PASTURED MEAT & EGGS
Quest for healthy food
People just like YOU, are looking for healthy, natural food alternatives.
Todays conventionally raised meat and eggs, are inundated with growth hormones and antibiotics.
The animals are often raised on GMO-laden diets.
Many are raised in very inhumane ways, some animals never seeing the sun, or are confined to small areas, not suitable enough for natural growth and health.
What we eat effects our health today, tomorrow, and even ten years from now!
Our commitment to quality
Purchase Eden Ridge pastured meat from our family farm, you will receive the reassurance and confidence that you’re making a compassionate, healthy choice for you and your family.
We never administer hormones or antibiotics on any of our animals.
We make sure our animals are provided with nutritious complete diets and the freedom to roam as they were naturally created to do.
We use sustainable practices that ensure naturally grown, nutrient-rich, flavorful meat & eggs.
Benefits of pasture-raised
Pasture-raised meat and eggs are safer and less likely to spread e coli, staph or salmonella bacteria, and other animal diseases.
Pasture-raised meat has the ability to fight against diseases like cancer and heart disease.
The meat produced from pasture contains a far higher level of vital omega-3 fatty acids than beef or pork raised conventionally. Omega-3s help protect heart cells and other systems in the body from developing stresses that can lead to such conditions as irregular heart beats or high blood pressure. and also higher in antioxidants (Vitamin E, for example), and higher in vitamin D.
One omega-3 fatty acid that is abundant in grass fed dairy products, eggs, and meat is alpha-linolenic acid, or ALA. This good fat has been found to be present in high levels in the tissues of women who have survived breast cancer and who have not suffered the growth of a new tumor.
Pasture raised meat has lower amounts of fat overall, compared with conventional feedlot raised animals. So it is also lower in calories.
Pasture-raised eggs have higher Omega 3s, and a lower Omega 6:3 ratio, increased vitamin D, and more antioxidants than conventionally raised.
Animals raised on pasture are happy, more healthy and therefore produce some of the best tasting, full of vitamins that you just can’t get from feedlot or conventionally raised animals.
The Institute for Environmental Research and Education showed that grazing promotes the return of native naturally grown plants – including red and white clover. Dairy cows that graze on fields with more than 20% red clover have a significant increase in the concentration of CLA in their milk.
The environmental impact of livestock production is reduced with pasture-raised animals: Less fossil fuel is required to raise and harvest feed or spread manure. With grain-based systems, more animals are kept than otherwise should be supported by the farm without purchased feed and supplements.
The resulting excess manure applied to the limited land area of a farm, overwhelms the soil ecosystem, and leached nutrients pollute.
Earthworm numbers in the soil of a permanent pasture system are much higher than in one rotated with field crops. This is just another good indicator of the positive environmental impact of pasture-raised livestock.