Technically, this is not one of our farmers. He used to run the farm with his brothers and now is busy doing this work and his brothers have the Healthy Harvest Farm, who produces our greens, carrots and many other goodies that you have eaten this summer.
I forgot to write about this last week. I like to start the winter by bringing to light the financials behind pasture raised, artisan meats. Eating a healthy, all natural diet isn’t easy nor cheap. It is my goal to work intelligently with my producers to get you the most bang for your buck. Over the winter, because we’ll feature more meats, I’ll spend some time educating you on meat production and the distribution challenges associated with locally raised meats. Bymore
This week we are very proud to feature pastured Berkshire pork from New Creations Farm in Chardon, OH. You may ask, what’s the big deal? The taste is the big deal. I’m sure you’ll notice immediately. This pork is from a Heritage breed of hogs known as Berkshires. A majority of your hogs on the market – the pink ones and the black and white ones – are either Hampshires, Yorkshires, or“market crosses”, a Heinz 57 mix of generic hogs. The traditional commercial hogs above are prized for theirmore
Last week I was fascinated by the demand for skim milk…so I thought this week might be a good time to start a conversation about milk. In this section, I’ll cover 3 topics which I find fascinating: - Federal Milk Market Orders - Pasteurization and Homogonization - The health effects of milk‐fat FMMOs: The most fascinating fact about milk is that the price is fixed by a quasi‐government organization known as the milk marketing board. In the 1930s, the USDA set up milk market ordersmore
This is a topic I will rant about all summer and continually educate you on. Free range simply means the birds aren’t caged up. To many industrial producers, such as Tyson or Gerber, that means free range within a large chicken barn. So they never see green grass! Pasture raised means that the birds are outside on pasture. The device you see in the photo above is chickens in a “chicken tractor.”more
Many of you likely saw the piece on the internet or evening news this week about a dairy farm in southern Ohio viciouslybeating their animals. The footage and what happened is terrible.It was so terrible that I don’t think I need to dwell on how bad it was. I personallydon’t know that farmer at all. I do find it shocking and surprising. Overall, dair yfarmers of all size tend to be some of the best farmers I’ve met. Why? Dairymore