When purchasing pasture-fed meats, there are a number of questions you want answered. What are the breeds? Was the animal pasture-fed and pasture-finished? Is supplemental feed used and, if so, with what? Where the fields free of pesticides and chemical fertilizers? Where synthetic antibiotics used? What about hormones? For a complete list of questions, see “Questions for Farmers/Vendors” in the Resource List.
West Wind Farm – Mountain pastured beef fed on grass/legume pastures free of chemical fertilizers and pesticides. Contact Martha Holdridge at Martha@holdridge.org. (www.westwindfarm.biz)
Rastelli Direct – Various hormone, steroid and antibiotic free meats and seafood. Mail order, three options for buying: retail, member (discounted) and Eat for Free program (buying group). Food is packed in dry ice and shipped FedEx. Free shipping for orders over $150. (rastellidirect.com/farmfresh). For more information on meat sources, view http://youtu.be/KET_kb6VVtI. After first minute or so of marketing introduction, you’ll get to info per category.
KOL Foods – 100% kosher meats, poultry, deli (nitrite free) and wild salmon. Contact Devora Kimelman-Block at firstname.lastname@example.org or (888) 366-3565. (www.kolfoods.com)
PolyFace Farms – www.polyfaceyum.com (540-885-3590).
P. A. Bowen Farmstead – Located in Brandywine, MD. Open Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10A-6P. Pastured beef, veal, pork, chicken and turkey (holiday), eggs, Artisan cheese. (301) 579-2727. (www.pabowenfarmstead.com)
Miller’s Biodiversity Farm – Private Club Membership. Large assortment of nutrient dense, farm-fresh foods for pick up or UPS delivery (dairy, grass-fed & finished meats, fermented vegetables, crispy nuts, etc.). (717-806-0392 – tell him you were referred by DC Chapter of WAPF).