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Grass Fed Beef

What Does Grass Finished Beef Really Mean?

The term “grass-fed” has been used often enough that most people come to us with at least a general idea that this is the kind of beef they’ve been looking for. But there’s another term we like to use: “grass …

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View across the pasture through tall grass looking at a chicken shelter in the distance.
Farm LifeFood Policy

Farming without Outrage

A farming friend sent me a provocatively written news story that was almost perfectly calculated to rile us both up. As will become clear, my purpose here is not to debate or to dispute that story. But for a brief …

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Silvopasture

Walking With Someone Who Knows Something Different

This week we hosted a forest survey workshop. Our local USDA agent asked if they could use our small parcel of woodland as a training opportunity for the staff from the surrounding field offices. That was fine with me. So …

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Recipes

Miso Butter Chicken Bowl with Red Lentils, Sweet Potatoes, and Pickled Onions

This week’s recipe from Chef Katy uses our pasture raised, Certified Organic chicken breasts in a simple miso butter preparation. Katy included some suggestions for a great medley of side dishes, but of course there are plenty of other pairings …

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Food PolicyGrass Fed Beef

Beef Liver Is Out of Stock, and Why That’s OK

Currently, our beef liver is out of stock. Someone wrote to ask me about that. It was a fine question I was happy to answer, but it got me thinking about some of the logistics of a farm-centric supply chain. …

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Grass Fed Beef

Cows vs Lawnmowers

Our lawnmower is broken, and I’ve been stuck waiting a few weeks, held up by slow-to-arrive parts. Meanwhile the grass is growing quickly. On a grazing farm, a lawn full of grass can be an opportunity. Rachel moved the cattle …

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Grass fed beef meatloaf with tomato relish on a plate.
Recipes

Grass Fed Beef Meatloaf with a Blistered Cherry Tomato Relish

Here’s an updated version of a home cooking classic. The meatloaf itself comes together as a pretty simple meal featuring our grass fed ground beef. The blistered tomato topping makes a delightful companion. Enjoy!

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Dave demonstrating the installation for a floating brace in a high tensile fence system for managing grass fed beef cattle on pasture.
Pasture Farming

How We Brace Fences for Stability

Think about what happens when we’re stretching tight wire fence across the farm. You can probably imagine that the wires create a tremendous pulling force on the fence posts at each end of the line. Here’s video I shot a …

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Pasture Raised Turkeys

Turkeys Arrive on the Farm

This week we started our first batch of turkeys for the season. We’ll raise two more batches later during the summer. They’re a lot of fun at this newly-hatched stage, just fuzzy bundles of kinetic energy. Enjoy!

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Grass Fed BeefPasture Farming

Beginning of the Grazing Season

This week the grazing season officially began. In early May the grass comes exploding out of the ground. We’ll be racing against it for the next few weeks, rotating the cattle through large swaths of the farm before we settle …

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