Sunday, November 18, 2012
On popular request I wanted to pass on this very useful resource that includes a nationwide list of where to find pasture-fed animals locally and also lots of info on why pasture-raised animals produce better food.
You may find producers near you. Be prepared to planning ahead a bit if you want a turkey or a larger amount of something. It may even be worth it for many to buy an additional freezer or refrigerator. Many small producers will only raise and grow what they can sell in a local market. Some will ask you to pay for an animal or a share while they are still raising it. But the benefits are worth it. Many will give you and your children the opportunity to visit their farm so you can see how the animals are raised. Most of them deeply care about their land and their animals and also about the people they serve and will be happy to talk to you.
There is nothing better than to know the person who is growing/raising your food.