Hi everyone! Just wanted to report back on my visit to Polyface farms in Virginia. It's a sustainable farm specializing in grass-fed meat and poultry products. Yeah, I know that meat isn't high on the eat clean diet, but the diet DOES allow a little. And if you can get it without additives, the better!
I was very impressed with the farm's operation -- they don't use any drugs on their animals and allow their animals to frolick and roam in the sunshine and grass... cows do not get "fattened" on grain, but eat a special combination of grasses which insures their nutrition. The chickens get plenty of exercise and sunlight and roam about eating worms, bugs, grass in addition to their feed.
So for the taste test... I tried one of their broiler hens and pork ribs. I was amazed at how little fat there was on the chicken... the skin was so thin, it was like rice paper. And the flavor was excellent. Btw, eventhough the chicken came frozen, there was almost NO liquid in the pan after roasting! And when it was cooked -- I couldn't tell it had ever been frozen. It was a similar experience with the pork, but there was a bit more fat to it. Nevertheless, the meat had a rich flavor which seems to be missing in grocery store bought pork.
Next time I go, I'm bringing a bigger cooler with me!
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