Rainbow Ranch Farms

  (Pinon Hills, California)
Organic, free-range, pastured, grass-fed/finished, heritage-breeds,
[ Member listing ]

Bicycle CO-OP Tour Update

Good morning! The group of university students touring co-op's and farms across the country will be here on Thursday Feb. 10th.

They are only using bicycles as a form of transportation and are a dedicated to this project. They will be visiting co-op's and farms as a part of a sustainable agriculture research and development project, which they are working on at the University.

They are all carrying tents in back packs and one of the group members "Cecilia"  has been wonderful about keeping us posted on their progress.

 They reached  Hesperia, CA last night, from Santa Clarita, and the tour goes on. Farm members are welcome to come visit on Thursday, Feb. 10th to help around the farm and meet these wonderful students on a mission.

There will be work! moving corrals, raking and shoveling debris, manure management, feeding, watering, separating livestock and so much more.

We will be cooking homemade pizzas in the stone oven, chicken will be roasting along with game birds and beef.

To participate, please contact me.

 
 

Rainbow Ranch Farms

 Rainbow Ranch Farms

Rainbow Ranch Farms is owned by a cooperative group of farm members and operated by farm members protocol.

A small, private farm, specializing in the delicate dietary and health needs of a close nit group of people. We are proud of our animal husbandry standards, and make improvements on a regular basis.

From Raw Foodies to Purists, to the Family Next Door. All seeking and working hard to preserve old fashioned farming, heirloom foods and heritage livestock. A group striving to make the world a better place, and to make certain that  foods are grown and harvested with humane treatment and grown as nature intended.

We do not use corn, soy or wheat, our proprietary feed blend ingredients are from Certified Organic ingredients. We steer away from using commercial feeds, seeds, and plants.  

 In an effort to help preserve rare and endangered breeds of livestock, we grow a wide variety of heritage, rare and endangered breeds.

Some of our products are now in small grocery outlets within California, if you would like your local grocer to carry our meats, please let us know or let your grocer know, thank you.

We grow our mets natures way, the way nature intended: pastured, grass fed and free range livestock;  We may be the smallest farm, growing the widest variety of free range, grass fed, heritage breeds in the U.S.A. today, in a humane and stress free natural environment and on 100% Certified Organic custom feed blend, without the use of corn, soy, wheat and Gluten-Free!

According to our farm members, customers, freinds, family and neighbors: Rainbow Ranch Farms grows the most delicious, free range, grass fed, pastured and humanely grown heritage meats, on today's market. We bring together the food cooperatives, community supported agricultural programs and unite local (100 mile), natural farmers, growers, producers and manufacturers of foods, produce, commodities and household goods used every day.

Our meats are  pure, lean, delicious and "sushimi fresh". Raw Foodies do not consume meats that have deep frozen, we offer both fresh and freshly frozen. Fresh pick-up, fresh delivery or next day air shipping is available. No that is tricky!

Rainbow Ranch Farms Community Supported Agricultural Programs and cooperatives are very tight, and  cooperative farm members who are farmers, growers, producers and manufacturers may participate.

Our member participants provide, fresh heirloom (from old fashioned, rare food seeds),  (fruits, vegetables, greens, whole grains, nuts and seeds), consumer goods and products FREE of flouride or aluminum, homemade soaps and lotions, from producers who actually grow their own goats and milk, and so much more.

Our Family Fun Fairs, Farm Events, Farm Tours and Classes  are held throughout the year, CO-OP's are weekly and our C.S.A. is monthly, throughout the state of California!

WHAT MAKES RAINBOW RANCH FARMS SO OUTSTANDING?

NO Medications, NO Hormones, NO Steroids, NO Antibiotics, NO Additives, NO Pesticides, NO Herbicides, NO Animal-By-Products, NO Arsenicals, NO Fungicides, NO G.M.O.'s, NO Microbials and NO Artificial Grow Lights.

NO CORN, NO SOY, and  NO WHEAT  

Heritage breeds

Advanced, electronic and back-up product traceability

Rare and endangered breeds

 Free range

 Grass fed

Pastured

 Humane and Ethical handling

 Individually Processed, by Hand

 Superb animal husbandry, second to none

 Clean and safe living conditions

 Environmentally safe and ecologically friendly protocols

 Compliant 

Proprietary, Organic Feed

NOTE: Not all applications for membership can be accepted, we reserve the right to refuse membership. Applications are considered on a first come, first serve basis, pending approval.

Since 1991, we have stuck to our mission, improved on our farming techniques and continued to grow on a self sustaining, bio-dynamic permaculture. 

Rainbow Ranch Farms is a small, private farm cooperative, generating the purest foods which are demanded by farm members. We are not open to the general public. Our farm products are available to the public through various avenues and through small, privately owned, independent grocery, and specialty stores across California.

No "one single" person decides what is grown, how it is grown, harvested, how it is packaged, chilled, priced, sold,  or shipped, this is a member cooperative decision, made by an entire group of farm members, who demand fresh food,  clean foods, humanely raised, free range grown, without corn, soy or additives.

Rainbow Ranch Farms: where  members control their food from day one to the day it hits the dinner table.

