Ringing in the New Year, From the Pasture

Updated: Jan 29

This year, why not use those New Year’s Resolutions

to reap the benefits of pasture-raised meat and eggs!

There are of course the sustainability benefits of choosing to support your local farmers and the local land. Grass-fed cows can actually be beneficial to the environment. The USDA has studied the effects of pasture-raised animals and has found that compared to undisturbed grassland (and of course feedlots), these grazed pastures have a higher amount of carbon stored in the soil. This stored carbon, which occurs when the cows’ hooves naturally till the land, means increased soil fertility and decreased greenhouse gas emission (i.e. slowed global warming).

And then there are the nutritional benefits of eating pasture-raised meats. Animals raised on the open land, with no antibiotics or hormones, have less environmental toxins to process. When the body is overwhelmed by toxins, it stores them in the fat of the animal (or human). So to avoid overloading your own body with toxins, animal fat should only be consumed from a pastured source. The juicy, flavorful fat from pasture-raised animals also provides much-needed nutrients,