Sadly, it’s not news that many farm animals are pumped full of drugs, including antibiotics, anti-inflammatories, and steroids, as a way of keeping them healthy until slaughter. While, in theory, only minimal traces of these substances should make their way into your burger or sausages, last year the US Food and Drug Administration found beef samples that contained five times the legal drug limit. The World Health Organisation later warned that the overuse of antibiotics in meat could cause antimicrobial resistance in humans.
Given the huge global demand for meat, it’s unlikely that farms will ever become substance-free. But one organic farm in Sorens, Switzerland has come up with another way of keeping cattle healthy, without the need for drugs. In collaboration with … Read the rest
Exactly one week after Bay Area food tech tech startup Memphis Meats unveiled the world’s first lab-grown chicken finger, we as a society have become a single step closer to a reality in which producers of “clean meat” are able to compete on equal footing with the behemoths of modern industrial meat.
Just yesterday, Impossible Foods, the Redwood City, California startup, announced that it had almost finished construction on a huge factory in Oakland, California that will be able to produce one million pounds of veggie burgers per month. The company’s Impossible Burger—known as the “veggie burger that bleeds”—will be mass produced there; commercial production is planned to begin early this summer.
Founder and CEO of Impossible Foods, Patrick Brown, who was formerly a professor … Read the rest
“Encompassing 200 acres in Dutchess County, NY, Sprout Creek Farm is really three different entities, distinct yet dynamically entertwined. It is a working farm, raising free-ranging cows, sheep, goats, wild turkeys, guinea fowl, chickens, and pigs.
It is a market, selling our internationally award-winning cheeses and farm-produced meats, as well as local Hudson Valley milk, eggs, vegetables, crafts, and gifts. And it is an educational center, offering day, weekend, and summer programs that help connect young people to the land, the seasons, and the plants and animals that co-exist here in harmonious rhythm.”
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“The Bay Ridge CSA is a partnership between community members of Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, and our farms: Hearty Roots (vegetables), Pistil Farm (flowers) and Muddy Farm (eggs) in Red Hook, NY, Montogomery Place Orchards (fruit) in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, and Lewis Waite Farm (meat, poultry, bread, dairy, jam/honey, etc) in Greenwich, NY. We are proud to announce its third year of bringing farm-fresh, pesticide free, locally grown, affordable food directly to the Bay Ridge community.”
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“High Point Farms, LLC is committed to providing our customers with high quality Grass-Fed beef, grass-fed lamb, free range eggs, pasture raised chicken, pasture raised pork as nature intended – and as our ancestors enjoyed!
We do not use any antibiotics or growth hormones with any animals we raise or our cooperative farms raise. All animals are treated humanely and raised outside!”
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“Sweet Pea CSA, located in Brooklyn Heights, is a community of individuals committed to sharing the benefits and risks of local farming, and enjoying fresh, organic fruit, vegetables and other produce at a great value in return. In the spring, CSA members buy a “share” of the farm’s produce.
In return, members receive the benefits of the farm’s bounty throughout the growing season, as well as the satisfaction gained from supporting local farmers, participating directly in food production on farm visits and helping build a more local and equitable agricultural system.”
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“Linda and Mike are the proud caretakers of High View Farm. Along with our four American Border Collies Maggie, Finn, Red Skye, and Katy, our horses Woody and Lucky, and our cat Whack, we keep everything running smoothly (most of the time)!
In addition to breeding American Border Collies and boarding horses, we raise sheep, pigs, chickens, ducks, and goats.
We take pride in raising all our animals naturally, with care and plenty of room to graze.”
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“The Carnegie Hill CSA project started in 1997 as a direct partnership between a community that wanted local, organic produce and a family farm looking to use sustainable land management to build a sustainable business. CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture, a direct relationship between consumers and producers based on a mutual sharing of risks and benefits.
When our group started in 1997, it was far from clear if this model would ultimately succeed. As the years have passed, the group has grown considerably because of greater public awareness of food safety and quality issues. Understanding the source of food, its true cost and the sustainability of the production and delivery models have become increasingly important. And demand has grown enough to support additional sites in … Read the rest
“Welcome to Walter Stewart’s market. We’re your proud hometown market, offering the very best products and service since 1907. As pioneers of New Canaan’s retail scene, we understand that a successful business is not born overnight. As the oldest grocery establishment in town, we take pride in setting the standard for quality and dependability.
This year marks the 100th anniversary of our family-owned & operated business. Four generations of Stewarts have worked hard to ensure a pleasant environment in which to shop for superior products.
In 1907 our family patriarch, an enterprising young grocer from Ireland, bought a small grocery store on Main Street opposite New Canaan Town Hall.”
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120 Essex Street, near Rivington
New York, NY 10002
To us, the sustainable production is the result of having a respect for the environment and community that are the source of the ingredients and materials that make up the product. This respect is manifested in terms such as organic (whether certified or not), biodynamic, integrated pest management and sustainable. We are proud that many of the exceptional products we offer are produced in this manner and we hope to continue to support artisan producers both in the U.S. and abroad.
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