Hi Everyone, we hope you enjoyed your Holiday week and are getting ready for a great New Year's celebration!
Or, maybe you will be like us and it will be a dog fight to stay up till midnight!
Either way, this is a very exciting time of year as we think about all the went well in 2022- and all that we want to improve upon as we head into 2023!
For many, one of those main areas of improvement is their health.
How they eat, what they eat, getting on a "clean" eating plan, and getting their internal health and body in tip-top shape.
I have never met anybody that did not take action on their health- revamping their diet by increasing their proteins and veggies while decreasing their starches and sugars- who did not feel radically different.
You know, Lauren and I got into this line of work, farming, because we met so many people who wanted to change their health through food.
We were actually these people.
After eating off the farm meats- our lives are so much better.
Increased energy, reduced body-fat, and better cellular health.
Farm fresh meats are clean meats- when these are combined with free-range eggs and organ meats- as well as suet/ tallow and bone broth- you can just feel your body thanking you for the positive infusion of nutrition.
For those who have not had bone broth, it is really delicious.
It is soothing on the gut and has even been associated with healing the gut- including conditions like leaky gut.
I find it to be a very protein rich alternative to coffee and tea- or a better, lighter alternative to soup!
I wanted to share a recipe that you can use to make it yourself!
*Remember, if you want to grow in mind and health, be open to trying something new!
Many of our customers request bones with their beef order so they can make their own bone broth- check out the recipe below:
3 ½ pounds beef bones, such as oxtail, short rib, knuckle, and shank
2 stalks celery, cut into 2-inch pieces
1 large onion, cut into 8 pieces
1 medium leek - roots trimmed off, cleaned, and cut into 2-inch pieces
1 whole head garlic, halved crosswise
12 cups water, or as needed
2 bay leaves, or more to taste
1 tablespoon white vinegar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
Place beef bones on the prepared baking sheet.
Roast bones in the preheated oven for 40 minutes, turning over at the halfway point.
Carefully place bones into a large stockpot and pour in any juices that have collected on the baking sheet. Add celery, onion, leek, and garlic to the stockpot, and add just enough water to completely cover the bones. Stir in bay leaves, vinegar, salt, and pepper.
Bring broth to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to a very low simmer and cover, venting the lid a bit. Simmer for 12 hours, occasionally skimming off any foam and "gunk" that rises to the top. Add additional water whenever bones and vegetables are no longer covered.
Remove the pot from the heat and cool broth to room temperature. Strain broth with a fine-mesh strainer into a clean pot. Discard bones and vegetables.
Give it a try and send us some pics!
You know, so many think eating "healthy" is hard- but the #1 reason why it is hard is because most are default eaters.
What you fill your refrigerators, freezers, and kitchen cabinets with is what you will eat.
Order Ground Beef.
So, if you want to change your default pattern of eating, change how you buy your food and what you buy.
You will naturally start eating what is available.
Make what is available good proteins and you will see a dramatic change in your diet and your health as a result.
Finally, as we end 2022, Lauren and I wanted to thank all of you for supporting our small family farm.
It is a tremendous amount of work making sure the animals are healthy, customers are served, orders are handled and butchered correctly- so we thank you for always supporting us as we grow.
The reward for us is your kind words, the stories you share, and the photos you send of our meats serving you and your families.
We just wanted to say thank you.
We will keep working hard for all of you and your families.
Our goal of being the #1 protein provider to families in the tri-state area is our commitment.
Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Cheers to great health and a great year ahead!
DANA & LAUREN