Just like humans, plants and animals are susceptible to diseases and pathogens that carry them. Once a disease gets into an area where livestock are kept it may spread quickly and be very hard to eradicate from that area. Preventative measures are the most effective way to treat these diseases. Farms call these measures Biosecurity … Continue reading Practicing Biosecurity on and off Farm
As many of you know, our farm also has an on-site, custom exempt slaughterhouse operated by my father. In order to get a wholesome meat product to our customers’ tables the animal must be killed. In a previous blog I spoke about the time a 5-year-old asked me where meat came from while he looked … Continue reading Humane Slaughter
Pork is a versatile and delicious meat option used for a variety of different meal types; whether it is bacon or sausage for breakfast, pork chops for a casual dinner, or ham to be served at a family gathering. A great way to further enjoy and appreciate this experience is getting fresh, local pork. If … Continue reading Going Whole Hog, what to expect
We live in a country where we are fortunate enough to have options when it comes to the food we eat. Food is produced abundantly and is readily available. Grocery stores don't just have one kind of bread, but actually most have over 200 options. You can find eggs and meat in a similar manner … Continue reading Meat Labels That Aren’t Worth Your Money
"If you don't like something about business, change the way you run your business."-John Maxwell All farmers, big, small, conventional, organic, diversified or not, in the USA work hard to provide safe and wholesome food to American consumers. It is a struggle sometimes to celebrate and encourage people to support local agriculture or to start … Continue reading Labels when Buying Local, do we really need them?
This recipe is a twist on the classic Eggplant Parmesan and uses fresh vegetables and ground meat of your choice. Layered like a lasagna dish, full of flavor. All ingredients can be found at D'Agata's Fine Family Farm with a little help from Fresh Mozzarella, Parmesan cheese, and breadcrumbs. You will need: This recipe makes … Continue reading Layered Eggplant
When thinking about buying your meat products, what are some things that you are concerned about? If I had to guess, somewhere on the top of that list is that you do not want any antibiotics in your meat. That is on the top of my list too! But it does not stop me from … Continue reading No, our livestock are not raised without antibiotics.
I personally believe that every person should have a profound knowledge of where their food comes from. Through this page I want to give you a honest synopsis of how we raise our livestock. I want you to really understand what goes into growing a product we are proud to feed our family and sell … Continue reading The Reason I Blog
My goal is to provide you all with an honest synopsis of how we raise our livestock. We do what is best for the welfare of our animals and in turn what is best for our consumers to create a product we are proud to feed our family and to sell to you. I plan … Continue reading Ask A Farmer