Friday, July 18, 2014

Nice to "Meat" You

For long time readers of my blog, you'll remember this post from last year where I talked about buying a quarter cow from a local farmer. Well, we did it again!

Except for this time, we went bigger and better and ordered a half pig as well! We wanted to branch out from just beef and chicken and add some pork into our diets, for a little extra variety.

This is our second time ordering from Heritage Cattle Company and we continue to be happy with them. Their cows are 100% grass-fed and lead happy lives out in the fields while their pigs are raised in an apple orchard. If I was a farmer, I would want to be like these people.

Our chest freezer we got last year is being tested for space, since we just keep shoving more stuff into it. Currently it is home to all of our new meat, a little of last years meat and 4 chickens. Not to mention, some odds and ends like strawberries and chicken broth.

We're pretty stoked to be eating so much good meat over the next year and I look forward to finding new ways to cook up all these different cuts.

Do you ever order meat in bulk like this? Any favourite recipes you want to share for either pork or beef? Want to come over for dinner?


  1. Sweet! I'll be sure to send any recipes your way. :)

  2. We are very lucky to have neighbours who raise meat cattle and friends who are pork producers. All natural, grass feed meat. We have another friend who is going to sell us WHEAT (even though I am gluten free I still cook for the rest of the household)!

  3. Jackie - Thanks, I appreciate it!

    Karen - You are lucky! What a great bunch of neighbours and friends you have.