I frequently recommend grass-fed, pastured beef and livestock over industry raised, concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO) meat/livestock. The reasons for this are many but basically, there is no comparison when looking at the quality and safety of the nutrition offered by livestock that is raised the way nature intended it to be raised versus the way livestock is typically raised in a CAFO situation.
I strongly support our local grass-fed beef operations, Bame Farms, Wild Turkey Farms, and T & D Farms (contact information below).
Grass-fed beef is rich in omega-3 anti-inflammatory fatty acids (the healthy fat found in salmon), in conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), a proven cancer fighter and lean muscle-building tool, as well as vitamins A and E, essential nutrients that are known for their antioxidant properties. When it comes to nutrition, grass-fed beef truly is a completely different animal.
Though there are many opinions as to what the optimal diet should consist of, I personally feel that inclusion of some animal protein and fat offers benefit that is sometimes missing in a strictly vegan or vegetarian diet. For those that choose to include meat in their diet, this is the way to go. Michael Pollan states, “eat animals that have eaten well themselves” and pastured, grass-fed meat certainly fulfills that criteria.
Consider supporting our local providers:
Andy and Megan Bame
1585 Patterson Road, Salisbury
Wild Turkey Farms
Lee, Domisty, Rosty and Charlie Menius
T & D Farms
Todd and Danielle Mauldin
790 Ed Deal Road