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THE BEST MEATBALLS On a quick trip to our family friend's cottage this August, we ate like queens. (Thanks, Mom, for cooking ahead!) Even with a group of veggie loving women and kid - this meatball recipe had everyone moaning…

Recipe: The Best Meatballs

  • September 10, 2019

CHICKEN MARBELLA This recipe is modified from Yotam Ottolenghi's Simple, and inspired by a similar recipe in the classic cookbook, The Silver Palate. Although The Silver Palate was always kicking around my mother's kitchen when I was a child, the first time I remember having…

Recipe: Chicken Marbella

  • September 10, 2019

*** This blog expands off a post we made on Instagram, with a bit more detail. *** Zone 1 Transformation In June, we re-shaped via earthworks the area around the homestead. Inspired by Sepp Holzer's permaculture paradise and thanks to the…

Zone 1 Transformation: Krater Garden and Food Forest

  • August 7, 2019

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
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