Firstly, What Makes Us Different
We Only Sell Kosher and Organic
We don’t sell regular – non organic products, we don’t sell natural products either, because the definition of a natural product is very broad and therefore it is often exploited by clever marketing.
We Only Buy From Certified Organic Farms
Our products come from certified organic farms, many of them have been in business for generations and therefore have an excellent reputation in Quebec, Ontario and beyond.
We Personally Know Our Farmer
We visit the farms on a regular basis, so we know our farmers and their practices first hand.
We Practice It
Outside of the organic meat that we sell, we rarely touch anything else since we believe in organic food. We also grow our own organic vegetables, fruits, berries and more. See about Us Page.
Our chicken comes from a certified organic farm. Again, the farmer’s family have been chicken producers for five generations. They also work with modern technologies and family trade secrets, while adhering to organic standards. They are also the largest supplier of organic feed to Quebec livestock producers. Perhaps it is not always evident that the best tasting chickens are produced by combining different grains that are fed to them at various stages of their lifecycle in combination with their free-range lifestyle. All of these factors go into creating a superior tasting bird.
Our chickens don’t live in cages, they live in well ventilated open barns located on a spacious green farm far away from industrial and conventional farm pollution. They have enough room to run around and exercise. They sleep by night and are exposed to sunlight by day. They also go outside weather permitting. They drink well water without any pesticides and herbicide chemical pollutants. The water is free of industrial waste and chlorine and is periodically tested. They eat a combination of organic grains to support their healthy growth. All of these practises produce a healthy and tasty chicken as the end result.
Our chickens are also raised Without Hormones, Antibiotics or GMO’s in their feed.
Honestly, these animals eat better and have a healthier lifestyle than most humans do:).
Our beef is organic, grass fed and grass finished. Which means they don’t eat grain, they just graze on beautiful rolling hills far from industrial pollution during the spring summer and fall months. In the winter, the cattle enjoy high quality hay. This beef is usually much leaner than grain fed and smaller than conventional cattle. But this type of beef offers superior taste. (To understand the distinctions between grass fed versus grain fed see below.)
Our beef farmer has been raising cattle for generations, from grandparents, to parents, to children to grandchildren. They combine old practices and family secrets with modern organic practices, cutting edge technology and higher education which agricultural university programs offer. They teach other farmers how to ameliorate their soils, how to grow better grass and hay, how to grow organic livestock and they are active supporters of organic agriculture.
Our beef is raised Without Hormones, Antibiotics or GMO food in their feed and they also only eat the type of food that is their natural diet – grass. As a result, the quality and the taste of our beef has been highly praised. Here a few things our customers had to say: TESTIMONIALS
Distinctions of Grass Versus Grain Fed Beef
There are people who sell so called ‘natural beef’, they can even call it organic because mistakenly, they think that there is nothing closer to organic than this. They also claim that there are no hormones and no antibiotics in the cattle feed. However, upon closer investigation, we found that the feed of the cattle is GMO corn. So we dropped that option fast, knowing that this didn’t sit well with us and will not sit well with our customers. If you want to know more about GMO, I have a short article: Corn and GMO Study.
Why are cattle fed grains? Because cattle gain weight very quickly on grain, especially corn, so it is much faster, cheaper and easier to bring them to their market size. Plus, the heavier a steer is, the more money the farmer can sell it for. Grain fed beef is generally cheaper but doesn’t provide the health benefits you are looking for. Neither does it provide the authentic taste of grass feed beef.
100% Grass Fed Beef, Not Organic
Sounds good, since if the cattle feed off clean green pastures, they should be OK. But, as we started to investigate and ask more questions, it was revealed to us that the farmers buy two year old conventional cattle and let them graze for 6 months on pasture land. And voila, that is considered as 100% grass fed and grass finished.
Some may argue that this is OK, however we feel that since the cattle were raised with hormones and antibiotics from day one, it won’t work with us and our customers, since what we are looking for is a superior product both health and taste wise.
Grass Finished Organic
The cattle are fed organic grain most of their lives and then in the last month or so they get grass or hay. This usually improves the taste of the beef. There are no hormones and no antibiotics in their feed, however this cattle was probably confined to the barn all of their lives. They didn’t pasture outside and spend long summer days on open green fields.
Grass finished organic beef is definitely healthier than conventional beef and easier to grow because they gain weight a lot faster on grains, but there are less health benefits to consuming this type of cattle and the taste is not comparable to grass fed and grass finished beef.
Grass Finished on Corn
Feeding Dried distilled grains with soluble’s (DDGs) to cattle allows the farmer to claim that his animals are grass finished. DDGs are corn that have been refined in a process that removes the starch, leaving only the dry vegetable matter from the corn. Since the resulting vegetable matter contains no starch, it technically qualifies as a grass-fed feeding supplement.
This obviously defeats the purpose since the cattle are not actually grass finished, only classified as grass finished. In addition, 90% of corn is GMO – Genetically Modified Organisms, which you don’t want it in your diet.
Grass Fed, Grain Finished Organic
For 2 – 3 years the cattle eat organic green and clean grass or hay and in the last 3 – 4 weeks of their lives, they are fed NON GMO organic grain. This is done to ‘fatten up’ the animals, so they are ready for the market.
It takes 2 – 3 years for a farmer to see a return on his investment for raising his steers. And grass fed cattle are usually much leaner than grain feed cattle and much smaller than conventional cattle. Many farmers take advantage of this option, since it offers them a better return. Personally we think this is the second best option.
Organic Grass Fed and Grass Finished
If you read all of the above, you can understand that this is the best option from both the taste and the health perspective. And this is also why this type of beef is so expensive.