Yesterday we drove out to McK Ranch to stock up on pasture raised beef. They are in Dallas, OR., which is about 45 minutes from Lincoln City. They have such good beef sold at a great price. These beef are never fed corn or hormones, and the farm is small enough that you drive through the beautiful pastures where the cattle are grazing on your way to the farm store. Their cows are butchered there, and each package is labled with the date it was butchered and the cow #. So they don't mix up different cows in their packaging.
They also have chickens and eggs. What is super wonderful about their chickens is they have free-access to the outdoors for foraging and they are never fed corn or soy. So their chickens are healthy, well-cared for, clean, and the eggs are delicious and more nutritious. Visit their website at http://www.mckranch.com/. While your at it, check out eatwild.com for other growers who offer pastured beef, pork, lamb, chicken, etc products. These are the foods we should be eating. The list is growing all the time, and includes areas all over the country.
Today we're off to the Saturday Grower's Market in Newport for some local vegetables. Ooh, good stuff!