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LAUREL RIDGE


We are a family-operated farm in Litchfield, CT

raising grass-fed beef cattle as well as pastured pork and lamb.

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LAUREL RIDGE


We are a family-operated farm in Litchfield, CT

raising grass-fed beef cattle as well as pastured pork and lamb.

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How We Farm


Our cattle live outside 365 days a year and eat grass grown on our farm. About 7 months a year, they eat grass as it is growing in pasture; in the colder months, they eat hay that we've harvested from our own fields. They drink water from the same well system that provides the water we drink at home. We do not supplement their diet with anything other than a salt lick.

Our hogs live in a large outdoor pasture with access to a "pig house". They eat high-quality Blue Seal pig feed and a significant amount of foraged food which depending on the time of year may include apples, nuts, and root vegetables. We further supplement their diet with expired fruit and vegetables that we collect from local supermarkets, restaurants, and caterers.

How We Farm


Our cattle live outside 365 days a year and eat grass grown on our farm. About 7 months a year, they eat grass as it is growing in pasture; in the colder months, they eat hay that we've harvested from our own fields. They drink water from the same well system that provides the water we drink at home. We do not supplement their diet with anything other than a salt lick.

Our hogs live in a large outdoor pasture with access to a "pig house". They eat high-quality Blue Seal pig feed and a significant amount of foraged food which depending on the time of year may include apples, nuts, and root vegetables. We further supplement their diet with expired fruit and vegetables that we collect from local supermarkets, restaurants, and caterers.

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FAQ


Your label says Grass Fed. Do you feed your cows any grain?
No, we feed them no grain whatsoever. Our cows only eat fresh grass or hay from the day that they are weaned (stop milking off their mom) to the day that they are slaughtered.


What else do your cows eat?
Our cows eat fresh grass during the warmer months and hay harvested from our own fields in the colder months. They drink water from our wells, and they have access to salt licks. That’s it.


Is there any special trick to cooking grass fed beef?
For the higher end steaks, the answer is no; you cook them the way you would any other steak. One often-overlooked best practice for cooking steak is allowing the meat to warm to room temperature before throwing it on the grill.

For the cuts that come from the front or back legs, grass fed beef will be tougher and significantly more flavorful than comparable grain-fed cuts. Grass fed cows roam the fields to graze on grass, so their muscles are more developed than grain fed animals that are tightly confined on a feedlot. Slow-cooking methods such as sous vide and crock pots really bring out the best in grass-fed beef, which contains much more collagen than grain-fed feedlot beef.

FAQ


Your label says Grass Fed. Do you feed your cows any grain?
No, we feed them no grain whatsoever. Our cows only eat fresh grass or hay from the day that they are weaned (stop milking off their mom) to the day that they are slaughtered.


What else do your cows eat?
Our cows eat fresh grass during the warmer months and hay harvested from our own fields in the colder months. They drink water from our wells, and they have access to salt licks. That’s it.


Is there any special trick to cooking grass fed beef?
For the higher end steaks, the answer is no; you cook them the way you would any other steak. One often-overlooked best practice for cooking steak is allowing the meat to warm to room temperature before throwing it on the grill.

For the cuts that come from the front or back legs, grass fed beef will be tougher and significantly more flavorful than comparable grain-fed cuts. Grass fed cows roam the fields to graze on grass, so their muscles are more developed than grain fed animals that are tightly confined on a feedlot. Slow-cooking methods such as sous vide and crock pots really bring out the best in grass-fed beef, which contains much more collagen than grain-fed feedlot beef.

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Contact Us


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John@LRGFB.com
860.567.8122

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Bunny@LRGFB.com
860.309.8284

Contact Us


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John@LRGFB.com
860.567.8122

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Bunny@LRGFB.com
860.309.8284

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