Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Upping Your Game: Swap Your Fats

Pasture raised eggs cooked in bacon grease from pastured happy hogs. If you are looking to change your diet and make healthier options I suggest starting here.


Yup, fats. If nothing else swap out your fats. Eliminating all seed oils from your diet (they are rancid & inflammatory), use animal fats primarily (butter, lard, bacon grease, tallow, ghee); we also use coconut oil and olive oil.

Animal Fats+
    • Butter
    • Lard
    • Bacon grease
    • Tallow
    • Ghee
    • Coconut oil
    • Olive oil

Swap your meat for pastured raised, raised locally, and grass-fed. That goes for your eggs too. Think it’s too expensive? Eat a little less. Wouldn’t you rather pay your farmer than the doctor?
Pasture raised meats/eggs/dairy are a nice natural way to add vitamin D to your diet, which most people are deficient in - especially this time of year at our latitude.
I’m going to lather some butter on my toast (and plum jelly) and compliment this breakfast with a glass of whole, raw milk (and microgreens, of course). All the fats.
Don’t forget the whole reason FAT got a bad rep was because the sugar industry ran a smear campaign against it for their benefit.
Fat is essential for healthy functioning, our brains are made of it. We can’t live without it.

Thursday, December 16, 2021

Holiday Greens

Greens are fully stocked in the farm store. Best Selection will be today and tomorrow at the farm store, then Saturday at the Winter Mankato Farmers' Market. I'll have a small amount of greens in the farm store on Saturday, but Saturdays are slow here, so most inventory will get pulled for market sales. I'll always set aside orders in the farm store, if you know you are coming! The store will also be open Monday and Tuesday next week, then closed until the 27th.

Pea Shoots are available in 2oz clamshells and (limited) 1/2 lb bags.

Microgreens are available in 2oz clamshells - Zesty Mix, Mizuna (mild), Pac Choy (mild/spinach-like) and Radish.

Arugula greens and Salad Mix are also available. This is the last of the straight arugula.

Also in store...red onions, radishes, eggs, apple butter, plum jelly (4 left!), herbals tinctures, elderberry syrup kits, carrots. May have some winter squash next week. Applesauce will eventually make it back to the shelf! (No apple rings this winter, they were the first thing to go with the apple crop loss.)