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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

SAUSAGE, KALE and POTATO CASSEROLE From Taproot Magazine Warm and hearty, this is the sort of comfort food packed with super foods (kale, sweet potato, pork fat) you want to turn to when the mercury dips. Serves 6 to 8.…

Recipe: Kale, Sweet Potato Sausage Casserole

  • October 1, 2018

KIMCHI SAUSAGE STEW This is the BEST. Delicious, comforting and healing = THE BEST. Adapted from Taproot Magazine, "this unique pot of stew comes together quickly and is the perfect medicine to soothe a cold, aid digestion, or boost a…

Recipe: Kimchi Sausage Stew

  • September 8, 2018

CHICKEN WINGS TWO WAYS We have delightful packages of pasture-raised chicken wings. YES: wings that are guilt free - ethically raised on pasture with healthy fat. Oh, what a treat! Here are two variations for wing night: vinegar BBQ and a…

Recipe: Vinegar BBQ and Dry Rub Wings

  • September 8, 2018

SAUSAGE PASTA TWO WAYS With tomatoes in season, this is a yummy seasonal to enjoy chicken and/or pork sausage. Or enjoy the sausage "naked" in a white wine sauce.  Fresh tomato, sausage pasta Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 pound chicken or…

Recipe: Sausage Pasta Two Ways

  • September 6, 2018
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