Are you dreaming of savory beef for your meatballs and burger patties? Search no more as the Aitken Farm and Ranch allows you to make your dreams a reality.What is unique about this ranch is that they allow an up-close encounter with their animals. Please do keep in mind that they don't offer this service during summer days. It is mainly because it gets scorchingly hot in the petting pen.From Angus beef to Charbray/Jersey beef, rest assured that every cut you get is exceptional. You can instantly tell the difference between store-bought meat and a grass-fed one once you try them.‘No grease, tender steak, fantastic taste, great-quality, and impressive beef’ are just some of the words their customers used to describe their products.Furthermore, satisfied customers shared (on Facebook reviews) that the owners are knowledgable and passionate, not to mention, fabulous and sweet during visits.Aside from beef, they also carry free range eggs and raw honey.
The term “grass fed” (as opposed to grain fed) refers to meat obtained from cows that were raised on a diet of grass and other forage, such as clover; situated in pasture and, when fresh grass is unavailable, hay. This helps to denote the difference between livestock that has been raised in feedlots and generally fed a diet of soy and corn, versus animals that have had access to their natural feeding environment in pasture, which contains grasses, wildflowers, and herbs. This term overlaps with “pasture-raised” and will usually be seen together. Grass-fed beef is also believed to taste better, and be better for the environment, too. There are several organizations that offer a certification for Grass Fed, such as the American Grassfed Association, Certified Grassfed by A Greener World, and Pasture for Life, to name a few.
Some of the businesses listed in our directory will be using the same principles as Certified Naturally Grown farmers, but without the certification. Certifications can often be expensive and time consuming for most farmers to participate in, and therefore we feel it is important to acknowledge those who practice good land stewardship, without certification.