Are there any paleo folks in or around the Boston area who know a good source of pastured beef and chicken? So far I've been making a special trip to Wholefoods to get the good stuff, but I'd much rather go direct through a local farm,... (more)
I was just just chopping up my 1st calves liver into 'pills' to freeze for a couple weeks & i got the urge to have a taste to see what the fuss is all about, i ate a couple small bits & it was totally flavourless which was a suprise after... (more)
I've started buying Grass-finished beef and free-range chicken at my local Sprouts, but the beef is expensive and the chicken I've found out is not so free-range (Rosie's). I used to buy cage-free eggs there too until I realized that that label is... (more)
Thanks to paleo, I've moved from the world of $4/dozen "cage free" eggs to the world of $10/dozen eggs from pasture-raised heritage chickens with natural diurnal cycles and on-site Swedish massage. But I've noticed an issue: The most "natural"... (more)
Could you please supply me with some links to data about the difference between pastured and industrial meat? Please note: NOT claims, NOT assertions, NOT expressions of belief, NOT "it must be so". I want data. Chemical and nutritional analysis... (more)
Are there places where sheep are not pastured but kept in lots like beef cattle? I live in Spain and one can always see sheep grazing. I don't think it would even be profitable to buy in all the food for sheep and lambs on a typical feed lot. I... (more)
I raise my own chickens and roosters but when it comes to eating them I just can't stomach it. I know each and every chicken and roosters personality and even call some by names. It becomes extremely difficult to enjoy my meal when I personally... (more)
You have to go into it with the mindset that the chickens are not pets. We don't name our chickens. We feed them and they feed us. It makes it easier when they die or we kill them for dinner.
I live in the bay area and get my eggs either locally or from Marin Sun Farms. Both of these producers pasture raise their chickens and the eggs are pale yellow not the deep orange you would except. Is the color really the best indicator of how... (more)
Yes and no. We had free range hens and color does vary with the seasons, what they are eating and how many bugs and how much green stuff they like is available. In the middle of Summer you should see a deeper yellow yolk in a truly free range hen.... (more)
Hello, I am located in the San Francisco Bay Area and am looking for affordable sources of pastured meat. I am not really interested in steak cuts--mostly ground beef, beef roasts, beef organs, and pastured chicken. I am also fine purchasing 1/4... (more)
Does ghee from "organic sweet cream butter from pastured cows on a small, certified organic family farm" offer the same awesome health benefits as Kerrygold pastured butter? The brand is: www.PurityFarms.com I guess my question is: is the... (more)
What are the best eggs to buy? I know pastures and bug fed are ideal according to PaleoApproved. This raises the omega 3 ratio. Can't find bug fed eggs in NYC. But flaxseed fed pastured also have high omega 3. Discuss.
So, I switched to lamb as my main red meat and animal fat instead of grassefed beef about 4 months ago thinking that it would be lower in environmental toxins because of the young age of the animal at culling. Am I fooling myself? Does all the... (more)
http://hartkeisonline.com/animal-husbandry/big-pig-lobbyist-uses-cloakroom-tactics-to-foil-small-farm-defense/ I wanted to share this link. I'm pretty sure it's a paleo issue, but if not, delete it or vote me down. I just wanted to share... (more)
I have been buying pastured eggs at the natural grocery store where I do most of my shopping. The problem is that they are nearly $6/dozen and I go through a couple dozen a week. I'm looking for a cheaper alternative, but only if I can find one... (more)
Just bought my first dozen of pastured eggs.. the yolks are much lighter than the egglands best eggs that i normally buy.. it is the start of winter where I live...is it because there is less grass/bugs during this time of year therefore the... (more)
Does anyone living in Southern California, or even better Orange County, know of any good local CSAs or sources of quality meat and produce? I visit the local farmers' markets but they never carry any animal products. The eatwild website has... (more)
Hi guys, I just moved to Boulder and I'm in need of some pastured eggs. I usually eat around 4 eggs a day with breakfast, but I haven't been able to find any pastured eggs, not at the farmer's market, definitely not at the grocery store (it's... (more)
In Whole Foods, while most poultry receive an animal welfare rating of 1-3, the Cornish game hens are labelled as 5, which according to them means that they're pasture-raised. But does this absolutely guarantee that they're not grain fed? I'm... (more)
PaleoDel's question got me thinking about my own eggs, recently acquired from a real backyard. They each had a few dark specks in them, and one had what looked like blood vessels surrounding the yoke. There wasn't too much blood. I did cook them... (more)
Yes, I have heard of things like "pastured" butter. Recently I saw some "pasture-based" dairy. Is this the same thing as "pastured"? Or is it that they spent an hour a month out on the range, and then everything else conventional?
I had a detailed question/story written but somehow I made it disappear, to my chagrin; and i just don't have it in me to write it all over again. If you know anything at all about beef/chicken/dairy/eggs from Amish farms and you want to tell it... (more)
Pastured whole chickens cost a fortune around these parts. They are about $16/kilo (about $8/pound). Their chicken livers are double that. Even their bones are $8/kilo. Ouch! I'm trying to eat more beef and other stuff to replace the chicken,... (more)
If you compare two chickens, one pastured and one from a factory farm, you won't find too many real nutritional differences. The factory chicken may have slightly less Omega-3 in it's fat but it's not a drastic difference (the same goes for... (more)
I just noticed in the last few weeks that the Whole Foods nearest to my house has dropped its per-brick cost of Kerrygold to $2.49, which beats the $2.69/$2.79 that I see at Trader Joe's in the region. In fact I haven't seen Kerrygold cheaper than... (more)
Yep, I saw a special deal in Whole Foods at the end of April. Also, to my surprise, my local Wegmans droped the price to $2.79 after I complained to them. They used to sell it for $4.99 / 8oz.
There's lot of comments about pasture butter, but I am curious as to what brand is most popular across PaleoHacks. Somehow, Kerrygold seems to have a very strong foothold. I'm not sure if it's cause it's just widely available or what but so many... (more)
Should I eat the skin on my whole roasted chicken or chicken legs? If they're pastured*, yes? If they're CAFO, no? Or always no? I'm especially concerned about omega 6. *I understand that it's rare to find fully pastured chickens. (more)