We'd like to share some books of interest with our visitors. In the course of our creating Page River Bottom Farm, we have done lots of research. We want to be as educated as possible about the healthiest choices for ourselves and those who buy from us.
The following books are ones we'd like to recommend for your further reading regarding eating grass fed meats, organic foods and creating a more sustainable way of life.
The Elixer of Life by Arnold DeVries (available at http://www.soilandhealth.org/copyform.aspx?bookcode=020318 )
“Numerous scientists the world over have proved repeatedly the beneficence of raw milk. The testimony is well documented in Arnold DeVries book…” P. 7 of October issue of Acres USA magazine. If you are interested in preserving freedom to choose the foods you believe are healthy for your family, I urge you to support the Farm-To-Consumer Legal Defense Fund at http://www.farmtoconsumer.org/. If you go on their website you will see how they are helping farmers fight for the right to sell raw milk.
This Organic Life: Confessions of a Suburban Homesteader. Joan Dye Gussow is a professor emeritus of nutrition and education and a devout locavore. She lovingly tends 22 beds of vegetables and fruit trees.
Radical Homemakers by Shannon Hayes, Ph.D. (Cornell). She is also the author of The Grassfed Gourmet Cookbook. She interviews people across the nation who have moved beyond buying green products and are dismantling consumerism in their everyday lives. Her subjects are engaged in the difficult work of figuring out the practical ins and outs of rejecting a toxic way of life and all that it implies.
The Vegetarian Myth: Food, Justice, & Sustainability by Lierre Keith. Part memoir, nutritional primer, and political manifesto, this controversial examination exposes the destructive history of agriculture causing the devastation of prairies and forests, driving countless species extinct, altering the climate, and destroying the topsoil. He asserts that, in order to save the planet, food must come from within living communities. In order for this to happen, the argument champions eating locally and sustainably and encourages those with the resources to grow their own food.
A new title by Joel Salatin came out on October 10, 2011, Folks, This Ain't Normal. Not only does it have more good information about the foods we eat, and how they're raised, but it was published by a major publisher (a first for Joel), Hachette Book Group, putting it out into the mainstream book world. You can find it on Amazon.
Here are a couple more books of interest you might like to check out. Both are available on Amazon. First, Perfect Diet Health by Dr. Paul Jaminet is a deeper look at the Paleo Diet and new findings on whether or not it's healthy to remove all grains from our diets.
Second, a great resource when you're cooking grassfed meats, Stanley A. Fishman's book, Tender Grassfed Meat: Traditional Ways to Cook Healthy Meat.
I have just found a sample read from a wonderful new book called Standing Into the Storm. If you go to this link you can read enough of the beginning of the book, to inspire you and make you want to read it all. It is the story of a musician/composer and a secretary – breast cancer survivor who return to the land in Northeastern California (her family was from Montana) and they bring to it the wonderful grass-fed buffalo.
Another of the books of interest we've recently found has hints for cooking with sustainable meats. It's called GOOD MEAT: The Complete Guide to Sourcing and Cooking Sustainable Meat, and is by Deborah Krasner.
Shannon Hayes, author of The Grassfed Gourmet, and The Farmer and the Grill also is coming out with a new cookbook called Long Way on a Little: An Earth Lovers’ Companion for Enjoying Meat, Pinching Pennies and Living Deliciously.
We hope these books of interest encourage you to work toward a greener, healthier future for your families and communities.
Some of our pork was incorrectly labeled as containing nitrites. None of it was cured that way, it was a labeling mistake.
Sorry for the confusion.
Turkeys Fall 2013...
We can raise turkeys this year, but only if demand is high enough. If you are interested, please fill out our Order Form and send it in with your deposit.
Beef Cuts, Pork Cuts,
Lamb, Chicken and Eggs,
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