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High-Meat-Recipe Preparation For More Advanced RAFers

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High-Meat Preparation Notes:-

First get hold of a properly sealable container(eg:- vacuum-jar/sealable plastic box/Bell Jar etc.). Fill half of the box with the raw meats you want to age - make sure to leave 50% of the box unfilled, so as to ensure that there is enough air/oxygen for the bacteria - it's a very bad idea not to leave enough (fresh)air for the bacteria to work on. Then place the high-meat container in the fridge. Make sure to take the container out and air the box outside , at least once every 1 to 3 days for a few minutes, depending on your whim - properly airing the meats outside helps to refresh the air within the box, allowing the bacteria to continue their work, and the more frequently you air it, the faster it ripens - don't air it inside the house as that will stink out the place. Oh, and don't forget to cut up the fresh, raw meats into  mouthful-sized pieces before you start using it for "high-meat" - otherwise, it's a rather messy business to cut it all up once it's reached the "high-meat" stage - though, I suppose, one can wait, instead, until it eventually becomes liquid, where one just needs a spoon.

Generally speaking, if the fridge is not at too cold a setting, and if the high-meat container is aired frequently, then it's usually recommended to wait c.1  month before trying it. I find that I get the beneficial effects from the high-meat within c.2-3 weeks after storing it, usually once the outer surface of the aged ,raw meats has become slimy enough, but with the rest of the meat still being quite solid enough to be picked up by a fork - I generally don't like the texture of "high-meat" once it becomes too liquidy. Though, there are some who prefer aging the "high-meat" for several months.

A few people wish to speed up the process by storing the "high-meat" container outside the fridge in the open air, but this is fraught with difficulty as flies are fiendishly clever at laying their almost unnoticeable eggs around the lid, and these can then so easily drop in. It's been suggested by one member of the group that the container in question should be sealed within two separate black bin-bags so as to deter the flies. PLus, when I left high-meat outside, it seemed more likely to go dry, and dried out high-meat is useless re getting the boosts in mood etc.

(I should also mention that I personally only got the fullest benefit from "high-meat" once I started eating c. two (cubic-inch-sized?)chunks of "high-meat" each day, and that the effects, oddly, seemed to only start being noticed after c.12-24 hours. Obviously, though, everyone is different, in this regard).

"High-meat" can be made from pretty much any raw-animal-food-source. The Eskimoes used to age raw fish in this way, the Chinese would age their raw eggs for decades, the French often age their raw cheeses until they become very stinky etc.. I personally found most "high-meats" versions to be a problem for me(especially any "high-meat"-muscle-meats), with the exception of aged kidney, aged tongue, and especially aged ox/beef heart - I use the latter most of the time, for reasons of taste and convenience. I would strongly recommend that people experiment with a wide variety of "high-meats" before they find the one that is least appalling re taste.

 Virtually everyone finds "high-meat" a problem at first, re taste, due to past conditioning. My own solution, at the start, was to cut the meats up into very tiny slivers  so that I could just swallow them very quickly without having to endure the taste for long. I'd then follow up each mouthful with a big gulp of alkaline (spring) mineral-water in order to blot out the after-taste. Naturally, over a certain length of time, I got used to the taste and no longer need to cut up the meat into such tiny slices or chase each piece with water, and, nowadays, I even relish the rather acidic taste of some kinds of "high-meat", viewing it as a useful alternative to smelly raw cheeses(I happen to be allergic to raw dairy).

Naturally, there are always going to be some  who feel they won't ever be able to get used to such fare, so I would strongly recommend that such people buy "EM" products, instead, or, (powerful) probiotic supplements. "EM" stands for effective microorganisms. However, I'm sceptical re the efficacy of the latter two, by comparison to "high-meat", and view them as substitutes only - besides, "EM" products are rather expensive and difficult to prepare, whereas "high-meat" is relatively easy to make.

The benefits of the extra bacteria from "high-meat" include better digestion, and increased concentration, energy-levels and improvement in mood. Here's a standard news-report re a study describing  how  bacteria help improve one's mood:-


Eating Raw Chicken in Athens, OH with Raw Foodist Michael Taylor

Eating Raw Chicken in Athens, OH with Raw Foodist Michael Taylor


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While on a trip to Athens, Ohio to enjoy the Paw Paw Festival and facilitate discussion for a screening of PolyCultures: Food Where We Live, hosted by Warren Taylor and the lovely folks at Snowville Creamery - I met filmmaker Michael Taylor, a raw foodist. He convinced Will Taylor and me to try some raw chicken he butchered himself. It was really gross, to say the least.



After watching this video, it reminded me of "High Meat", but instead of beef this was a "high Meat" with chicken.







































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Link Between Diet and Onset of Mental Illness

So many health factors are triggered by diet and nutrition, some behavior is a result of bad diet, such as: compulsive lying, overeating, excessive smoking, alcohol binging. Most of us understand the links between diet and behavior, others are still wet behind the ears. To improve diet today, to start healing soft tissue and brain tissue, browse www.localharvest.org stores to find what best suits your family.

Some of you may know people who are suffering from mental illness, I know that a lot of people do, just read some of the stuff written on the World Wide Web, blogs, websites, newspapers, magazines etc.if proper diet can be one of the steps to begin healing, share this information.

