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100% Grass Fed Beef
Our Scottish Highland Cattle are raised on our farm and are fed entirely on pasture grass or hay from our fields during the winter months. They are not grain finished. The herd is rotated daily to a new pasture field. There are eleven fields in total, allowing the pasture grass to grow and recover from grazing. We maintain a very small herd and butcher perhaps once or twice a year. We do not take orders. All of our meat is sold at our two farmers markets in Toronto and direct from our farm.
No GMO • No Grains • No Hormones • No Antibiotics • Ethically Raised
Our tallow is from our wonderful grass fed cows. It is made from the choice fat around the kidneys and liver, high in omega proteins and essential oils. It is processed and filtered down to a state suitable for making soap or to be used as a skin moisturizer.
Tallow is great for cooking eggs, stir fry's, meat, or whatever else that’s savory. Excellent substitute for any recipe calling for shortening or lard. It has sort of a meaty essence, so I’m not sure I’d try to bake something sweet with it. Although I did just bake a batch of muffins and pie crust which were quite edible. You can keep it in an airtight container (mason jar, glass pyrex) just as you would coconut oil or olive oil. Best kept refrigerated. It’s very stable, so it should last quite a long time even out of the fridge or freezer. Tallow from grass fed beef is healthier than trans-fats and processed oils containing GMO's, antibiotics and hormones.
Soap the way it was made by our ancestors. Tallow rendered from the fat of our grass fed beef, and filtered is combined with lye and made into soap blocks. Essential oils (mint and lavender are the most common) are added to reduce the beef smell. Tallow is naturally moisturizing and mild for the skin, producing a gentle lather and the hard bar won't turn to goop in your shower.
Tallow has a very similar composition to palm oil. It makes a hard long-lasting soap with a light creamy lather. Tallow is similar to human fat, and so it makes a great moisturizer, which is compatible with our human DNA.
Since tallow soap is a great moisturizer, it is a favorite among our male customers as it is great for shaving.
Fresh Organic Eggs from Our Free Range Chickens!
We have a mixed heritage breed flock of chickens which produce a lovely range of eggs in a variety of sizes and colours ranging from pink, blue, blue-green eggs from our Ameracauna's to shades of brown from our chanteclair, wyendotte and red-sex-link birds.
Our chickens free range, eating a wide variety of insects, worms, greens and are supplemented with certified organic mixed grains from Bio-Ag. Since our birds are outdoors most days they get plenty of natural sunlight and vitamins and minerals from their environment. We do have roosters among our flock, therefore our eggs are fertilized. Yolks are a dark yellow-orange indicating that there is a high protein content. Yum! Yum!
Tuscarora White Corn
Also known as Iroquois White Corn, is an ancient heirloom corn traditionally grown by the Iroquois First Nations. Tuscarora is an heirloom variety of eight-row corn that has historically been a staple food of aboriginal peoples. The corn has big white kernels, large ears, and is the perfect consistency to grind into corn meal for breads and soups. Its genetic variability fashions a range of flavors from earthy to sugary. Tuscarora is praised within the Iroquois Nation as a link to good physical health, as well as its intrinsic connection to the vibrancy of traditional native cultures.
Earth Haven Farm is proud to offer this product to our customers. Through our relationships with First Nations and Indian Agriculture of Ontario we have been able to obtain this valuable heritage seed along with the traditional teachings on how to cultivate, harvest and process.
Whole-grain white corn meal is nutritionally superior to refined, unenriched corn meal, due its higher levels of B-vitamins, iron, zinc and fiber. White corn meal can be found in cornbread, corn muffins, tortillas, polenta, grits and tamales. All the nutrition information for this product is for one-half cup of whole-grain white corn meal, but the actual amounts of corn meal used will vary by the recipe. For example, a serving of corn grits or polenta has about a quarter-cup of cornmeal, while an entire 8-in. square pan of cornbread requires about 1 cup of cornmeal.
Basic Nutrition Information: One-half cup of white corn meal has 221 calories, 5 grams of protein, 2 grams of fat, 46.9 grams of carbohydrates and 4.5 grams of fiber, according to the USDA's Food and Nutrient Database. White corn meal, as it is a starch, has a high carbohydrate content with limited protein and fat. The fiber content is significant at 4.5 grams, as the daily requirement for fiber is 38 grams for men and 25 grams for women up to age 50. White corn meal is naturally gluten free.
Dried Black Turtle Beans
A product of our three sisters planting (corn, beans, squash). The beans are allowed to dry on the vines out in the field. They are harvested once the pods are dry, husked and cleaned.
These beans are a great stable product and will keep for months, even years, stored in your cupboard.
Great for stews, chili, soups and a great many other recipes.
Loon Song Grains
Loon Song Gardens has been gardening and farming on Manitoulin Island since 2003, growing nourishing foods and cultivating vibrant community connections within their region.
In 2009 they began milling fresh stone-ground flours on-site from cereal grains grown on their farm. Currently they offer some great fresh rolled oats, along with true whole-grain flours from red fife wheat, dark rye, spelt and rolled oats.
Paul and Heather are long time supporters and practitioners of biodynamic agriculture. Earth Haven Farm is pleased to be able to offer these wonderful grains to our customers at farmgate and at our farmers market locations.
For more information, visit Loon Song Gardens at www.loonsong.net