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January 14th, 2010

From Greensbury Market:

Organic 100% Grass fed Rump Roast

Greensbury Market’s Organic Farms Are Self-Sustaining

Greensbury’s farmers and ranchers not only receive USDA organic certification on their farms, they take organic to a whole new level. Their farms are completely self-sufficient and sustainable.

Most of the feed is grown on the farms. If grain is brought to the ranch, it is organic and used in minimal amounts to supplement the chickens’ and hogs’ diets. Cattle are only fed forage from the ranch.

Greensbury’s farmers and ranchers treat their animals humanely, allowing them to graze freely. They rotate grazing to allow the grass and soil to replenish naturally.

Organic to them means much more than just avoiding synthetic fertilizers and pesticides and unnecessary antibiotics and growth hormones. The meat products produced organically on self-sustaining farms have been called “Beyond Organic.”

We didn’t invent the term but we like the way it describes the way our farmers take care of the land and animals and the beef, chicken and pork products we ship to you.

Farms that practice sustainable agriculture are good for the environment. By reducing their use of chemical pesticides and fertilizers and using less fuel (to truck in pesticides, fertilizers and feed), they decrease chemical run-off and the dependence on foreign oil. These farms have a smaller carbon footprint and help replenish and rejuvenate the land for future generations.

The Greensbury Market farms do not use synthetic growth hormones nor antibiotics, which are commonly used by factory farms. Growth hormones are used to make cattle grow faster, but are thought to have negative health effects and contaminate surface and groundwater. The widespread overuse of antibiotics in farm animals has contributed to the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria and make it harder to treat human disease.

Grass-Fed Meats are the Healthiest Meats on the Planet

When compared to grain-fed livestock, grass-fed and pasture-raised meats are among the healthiest of protein sources on the planet.

Compared with commercial products, Greensbury Market meats offer more “good” (unsaturated) fats and fewer “bad” (saturated) fats. Grass-fed meats can have up to one third less fat as a similar cut from a grain-fed animal. Because they are lower in fat than grain-fed animals, grass-fed meat is lower in calories.

Grass-fed meats also have two to four times more omega-3s than meat from grain-fed animals. Omega 3s are heart-friendly, “good” fats that play a vital role in every cell in your body. People with ample amounts of omega-3s in their diets are less likely to have high blood pressure and 50 percent less likely to suffer a heart attack. In addition, omega-3s are essential for proper brain functioning and may reduce the risk of cancer.

Grass-fed meats are also one of the richest sources of conjugated linoleic acids (CLAs). CLAs may be one of our most potent defenses against cancer. A Finnish researcher showed women with the highest level of CLA in their diets had a 60% lower risk of breast cancer than those with lower levels. Compared to grain-fed cattle, meat from grass-fed cattle contains three to five times more CLA products.

As we mentioned above, Greensbury Markets meats are raised without synthetic growth hormones and antibiotics. That means you or your family are not being exposed to additional hormones and antibiotics in the meat you eat.

So, as you have read animals fed a 100% vegetarian diet produce meat that is good for the environment and good for you.

Want to try the tastiest, healthiest meats in the country? Why not order a Grass-Fed Beef sampler today and taste the difference that grass-fed makes on taste.

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