November 8, 2019 • 0 comment(s)
If you’re reading this email, then you likely know the importance of food and its effects on your health. However, eating well by sourcing food from small farms can be expensive and consume a good portion of your budget. Many customers have reported to me the desire to buy more small farm food but are held back by the prices. I’m hoping I can help this week.
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November 1, 2019 • 0 comment(s)
Being in the dairy business, we hear a lot of rumors about milk on the farm. One particular rumor really got us curious: You can live on only milk. So, is this true? We had to look into it more.
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October 25, 2019 • 0 comment(s)
It’s that time of year when we start to plan for Thanksgiving. Where will you be? Who will be coming? And, most importantly, what will you be cooking? Of course you’ll be eating turkey. Yum! You can preorder one now!
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October 18, 2019 • 0 comment(s)
When we hear the term “regenerative farming” we may have a specific vision in mind. Maybe you think about Joel Salatin’s animal rotations or biodynamic growing principles or planting micro-clover in your lawn. The truth is that the word “regenerative” means something different to every grower.
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October 11, 2019 • 0 comment(s)
When I tell people that I work for an Amish farmer, they sometimes respond, “They make the best food!” Then, they usually go on to tell a story of how they ate an amazing whoopie pie from an Amish market, how they visited Lancaster County and ate at a yummy restaurant, or how they only order food from Amish farmers. There seems to be a mentality that, since the Amish are more connected to nature, they would automatically make food that’s more natural and better for you. However, that’s simply not the case. Let me explain.
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October 4, 2019 • 0 comment(s)
There are an array of confusing and subjective food labels in stores - Prime, Choice or Select beef, Grade A or Grade B maple syrup, free range or pastured eggs, etc. These labels are all based on a human making a subjective assessment of the product. The lines that divide each are blurry. When it comes to milk, the A2 label is objective and scientific.
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September 27, 2019 • 0 comment(s)
I got a question from a customer last week - what is the fat content in your ground beef? She wanted to make sure it was lean enough to feed to cats. This really got me thinking. Why and how do we even know the fat content of ground beef, and should we care? Let’s dive a little deeper.
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September 20, 2019 • 0 comment(s)
This past weekend we hosted our annual Farm Day event. It was a day full of excellent food, good old fashioned fun, and some unexpected epiphanies. In the farm’s packing room (where lunch was served), the farmer has signs posted. One sign says: One minute of anger ~ weakens the immune system for 4-5 minutes! One minute of laughing ~ boosts your immune system for 24 hours! This really got me thinking about the correlation between stress, happiness, and health.
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September 13, 2019 • 0 comment(s)
A customer reached out to me this week. She referred a friend who, in turn, checked out the website. The friend’s response was “Yikes!” That’s right, yikes. And that yikes was specifically directed at the price of our chicken breasts. She couldn’t understand how it could cost $20 per pound when Trader Joe’s is selling free range chicken breasts for $5.99 per pound.
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September 6, 2019 • 0 comment(s)
I’m not sure if you know how much of an impact you have over food production in the US.
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