We support  the missions of Certified Naturally Grown, Animal Welfare Approved, Humane Handling and  Certified Organic. We have always respected and supported these wonderful agencies. You may even see us sporting their logos someday!

Our proprietary feed blend is  "Certified Organic", manufactured by the highest standards in todays industry and 100% G.M.O.-FREE (tested & verified).

Animal Welfare approved is a highly respected certification, we have and continue to encourage this label and certification process to farms across the country that grow livestock.

Their guidelines are superb and help to protect against the much needed abuse and/or neglect that does occur in the industry today. Please check-out their website http://www.animalwelfareapproved.org/ and persue a certification. You and your customers will eat better!

 Be certain to be very clear with your Inspectors and auditors, so that they understand your operation. I have had great results and informative conversations with these agencies, the inspectors are kind, educated, articulate and open to suggestions.

If you have any questions, please contact the farm.1-760-868-6206

 

 
 

Health Benefits of Grass-Fed Products-Eat Wild!

Health Benefits of Grass-Fed Products

From our fiends at www.eatwild.com 

click here for the study data and for the entire article

http://www.eatwild.com/healthbenefits.htm

Meat, eggs, and dairy products from pastured animals are ideal for your health. Compared with commercial products, they offer you more "good" fats, and fewer "bad" fats. They are richer in antioxidants; including vitamins E, beta-carotene, and vitamin C. Furthermore, they do not contain traces of added hormones, antibiotics or other drugs.

Below is a summary of these important benefits. Following the summary is a list of news bulletins that provide additional reasons for finding a local provider of grass-fed food.

Original article with study data:

http://www.eatwild.com/healthbenefits.htm

Summary of Important Health Benefits of Grassfed Meats, Eggs and Dairy

Lower in Fat and Calories. There are a number of nutritional differences between the meat of pasture-raised and feedlot-raised animals. To begin with, meat from grass-fed cattle, sheep, and bison is lower in total fat. If the meat is very lean, it can have one third as much fat as a similar cut from a grain-fed animal. In fact, as you can see by the graph below, grass-fed beef can have the same amount of fat as skinless chicken breast, wild deer, or elk.[1] Research shows that lean beef actually lowers your "bad" LDL cholesterol levels.[2]

Grass fed Beef 4X higher in Vit.E.

Grass Fed Meats Improve fat Levels

ALA keeps breast cancer away

How much arsenic did you eat for Thanksgiving?

“Omega-6 is like a fat producing bomb...”

Take care of your heart! Eat whole milk dairy products from grass-fed cows. 

New term you need to know: “by-product feedstuffs”

Score Ten for Grass-Fed Beef

  1. Lower in total fat
  2. Higher in beta-carotene
  3. Higher in vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol)
  4. Higher in the B-vitamins thiamin and riboflavin
  5. Higher in the minerals calcium, magnesium, and potassium
  6. Higher in total omega-3s
  7. A healthier ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids (1.65 vs 4.84)
  8. Higher in CLA (cis-9 trans-11), a potential cancer fighter
  9. Higher in vaccenic acid (which can be transformed into CLA)
  10. Lower in the saturated fats linked with heart disease

Original article with study data:

http://www.eatwild.com/healthbenefits.htm

Eggs from pastured hens are far richer in vitamin D

The European Union refuses to buy U.S. chicken

Healthy Eggs:  What We Knew in 1932

Grass-fed Beef Clearly Superior, Says New German and Canadian study

Free Range Eggs Nutritionally Superior

  • 1/3 less cholesterol than commercial eggs
  • 1/4 less saturated fat
  • 2/3 more vitamin A
  • 2 times more omega-3 fatty acids
  • 7 times more beta carotene

Lambs raised on pasture are higher in protein, lower in fat

Original articel with study data:

http://www.eatwild.com/healthbenefits.htm

 
 

Free Range vs Pastured

Free Range vs. Pastured: Chicken and Eggs

 

Thursday, March 05, 2009 11:59 AM

 

By Cheryl Long

 

Tags: pastured, grass-fed, free-range, chicken, eggs

 

"Free range" refers to chickens being allowed to range freely outdoors where they can eat whatever grass, weed seeds, insects and worms they choose. This results in more nutritious eggs and meat for consumers, and healthier, humane conditions for the birds. Some producers abuse this term and label their eggs as “free range” when in fact all they have done is open a door to allow their chickens to range in an outdoor area of bare dirt or concrete, with no pasture in sight. 

 

Thus you need to confirm if your eggs or chicken comes from "true" or "pastured" or "grass-fed" free-range conditions. Also, some producers choose a modified system that involves keeping birds safe from predators by confining them in pens or inside electric fencing, and moving the pens frequently onto fresh pastures. Thus, pastured birds may be true free-range or penned, but either system is correctly referred to as “pastured.” And either system is a better choice than products that come from industrial factory farm conditions.

 

Please click link for original article
http://www.motherearthnews.com/blogs/blog.aspx?blogid=1508&tag=chicken

 
 

WINTER WONDERLAND AT THE FARM

Winter at Rainbow Ranch Farms: Photo Album

The snow is about 2 feet deep, some of the chickens and turkeys came out to snow play, others chose to stay in their cozy coops.  If you can not see the photos, click on the link to open it.

 

 

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