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Prime PRIME RIB 100% Grass-fed prime rib = Prime Prime Rib. The yellow fat is so delicious and nutrient-dense. It's medicine made from ecology: the sun powering the plants, the cattle eating the grass, the microbes in the cattle's rumen turning…

Recipe: Prime Rib

  • April 9, 2019

We will say it again... Pasture Makes Perfect!  Raising cattle - both our Jerseys and their beef calves - is a huge commitment for a farm of our scale. Nonetheless, we've chosen to have cattle because ruminants are a critical…

Benefits of 100% grass-fed beef

  • February 27, 2019

Days after moving to the farm in 2015, we purchased a handful of 19-week old "ready-to-lay" hens and dozens of chicks. The ready-to-lay hens started laying a few weeks later, after acclimating to their life on the farm, and we…

Egg Update

  • February 24, 2019

MEATLOAF EXTRAORDINAIRE Adapted from The Food Lab. This recipe is a bit fussy for meatloaf, but totally worth it. Ingredients 1/2 cup homemade chicken stock, with a good gelatin set 1/4 cup buttermilk 2 slices bread, crusts removed and torn into…

Recipe: Meatloaf Extraordinaire

  • February 23, 2019

Season Wrap-up Overall, we had a good year. On the production side, we grew a nice range of sizes of chicken and duck (including some of our biggest), raised two litters of pigs farrow to finish in under a year,…

Farm Note December 2018

  • December 21, 2018

Sarah's busy season with the Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario (EFAO) starts just as the farming season winds down. As Director of Research with EFAO, Sarah supports farmers to answer their most challenging on-farm question with farmer-led research. What the…

Farmer-led Research

  • December 21, 2018

Pork fat probably doesn't conjure images of great health, but it should! There's loads of evidence showing that pasture-raised pork fat has loads of goodness. When analyzed for its balance of daily nutritional requirements, researchers ranked pork fat 8th out of 1000 foods!…

Who needs supplements when you can eat pasture-raised pork?

  • November 7, 2018

HEARTY CHICKEN CHILI From Softstar Shoes (What shoe company sends a recipe card with your purchase?) A perfectly fine meal, and a kid favourite. Serves 4 to 6. Ingredients 2 tablespoons fat or oil 1 onion, diced 4 garlic cloves, chopped …

Recipe: Hearty Chicken Chili

  • October 10, 2018

Cooking pasture-raised chicken can be a bit intimidating at first because you want to make sure you are getting the most out of the extra cost. The reality is, pasture-raised chicken is different than store-bought chicken and it does require…

Cooking Tips for Pasture-raised Chicken

  • October 10, 2018

Earlier this year, we were awarded a Nature's Finest Fund Grant from The Big Carrot. The funds allowed us to implement a pasture watering system, working off the new water capture system that we also installed this year. The system is…

Nature’s Finest Fund 2018 Update

  • October 9, 2018
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