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Braised Beef Shanks Recipe from Brad Hayden

Braised Beef Shanks Recipe from Brad Hayden

  Is there anything finer than tenderly braised beef shanks served over mashed potatoes or polenta on a cold winter day?  Cross-Cut Beef Shanks or Beef Osso Bucco are one of our favorite things this time of year, and no one cooks them better than our Chef and Farm Store Manager Brad Hayden.  Brad has offered up a simple, and delicious recipe for Braised Beef Shanks that you will fall in love with. Once you get the prep done, this meal comes together easily. The best part is that it can be left in the oven to cook while you...

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Home Place Pastures
BOOK OUR ON-FARM GUEST COTTAGE!

BOOK OUR ON-FARM GUEST COTTAGE!

For pricing, booking, and availability, please click here Our charming on-farm guest cottage, Cypress Place, is now available for booking! The Cottage features 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, a full kitchen, and a living room with a wood burning fire place. Bedroom descriptions below: Bedroom 1: 2 queen beds Bedroom 2: 1 queen bed Bedroom 3: 1 queen, 1 twin, and 1 couch The cottage is just off Home Place Rd, and is walking distance to our farm store. The cottage sight is nestled in 80 acres of hardwoods and overlooks a beautiful pasture to the west.  Check out Steak...

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Home Place Pastures
Why do we use the claim “No Antibiotics Ever”

Why do we use the claim “No Antibiotics Ever”

First and foremost, I am not opposed to antibiotic use in animal or human health. Quite the opposite, I believe these miracle drugs are critical tools for both health systems. However, there’s a lesser known dirty little secret in industrial meat production involving these drugs that requires a lengthier description than can be encapsulated in a product label claim.    Industrial scale fattening of hogs, cattle, and chicken for harvest varies a bit from species to species, but the strategy is the same. To optimize efficiency and turn living beings into factory widgets, the animals must be crowded together. Proximity allows...

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Home Place Pastures
HPP: YOUR LOCAL REGENERATIVE MEAT LOCKER

HPP: YOUR LOCAL REGENERATIVE MEAT LOCKER

A few decades ago, small meat processing plants were not hard to find. They provided a valuable service: harvesting and butchering livestock for local farmers and freezing/ storing the meat year round. Most people did not have in-home freezers, especially not the giant chest freezers available today, so the plant took care of the storage. This arrangement gave small plants the nickname, “lockers”. Often, the freezer in such facilities would have drawers that rolled out, with a lock and key, like a bank deposit box. A customer could show up and snag some meat from their drawer, or locker, periodically...

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