It's no wonder there's such a stigma against eating beef these days. Just look at the conventional processing of cows. Today, most cows are crammed into feedlots, where they are fattened with grains and injected with hormones to "promote growth". This artificial nutrition totally bloats the cows' bodily functions, which begs the need for more injections of antibiotics. Besides the medley of mystery chemicals, grain-fed beef is high in omega-6 fats, which causes many modern illnesses such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, arthritis, Alzheimer's, and cancer. A cow’s natural habitat is open pastures, where they can graze on fresh grass for all the nutrients they need. Grass-fed cows' natural diet provides natural immunity and pure nutritional value. Not only is grass-fed beef healthy for you, but it also tastes delicious! If you are a pregnant or breastfeeding mom, the extra omega-3 from the grass-fed beef will provide incredible nutritional benefits for your child. Try grass-fed beef from your local farm today. Read more at: http://products.mercola.com/organic-beef/.
Certified “organic” items from the grocery store can be misleading. Our beyond-organic products go much further than the USDA organic standards, focusing not only on natural produce and animals but also on holistic land management practices. While they don’t have the label of being certified by a third-party organization, our products are completely chemical-free. We don’t use fertilizers, pesticides, hormones, antibiotics, or any other artificial ingredients in any of our processes. Everything on the farm (soil, animals, plants, etc.) has an integral function which works in harmony to create a living organism.
Our forest-fed pigs are rotated through a 60-acre wooded lot and throughout the rotation forage about 50% of their feed from the land. Once they are moved, a pig never touches the same piece of land for it's entire time on the farm to avoid uncleanliness and overgrazing. The land is rested for 6 months after being foraged to allow for regenerative growth.
Free range chickens are allowed to range freely outdoors where they can eat whatever grass, weed seeds, insects, and worms they choose. This results in more nutritious eggs and meat for consumers, and more healthy, humane conditions for the birds.
You can think of heirlooms as "purebred" plant species. An heirloom seed is from a species of plant that has been carefully grown and saved for many generations. The value could lie in its flavor, productivity, hardiness, or adaptability. Many heirlooms have been preserved for more than 100 years. Some have history reaching back 300 years or more. To be preserved for so long, these seed varieties have had to prove their value to many peoples across time and place. Most heirlooms have been saved and selected because they have the best flavor and production in home and small market gardens. Learn more at www.rareseeds.com.
A genetically-modified organism is a plant, animal, or other organism whose genetic makeup has been modified in a laboratory using genetic engineering. While some research may claim GMOs provide specific benefits like pest-resistance, these organisms cannot be fully trusted due to their artificial insemination of foreign chemicals. Any items with this protocol on our site have been derived from animals fed Non-GMO verified feed. Read more at http://www.nongmoproject.org/.
Raw food is food that has not been cooked or processed and can include things such as fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, eggs, fish, meat and dairy products. Raw milk refers to milk that has not been pasteurized or homogenized. Raw milk from 100-percent grass-fed animals is much healthier than ordinary milk. It has a higher concentration of vitamins and antioxidants, fewer “bad” fats, and more “healthy” fats such as omega-3s and CLA (conjugated linoleic acid). Learn more at https://www.realmilk.com/.
Our meat chickens are raised on green pasture in hoop houses that are moved 3-4 times per week. This allows the chicken to access fresh grass, ample sunlight, and bugs as the main source of their diet.
Our cows are raised on pasture and rotated daily to ensure proper distribution of manure and ample grass for them to feed on. The cows also have access to a mineral box filled with various nutrients. This promotes a natural cycle of grass-fed beef and soil replenishment.
Our chickens are moved behind our cows to allow them to scratch the cows' manure. This spreads the nutrients around for a thoroughly mineralized pasture.
Soy-free designates that the animal is free of soy. Many people have developed food allergies directly related to soy. Therefore, products with this designation come from animals with a soy-free diet to assist with those that have soy allergies and those that are concerned with the negative impacts that have been associated with consuming soy. The toxins in soy have been found to inhibit protein digestion, block mineral absorption, cause gastrointestinal issues, promote kidney stones, and have been linked to infertility. Learn more at http://drkaayladaniel.com/summ....
Any food that has a label stating "Certified Organic by...." a third-party organization (such as USDA) meets the standards set by that organization. While the standards differ worldwide, organic farming features practices that foster the cycling of resources, promote ecological balance, and conserve biodiversity. Synthetic pesticides and chemical fertilizers are not allowed, although certain organically approved pesticides may be used under limited conditions. In general, organic foods are also not processed using irradiation, industrial solvents, or synthetic food additives. Any items with this protocol on our site have been derived from animals fed certified organic feed.
Items in this category are foraged in the wild from our farm or like-minded local farms that do not use spray or fertilizers. These are natural products that will resonate with the hunter-gatherer in you.
These animals have no grain of any kind in their diet. Instead, they eat grass, hay, and forage through our pasture/woods. They may also consume excess items from our gardens and dairy operations.