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March 09, 2012

Farm Animal Extravaganza

Spring is nearly here: fruit trees are blooming, asparagus is sprouting, and baby animals are arriving. Check out our farm animal slideshow for a heavy dose of cute!

December 09, 2011

A New Era for Eggs

Free-range. Cage-free. Pasture-raised. What’s the difference? For egg producers who raise their hens on pasture, converting consumers means communicating the true costs and value.

September 23, 2011

Going Whole Hog for Supper

Ben Provan of Magruder Ranch tells about the acorn-fed pig – a wild boar and heritage breed cross – and grass-fed beef that will be prepared at CUESA’s Sunday Supper by Ryan Farr of 4505 Meats and Peter McNee of Poggio.

February 18, 2011

A Bird With a Rich Heritage

The folks at Mountain Ranch say their heritage chickens eat more, run more and aren’t bred to fatten up so quickly. So why do they raise them?

January 21, 2011

Getting to Know Your Meat Labels

What is organic meat? Is it different from “natural” meat? Do “free range” and “grass fed” mean the same thing? Is “pasture raised” an official term? We explore the confusing world of meat labels.



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