The following article is written by Edwin Shank, one of my farmers. Be sure to visit Edwin’s website Your Family Farmer. He delivers milk, cheese, eggs, meat and more to numerous locations in PA, but even if you’re not in PA, the website has recipes for everything from cooking pastured meats to making kombucha. And be sure to check out ‘Fresh Thoughts’ where Edwin posts articles just as good as the one below.
Note: My husband asked me to remove the company name and product name from the post. I think you’ll understand when you read. You don’t need to know either to ask your grass-fed beef farmer about chemical herbicides, pesticides, parricides, antibiotics, larvacides, de-wormers and hormone implants.
Sometimes I feel like a double agent privy to inside information. Often it’s sensitive, potentially damaging information on chemical farming to which, if the “chem farm” folks were wiser, really shouldn’t allow me access. Especially since they should know who I am. You know, one of those lunatic, chemical-free, organic farmers! But they don’t seem to know. They keep sending the incriminating info straight to my desk.Continue Reading