Meet your meat: A visit to Harvest Home Meats – 100% grass-fed and finished beef in PA.

Diane Sanfilippo Beef, Pork & Lamb, Featured 5 Comments

As soon as you take diversity out of the system, you create a lot of different problems… every plant has a purpose and, with grazing, the more diversity the better… the key to healthy soils is diversity.  – Rich DiFebo on modern-day agriculture/monoculture crops The amount of respect that I have for those who take the time to grow and …

Why supporting local farms matters: a personal perspective, not a political one.

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I am not exactly what you would call a farm-friendly type of gal. I attended the Sustainable Farm Dinner on Friday evening (part of the AHS after-hours festivities) in the barn, but it was raining pretty hard and the tour that was scheduled for before the dinner was cancelled. When we arrived at the farm for dinner, it was already …

Bacon: Health Food or Devil in Delicious Disguise?

Diane Sanfilippo Beef, Pork & Lamb, Fats and Oils, Featured, Nutrition Myths 101 Comments

It seems I’ve become a bit well-known in my community as “the bacon girl.” Maybe it’s because I always seem to be eating, posting pictures of, and wearing T-shirts proclaiming my love for bacon. I’m okay with that nickname, but I have wanted to write this post for quite sometime now in order to explain my choice to consume what …