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by 583 · about 14 hours ago

What's the nutritional difference? How does the fatty acid profile differ? I'm sure someone can pull up a decent study - the USDA food database doesn't distinguish, of course.

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cavebiatchmofakkers 0 · December 22, 2013 at 2:52 AM

I can't help you with the studies but I am assuming that you're interested just to see if pastured products are 'worth it' for you, and you want to see if you can back it up with peer reviewed science. I don't know about any 'studies', but... (more)

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by 10 · about 14 hours ago

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)

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elena_4 0 · June 01, 2013 at 12:22 AM

John Crow Farm: http://johncrowfarm.com/ Stillman's at the Turkey Farm: http://stillmansattheturkeyfarm.com/ Both have a lot of CSA options (both pick-up and delivery), and also sell at a number of farmer's markets. (more)

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by 777 · September 28, 2014 at 3:59 AM

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)

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hardeepsura 0 · April 29, 2013 at 7:39 PM

Please use the 'Search' function. Here are some links already... (more)

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by 0 · about 14 hours ago

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)

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Nick_34 0 · March 26, 2013 at 8:18 PM

Kyle - We have a farm in Maryland that produces all of those products. You can check out our website, grandviewfarming.com for pictures and descriptions of how the animals are raised. We have the chicken and egg prices on the site as well but... (more)

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by 2626 · about 14 hours ago

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)

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Bradach 0 · March 25, 2013 at 2:16 PM

I get alot of omega 3s from drinking iskiate each morning so I can look for chickens that are just eating bugs and plant shoots without manmade additives. Alot of permaculture farms will have chickens that just wander the premises as a pest-and... (more)

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by 1655 · September 27, 2014 at 3:51 AM

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)

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scilla 0 · March 11, 2013 at 12:41 AM

Read the omnivore's dilemma, it has solid information about this and many other closely related topics.

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by 4306 · about 14 hours ago

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)

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greymouser 0 · March 05, 2013 at 11:58 AM

As far as I know or have ever seen, the only place non-grass-fed happens for the life of the lamb, and only sometimes, is US lamb. However, nothing is ever guaranteed. New Zealand lamb may be grass fed and then grain finished sometimes.... (more)

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by 408 · about 14 hours ago

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)

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MathGirl72 0 · February 14, 2013 at 3:40 AM

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.

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by 20 · about 14 hours ago

i found this website earlier today http://www.greenpasturefarms.co.uk/ they seem great, anybody ordered from them?

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by 805 · about 14 hours ago

I know there is a thread around here but my question is a little more specific. eatwild.com there I got that out of the way before someone throws that link in there lol. I was looking at northstarbison, slankers, US Wellness Meats and a few... (more)

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aseafish 0 · September 21, 2012 at 1:24 AM

I have ordered from US Wellness Meats for years. I got a shipment today, as a matter of fact. I have always been happy with my shipments, their variety is impressive, and the quality is great. Check out the bloggers who have visited and will give... (more)

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by 557 · about 14 hours ago

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)

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Aisling 0 · September 02, 2012 at 10:06 PM

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)

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by 55 · September 29, 2014 at 3:35 AM

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)

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IfYouSaySo 0 · July 16, 2012 at 7:41 PM

We like Pampero Ranch (beef & chicken), Holding Ranch (beef & lamb), River Dog (pork, lamb, chicken) Linda's Tasty Pork (Berkshire, Tamworth & Gloucester), 4505 (but watch out for the sugar they sometimes add), and John for the Wooly... (more)

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by 3280 · about 14 hours ago

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)

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Kelly_3 0 · June 09, 2012 at 1:53 PM

My guess is if you are making ghee from the organic sweet cream butter, you'll be removing all the milk solids from the butter anyways and be left with the fat/ghee. So, if I understood your question right, by making it into ghee it should be... (more)

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by 2199 · about 14 hours ago

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.

