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From the Intrepid Vault: Birds of a Different Feather (but more Pork-ish)

By Alia | In Rest Day | on March 9, 2014

I’ve been obsessing over pork chops for the past several weeks. I took to the vaults of the Intrepid blog and started looking for other sources of meat and eggs. Lo and behold I had totally forgotten about a company Marcus had done a write up about and who was already in my bookmarks! smh (that is, shakes my head, for those not savvy to internet acronyms). As an add on their pork prices are on par with farms that sell at our local farmers markets. They are also hosting a potluck event next weekend, if you want to drive to Temecula.

In my last post, I spoke about the difference between eggs from the mass production farms and those of a chicken allowed to truly be “free range” and eat insects. I came across a new local farm that has seen these same problems and, to borrow from Gandhi, decided to be a part of the change they wanted to see in the world. Inspired by the likes of Joel Salatin (the “good” farmer from Food, Inc.) and Robb Wolf, they have based their farm around Paleo/Primal ideals.

It’s been exciting to watch as their operation has grown since I first took notice a few months ago. In fact, they just posted that they have acquired some egg laying chickens to increase their offerings. Currently, they have just broiler chickens that are available when grown. Because they are centrally located, they have partnered with a couple of CrossFit gyms as delivery spots and the nearest to us is in Long Beach. As you might imagine, the effort and time to grow these chickens is reflected in the price. I look forward to see how their operation grows, considering their overall plan:

In 2012, we launched a humble little ranch operation in Temecula, California. We did this with the dream of producing premium grade, healthy and happy poultry, beef, lamb, pork, and turkey raised locally, sustainably, and responsibly by healthy farmers for healthy families. Starting on 1 acre of pastureland, we are raising our free range, pasture pure, primal chickens in pure chicken bliss. We believe in giving them the opportunity to live in the true chickenry for which they were created.

If you’re interested to know more, check out their website — Primal Pastures — where they give an insider’s view of their philosophy, methodology and ethos.


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