3 Reasons to Choose Grass Fed
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Our mission is to bring trust and transparency back to the food chain by supporting family farmers who raise animals humanely and sustainably. We are proud to tell you where all of our meat comes from and and happy to answer any questions about how it’s raised and processed. We believe that healthy animals raised in open pastures make for a healtheir planet and healthy, happy customers. Here are three reasons to choose grass fed.

Health
Most times, conventionally-raised cattle consume a diet of grains and corn. The differences in the diets of cattle change the fats and nutrients you get from consuming different types of beef. Grass fed beef comes from cattle that eat only foraged foods and grass. Grass fed beef is said to have less total fat, more heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, more antioxidants, including vitamin E, as well as a type of fat that is said to reduce the cancer risks and heart disease.

Sustainability
Generally, livestock production is considered a net greenhouse gas emitter, however, research has shown that grass fed beef reduces carbon footprint, when compared to feedlot-type productions. We’re proud to work with Arizona Grass Raised Beef, which raises their beef on Arizona ranchlands where cattle enjoy the naturally occurring resources like water, flowers, and grasses. All 100 percent of their cattle is born, raised, and harvested in the state. Taking further sustainability steps, their ranchland operates with windmills and solar power systems. Plus Arizona Grass Raised Beef never uses pesticides, insecticides or GMO seeds on their lands.

From the farm to your table
We work closely with farms across the state and beyond to bring ethically and sustainably-raised products to the shop. That means that the cattle live a healthy and stress-free life foraging on grass, our lamb is pasture-raised and treated humanely, our pork is 100 percent naturally fed, and our healthy, happy chickens are free-range and fed 100 percent non-GMO feed, with no hormones or antibiotics ever.

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Partner Profile: Arizona Grass Raised Beef
 

When it comes to food we are all about trust and transparency. And to us, that means providing shop customers with a prime selection of healthy products and ethically-raised meats. Before we opened in January, we spent an entire year making our way across the West and meeting with the best butchers and ranchers in Arizona, California, Colorado, Utah and Oregon. This journey allowed us to source the best all-natural products from pasture raised grass fed beef and lamb to pasture raised pork, free range organic chicken and eggs and much more. One of the partnerships we made along the way is with The Grand Canyon State’s own locally-owned and operated Arizona Grass Raised Beef.

Why Grass Raised?
The Arizona-based business specializes in both 100 percent grass fed and grass finished beef with no added hormones or antibiotics. The majority of cattle in this country is raised for a short time on grass and finished on a diet of grain that is unnatural to them. Industry research has shown that industrial grain-based feedlot practices can expose cattle to inhumane conditions and this method requires intensive use of fossil fuels that produce widely higher levels of pollutants than a free range, grass raised approach. Grass raised beef is also noted to have a higher amount of healthy fats, and grass raised beef also has higher levels of Omega-3s and Vitamin E that feedlot cattle.

Sustainability
Arizona Grass Raised Beef has a sound philosophy which is to remain completely transparent in their sustainable practices, minimizing their carbon footprint all while producing the highest quality of grass raised and grass finished beef available in Arizona. All of the cattle is born, raised and fabricated right here in the state at their USDA harvesting plant -- never shipped out of Arizona for any reason and never fed grains, corn or silage. The range bred, grass fed, cattle is managed by cowboys and ranchers on horseback and forage across thousands of acres on Arizona grassland.

On your next visit to the shop ask us about Arizona Grass Raised Beef.

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Partner Profile: Sky Island / 47 Ranch
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At the shop we’re all about trust and transparency. And to us, that means providing our customers with the best selection of ethically-raised meats and healthy products. Prior to our shop’s opening we spent the last 12 months on the road traveling across the West meeting with the best butchers and ranchers in Arizona, California, Colorado, Utah and Oregon. This allowed us to source the best all-natural products including pasture raised grass fed beef and lamb, pasture raised pork, free range organic chicken and eggs and much more. One of the partnerships we made along our journey is with Arizona’s own Sky Island / 47 Ranch. Here’s a few things you should know about the Southern Arizona ranch.

Location
Sky Island/ 47 Ranch is located between Tombstone, Bisbee and McNeal Arizona. Comprised of 25,000 acres of desert grassland and and mountain oak woodland in Baja Arizona’s Mule Mountains north of Bisbee, the ranch has been around since 1992.

Products
Sky Island / 47 Ranch offers range of all natural products including grass fed beef, goat and lamb. All are raised with no hormones, antibiotics or grain feeding. The Southern Arizona ranch also offers a selection of fresh garden produce when it is in season.

Conservation
Dennis and Deb Moroney of Sky Island / 47 Ranch are active conservationists. Their ranch provides ample open space and a wildlife habitat where they raise Boer and Spanish meat goats, Navajo Churro Sheep and American Quarter Horses on native rangeland that is known for its high levels of species diversity and biodiversity.

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