Fall has to be my favorite time of year, with the crisp weather and the fall harvest it surely has the taste buds heightened. In terms of produce, it has to be one of the most fruitful times of the year as the orchards are ready to sell their produce and that have been harvested.
Here at River Valley Co-op we have several local, family-owned farms, humanely-raised turkeys that are antibiotic and hormone free. Stop by the co-op this Thanksgiving to purchase poultry products from Diemand Farm in Wendell, MA, Misty Knoll Farm in New Haven, VT and finally Stonewood Farm in Orwell, VT.
Two weeks ago, we had invited Big Picture Beef to present their product at the staff huddle. We learned about grass-fed versus grain, and the economical effects of supporting rural, locally grown grass-fed beef. We had the opportunity to sit down with Ridge Shinn to talk more in depth about his process and why customers should care about supporting grass-fed.