By UT Photos via Nutrafarms
We’ve all heard of farm-to-table but have you heard of farm-to-fork?
Since having our daughter, I’ve spend many hours scouring the internet looking into local farms at which I can purchase pasture raised meat and eggs.
I was intrigued when I recently came across Nutrafarms, a farm-to-fork retailer in Ontario that offers a bulk-purchasing service that eliminates stores as a link between farmers and customers.
Nutrafarms represents family-run farms in Stayner (beef), Sarnia (pork) and the Niagara Region (poultry), and offers customizable orders of organic, hormone-free and antibiotic-free meat.
The company’s farmers have also eschewed factory-farming techniques and kept with old-fashioned methods to deliver a healthier, more humane product (for example, at the eighth-generation family farm in Stayner, cows and their calves graze in fields with minimal human interaction. At the company’s pig farm, sows and their piglets have a barn with straw beds instead of a mass-production pen with metal grates for floors).
As well, when it comes to local, Nutrafarms minimizes the distance (within 20-30 km) between the producers and where the animals are processed. The result is a reduction in the stress, adrenaline and fatigue on the animals.
Nutrafarms sounds like a winner to me. To be honest I haven’t gotten in touch with the company just yet, but I definitely will. I’ll let you know what my experience was like.
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