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November 7, 2019 • 0 comment(s)
We are obvious fans of the center dish of a grand holiday meal, especially if it’s a pastured turkey, pastured duck, 100% grassfed lamb, or another responsibly raised, grassfed, healthy and flavorful dish. However, we all know that center of attention wouldn’t be the star of the show without its supporting sides. That’s why we thought we’d pique your appetite and inspire your holiday experience with a fun roundup...of roundups. Each one falls within its own category and style. Find your favorite and enjoy!
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October 31, 2019 • 0 comment(s)
The turkeys are raised all natural on pasture. They are heritage breed turkeys that do very well on grass. Although turkeys are excellent foragers, they cannot survive on insects and native plants alone. To supplement what they may not be able to find on the land, especially as the seasons change, Christ also offers the turkey a soy free and non-GMO feed.
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October 24, 2019 • 0 comment(s)
Gathering for a meal, especially in the comfort of someone’s home, that has been prepared by hand, is right for so many reasons. It’s steeped in many cultures and, when it involves good, truly natural ingredients, it’s far better for your health than eating out regularly or eating on the run. But it’s human nature to become tired of something if you’re doing it too regularly and it’s in those moments of disinterest where we often lose sight of why we’re performing an act, like cooking at home, in the first place.
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October 15, 2019 • 0 comment(s)
Did you know we offer “beyond organic” produce from local farmers that are grown using no chemicals, pesticides, herbicides, or any harmful sprays? Everything is organically grown with our family, the soil’s, and our customer's health in mind, naturally. Please keeping mind that our variety changes every week as to what's in season. This also means, when you see something you like, go for it, like these fall treats.
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October 15, 2019 • 0 comment(s)
Our turkeys come fresh with all the giblets included. We do our best to get as close to the average size as possible, but we need a size window to work with because we don’t over-process these and can't guarantee the exact size. When turkeys are raised in tiny feedlots, with poorly modified diets, and processed on a packing line, it enables these big box brands, like Butterball, to unethically pump out the turkeys you find in a mainstream grocery store that are, within the confinements of a particular brand, all relatively the same weight, color, etc.
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October 3, 2019 • 0 comment(s)
We are tired of the question being asked “is raw milk safe?” when really the statement should be made that “milk from commercially raised cows is dangerous to consume”. Unless it’s pasteurized. But there’s no need for pasteurization if you avoid the commercial methodology of raising cattle (and other dairy animals) all together.
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September 26, 2019 • 0 comment(s)
You may not need convinced that raw milk is healthy. You may just need to find a way that you really enjoy consuming it. Drinking a glass of milk is not for everyone. So here are some additional ideas for getting raw milk into your diet. We opted for recipes that leave the milk raw and therefore still offers the maximum nutritional benefits. Try some out and let us know what you think!
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September 19, 2019 • 0 comment(s)
Purchasing from these farmers allows them to continue to steward the land and actually off-set the carbon footprint. Think of the money you spend with them and the advocating you do for them (tell a friend) as an investment. Because it truly is. It’s an investment in the future of our planet, but also your health. What price can you put on that? If you don’t have your health or you don’t have your surrounding environment to enjoy, what do you have?
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September 12, 2019 • 0 comment(s)
If your egg preparing expertise stops at fried or scrambled, then you might not think to add eggs to a soup dish but a medium boiled or poached egg is a great way to spruce up a mundane meal and add diversify the nutrients of your lunch or dinner. Here are the many ways to prepare eggs and some classic dishes that you might consider adding them to.
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September 4, 2019 • 0 comment(s)
Like Brisket, the Chuck Roast’s flavor and tender texture really shine when cooked low and slow. We all know fall is the perfect time to get out the crockpot. Truthfully, we use ours year-round but there’s something about that nip in the air that just makes the whole slow cooker experience a tad more enjoyable. So with the new season on the horizon we thought there was no better time than any to celebrate this exquisite cut of meat.
