Looking for a consistent supply of fresh, local, pasture raised poultry, a direct consumer to producer relationship, and an abundant wealth of knowledge in sustainable and humane livestock methods all while supporting a worthy cause? Look no further!!
The Grange Farm School is starting up a “Poultry Share” program to give the local community an opportunity to purchase immaculate meat birds, raised on pasture and fed a GMO free diet. This share program provides much like a CSA for the consumer to pay up front for the product and create a close connection with the producer allowing you to know exactly where your food is coming from,along with a promise of a “poultry crop” to keep your bellies full all season long!
Order forms will be located at the Little Lake Grange with a drop off box and collected weekly beginning May 20th!
You may also print the form, fill it out and return by mail to :
The Grange Farm School
16200 n. hwy 101
Willits, California 95490.
Checks may be payable to the NCO/Grange Farm School.
Pick up/Delivery :
Once a week you can come by the Farm School property on Ridgewood Ranch to pick up your package. Arrangements can be made for delivery in if necessary by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
So, what is all of this hype about pasture raised chickens?…
Firstly, compared with commercial products there is a significant difference in “good” fats vs. “bad” fats offered. They are richer in antioxidants and amino acids; including vitamins E, beta-carotene, and vitamin C. AND they do not contain added hormones or traces of antibiotics or other drugs. Overall, happier, healthier chickens!
When chickens are housed indoors and deprived of greens, their meat and eggs also become artificially low in omega-3s. Eggs from pastured hens can contain as much as 10 times more omega-3s than eggs from factory hens.
OMEGA 3s are called “good fats” because they play a vital role in every cell and system in your body. For example, of all the fats, they are the most heart-friendly. People who have ample amounts of omega-3s in their diet are less likely to have high blood pressure or an irregular heartbeat. Remarkably, they are 50 percent less likely to suffer a heart attack. Omega-3s are essential for your brain as well. People with a diet rich in omega-3s are less likely to suffer from depression, schizophrenia, attention deficit disorder (hyperactivity), or Alzheimer’s disease.
Another benefit of omega-3s is that they may reduce your risk of cancer. In animal studies, these essential fats have slowed the growth of a wide array of cancers and also kept them from spreading. Although the human research is in its infancy, researchers have shown that omega-3s can slow or even reverse the extreme weight loss that accompanies advanced cancer and also hasten recovery from surgery.
Check out this chart and more on the World’s Healthiest Foods website
- Antioxidants (vitamins E, beta-carotene and vitamin C)
Antioxidants are molecules which can safely interact with free radicals and terminate the chain reaction before vital molecules are damaged. Although there are several enzyme systems within the body that scavenge free radicals, the principle micronutrient (vitamin) antioxidants are vitamin E, beta-carotene, and vitamin C. Additionally, selenium, a trace metal that is required for proper function of one of the body’s antioxidant enzyme systems, is sometimes included in this category. The body cannot manufacture these micronutrients so they must be supplied in the diet.
The nutritional benefits of pasture raised poultry are IMMENSE. Boost your health TODAY!! We’ve got what you’re looking for, put in your orders now for the Grange Farm School Poultry Share program!