This is Why

I guess our farm must be a bit unusual because we get this question a lot. "Why does your family grow grain? I thought The Family Cow is pasture-based." It seems many pastured chicken growers, grass-fed beef ranchers and those who manage woodland pork often specialize in only that.

Prepare Your Freezer Space

I have exciting news: On September the 12th we'll open our annual Pastured Chicken Savings Event! So what's the point of a Chicken Savings Event? It's simple... food security and saving money all in one fell swoop. I somehow doubt if anyone will object to that combo! :)

The Secret Life of Farmer Edwin

"Know your farmer... Know your food." This pithy bit of wisdom has been kicked around the foodie world for the last decade or so. But what if there was a side to your farmer that you never knew? How would that affect your food?

Updated Team Picture

Today you get to see our new team picture. We got together at a park for a team picnic the other evening. After supper we had a great time playing volleyball, corn hole and taking team pictures.

Introducing: Wild Seafood Savings!

Good morning Family Cow Tribe, Today it's my privilege to announce our first ever, Wild Seafood Savings Event! Monday the 18th you get access to our absolute best prices of the year on Alaskan Wild Caught Sockeye Salmon, Pacific Cod Loin, and Louisiana Gulf Shrimp.

Family Picture Night

It's been a few years since we shot 'pasture pictures', as our family affectionately calls them. I think the last was 2019. So it's time again! But first of all, just a bit of nostalgia... As I recall, Summer of 2010 was our first pasture picture. Some of you may remember that too! It was 12 years ago!

3 simple steps to grill Grass-fed Ribeye Steaks

Today I'll share my favorite way to grill Grass-fed Ribeye Steaks. This method never fails to give me juicy, tender, absolutely delicious results every time. Follow along and you won't be disappointed. One quick note before I dive into steak prep details:

How you benefit from our butcher shop

Good morning, It feels like Thanksgiving in April! Just over a year and half ago, we bought our own butcher shop. The primary goal was to secure your meat supply even when other small butcher shops were booked out 12-18 months.

"Is your farm Regenerative?"

One of you emailed recently with a question for us... "I was watching 'Kiss the Ground' about soil conservation and regenerative farming techniques. The first thing that popped to my mind was if the farm we order our milk from also practices Regenerative farming techniques."

What is it about cows?

What is is about cows? It seems we were created to live in harmony with these gentle mothers... to be co-dependent. How else can we explain the historically proven phenomena that persons who live closest to the cows are often the healthiest, and strongest of their society?

VIDEO First Spring Chicks of the year

Spring has finally arrived on the farm and along with it came 550 happy little balls of fuzz... Yup, the first spring chicks are here! :) I took a few minutes to shoot a quick video out in the brooder so you can hear them chirping for yourself.

In God We Trust

In these times of global wobbliness, have you noticed that one thing does seem constant? That thing is fear. It’s all around us, it’s everywhere we turn. Fear of war, fear of inflation, fear of just basic uncertainty... even some lingering fear of COVID.

Artisan Bread Baking Photo Journal

Today you get a virtual tour of McGraths' Brick Oven Bakehouse, run by Kevin & Melinda McGrath. He crafts truly artisan bread using traditional methods few other bakers still practice. McGrath's naturally-leavened breads start with organic grains and a decades old sourdough starter. After much hands-on-attention, each loaf is baked in a wood-fired brick oven.

Pork Savings Event coming soon!

The big announcement is here! Early Monday morning you can get access to our absolute best prices of the year on Pastured Pork. We put together event exclusive Pork Bundle Savings based on our most popular products.... There's something for everyone in this 15 day savings event!

What's the big deal with Pastured Pork?

The big deal is that most pigs spend their lives packed in huge CAFO confinement barns. They eat chemical-farmed GMO feeds laden with antibiotics and artificial growth stimulants. They don't even know what grass is.

Pastured Pigs: Behind the Scenes on Rodrick & Jeanette's Amen Acres Farm

Winter set in for real on the farm last week. We got our first big snow and now the pigs are snuggling deep in their straw bedding... But just a few weeks ago it was different. The sun was warm, the grass was lush, and I had the perfect opportunity to do a photo/video shoot with the pastured pigs on Rodrick & Jeanette's rescued Amen Acres Farm.

Why did He do it?

Christmas Day is almost here! Children are anxiously looking forward to presents. Families are finishing last minute decorations. But I believe we need to be thinking deeper than Santa Claus and Christmas lights.

Fence Rows and Gut Health

I recall with some chagrin, my days as a young farmer in the early 90’s. Dawn and I took over the farm from my parents immediately upon returning from our wedding trip in August of 1990. As a still-wet-behind-the-ears 20 yr old, I naturally looked to those older and more educated for answers.

NEW Shredded Italian Pizza Cheese

Today I get to introduce: Raw Shredded Italian Pizza Cheese! It's a variety of our shredded raw milk cheeses mixed with organic Italian Seasoning to create the perfect topping for your next pizza, lasagna, tacos, quesadillas, grilled cheese sandwiches, chili soup, salads, or just about anything else you can imagine.

How Raw Milk Cheese Boosts Your Immunity

Last week Dad did an excellent job with his analogy Of Raw Milk and Swimming. If we want to "relax and swim" with strong immunity and good gut health we'll need as much raw living food in our diet as possible. Thousands of families have "learned to swim" with our Organically Pastured Raw Jersey Cow Milk... And we've helped many of them take the next step to make Raw Milk Kefir at home.

Of Raw Milk and Swimming

Some of you have asked me to explain in more detail about the probiotic building-of-immunity-pathway to health and wellness as opposed to the antibiotic kill-all-bacteria-method.