Farmer Mark Grieshop elaborates on the nuances of grass-based raw milk dairying in the fall.
Mark Grieshop looks back at Pasture's Delights 5-year history, looks forward to a promising future, and gives thanks to everyone who contributed to the farm's success.
In this, part 3 of a multi-part series on Food Choice started in January, Mark paraphrases from a talk given by Joel Salatin, a self-proclaimed “lunatic” farmer who can also best be described as the voice and face of the ecological agricultural movement. This segment focuses on Food Policy.
Posted by Troy Fisher on 5/1/2014
As the weather warms up, try this recipe for a deliciously cold sweet treat, courtesy of herd owner Shelli Yason's son Julien. According to Julien, this is his favorite use for their "Happy Cow" milk from Pasture's Delights.
If you've done research on raw milk, you may have come across references to A1 vs. A2 milk. At Pasture's Delights, we recently tested our cows to find out our herd's A1/A2 beta-casein composition. Before we get into that, let us explain a little about what this means.
In this, Part 2 of a multi-part series started in January, Mark paraphrases from a talk given by Joel Salatin, the voice and face of the ecological agricultural movement, as he explains how our Big Government is enriching Big Business at the expense of our health.
In this letter, Mark discusses the proposed minimum wage increase and how this change would effect you, Pasture's Delights, and everyone else.
Posted by Troy Fisher on 3/6/2014
In days gone by, cottage cheese was made from raw milk, which was poured into a pot and set in the cool corner of the cook stove to stay warm over several days until the bacteria in the unpasteurized milk increased the lactic acid levels enough to form the soft curds that are the base for cottage cheese. In this recipe, we use a mesophilic starter to better control the milk's culturing, but the principle is the same.
Happy New Year! In this first letter of 2014 (Part 1 of a multi-part series), Mark paraphrases from a talk given by Joel Salatin, a self-proclaimed “lunatic” farmer can also best be described as the voice and face of the ecological agricultural movement.
Pasture's Delights REAL food enthusiast Carrie Fisher talks about her first month feeding her daughter Marin. After grappling with milk supply issues, she must decide what kind of formula supplement to use. She shares her experiences and research as she made this choice. Article includes Raw Milk Baby Formula instructions.
Pasture's Delights Mark Greishop looks back at 2013, comments on trials overcome, and gives thanks to all who supported the farm and guided us through.
Posted by Troy Fisher on 11/24/2013
Toast to prosperity and good health for 2014 with this traditional English holiday drink. Eggnog is the perfect mix of raw milk, eggs, and honey with a dash of spices—and liquor too if that suits your fancy. For a new twist on the old classic: put it in the ice cream maker for a delicious frozen treat!
Jeannette and Katia Cook's experience with illness and conventional medicine lead them on the path to raw milk and Pasture's Delights. When Jeannette first found Pasture's Delights in the fall of 2009, she was working as an LPN (licensed practical nurse). "I had seen too many well people get sick, and I was looking for safe, natural health remedy alternatives…"
Washington, Adams, Jefferson – comfortable with either a hoe or pen in their hands or seeds or parchment paper in their pockets, possessed an enthusiastic appreciation for the land and growing food. George Washington was not only a Founding Father of this great nation, he was the father of, or least a leading proponent of management-intensive, grass-based agriculture! ……let’s hear a drum roll for all grass farmers!
Posted by Troy Fisher on 3/29/2013
With this super quick and easy recipe, you'll have ricotta cheese to use in your pasta dishes, desserts, and appetizers in no time. I like to use it in a gluten-free lasagna that substitutes spaghetti squash for the pasta noodle layers. While this ricotta recipe is heated, it is also possible to make a cultured raw ricotta with a little more effort. Works with cow's milk too!
Some want to ban all access to raw milk in Indiana, though tens of thousands in our
state drink it. No matter your opinion on raw milk, tell the government you support the
right of all Hoosiers to choose what they eat. Sign the petition today!
Indiana is currently considering several bills that will either legalize or further restrict access to raw milk in Indiana. If we are going to get legislation that is ultimately beneficial to raw milk consumers we will have to make our voices heard LOUD and CLEAR. Here I go over some thoughts on what I'd like to see from our legislators.
This time of year seems to be fraught with lack: lack of sun, lack of warmth, lack of fresh food, lack of energy. It is easy to get into a cycle of crutches that aren't always healthy under these conditions just to get us through. But dependency on quick fixes whether its caffeine, unemployment insurance, crop insurance, or regulation can have wide-ranging consequences!
Posted by Troy Fisher on 1/17/2013
In this video, learn how to make kefir, one of nature's most powerful probiotic sources. This delightfully tangy fermented beverage is packed with dozens of strains of beneficial bacteria just ready to help maintain a healthy gut. Don't bother with store-bought versions—it's super easy to make your own at home. All you need is some live kefir grains, milk (raw of course), and an adventurous spirit.
Posted by Troy Fisher on 11/6/2012
Once people start drinking the REAL (raw) MILK, one of the most common questions we get is: "how can I make butter?" The process is really quite simple. A blender, food processor, Kitchen Aid® stand mixer, or even a glass jar and some muscle power will do. Make butter from the herd's extra cream in the spring and fall and freeze it for use all summer and winter.
Everything is a choice. This is life’s greatest truth and its hardest lesson. It is a great truth because it reminds us of our power. It is a hard lesson, because it causes us to realize that we have chosen the life we are living right now. Election Day is November 6. You are empowered to vote—or not—as you choose. Do your homework on the candidates and stand on principle. United WE stand for Freedom: One for all, All for one.
Posted by Troy Fisher on 10/4/2012
Learn how to make delicious gelatinous chicken stock using chicken feet with Pasture's Delights' REAL food enthusiast Troy Fisher.
Meet Pasture's Delights herd owners Matt and Ann Merritt who are starting Atom Acres, their own urban farm and greenhouse set to bring year-round vegetable production to the developing area of southwest Fort Wayne.
You have heard about how we should avoid GMO (Genetically Modified) food, but do you really know why? We all know someone who is obese and cannot seem to keep extra weight off. Dr. Don Huber, professor emeritus of plant pathology at Purdue University, has researched the links between decreased gut flora, the consumption of GMOs, and obesity. Don't miss your opportunity to hear Dr. Huber speak on September 15!