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August 29, 2019 • 0 comment(s)
We love fall here at the farm and it’s probably safe to say many other farmers enjoy that time of year when the temperature breaks, the tempo shifts, and we can look forward to a home cooked, quintessential comfort meal at the end of the day. That’s right folks...fall means one pot roasts, soups, and crockpot delights are back on the menu. Here are a few of our favorites for the upcoming season.
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August 29, 2019 • 0 comment(s)
In honor of the delicious “holiday” we’re sharing some fun cheeseburger facts and history, as well as creative ideas for your own personal celebration. At the end of the day, you can always just throw some classic 100% GRASS FED burgers on the grill. After all, they’re classic and never out of style for a reason. Dig in!
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August 18, 2019 • 0 comment(s)
Part of the reason many people don’t eat liver is because of the flavor, which we addressed in the previous question. Another reason is because the liver is known for being high in cholesterol. Every individual should be conscious of their cholesterol levels prior to making drastic changes to their diet. However, like most natural foods, they are perfectly healthy and should be enjoyed in moderation. It is important to know the source of your meat, no matter what slice or cut you’re referring to, and always best to choose grass fed/pasture raised products free of added chemicals and unnecessary procession alterations of any kind.
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August 8, 2019 • 0 comment(s)
When drinking raw milk you’re assuming the same (if not less) risk than you would for any item from the grocery store. In fact, to date, there have been more cases of health issues reported from pasteurized milk than raw milk.
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August 8, 2019 • 0 comment(s)
We are working with Real Food Consumer Coalition (RFCC), an organization who lobbies for small farms and has a strong history for helping small family farmers. They are working on legalizing Raw dairy products and also working to get the FDA to stop enforcing on farmers and consumers for transporting raw milk across state lines.We outlined all the history and goals of RFCC below and also the budget on where their fundraising dollars are spent.
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July 24, 2019 • 0 comment(s)
If you’ve been visiting and ordering from our Produce Patch you might have noticed the options grow each week and August is on track to be a full house. Here are some of the vegetables you can expect to find (and maybe a few extras you’ll have to find locally), as well as a tip and a simply delicious recipe to go with each option. Enjoy!
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July 18, 2019 • 0 comment(s)
If you’re a baker, you’ll especially appreciate swapping in duck eggs for chickens because the duck eggs are higher in both fat and albumen (egg white), which makes for fluffier and richer baked goods. The nutritional benefits are another great reason to consider duck eggs as they contain 6 times the Vitamin D, 2 times the Vitamin A, more Vitamin K2 (as MK-4), 2 times the beneficial, natural cholesterol, and the water-soluble B vitamins are 5 times higher, too.
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July 10, 2019 • 0 comment(s)
Just remember, the best “trick” of all, and certainly the most important tip we can offer, is to begin with high quality, naturally raised and cared for ingredients, that are organic and free from soy, GMO, artificial hormones, and antibiotics. Once you’ve mastered that step, take a stab at some of these, too:
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June 25, 2019 • 0 comment(s)
Hot dogs (or Sausage Links as we like to call them here at DM) are sometimes dismissed by adults as the official summer treat for the kids but we urge you to step up your grilling game this year and give REAL hot dogs a chance this summer. As always, the key is to start with all natural ingredients that are free from hormones, antibiotics, and GMO-Free. In addition to these healthy features, Dutch Meadows pork is raised in open pastures and fed excess skim milk, which serves as a high quality source of protein. Now that we’ve shared some important information about Dutch Meadows’ hot dog products, here are some additional fun facts to get you excited for hot dog season and National Hot Dog Month - July!
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June 25, 2019 • 0 comment(s)
The ability to access fresh and nutritious produce right in our backyard is a blessing and one of the reasons we launched our Produce Patch last year. We try to keep it stocked year round with at least some options (we source some organic citrus from down south) but it’s definitely most abundant from June through November. If you’ve made a habit of visiting that section of the store, you’ve probably noticed it’s evolution since earlier this year. At the moment, you’ll find cabbage, onions, cucumbers, potatoes, asparagus, beans, beets, rhubarb, radishes, greens, and more!
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