Grass Fed Beef

Grass fed animals are more nutritious, thus healthier for you. They have less fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, and calories. They have more vitamin E, beta-carotene, vitamin C, and a number of health-promoting fats, including omega-3 fatty acids and “conjugated linoleic acid,” or CLA.

Never over cook Grass Fed Meat. The ideal internal temperatures (Fahrenheit), using a meat thermometer, for grass fed beef is 120° - 145°, grass fed ground meat is 160°. Three books that I recommend for grass fed meat information and recipes are: (1) Pasture Perfect by Jo Robinson, (2) The Grassfed Gourmet Cookbook by Shannon Hayes, (3) Good Meat: The Comprehensive Guide to Sourcing and Cooking Sustainable Meat by Deborah Krasner. All can be found in the store, at in the store.

Grass Fed Beef

Joann's recipe for a meal in 30 minutes is: Go to the freezer and get out a steak. Put it in a frying pan on Low heat, with extra virgin olive oil or virgin coconut oil - at never over 250º F, with a lid on it. Turn the steak in 5 minutes. In the meantime, cut up and add the following - add garlic, onions, fresh ginger root, beets, carrots or other vegetables of your choice, putting the lid back on. In 10 minutes turn the steak and add any of the following on top of all the other vegetables that you have already started and stirred; cabbage, turnips, bok choy, kale, beet leaves. Cover with lid for the last 10 minutes. Sometimes I add about a 1/2 cup of water when I add the last vegetables to steam everything. Check the internal temperature of the steak and eat when ready. I like to cook all in the same container to save on energy and to get the mix of favors. I never like to thaw out my grass fed meat as it looses to many of the nutrients and moisture, making it less desirable. If you want you can add your own seasonings.

In the 1991, 1994 to 1998, Joann took classes on Allan Savory's Holistic Management. Check out the Savory Institute at This gave Joann a new passion to go back to the old natural way of raising cattle. The Natural Step, is another great web site to changes being taken to benefit the environment. Lester R. Brown, in The Futurist magazine Jan - Feb. 2010, writes about the many benefits of grass fed livestock to the environment. Joann is very concerned and passionate about having a healthy life, in feeding the population healthy food, and saving the environment: thus feels that grass fed livestock is one of the ways to do this.

Joann is open to showing you the operation, but you will have to contact her before coming and follow safety rules for the health of the herd and land.

Joann is available to share information with individuals, or groups for a fee.