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Why choose All-Natural, Grass Fed Beef?
Here at Sebago Lake Ranch we do not use any form of growth hormones, or feeds with antibiotics. Our cows all graze on lush Maine pastures throughout the spring and into the early winter months. They are then supplemented with our farm raised hay during the winter when grazing through the snow isn't possible. They get to live outdoors, eating from nature's 'salad bar' on a daily basis. This makes for happy cows and a healthier product.
According to many sources and also an article featured in MOTHER EARTH NEWS, grass fed is "better for the environment than crowding cattle onto feedlots, which causes serious problems with air and water quality."
Unfortunately, what we're suddenly becoming more attuned to is another point Jo Robinson makes about feeding cattle corn: "This unnatural grain-based diet is producing toxic E.coli bacteria." Jo Robinson wrote Why Grass Fed is Best in 2000 explaining the many health benefits of grass fed beef.
Learn more about the benefits of pastured raised meats and eggs. We highly recommend the book Pasture Perfect by Jo Robinson. It goes into great detail about all the health benefits of a healthier animal and healthier you in addition to offering a great section of recipes to try!
for the Animals ...... eating
(in the pasture) what nature intended
for the Environment ...... harmony
between the land and the animals
the Farmer/Rancher ..... living
and working in a healthy sustainable atmosphere
Food ...... grass fed foods are
lower in saturated fats and higher in essential nutrients
for You ...... nutritious
grass fed foods support better overall health
If you would like some detailed information about the many nutritional, environmental and health benefits of natural, grass fed beef please visit: Eat Wild. They have several articles and great information.
We have decided to hold some animals through this winter and finish around the equinox of next spring. In reading extensively about this model, we feel it will produce a superior product. We are currently taking deposits for June/July at this time. Please contact us for availability, as sides go quickly.
Download the Current Price Sheet for current prices and availability of different cuts.
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We proudly offer our products at the Portland Farm Market. The market is open again starting May 2012, Saturday mornings from 7am - 12 noon at Deering Oaks Park in Portland. Want a specific item? We can bring it to the farm market for you- send us an email for details! Sumner Valley Farm carries our ground beef at the Monument Square market as well. UPDATE: We currently are too low on product to come to the winter market, and we appreciate your patience while we expand to meet the needs of the customers in the Greater Portland and Lakes Region area.