Pasture Raised Chicken, Pasture Raised Pork |
Graze Co. provides pasture-raised, hormone and antibiotic free chicken, pork, and cut flowers for your family! Grown and raised with care from our family farm in Carlisle, Iowa.
Our farming practices are not just sustainable because ultimately, sustainability is like treading water. You never really make any progress. We are committed to regenerative farming. We are swimming hard up stream and are commited to healing and regenerating in all that we do. Whether you're looking for wholesome food to serve your family or a dose of old-fashioned inspiration from our farm, we are happy to serve you.
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Practices (our standards for raising or making our products)
Our chickens are chickens. We let them be chickens. They have access to sunshine, fresh air, clean water, bugs, grasshoppers, and grass. Lots of grass. They eat NON-GMO feed from a local farm and are moved daily to fresh grass. You might notice that the chicken you buy from us looks a a lot different than your normal grocery store or Whole Foods meat. That's because all the nutrients our chicken's receive from the grass increases their beta carotene (vitamin A) and leads to fat that is more yellow than white. What does that mean for you? Richer flavor and a more nutrient dense meat for your family.
Our pigs are pigs. We let them be pigs. They live outside and have access to sunshine, clean water, and all the mud in which to root and roll. They eat dirt, roots, bugs, grubs, and grass. Lots of grass. Don't tell the pork industry but pigs are omnivores and we like to honor that. Our pigs are supplemented with NON-GMO feed and Organic barley fodder (hydroponically grown, if you're technical). All these nutrients, vitamins, enzymes, and minerals lead to a healthy pig and more flavorful pork. We may be biased, but the Berkshire breed is the best tasting pork around and you need to give it a try!
****Organic Hydroponic Barley Fodder (PIG FEED)
Why Barley Fodder?
Barley fodder is considered a "living feed". Compared to conventional dry grain feed, fodder is considerably more nutritious and digestible. By sprouting the barley seeds we are able to unlock the nutrients of the seed that are traditionally locked up anti-nutrient compounds called phytates. This is why sprouted or fermented bread is so much better for you, fermenting and sprouting "unlocks" the nutrients and makes them available for digestion.
Sprouts are around 90% digestible compared to grains which are around 40% digestible. The increased uptake of nutrients, vitamins, enzymes, and minerals leads to a much healthier pig and flavorful pork.
Around here, we're all about restoration. Restoring our land. Restoring agriculture. And restoring a simpler way of life. We believe in the beauty of connecting with the food that nourishes us and find great joy in inspiring others to do the same.
Highlights this Month
Hello Iowa Food Coop!
We are so greatful for your support! We can't tell you how much it means to have partners like you! I say "partner" because we are partners! We can't survive without you and you can't thrive without us.
The food movement has, and will always be about more than food. The Food Movement is about community.
Your support of Graze Co. goes way beyond buying great tasting, nutrient dense, clean, healthy food. By partnering with us, your pantronage heals the land though our hands.
Have you ever asked yourself, "What if I could save the planet by eating better food?"
We have such a passion for regenerative farming because it is a true triple threat enterprise! It is great for the environment, high animal welfare, and gives the consumer the most nutrient dense food possible.
We ask you to join us on this land healing ministry. Tell others. We promise to honor the "pigness of the pig and chickenness of the chicken."
We honor our animals by using the whole animal. Demand for our chicken breast and other chicken cut-ups have been huge. Sadly we have sold out. (We will have breast, drumbsticks, thighs, chicken backs and wings back in stock in 5 weeks). The good news is that we have over 250 whole chickens for sale.
TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT, we are discounting our whole chickens.THIS WEEK ONLY!!!! Take advantage of this deal! We are running a special on whole chickens! $1 off packages all sizes. Help us honor the whole chicken!
What gives us the motivation to get out of bed every morning and work hard?
Answer: the environment, the animals and you!
"The idea that we could take beautiful food off the land and heal it at the same time is a very hopeful lesson. It is bigger than food or farming. It suggest that as long as the sun shines, there is a free lunch. You can capture that energy and run it through a system and not diminish the world.