbivores downright disgusting, as most of us likely do, to me the thought of plant-based meat mockup… Read More

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Why Pastured Chicken?

Many folks are puzzled when we say we place more emphasis on chicken being raised outdoors than we do on organic certification. But here’s why. Almost all certified organic chicken sold in supermarkets (yes, even “good” organic outlets like Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s) is raised indoors in a production very similar to non-organic chicken. While they may be consuming… Read More