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Rogue_Dietitan 0 · May 24, 2012 at 6:49 AM

The omega-3 in commercial flax-fed eggs usually has alpha linoleic acid (ALA) which isn't well used by humans -- conversion to usable omega 3 is low. Obviously pastured eggs are the best. When I can't get them I go for free range, and up my... (more)

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by 24528 · September 29, 2014 at 3:31 AM

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)

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August 0 · April 13, 2012 at 8:41 PM

You aren't fooling yourself. You may be overkilling it a little on toxin avoidance though. Grass fed animals have a much lower toxin load and they've got livers, which tend to remove a lot of this sort of stuff. What's the return on investment... (more)

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by 670 · about 14 hours ago

I know this is a very specific question, but it's difficult to figure out! I've heard the beef here is often grain-finished (depending on rainfall and the seasons), and this is a selling-point for many suppliers. But what about lamb/goats? On... (more)

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Fiona 0 · April 13, 2012 at 7:29 AM

I'd echo what others have said that most lamb is left on pasture year round. I love this time of year in the UK with all the spring lambs in the fields! A lot of lamb/sheep (and goats) graze on land that's unsuitable for agriculture or for... (more)

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by 2022 · September 27, 2014 at 3:31 AM

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)

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e_istre91 0 · April 05, 2012 at 7:35 PM

Well...that sucks. Definitely a Paleo issue in my opinion. The quality of our meat matters and CAFO's don't provide quality by any measure. Lobbyist and money are probably behind this, as the article points out. This is in a way, good I... (more)

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by 1300 · about 14 hours ago

I asked several vendors at the farmers market, all seemingly honest and sincere people. They all told me their chickens get both feed and pasture everyday. One said she felt they only ingested 30% from pasture. Another said the chickens have... (more)

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Matt_1 0 · April 01, 2012 at 11:17 PM

I would guess that 30% would be quite high. Chickens are not grazing animals and lack the special digestive system of cows so they can only obtain quite a small percentage of their diet from grass. Chickens also eat the grubs and insects found... (more)

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by 20353 · September 25, 2014 at 3:26 AM

Found pastured eggs for sale. Only once per month... How long would they keep?

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by 5232 · about 14 hours ago

Is there a reason to buy them grassfed/pastured? -Chicken -Beef -Pork -Lamb -Duck -Veal Livers hearts Kidneys (not so sure about the normal cows/pigs.) Gizzard (chicken, turkey) Tripe (beef) Tongue i.e. Chicken Liver/gizzards are about $1-2... (more)

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greymouser 0 · January 17, 2012 at 8:35 PM

I'm less hung up on "organic" than I am sticking to "happy", locally raised, and grass-fed / pastured animals. But the point is always to minimize your exposure to the crap we as a society shits into the environment every minute of every day.... (more)

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by 416 · about 14 hours ago

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)

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Beth_WeightMaven 0 · December 18, 2011 at 4:05 PM

Here's CNN's take on the various terms regarding eggs. My take? Even at $6 (or more) a dozen, I think that getting pastured eggs is well worth it for the "much higher nutritional quality" ... I think $1 or $1.50 for a meal's worth of eggs is a... (more)

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by 416 · about 14 hours ago

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)

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by 25 · about 14 hours ago

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)

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Matt_1 0 · December 10, 2011 at 11:57 AM

Eggland's say on their website that they add lutein supplements to their chicken feed. Lutein is a yellow colored carotenoid and will improve the yolk color. Their feed supplements may also include other carotenoids. Depending on how far north... (more)

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by 1386 · about 15 hours ago

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)

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WildBill 0 · December 19, 2011 at 7:21 PM

5 bar beef. Cows are in santiago canyon. Frank is at the Saturday farmer's market by UCI.

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by 1377 · about 15 hours ago

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)

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Mary_K_Irving 0 · September 03, 2012 at 5:06 PM

Lucky's market in N Boulder....and farmers market. ...we have an informal monthly paleo potluck club in the Boulder area. Our next meeting is in Louisville. Good food and company and we share our recipes and experience with Paleo. There is a... (more)