“…Now consider that there are beef farms right in your backyard that raise cattle on natural green pastures and can deliver some of the country’s most delicious and nutritious beef right to your front doorstep. Are you starting to see why grocery store beef begins to make less and less sense?”
Why are you still buying your beef at grocery stores? That may sound like a silly question, but it’s one that conscious consumers who value their health and the environment are asking themselves more and more. When we buy any product, the way it’s produced usually plays a role in helping us determine if we want to invest our hard-earned money in it or not. Is it handmade? What country produces it? Are the materials frail or durable? Interestingly though, when it comes to the food we eat every day, we oftentimes are entirely in the dark about, or ignore the production processes used to make that food item.
When you take a moment to understand the farming practices involved in the production of industrialized beef, the decision to switch to locally grass-fed and grass-finished meat becomes quite obvious. Most beef found on grocery store shelves has been shipped across the country, frozen for long periods of time, and comes from an animal that has been raised upon barren dirt and a lackluster corn or grain diet. Now consider that there are beef farms right in your backyard that raise cattle on natural green pastures that can deliver some of the country’s most delicious and nutritious beef right to your front doorstep. You might be realizing that grocery store beef is starting to make less and less sense.
The vast differences between the production processes of industrial and locally grass-fed beef are so significant that the two can almost be considered different food products altogether - and you should know the difference between them. At the heart of our operations at Acabonac Farms is a reverence for the soil. Our soils provide our cattle with a rich and varied diet that includes a range of grass species and legumes. This is the diet that these animals have evolved to consume and properly digest, and results in a nutritional profile unattainable otherwise. This is in stark contrast to industrial beef operations that have zero regard for soil health as their cattle don’t eat from the ground, they eat from troughs.
In order to maximize the health of our soils we utilize regenerative farming practices that not only ensure the successful growth of our cattle, but also promote a healthy ecosystem that fits seamlessly into the surrounding landscape rather than disrupting it. We follow principles of regenerative agriculture to ensure the ongoing success of our farm including no-till farming, rotational grazing, ensuring plant diversity, and the elimination of pesticide, herbicide, and synthetic fertilizer use.
It’s important to understand that not all beef is created equal. Because of the natural lifestyle and diet our cattle enjoy, we are able to produce flavorful and nutritionally dense beef that is incomparable to anything you’ll find at the grocery store. Our product is considered premium for a reason. Everything that goes into the production of our beef is motivated by a desire to improve the product, as well as the connection our customers have with their food. At Acabonac Farms, we aren’t driven by a need for maximized efficiency for mass production. We simply produce the best locally raised beef and deliver it right to your door. Try it out and experience meat the way it was supposed to be experienced.