Good, healthy, organic, food is not just delicious and filling, it can be healling too.

From our friends at Science Daily,

Scientist Shows Link Between Diet and Onset of Mental Illness

ScienceDaily (Dec. 13, 2010) — Changes in diet have been linked to a reduction of abnormal behaviors in mentally ill people or animals, but a Purdue University study shows that diet might also trigger the onset of mental illness in the first place.

For the complete and original article: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101213151446.htm


Story Source:

The above story is reprinted (with editorial adaptations by ScienceDaily staff) from materials provided by Purdue University, via EurekAlert!, a service of AAAS.


Journal Reference:

  1. Brett D. Dufour, Olayiwola Adeola, Heng-Wei Cheng, Shawn S. Donkin, Jon D. Klein, Edmond A. Pajor, Joseph P. Garner. Nutritional up-regulation of serotonin paradoxically induces compulsive behavior. Nutritional Neuroscience, 2010; 13 (6): 256 DOI: 10.1179/147683010X12611460764688



If we, as a collective group, do not stand up for our rights to consume healthy, or even unhealthy foods of our choosing, soon the F.D.A. will tell us what we can eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner (and in between).


It is not about food safety, it is about control. He, who controls the food, controls the people! First milk, then what? Will we be forced to buy only patented food products, generated from Genetically Modified seeds?


If raw milk is to be allowed by the people to be considered a hazard, then when is the F.D.A. going to make "mothers boil their breast milk, before feeding babies?" IT COULD HAPPEN. Stand up and voice your opinion, what ever it may be.


I personally grew up on raw milk,  not until 1985 did I even taste pasteurized milk. It was around that time Alta Dena Dairy was made to stop all their raw milk production, in Southern California.


Some large “raw milk” producers, claim RAW MILK, however, they are U.S.D.A. inspected, they must pasteurize their milk. It is illegal to place raw dairy products in front of the general population for sale. YES, even in California. Call or contact the California Department of Food and Agriculture (milk and dairy division). Milk and Dairy Food Safety Branch
Mailing Address: 1220 N Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 654-0773; Fax: (916) 653-7512


Ask them if your favorite raw milk, which is available in a store close to you is pasteurized? YES, even if the label states “RAW MILK”, by raw milk standards, when pasteurized to a certain temperature, it can still be considered raw milk.


EVEN “FOR PET USE ONLY” does not fly; all pet food is regulated and must be under inspection. So many misconceptions are making people uneasy, uncomfortable and scared. EVEN when labeled “FOR CRAFT USE ONLY” it must be regulated, because all craft material must be non toxic and child safe; RAW MILK is considered POISON by the F.D.A. and the C.D.F.A. (milk and dairy division)


It is true, the C.D.F.A. Is raiding (with guns) small farms, co-op’s, farmers market vendors and markets who even attempt to sell raw milk. http://www.farmtoconsumer.org/aa/aa-26april2010.htm


It does not matter if raw milk is technically legal in California, because if the folks who regulate the milk and dairy division are going to bust into your farm, home or vendor stand with guns, handcuffs or SHOOT YOU! Obviously they are the new LAW. http://www.farmtoconsumer.org/aa/aa-26april2010.htm


When an authority brandishes a firearm, they are doing so with the intent to SHOOT BULLETS from it, if they wanted to talk, no guns would be needed.


Our farm and a few of our farm members were recently contacted about a small, local “green house” or above ground container, produce grower, who is now advertising “RAW MILK SOON” from pigmy goats, I was in laughter, I wanted to know where the threat was, especially since she mentioned pigmy goats, I explained that, obviously her only consmers are her own family, and that was perfectly legal and that she would need 100 pigmy goats to produce enough milk for any market. 

 I also said that I know the person, she has been a guest in my home, and that I am not interested in getting involved, nor will I comment on the location, or where she can be located. I tried to explain that this person is no threat to anyone, just now,  starting a farm and may not be aware of the food, health and safety laws and regulations.


Obviously “the they” know where she is, she advertises online, and they may have just wanted to gather additional info. BEWARE the milk and dairy division will gather information on illegal, raw milk and bathtub cheese producers and compile a good case against them before the RAID, this ensures jail time and a solid prosecution.


I do know firsthand that a few illegal, raw dairy producers are not clean and unaware of health and safety standards, some even lack the common sense to maintain a sanitary environment. When you are dealing with a raw dairy product, sanitation standards, livestock health and care must be of the highest caliber, or else,the weak, the elderly, children or anyone with a weak immune system can get very ill, or even die, usually resulting from unsanitary conditions. I have been in the farming industry a long time, and have seen many ugly things.


 I agree that sanitation standards, education and monitoring of small raw milk farms offering raw dairy to the general public should be enforced, but to OUTLAW raw milk is just plain ignorant and self serving. If you know where your raw dairy is coming from, how the livestock are treated and handled, if you know that the conditions are sanitary, and are happy with your product, you should have the right to choose. This is what America is built on “Freedom Of Choice” People!


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!


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.


Heritage breeds

Advanced, electronic and back-up product traceability

Rare and endangered breeds

 Free range

 Grass fed


 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



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