Why Does Grass-Fed Beef Smell Different?

While I’ve come to appreciate the difference since then, I distinctly remember the first time I noticed that the smell of my grass-fed steak was a little…off. I was interested in what could cause the difference in smell and flavor from corn-fed beef, so I set out to do some research. Here’s what I found: … Read more

What Do Pastured Chickens Eat?

I’m pretty sure you’ll agree with me when I say this: the word of food labels can be one confusing place. An excellent example of this can be found when discussing pastured chickens. I, like many, initially assumed that pastured chickens mostly ate grasses and bugs that they foraged. The reality is more complicated and … Read more

Are Pastured Eggs the Same as Free-Range?

The other day I was grabbing pastured eggs from my neighborhood grocery store when I noticed some other eggs labeled as “free-range.” I wasn’t sure what the difference was, so I did some research and here’s what I found. Though lacking an agreed-upon official definition, pastured generally implies that hens lay the eggs with substantial … Read more

Are Pastured Eggs Pasteurized?

The other day I was making a batch of cookies with some pastured eggs, and I wondered whether my eggs were pasteurized as I scraped out the bowl. The reality is that the terms “pastured” and “pasteurized” describing eggs aren’t mutually exclusive and mean completely different things. The term “pastured” implies that the hen laying … Read more

DIY Corner: Chicken Tractors

When it comes to pastured poultry operations, there are few more important DIY jobs than the DIY chicken tractor. Today we’ll look at a few different videos that highlight the different styles available and the many creative solutions people have come up with. First up we have a video from one of the more prominent … Read more