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Quote of the Day

September 21st, 2008

I dislike the thought that some animal has been made miserable in order to feed me. If I am going to eat meat. I want it to be from an animal that has lived a pleasant, uncrowded life outdoors, on bountiful pasture, with good water nearby and trees for shade. And I am getting almost as fussy about food plants.

Wendell Berry (What Are People For)

An article on feedlots for your reading disgust by Sprol.

Eat Wild has a lot of information on pastured meat & dairy.

Mr Chiots and I eat mainly venison (thanks to my hunting dad) and pastured meat, chickens, eggs, turkeys and dairy from pastured cows (raw milk directly from Robert’s Farm). Anyone else out there on the pastured bandwagon?

5 Comments to “Quote of the Day”
  1. Throwback at Trapper Creek on September 21, 2008 at 10:14 pm

    Hi, I can’t remember what link I clicked and found your blog – we sell grassfed beef and pastured turkey through the Eatwild website. I would say we’re on the pastured soapbox ;) raising most of our own food, and srictly grassfeeding our cattle!

    Nice blog.

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  2. Jennifer on September 23, 2008 at 10:03 am

    SJ and I eat grass fed beef, occasional lamb, pork, and chicken (when we can find it). Getting chicken around here hasn’t been easy, most places are sold out, or save their chicken for their meat CSAs. We go out to dinner so much less now, but still enjoy the food when we’re there (we try not to think about it too much, and just enjoy the company). The meat we’ve gotten locally we know has been treated right, fed right, and processed right. The ground beef is from one cow, not 100, and we could drive directly to the field where it was raised. I can’t say any of that with store bought beef.
    As a bonus, it’s some of the best meat I’ve ever had in my whole life.

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  3. Susy on September 23, 2008 at 11:33 am

    I agree. Mr Chiots and I bought a few grass-fed steaks at a local farmer’s market and boy were they delicious!

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  4. farm mom on September 24, 2008 at 3:45 pm

    Oh yeah, we refuse to eat CAFO meat. We raise our own turkeys, chicken, ducks and we like to fish. My hubby wants to learn to bow hunt. We have bought 1/4 pasture raised beeve before from our CSA farmer, but we’re thinking of just forgoing beef altogether. we really LOVE pasture raised pork. I used to think I hated it before I got the good stuff. We bought a whole hog from a local pasture/organic farmer this spring. We find that we are willing to pay more for meat raised in a way that we feel is more natural and pleasant for the animal, and partake less often. We’ve changed our view of it as well and meat becomes more of a side and less of the main element. Nice blog btw! ;)

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  5. Susy on September 24, 2008 at 3:59 pm

    I’m so lucky to live in a county with tons of options for pastured meat. We get raw milk from pastured cows, chickens, turkeys, eggs and beef from one farm. There are several others that sell pork and beef as well. It’s so much better. I’m so excited for my Thanksgiving turkey, it will be fresh from the butcher for Thanksgiving. I’m sure it will be delicious!

    We are also willing to pay more for meat raised this way. Although there are a few local farmers that sell the meat cheaper than you could pay for Angus at the grocery.

    We also are on the less meat less often as a side dish. Much healthier this way.

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