(Pinon Hills, California)
Organic, free-range, pastured, grass-fed/finished, heritage-breeds,
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Our next home-farm, event is scheduled for Sun. Feb. 10th. Gates open at 11:00 A.M. Please RSVP.
Rainbow Ranch Farms, Heritage -Breed, Pastured, Free-Range Poultry,is grown without any grains. No G.M.O's, and Gluten-Free!
We grow seasonal produce and greens from saved, heirloom seeds, and certified organic seeds, without using any sprays, pesticides, or herbicides.
As we harvest, the cattle, hogs, lambs, and poultry are free to pasture, and clear the area for the next planting.
We keep specific bird-breeds in each garden plot, for pest control. We are also bee keepers, and growers of a variety of valuable insects.
"Poisons, and toxic sprays are not acceptable",
Posted by Poly
@ 08:26 AM CST
WORK SHOP- Chickens, Eggs, Poultry, Growing, Harvesting, Building
"A Day in The Life With Chickens" workshop.
Xenia of Rainbow Ranch Farms, Instructor and Hosted by: Jordan Stone of Delaney's Artisan Market in Temecula 1-760-277-8575 .
I have included the hostess ph#, for you to contact her directly, so sorry about that, I thought the email address was enough. Thank you all for contacting me regarding this workshop, I look forward to seeing you!
We will be learning self reliance with poultry, chickens, eggs and related, building coops, hatching, breeding, mixing organic feed, growing chickens without corn. Soy and G.M.O.'s,
Start a small business, start a CSA, how to butcher chickens humanely and in a sanitary manner, and to counterbalance the current turmoil of our economic climate.
We will be building a small coop, mixing a nutritionally balanced feed, learning complete care and growth of chickens, how to get ultra nutritious and delicious eggs, how to "harvest/butcher" chickens (if that's what you choose), how to have fertile chickens for hatching your next generation of chickens.
This is great knowledge for sustainable living which could easily become a must for our current "economic climate". Use this new found information to feed your family, sell at market or give away to extended family and friends.
There will only be room for limited participants. Come prepared to work and get involved. Everyone will leave with a handwritten syllabus and diagrams of how to do this at home and your own harvested chicken.
To Sign Up Today, Please call Jordan: 1-760-277-8575 leave a detailed message with your return ph# 2X.
Spots are filling up quickly so reserve your spot asap!
Posted by Poly
@ 09:09 AM CDT
Food Inc - Official Trailer [HD] - Brought to us by, VISO TRAILERS
Release Date: 12 June 2009
Cast: Michael Pollan, Eric Schlosser
Director: Robert Kenner
Writer: Robert Kenner
Studio: Magnolia Pictures
An unflattering look inside America's corporate controlled food industry.
Posted by Poly
@ 06:57 AM CST
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.
Posted by Poly
@ 09:29 AM CST
An important bill, brought to our attention by our friend Katherine W.
Washington, DC— Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-3) today introduced the Equality for Women Farmers Act. She was joined by Congresswoman Anna Eshoo (CA-14), an original co-sponsor of the bill, and by six women farmers who shared their stories of discrimination by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) simply because of their gender.
To read the entire story, from the original source, please click the link.
free range poultry, heritage poultry, heritage turkeys, grass fed poultry, pastured poultry, rainbow ranch farms
Posted by Poly
@ 05:45 AM CST
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
Advanced, electronic and back-up product traceability
Rare and endangered breeds
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
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
Posted by Poly
@ 07:50 AM CST
WHY EAT LOCAL? From Our friends at www.100milediet.org
Here on www.LocalHarvest.org you will find the largest selection of farms, close to you. Please be sure to explore, what your local food providers are growing NOW!.
1. Taste the difference.
At a farmers’ market, most local produce has been picked inside of 24 hours. It comes to you ripe, fresh, and with its full flavor, unlike supermarket food that may have been picked weeks or months before. Close-to-home foods can also be bred for taste, rather than withstanding the abuse of shipping or industrial harvesting. Many of the foods we ate on the 100-Mile Diet were the best we’d ever had.
RRF Insert: Be sure that you are selecting produce from heirloom seeds, and not supporting the corporations who supply genetically modified or patented seeds to farmers.
2. Know what you’re eating.
Buying food today is complicated. What pesticides were used? Is that corn genetically modified? Was that chicken free range or did it grow up in a box? People who eat locally find it easier to get answers. Many build relationships with farmers whom they trust. And when in doubt, they can drive out to the farms and see for themselves.
RRF Insert: Not all famers have the time for visits, since farming takes most of the day, please be certain to be patient, gracious and understanding.
3. Meet your neighbors.
Local eating is social. Studies show that people shopping at farmers’ markets have 10 times more conversations than their counterparts at the supermarket. Join a community garden and you’ll actually meet the people you pass on the street.
RRF Insert: It does not need to be a farmers market, it could be a local food co-op, local C.S.A. or even a small specialty market that meets your needs.
4. Get in touch with the seasons.
When you eat locally, you eat what’s in season. You’ll remember that cherries are the taste of summer. Even in winter, comfort foods like squash soup and pancakes just make sense–a lot more sense than flavorless cherries from the other side of the world.
RRF Insert: Sometimes produce farmers grow foods in coolframe and/or greenhouse, they may offer some out of season fruits and vegetables, even during the out-of-season months. Some areas have a comlimentary climate, which allows for growing some fruits and vegetables, naturally, even during out-of-season.
