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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



Eat Local Farm Tour - Save the Date...

Posted by Jack McCann | Tags: article, newsletter

We will be participating in the annual Eat Local Farm Tour organized by the local cooperatives -- save the date!



Sweet Apple Carnitas

Posted by Jack McCann | Tags: recipes, pork, pork roast, newsletter, crockpot

When we were sampling our pork at Lakewinds, everyone was asking for the recipe of the carnitas we were serving. The deli department made up the recipe, so I didn't know it... but I decided to tinker and make up my own adding a few twists -- turned out AMAZING!



True Cost Farm is now TC.Farm

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

We're really excited about a couple of changes here on the farm. One of the most obvious ones is our name. We've shortened it a little. But that's the ONLY shortcut we take! We're STILL raising and delivering grass-fed, pasture-raised meats raised from heritage breeds with no GMOs and fed organic or transition to organic grains. We are now TC Farm!



Easter Eggs

Posted by Jack McCann | Tags: newsletter, article

The top 9 Easter Egg and hen photos! Our favorite images of eggs and our pasture raised hens... Bonus: The best egg RECIPES!



Calves Born on Pasture

Posted by Jack McCann | Tags: article, newsletter

I love watching new calves hit the ground... they are so amazing and fast at getting up and nursing. Here is a photo of our latest bull calf who's first time mother did a great job bringing him into the world.



Hidden Health Cost of Packaging

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

A newly published study tallies the hidden cost of something we've been watching for years: The packaging commonly used in meats may be causing serious health problems. This report finds the chemicals used in meat packaging may conservatively cause over 1.5 BILLION dollars of damage every year in the European Union. And that is just focusing on two diseases which may be associated with them.



Using suet to make soap, bird feeders and more

Posted by Josh King | Tags: article, newsletter

A lot of new members (and even people who have been with us for a while) have questions about our 'traditional foods' What are you supposed to -do- with 'suet' anyway?? In this article we'll talk about how to render suet and make some fantastic things. This is a really rewarding way for many of our members to take things to the next level!



Meet the Chicks

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

We're super excited to announce the locations for our 2016 Meet the Chicks event. Living in the city, it’s not every day you get to see baby chicks! There will be baby chicks at several of our pickup sites on Friday March 18th through Monday, March 21st. This is always a really popular event for parents with children.

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