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Buying Beef in Bulk

July 03, 2013 By BrendaPalmer Category(s): Healthy LifestyleIndustry News
Angus Beef Cuts Chart

Pasture to Plate

Live weight, Hanging weight, Packaged weight - What’s the difference?? How can one beef have three different weights?  It can be confusing to talk about the different weight classifications and terms applied to an animal carcass. Here are the steps from an animal grazing in the pasture to the steak on your plate and what they mean to you.
 

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Sous Vide

May 05, 2014 By BrendaPalmer Category(s): Healthy Lifestyle
The chuck roast turned into prime rib and top round into tenderloin!

Sous Vide preparation of a boneless Chuck Roast and Top Round Steak. Neither is known as the most tender cut of meat - though ours is more tender than most -  this method makes them fork tender and delicious!    

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Fall Round-Up

October 27, 2013 By BrendaPalmer Category(s): Ranch LifeHealthy Lifestyle
The steers and heifers in the summer pasture.

Fall is a beautiful time of the year here in the North Cascades and a busy time on the ranch. We are preparing for our fall harvest of beef and to do that we need to round up the cattle from their summer pastures and bring them back to our home ranch. 

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Dry Aging vs. Gas Packing

January 30, 2013 By BrendaPalmer Category(s): Healthy LifestyleIndustry News
Our delicious ground beef made into smoked hamburgers. MMmmm good!

What is the difference in dry aging, wet aging and gas packing and why is it important to you and your family? What does carbon monoxide have to do with meat in the display case? 

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Fall Beef is Here!

November 07, 2012 By BrendaPalmer Category(s): Ranch LifeHealthy Lifestyle
Steaks thawing for dinner.

The Fall Harvest of Beef is finally here! We picked up the first of our delicious grass fed Angus beef yesterday and it looks great. We are really excited about the quality and know our customers will be very happy with the wonderful flavor and tenderness of our nutritious beef.  

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No Pink Slime Here!

March 13, 2012 By BrendaPalmer Category(s): Healthy LifestyleIndustry News
 I'm very happy to tell you that our all natural, grass fed beef has no slime added - pink or otherwise.

I'm sure you've all heard about the "Pink Slime" in ground beef controversy in the news lately. I'm very happy to tell you that our all natural, grass fed beef has no slime added - pink or otherwise.  All the attention to beef processing is a good thing, I think.  Just as important as what your beef is fed is how your beef is processed.  I don't know about  you, but I have no desire to eat pink slime or ammonia. 

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What Do You Think?

February 21, 2012 By BrendaPalmer Category(s): Healthy LifestyleIndustry News
Have you seen a feedlot lately?

Do you know where supermarket / industrial beef comes from? Have you seen a feedlot lately?  What do you think of the conditions?  CAFO / feedlot / industrial beef or grass fed beef -  which is healthier? 

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Best Meat There Is

July 19, 2011 By BrendaPalmer Category(s): Healthy Lifestyle
Grass Fed Beef

Switching from supermarket beef to a local farmer who grows grass fed beef allows you to get superior food from a safer, more humane source, while supporting your community and the environment at the same time—it's truly a win-win-win-win proposition, and what could be better than that?

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Garbage In, Garbage Out

July 05, 2011 By BrendaPalmer Category(s): Healthy Lifestyle

I've been reading a lot lately about the health benefits of eating grass fed beef.  I am no authority on nutrition, but it seems to me that some things are pretty much a matter of common sense.  When you eat a food that was once a live animal, beef, chicken, pork, turkey - whatever -  you are eating in part what that animal ate. 

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