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Reason #2: Only Happy Animals

This is an ongoing blog series entitled, Reasons to Try Our Meat CSA, describing some of the reasons our members have shared with us why it works so well for them. Reason #2: Our meat comes from happy animals, not sad animals. We have a lot of young families in our meat CSA. And one thing we hear from a number of our members is that there are frequent conversations around the dinner table where discussions about animal welfare and human responsibility are given tangible expression while eating our products. One member even told me of his daughter asking many times after one of these conversations questions like, "did this chicken come from a sad animal, or from the happy...

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Reason #1 to Try our Meat CSA:

  After providing meat to our members in the Louisville, KY area for the past two years we've heard a lot of reasons why people think our CSA is a great fit for their families. It amazes us how such a diverse group of people can find it so perfect for them. So I figured I'd write a few blogs describing these benefits from some of the feedback we've received so far. I'll start with the biggest and easiest one first. 1. The meat is soooo good! We get this one a lot. Some people say our pork chops are more amazing than they thought pork chops could be, and sold them on the idea of trying out the CSA....

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Frittata your life away!

We are expecting a baby baby day now. So we have found our family in a season of needing easy, but good/healthy meals that reheat well and can even be made in advance. Bonus points for anything with considerably less than a sink full of dishes.There are a lot of possibilities that could fit this bill. But for breakfast we have found that the almighty frittata is just about perfect -for all these reasons. But also because it tricks our children into eating a lot of vegetables before they have even changed out of their pajamas.  Here is my recipe for a frittata that feeds a family of 5 for two breakfasts: Preheat oven to 400 F. Heat 1 large...

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Why is your meat so good?

We get a lot of questions that end up in some version of, "why is it that your meat has so much more flavor than I'm used to getting in my meat?" In some senses, we are raising the same products as other players in the marketplace, big and small: pork belly cured with salt, sugar, and smoke to make bacon. Cut up and whole chicken. Ground beef and lamb. Chorizo made from ground pork and spices. But where the difference lies is in what happened when the animals were walking around on our farm. With each species of livestock we raise on our farm, we have one overlaying principle: Maximize the intake of quality forages. I'll discuss details about how...

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Slow Roasted Cuban Pork Shoulder

The Boston Butt is a favorite cut of meat for smoking and making pulled pork bbq sandwiches. But when we sane mortals declare no intention of waking up at 2AM in order to meticulously watch over a smoker, so that dinner can be on the table by six, alternatives have to be presented. This recipe is fairly easy to pull off, and can be massaged into your schedule with some planning in advance. Combine into crock pot or dutch oven:1 Groce Family Farm Pork Shoulder Roast -seared first if possible (Picnic or Boston Butt)2 onions diced2 bulbs of garlic mincedJuice of four oranges, or 1.5 cupsZest of oranges (because I'm a rustic guy, I'll just throw my juiced orange rinds in...

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