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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.



Get More of what You REALLY Love

Posted by Jack McCann | Tags: newsletter

Ever have a type of food you just can get enough of? For the last few months, we've quietly introduced some new packages that we offer to our members. We've received a lot of good feedback and thought it was about time we write about them.



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!



Fermented Beets

Posted by Jack McCann | Tags: sides, recipes, newsletter, ferment, instant pot

Fermented beets are so tasty and good for you... filled with probiotics, they are a perfect way to capture a bit of summer. Using an InstantPot or other e-Pressure Cooker is an ideal way to cook beets.



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.



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!



More choices. More variety. More 'warm and serve' meals

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

We're rolling out our new packages for this season and we think you'll love the new variety, customization choices and quick ready-to-eat meals we've added for our members.



Get your TC Farm Gear On!

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

Besides all the other great reasons to join us for the Eat Local Farm Tour on Saturday, July 16, we've added one more reason: Awesome threads. We'll have TC Farm hats and t-shirts for you to take home. This is a great way to show off your TC Farm pride.



The 6 Reasons You Crave Junk Food

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

Stop feeling bad about yourself and get to the heart of why you REALLY crave junk food! Lack of willpower is not anywhere on the list.



Vacation!

Posted by Jack McCann | Tags: article, newsletter

There is nothing like taking a vacation. Thanks to ALL in the TC Farm community for helping to make it possible to take a break! Click the link to see more family vacation photos.



Perils of Organic Meats

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

A conventional farmer would argue that their GMO fed, constantly-medicated, factory-style animals are better than ones raised organically. This might seem strange to you, but there are a few ways they have valid points. Here is what you need to know.



Join us for Breakfast!

Posted by Jack McCann | Tags: newsletter, share with friends, video

Imagine the perfect breakfast Breakfast by TC Farm. • No shortcuts • No nitrates  • No synthetic hormones Food raised the right way.



Slow Smoked Chicken

Posted by Jack McCann | Tags: newsletter, member news, handbook

I've been experimenting with slow smoked chicken wings and drumsticks and I LOVE the results. I'd like your feedback and ideas. EDIT: We now have plain salted drumsticks and wings available in many of our packages. Please read for cooking tips and provide more feedback and recipe ideas.



TC Farm and Slow Food MN Foraged Foods Dinner

Posted by Jack McCann | Tags: article, newsletter

We're thrilled to have our pork selected for the annual Slow Food MN forage dinner: Where the Wild Things Are. We've attended these in the past and they are a lot of fun with some AMAZING food. We'll also be speaking about our farm and philosophy at the event. Hope you can join us - May 22nd

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