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By Ang Jordan | Published: November 9, 2011
Anyone who’s looked knows that in this area local sources of small farm-raised pastured poultry are few and far between. If you live in Mobile you have to drive to get it, and an hour up I-65 is the ideal place, Green Acres Farm in McDavid, FL, just over the state line from Atmore, AL. [...]
By Ang Jordan | Published: August 21, 2010
Boutwell Farms of Clayton AL is now supplying meat to Windmill Market in Fairhope. Right now the market has a variety of sausage, hot dogs (beef, pork, combination), and bacon in stock, but Boutwell is also taking orders for delivery next weekend (the 28th/29th). Products include a variety of cuts of pork and beef, in [...]
By Ang Jordan | Published: May 22, 2010
From the latest Irvington Cattle Company newsletter, they have a limited number of sides available, and some stock remaining at Hazel’s Market in Daphne. However, they will be busy rebuilding their home which was destroyed by fire last year, and this will likely be the last available product from them until next spring. You can [...]
By Ang Jordan | Published: April 18, 2010
In the March/April issue of Orion, Bill McKibben writes about the advantages of grass-fed beef, including their ability to sequester carbon by fertilizing grassland.
By Ang Jordan | Published: October 6, 2009
In the New York Times this week, there’s a sobering article about the risks of eating ground beef, or in other words, the failure of our food safety system. At the Times’ Well blog, there’s also a list of the top ten common food poisoning risks. The safest ground beef would be made from whole [...]
By Ang Jordan | Published: September 5, 2009
For those of you who don’t want to buy a side of beef or can’t make it to the farmers’ market (or, as now, the market isn’t open), a few retailers have begun carrying locally-raised meat. You can find Hastings Farm grass-fed beef and lamb at Virginia’s Health Foods in Mobile and Ever’man Natural Foods [...]
By Ang Jordan | Published: March 22, 2009
Now is the time to order your “grass fed beef from Hastings Farm”:http://www.localharvest.org/farms/M16893 in Baldwin County. You need a freezer or several friends to split the approximately 90 pounds you’ll get from a quarter, at a cost of $540.
By Ang Jordan | Published: June 22, 2008
This week at the farmers market someone asked me what grass-fed beef tastes like. I’ve had it before from vendors at the farmers market in Bloomington, but frankly it’s been a few years so I’m not sure I can accurately summarize the differences between grass and grain-fed. And beyond that, I don’t eat a lot [...]