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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 from their mother’s milk 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 premium 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 cuts that come from the legs, grass-fed beef will be tougher yet significantly more flavorful than comparable grain-fed meat. Not only are grass-fed cows eating the diet their ruminant digestive systems were intended to process versus fattening grain or corn, they roam the fields to graze on grass so their muscles are more developed than animals fed grain or corn - and often tightly confined on a feedlot. Slow-cooking methods such as sous vide band 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 from their mother’s milk 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 premium 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 cuts that come from the legs, grass-fed beef will be tougher yet significantly more flavorful than comparable grain-fed meat. Not only are grass-fed cows eating the diet their ruminant digestive systems were intended to process versus fattening grain or corn, they roam the fields to graze on grass so their muscles are more developed than animals fed grain or corn - and often tightly confined on a feedlot. Slow-cooking methods such as sous vide band 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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