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Why Red Meat is Healthy & Sustainable

There is a lot of propaganda out there surrounding domesticated animal agriculture and its negative impact on our health and environment. Most of this propaganda is driven by activists who are completely against all forms of animal agriculture but completely ignorant to the complexities of sustainable regenerative agriculture; especially with an exponentially growing human population. It is also driven by marketers to create yet another niche income stream while protecting the subsidies which already supply most of our store-bought processed foods (even the "healthier" ones.) It is now being discovered by many doctors and functional medicine experts that meat is a great source of protein because of the abundance in amino acids and other nutritional elements per calorie consumed. They...

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Is Farming Capitalistic, Socialistic, or Both???

Over the last 4 (+) years we have been focusing on sourcing and bringing the best farmers from all around NJ. We source specifically from those that are concentrating on the health of their land without the use of artificial treatments. Instead they practice a natural rotation of vegetable, grassland, and animal (aka regenerative agriculture). Healthy lands mean healthy soils which in turn means healthy vegetables, healthy animals, and healthy food for all of us. In this time we have distinguished quite a few hurdles that lay ahead, and these hurdles are driven by misguided propaganda and over saturated competitive markets. Let’s first talk propaganda and reading between the lines. Propaganda comes in all forms; many of those that promote and market...

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Organic... A Misconception

It has taken us years of working with farmers, as well as researching / studying sustainable agriculture, to conclude that the organic label is a common misconception... Many people think ALL Organic practices are better without knowing why. A common misconception is that all organic farms do not use pesticides. When in fact, most large organic farmers do use pesticides. Organic farmers use pesticides regulated from naturally occurring substances, whereas conventional farmers use synthetic. With this comes another misconception that organic pesticides are safer than synthetic. Studies have shown organic is no more benign than conventional. On the other hand, it is proven that organic pesticides are not as effective; therefore, organic farms spray up to 7 times more than conventional. In addition, organic food...

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Fresh vs Frozen???

What’s the difference between fresh & frozen provisions? This depends on many factors. What provisions are we discussing? Are they coming from local farmers? Are we talking about maintaining its nutritional integrity or flavor? Has the product been frozen 1, 2, 3, or 4 times? Let’s dive in!   Freezing food has been a natural preservation method way before industrialized freezers and refrigerators were even a concept. Obviously only in the coldest of climates, long voyages by primitive hunters would seek out the best areas to hunt or fish. They would stay for weeks /months building up supply, and then bring this food back to their community. Similarly, to the natural fermentation practices of primitive cultures living in warmer climates,...

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Let’s Clear the Confusion: Free Range vs Pasture Raised Poultry

  Labels continue to cause confusion to us consumers who just want to eat the best foods and support the most sustainable practices. The myriad of egg and poultry labels are not any easier to sift through.  This blog will share with you the most important of everything we have learned about poultry farming & sustainable agriculture, as well as how to find what is best for you, your family, and the environment.  First off- Stay away from Cage Free. This is just another way of saying, “raised in a barn.” No animal is supposed to be raised in a barn. Sunlight (UVA and UVB rays) is so essential to the well-being of most animals, including us humans.  It is...

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