Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Tonight's dinner comes out of the garden except for the lamb from the farmer's market.
I was reading a blog by a small scale meat farmer:
It really reinforced for me that even meat labeled "free range" in the grocery store doesn't mean that the animals can walk around or live like animals. There isn't really anything in the grocery store that can let you know about the animals husbandry practices of the farms where the animals are raised and the subsequent effect on the land.
After reading Omnivore's Dilemma I realized that it was possible to raise animals in a positive way (pasture, pasture, pasture) but that you have to be really selective and attentive in your meat choices. Both Omnivore's Dilemma and Honest Meat made me feel confident about our choices at the farmer's market.