5. Discover new flavors.
Ever tried sunchokes? How about purslane, quail eggs, yerba mora, or tayberries? These are just a few of the new (to us) flavors we sampled over a year of local eating. Our local spot prawns, we learned, are tastier than popular tiger prawns. Even familiar foods were more interesting. Count the types of pear on offer at your supermarket. Maybe three? Small farms are keeping alive nearly 300 other varieties–while more than 2,000 more have been lost in our rush to sameness .
6. Explore your home.
Visiting local farms is a way to be a tourist on your own home turf, with plenty of stops for snacks.
7. Save the world.
A study in Iowa found that a regional diet consumed 17 times less oil and gas than a typical diet based on food shipped across the country. The ingredients for a typical British meal, sourced locally, traveled 66 times fewer “food miles.” Or we can just keep burning those fossil fuels and learn to live with global climate change, the fiercest hurricane seasons in history, wars over resources…
8. Support small farms.
We discovered that many people from all walks of life dream of working the land–maybe you do too. In areas with strong local markets, the family farm is reviving. That’s a whole lot better than the jobs at Wal-Mart and fast-food outlets that the globalized economy offers in North American towns.
9. Give back to the local economy.
A British study tracked how much of the money spent at a local food business stayed in the local economy, and how many times it was reinvested. The total value was almost twice the contribution of a dollar spent at a supermarket chain .
10. Be healthy.
Everyone wants to know whether the 100-Mile Diet worked as a weight-loss program. Well, yes, we lost a few pounds apiece. More importantly, though, we felt better than ever. We ate more vegetables and fewer processed products, sampled a wider variety of foods, and ate more fresh food at its nutritional peak. Eating from farmers’ markets and cooking from scratch, we never felt a need to count calories.
11. Create memories.
A friend of ours has a theory that a night spent making jam–or in his case, perogies–with friends will always be better a time than the latest Hollywood blockbuster. We’re convinced.
12. Have more fun while traveling.
Once you’re addicted to local eating, you’ll want to explore it wherever you go. On a trip to Mexico, earth-baked corn and hot-spiced sour oranges led us away from the resorts and into the small towns. Somewhere along the line, a mute magician gave us a free show over bowls of lime soup in a little cantina.
Click the link for the website and original article. http://100milediet.org/why-eat-local
We have a list of clean, reliable, friendly and responsible small family farms, meat growers, food co-op's, C.S.A's, produce growers, 100 mile market, custom pastured meat butcher shops etc. If you would like more information, feel free to contact us.
Posted by Poly
@ 06:09 AM CST
Health Benefits of Grass-Fed Products
click here for the study data and for the entire article
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:
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. Research shows that lean beef actually lowers your "bad" LDL cholesterol levels.
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
- Lower in total fat
- Higher in beta-carotene
- Higher in vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol)
- Higher in the B-vitamins thiamin and riboflavin
- Higher in the minerals calcium, magnesium, and potassium
- Higher in total omega-3s
- A healthier ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids (1.65 vs 4.84)
- Higher in CLA (cis-9 trans-11), a potential cancer fighter
- Higher in vaccenic acid (which can be transformed into CLA)
- Lower in the saturated fats linked with heart disease
Original article with study data:
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:
Posted by Poly
@ 05:36 AM CST
A small farmers market, located in beautiful down town, old town Temecula. Sat. 8:00am - 12:30pm corner of 6th and front street.
Below you will find a list of farmers, Ancillary retail re-sellers and artisan vendors. If you would like more details on what each vendor, farmer, re-seller and artisan actually do, offer or are permitted for, please contact the market manager or the California Department of Food and Agriculture.
Posted by Poly
@ 06:39 AM CST
As in the earlier post, the new labeling laws will go into effect by Jan 1st 2012. I have posted an informative article here with the link to the Federal Register and the phone numbers for you to call for more information.
By Susan Brady
Published: Wednesday, 29 December 2010
New USDA Labeling Requirements for Meat and Poultry
WASHINGTON, Dec. 29, 2010 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) today announced that it will be making important nutritional information readily available to consumers on 40 of the most popular cuts of meat and poultry products. Under a new rule, packages of ground or chopped meat and poultry will feature nutrition facts panels on their labels. Additionally, whole, raw cuts of meat and poultry will also have nutrition facts panels either on their package labels or available for consumers at the point-of-purchase.
"More and more, busy American families want nutrition information that they can quickly and easily understand," said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. "We need to do all we can to provide nutrition labels that will help consumers make informed decisions. The USDA and the Department of Health and Human Services work hard to provide the Dietary Guidelines for Americans every five years, and now consumers will have another tool to help them follow these guidelines."
The nutrition facts panels will include the number of calories and the grams of total fat and saturated fat a product contains. Additionally, any product that lists a lean percentage statement, such as "76% lean," on its label also will list its fat percentage, making it easier for consumers to understand the amounts of lean protein and fat in their purchase. The panels should provide consumers with sufficient information at the store to assess the nutrient content of the major cuts, enabling them to select meat and poultry products that fit into a healthy diet that meets their family's or their individual needs.
Examples of the major cuts of raw, single-ingredient meat and poultry products include, but are not limited to, whole or boneless chicken breasts and other pieces, or beef whole cuts such as brisket or tenderloin steak. Examples of ground or chopped meat and poultry products include, but are not limited to, hamburger and ground turkey. This rule is effective on Jan. 1, 2012. The Federal Register notice announcing this rule can be found at http://federalregister.gov/a/2010-32485..
Consumers with questions about the new labels should call the toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854). The hotline is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from l0:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.
Posted by Poly
@ 12:42 PM CST
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