Be forewarned, this post is probably going to sound like an advertisement. Not that anyone would pay me for my endorsement of anything. I’ve been wanting to try grass-fed beef for a while now after learning about the health benefits. Grass-fed beef has a dramatically lower fat content, and more of the “good fat” that’s found in salmon and nuts.
At the Living Green Expo I joined a long line of people who waited for a sample of Cannon Falls-based Thousand Hills Cattle Company’s grass-fed beef and in the process learned that in addition to providing 100 percent grass-fed beef, the company’s also really committed to treating their animals humanely. The company representative said that anyone who wants to can go to Cannon Falls and watch the meat being processed. Don’t think I’ll take him up on that.
Anyway, the beef is sold at quite a few stores around the metro, but buying direct from the company made it a little cheaper ($4.69/pound of ground beef when you buy 16 pounds.) I looked for an online order form on the company’s Web site, but didn’t find one, so I called the number listed and talked with Director of Operations Kevin Kubat.
He told me the company considered taking orders online, but decided for now they really wanted to interact with their customers.
Now to the point of the story … the meat was really tasty, but more importantly, we could definitely tell it was healthier. As Nick put it, “You don’t feel gross after you eat it.”