Layer hens live in a wide open area and are fed locally grown and milled organic (and NON-GMO) feed. Combined with sunshine, this high Omega 3-6-9 feed makes a delicious and nutritious egg!
Serving Tips: Plain cheese tastes great with honey, nuts, and dried fruit. Flavored cheese is wonderful when served with a little olive oil on top). Either flavor is also excellent with pepper jelly.
*Cheese is made from farm-fresh goat milk and goat milk is lactose-free. All milk used in the processing of cheese is brought to pasteurization temperature as recommended by the USDA. This product is sold for “PET USE ONLY.” Consumption is at your own risk.
*Yogurt is made from farm-fresh goat milk and goat milk is lactose-free. All milk used in the processing of cheese is brought to pasteurization temperature as recommended by the USDA. This product is sold for “PET USE ONLY.” Consumption is at your own risk.
Why Grass fed? Grass fed animals as those that have eaten nothing but grass and forage from weaning to harvest, have not been raised in confinement, and have never been fed antibiotics or growth hormones. Grass fed meat is:
The pigs roam freely (no crates, ever!) and are in family groups. Weaning is at eight weeks - far longer than the industry standard of three. Since it's a small group of pigs, and Duane tends to them daily, they develop a relationship that is key to good husbandry. Issues seen in large operations just don't exist here. For example, tail docking is practiced at other places because bored, crowded pigs start to entertain themselves by biting others' tails - so they cut the tails off! Not here. These are engaged, happy pigs.
This is our third set of pigs from Duane, but it is our fist time offering the Berkshire in a mixed box. The Berkshire is a distant third in registered pig breeds in the USA. It is known for its dark colored and marbled meat. It has a distinctly rich flavor - way more flavorful than the conventional pork found in grocery stores. The Berkshire pig takes longer to mature and produces small to medium sized litters, making it more costly to raise - but the trade-offs for flavor and heritage are worth every penny.
~ Keith Parks - Sun Prairie
“Brother Chickens” from Pfz Farms are not like grocery store chickens - meat that is bred for fast weight gain and less flavor. We buy the male chicks from egg-layer breeders who only want to keep females for egg production. Because these "brothers" of brown egg laying hens take twice as long to gain weight, they have better flavor and texture. They are the chickens that your grandparents grew up with, raised the same way your grandparents did. They are fed local grains and scraps from the garden and are allowed to wander around outside. The processing is done with respect, locally by hand, and sold to you to ensure your family can enjoy chicken as it was meant to be.