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by 10 · about 1 hour ago

Hi, A local small farm sells beef at a good price. Talked to the farmer about what the cows ate, and he said the cows are pastured, but the whole lot is fed around 5 lbs of corn a day from a trough to "train them" to come back or something. They... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · February 16, 2013 at 2:27 PM

Sounds like awesome beef to me. Purists look down on any corn in a ration, but it's not really a problem until the corn becomes the majority of their feed.

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by 145 · about 1 hour ago

I was chewing on a delicious grass fed organic beef burger from my local farm and almost chipped my front tooth on a bone shard. This is pretty disappointing as I have 22 left which I now have to eat with caution. In the past I've also had the... (more)

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blueballoon 0 · February 03, 2013 at 1:46 PM

Beef bones are not small like fish or rabbit bones. I don't see any reason why you should have bone shards in your meat. Or {shudder} plastic in your venison. I'd call and complain--for a couple of reasons: First, the farm needs to know that... (more)

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by 20 · about 1 hour ago

I am moving to San Jose in a couple weeks. What are some good paleo/primal places to check out in the area? I am interested in restaurants, grocery stores, butchers, fish mongers, farmers' markets, CSAs, and places to work out, CrossFit or... (more)

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Heather_McCormack 0 · June 12, 2012 at 5:35 PM

I live in San Jose, we have Whole Foods Markets, great Farmers Markets, my favorite is the Campbell Farmers Market on Sundays, you can buy grass fed meat from Prather Ranch there (they sell here and in San Francisco), Farmhouse Culture raw... (more)

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by 840 · about 2 hours ago

I live in the country/ major farming area and have often wanted to take advantage of large pasture acreage and raise some kind of animal. I am really keen on a goat, as you can also milk them. The anticipated benefits are saving money (living off... (more)

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syrahna 0 · March 04, 2012 at 5:18 AM

Have you spent any time around dairy animals? It's a real commitment. I grew up with cattle and have been around a lot of livestock (beef, dairy, sheep, pigs, goats, 4-H, vets in the family, never ate meat from the store, the whole shebang) - and... (more)

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by 550 · about 2 hours ago

I've checked Eatwild.com and bought from A Better Way Beef and enjoyed the order. Got 50lbs of grass fed beef for $3.95/lb. a quarter ground beef, a quarter roasts, a quarter steaks, a quarter assorted cuts including a couple soup bones. They... (more)

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Wcc_Kamal_Stabby_fan 0 · February 10, 2012 at 5:01 AM

I have not made any large meat purchases from any farms but I do buy pasture eggs and raw dairy from Gramen. They also sell pasture chickens and grass fed beef. The chickens are raised there at Gramen. The beef is purchased from a nearby Texas... (more)

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by 554 · about 2 hours ago

I currently live on 150 acre farm that is being conventionally farmed by someone else. Eventually the hubby and I want to take it over and turn it into an organic farm. That has to wait for better finances, but we would like to start this... (more)

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Karen 0 · January 04, 2012 at 1:34 AM

Cornell Organic programs - http://cuaes.cornell.edu/organic/ for knowledge and advice on where to get supplies locally Also check this list - http://www.agriculture.ny.gov/RelatedLinks.html and other sections at the NY Department of Agriculture... (more)

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by 10044 · about 2 hours ago

Instead of living in a master plan community that surrounded a golf course, how about a farm instead? You could walk and get your raw dairy and fresh eggs. It sounds like a good idea to me.

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Matt_11 0 · November 19, 2011 at 3:05 PM

No offense, but we farmers don't want to be surrounded by "cityfolk" who have no knowledge of agriculture. We don't need armchair farmers telling us management practices, that the manure pile is too smelly, etc... We don't need idiots that don't... (more)

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by 911 · about 2 hours ago

I recently moved to the Bay Area from NYC, and I am looking for a new supplier of grass-fed beef (or other pastured meat). Preferably I would like to buy an entire cow, to save as much money as possible. I have a car and am willing to travel to... (more)

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Shanon_H 0 · May 09, 2011 at 7:13 PM

http://www.marinsunfarms.com/

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by 18412 · about 2 hours ago

