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Tatsoi!

Tatsoi is an Asian green in the mustard family. It is very mild in flavor and can be enjoyed raw or braised lightly with olive oil, garlic, and salt.Personally, I’m quite excited to be growing tatsoi this season. It is one of my favorite…

Miraculous Germination

Lately I’ve been thinking about germination.  It’s one of the truly astounding acts of nature that is so commonplace as to seem mundane.  But think about it for a moment. A plant grows to maturity and produces a hard capsule of genetic material that can remain…

Wild-Crafted Shiitake!

On Wednesday we finished up the morning chores and noticed that various wild mushrooms were growing in the pasture.  Of course this makes sense with all the rain we’ve been getting the last two weeks, but the observation spurned us on to go check our…

Thriving or Surviving?

How do you feel when you have been eating highly nutritious food on a consistent basis? When you eat lots of fresh vegetables and high-quality meats for an extended period of time, you feel healthier and more resilient. Your immune system functions better.  The same…

Natural Foraging Behavior

Pasture-raised poultry farming is completely different from conventional poultry farming. One of the most obvious differences is foraging behavior. In a pasture-raised system, chickens forage fresh grass every day. In a conventional poultry house, foraging is altogether impossible.  Chickens have been selectively bred by…

Pasture-Raised Chicken is Easier to Cook

Poultry can be a bit tricky to cook. I’ve never met anyone who likes rare chicken, but overcooked and dried out chicken isn’t particularly tasty either. So what’s the solution if you have trouble cooking poultry? Purchase higher quality meat! Our pasture-raised chicken retains…

What We’re All About

Grateful Pastures Farm was founded in order to work towards solving two major problems in today’s world: Humanity needs methods of producing food that do not destroy the planet. Humanity needs methods of producing food that do not involve torturing animals. Luckily, we have…

Morning Chores

What is it like to raise chickens on pasture?  Today I want to give brief description of what a typical morning of chores looks like on the farm.As with any farm, it’s important for us to get up early and get started on the day’s…

Movement

At Grateful Pasture’s we believe in movement.  Movement is the primary difference between pasture-raised chicken and all other methods of raising chicken.  Chickens poop a lot. This manure harbors pathogens that can cause disease when other chickens are exposed to it.  In a stagnant system, pathogens inevitably…

Go Eat Rocks!

What comes to mind when you think of a chicken’s diet? Probably worms, crickets, grass, seeds, grain, or even pelletized chicken feed. But do you think of grit? Heck, what is grit anyway? Grit is simply crushed granite. That’s right, rocks. Chickens eat a lot of rocks! At…

Regenerative Farming

The image on the left is from a back pasture on our property that we have not used. The image on the right is from our main pasture, which we have used for the last 3 years to raise pastured poultry. As we move…

Free Range or Pasture-Raised?

What do you think of when you see the term “free-range”? Many people think of chickens happily foraging in open fields, eating insects and breathing fresh air. Regrettably, this is not the reality for the free-range chicken and eggs that you’ll find on grocery…

Tatsoi!

Tatsoi!

Tatsoi is an Asian green in the mustard family. It is very mild in flavor and can be enjoyed raw or braised lightly with olive oil, garlic, and salt.Personally, I’m quite excited to be growing tatsoi this season. It is one of my favorite…

Miraculous Germination

Miraculous Germination

Lately I’ve been thinking about germination.  It’s one of the truly astounding acts of nature that is so commonplace as to seem mundane.  But think about it for a moment. A plant grows to maturity and produces a hard capsule of genetic material that can remain…
Wild-Crafted Shiitake!

Wild-Crafted Shiitake!

On Wednesday we finished up the morning chores and noticed that various wild mushrooms were growing in the pasture.  Of course this makes sense with all the rain we’ve been getting the last two weeks, but the observation spurned us on to go check our…
Thriving or Surviving?

Thriving or Surviving?

How do you feel when you have been eating highly nutritious food on a consistent basis? When you eat lots of fresh vegetables and high-quality meats for an extended period of time, you feel healthier and more resilient. Your immune system functions better.  The same…

Natural Foraging Behavior

Natural Foraging Behavior

Pasture-raised poultry farming is completely different from conventional poultry farming. One of the most obvious differences is foraging behavior. In a pasture-raised system, chickens forage fresh grass every day. In a conventional poultry house, foraging is altogether impossible.  Chickens have been selectively bred by…

Pasture-Raised Chicken is Easier to Cook

Pasture-Raised Chicken is Easier to Cook

Poultry can be a bit tricky to cook. I’ve never met anyone who likes rare chicken, but overcooked and dried out chicken isn’t particularly tasty either. So what’s the solution if you have trouble cooking poultry? Purchase higher quality meat! Our pasture-raised chicken retains…

What We’re All About

What We’re All About

Grateful Pastures Farm was founded in order to work towards solving two major problems in today’s world: Humanity needs methods of producing food that do not destroy the planet. Humanity needs methods of producing food that do not involve torturing animals. Luckily, we have…

Morning Chores

Morning Chores

What is it like to raise chickens on pasture?  Today I want to give brief description of what a typical morning of chores looks like on the farm.As with any farm, it’s important for us to get up early and get started on the day’s…

Movement

Movement

At Grateful Pasture’s we believe in movement.  Movement is the primary difference between pasture-raised chicken and all other methods of raising chicken.  Chickens poop a lot. This manure harbors pathogens that can cause disease when other chickens are exposed to it.  In a stagnant system, pathogens inevitably…
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