On the subject of Agriculture
Have you ever asked yourself what is actually meant by hormone free on a package of bacon, naturally raised on a chicken breast, or what we mean when we say our animals are pasture raised? This section is about farming practices, the qualities they claim to have and how to help tell what's really happening to Ontario's agricultural landscape.
On the subject of butchery
We don't always feel like asking questions and sometimes we need to in order to understand what makes a center cut steak more expensive, or the purpose of frenching a rack of lamb and whether or not they actually matter. This is a section devoted to the trade and making it both more understandable and relatable to you.
On the subject of cattle
The Ontario beef industry despite numerous changes to labeling and terminologies should still be considered a question of integrity. Real beef that is grass fed, has a look, a taste and a smell unlike anything you're likely to see in a grocery store. Learn about what makes it different and well worth supporting.
On the subject of poultry
The chickens we have commonly available today are a product of a huge growth in demand over the last 50 years and the only way to meet that was to engineer them. We're still heavily controlling their growth today, even with birds labeled as free run, or free range, but the real departure from these man made chickens is back on the pasture and here you can read why.
On the subject of pigs
Many people know that pigs are beautifully intelligent creatures, but they are also invaluable to proper farming. Over the last century we have robbed the ecosystem, and the pigs themselves of the ability to do what they do best, which is to root and fertilize our farm lands. Read about what makes pig breeds so wildly different from each other, or any other farm animal and how the pork industry is making a comeback.