Found this site. I wish they were in Cali! Anybody in Pennsylvania buy from these cats? Look at the food they supply! http://www.yourfamilycow.com/food-list.html (more)

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Joe_Miller 0 · March 24, 2011 at 4:19 PM

Hey Jack, Saw this post and thought I'd show back up with a comment. Your Family Cow is a dairy in south central, PA. They bottle their own raw milk and produce many of the other delicious items you see above. This is one of the main farms that... (more)

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by 523 · about 2 hours ago

This week, I picked up my order of free-range organic chickens from a local farmer. I had requested the processors save me any extra parts. In addition to necks, hearts, and livers, I have 2 gallon Ziplocs of chicken feet. I have read they are... (more)

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FanOfSunshine 0 · September 12, 2010 at 5:17 AM

I think chicken feet would make a wonderful stock. http://simplyrecipes.com/recipes/how_to_make_stock_from_chicken_feet/link text (more)

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by 5 · about 2 hours ago

Can anyone recommend any good grass-fed meat websites to order from that any one can recommend? We live in PA and I've only been able to find one farm out here that sells grass-fed meat. Thanks!

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Paul_1 0 · August 05, 2010 at 9:21 PM

http://www.eatwild.com/

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by 56616 · about 2 hours ago

So I'm thinking of going into farming and I definitely want to have my farm focused on all things paleo. I already have some ideas- livestock centric with hardy "wild-type" breeds, grazing fields, fruit and nut trees, perhaps some vegetables or... (more)

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PortlandAllan 0 · April 21, 2010 at 9:48 PM

Willamette Valley. Folks didn't call it Eden and undertake the arduous Oregon Trail in a Conestoga Wagon for nothin'. How close you are to population centers would be entirely a function of your budget.

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by 1048 · October 25, 2014 at 3:11 AM

Has anyone tried out the meat CSA in Ontario from Stoddart family farms? http://stoddart.myshopify.com/products/deposit-on-main-season-meat-csa-share Its 495$ for a mixture of Chicken, Beef, Lamb & Pork. You get 10lbs a month at $8.25/pound... (more)

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Nick_3 0 · May 02, 2011 at 8:09 PM

I bought a Stoddart Family Farms' 2011 winter meat CSA share, and an egg share. I'm quite happy with the quality of the meat. I'm VERY happy with the quality of their duck eggs. The meat cuts vary a fair bit each month. This month, I... (more)

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by 15 · October 23, 2014 at 4:05 AM

Hello, I had a quick question. Currently starting a small (non certified) organic farm for public consumption. Was interested in starting a csa, community supported ag, farm. Would you be interested in purchasing from a farmer like that? ( not... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · April 10, 2013 at 7:21 PM

I love CSAs! Most CSAs I know of have drop off points for folks to come & pick up their boxes, instead of home delivery. Think about partnering with another farm for eggs/meat/flowers/fruit, if that's possible. You can have "staples",... (more)

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by 20 · October 23, 2014 at 3:45 AM

I've been paleo for 4 months now. I work on an organic farm and source about 60% of my food from it. The farm supplies yak, beef, lamb, pork, eggs, and vegetables. I supplement those with LOTS of fruit, macadamia nuts, seafood, and coconut... (more)

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blueballoon 0 · July 13, 2012 at 10:11 PM

We ate 90% of our diet from one local farm last year (northern Virginia). The winter got boring, as we ate meat, sweet potatoes, white potatoes, garlic, onions, apples, some eggs, and cabbage nearly every day. It really did get boring, but it... (more)

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by 2682 · October 22, 2014 at 3:09 AM

I am looking to purchase a portion of a cow from a local farmer in Starke, FL, Cognito Farm. Has anyone had any dealings with them? A 1/4 cow is about $600-$750 (80-100 lbs cut and wrapped). Does this sound like a good price? They also have... (more)

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LiveForIt 0 · February 22, 2011 at 3:12 PM

Buy from Cognito in confidence. I lived in Jacksonville, FL for the last 4 years, and they were my #1 goto farm for 100% grass fed products. They came to our farmers market on bi-weekly basis, and were one of the best vendors there. I have been... (more)

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