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Our Cows Don't Eat Skittles

Posted by Jack McCann | Tags: newsletter, article

It should probably go without saying but we'll say it: Our cows don't eat skittles.



Egg only Subscriptions Available for a Limited Time

Posted by Jack McCann | Tags: article, farm news, newsletter

We're super excited! Turns out we have enough eggs available that we can offer egg-only subscriptions.



I sure wish I could customize more...

Posted by Jack McCann | Tags: article, newsletter

Over the years we've worked hard to find a middle ground between helping members get the best value while still getting exactly what their family wants.



When it Gets Cold on the Farm

Posted by Jack McCann | Tags: article, newsletter

A lot people wonder what life is like on the farm when it gets cold. Here's a little peek.



We're Giving Our Hens a Little Vacation

Posted by Jack McCann | Tags: article

Every December, we like to give our hens a little vacation. This is the time of year when they are molting. This means far fewer eggs but there's a reason for it! Learn more.



Thanksgiving Feast

Posted by Jack McCann | Tags: Recipes, article

Heritage turkeys make all the difference, but here are some tips to a fantastic meal.



Perfectly Cooked Chicken Thighs

Posted by Jack McCann | Tags: handbook, recipes, newsletter, article

Slow growth chicken is nothing like the fast growth factory genetics found at the farmers' and supermarkets. While it tastes SO much better, it can also be trickier to cook. Here are some tips to make sure the next TC Farm chicken thighs you cook have great texture and taste amazing too!



Get a Real Thermometer

Posted by Jack McCann | Tags: Newsletter, Tools, Article

I know, I know. You ARE a great cook and you probably don't need one all the time to get a perfect medium rare on your steak. BUT even after all this time, I am still surprised how much I appreciate a good FAST thermometer.



Farm Tours

Posted by Jack McCann | Tags: article, FAQ

One of the questions we get asked a lot is: Do you offer tours of your farm? Yes! But...we also have a farm to run so we only have tours a couple of times a year. Read here to find out more.



American Heart Association Sugar Recommendations

Posted by Jack McCann | Tags: article, newsletter, health, sugar-free

This week, the American Heart Association made some big changes in it's recommend guidelines for how much sugar kids should be getting. As parents with kids of our own, we think this is a big step in the right direction. Learn more.



Lower Rates of Heart Attacks on a Higher Fat Diet

Posted by Jack McCann | Tags: article, newsletter, health

This study 40 years ago could have fully reshaped the American diet. But it was never fully published. An experiment run right here in Minnesota, and reported on this week in the Washington Post, appears to contradict some LONG held conventional wisdom about fat and health.



Come See Us at the Minnesota State Fair

Posted by Jack McCann | Tags: article, newsletter

We will be at the Minnesota Grown CSA booth at the Minnesota State Fair on Friday, September 2nd from 5pm-9pm. Stop by and say hello!



Healthy Fat and Food Choices - Book Recommendations

Posted by Jack McCann | Tags: article, newsletter, health

Is fat good for you? Cholesterol? Do pasture raised animals change the health impacts to consider? I am always asked these types of questions and found myself recommending various books over the years. I thought it would be nice to compile a list of favorites for future reference.



Link between corn and high humidity

Posted by Jack McCann | Tags: article, news

Turns out a lot of the humidity in Minnesota summers can be traced back to the row crops farmers are growing. "Mature Iowa corn pumps out 49 to 56 billion gallons of water into the atmosphere each day." Yikes!



Eat Local Farm Tour Was a Big Success

Posted by Jack McCann | Tags: article, farm, newsletter

A quick recap of this year's farm tour for those who weren't able to make it. And a thank you to those who were!

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