When no physical, or mental illness, is limiting us we can achieve great success. One factor, that contributes greatly to our mental and physical health is what we put in our bodies…specifically the foods we consume.

We can get our foods anywhere, but there’s no doubt that farms, dedicated to raising animals humanely, produce high quality meat. Similarly, organically grown produce and grains yield healthier, more nutrient dense foods. The difference is noticeable when comparing products from farms that utilizes organic farming methods verses farms that incorporate synthetic chemicals, hormones, or pesticides. At Underground Farmers, we are honored to be able to provide our customers with pasture raised pork, chicken, and eggs, that will nourish their health, not deplete it. We will also be offering organically raised fruit and vegetables in the near future.

The nutrients in pasture raised meat is superior to meat from animals fed solely grain, raised in confinement and/ or fortified with hormones. According to the American Pastured Poultry Producers Association (APPPA), pasture raised chicken tends to be higher in iron, omega 3, and antioxidants such as vitamins E and D. Similarly, pasture raised hogs and cows have less saturated fat, more heart healthy polyunsaturated fats, and higher levels of protein and antioxidants, according to the Food Animal Concerns Trust. In regard to organically grown produce and grains, they’re also high in vitamins and antioxidants such as vitamin C, iron, magnesium, and phosphorus, with less exposure to nitrates and pesticide residues compared to conventionally grown produce, according to the Organic Trade Association.  

What exactly does the term “pasture raised” and “organically grown” mean? What all goes into the process of raising pasture raised animals and organic produce and grains? We will delve deeper into this topic on the next blog post!

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