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Tiffany & Andy

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Winter break is over. The older ducks are laying eggs again and the new ones are starting. Look for Graise Farm duck eggs at a store near you or come see us at the farm or at the @faribaultfarmersmarket . If you’d like to serve Graise Farm duck eggs at your restaurant or would like to see them at a store near you, comment below or DM. . . . . #graisefarmduckeggs #thisisrealfood #localfoodforlife #duckeggs #eggs #deviledduckeggs #eggbasket #farmfresheggs #cannonvalleygrown #minnesotagrown #faribault #cannonvalleygrownfood #healthyfood #superfood #glutenfreebaking #baconandeggs #eggsanytime #foodculture #curiouscook #curiouseater #healthyeating #goodforyou #foodwithflavor #goodfoods #iamamodernfarmer #duckegg #duckfarm #duckfarming #localfoodmn #putaneggonit
Join me this Thursday in Minneapolis at the Thrive Twin Cities networking event. Thrive Twin Cities is a community of wellness professionals in the TC area and Thursday’s event focus is “Local Food- Does It Matter?” I’ll be a panelist at the event. My answer to this question is YES it matters! The bigger question is does it matter to YOU? People buy local for different reasons. For me it’s about flavor, knowing how the food was raised, health. It’s also about supporting a local economy vs supporting large corporations. What does local mean to you? And does buying local matter to you? #Repost @twin_cities_thrive with @get_repost ・・・ Wish you had an introduction to your local farmers? 🌱🌽 — Meet a few at our networking event this Thursday! We talk, we learn, we eat, and we sip. This month’s topic is understanding more deeply how promoting locally grown food impacts not only our own health but the health of our communities. — Come with curiosity and come with questions for our local farmers and educators! @growinglots @seedcafempls . . . . #localmatters #supportlocal #localfood #thrivetwincities #twincitiesthrive #wellness #wellnessprofessional #wellnessprofessionals #twincities #twincitieseats #foodculture #minneapolisnetworking #minneapolishealthcoach #meetthefarmer #letstalkaboutfood #cannonvalleygrownfarmer #cannonvalleygrownfood #knowyourfood #mnhealthcoach #mnwellness #healthandwellness #healthandwellnesscoach #healthcoach #mnfarming #foodandfarming #minneapolis #graisefarm #foodeducation #localfoodforlife
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When we started farming four years ago, we learned about LGDs (livestock guardian dogs) used to naturally protect livestock from predators and knew that someday they’d be a part of our farm. Derby joined Graise Farm a year ago as a young pup (swipe for puppy pics). He’s an Anatolian Shepherd crossed with Great Pyrenees. It takes about two years for these dogs to mature and be fully ready for predator control. They also work better with a partner or two depending on the predator load in the area. Last fall, little Ida came to the farm to be Derby’s partner. Since we unexpectedly lost our sweet Ida last month, life has been pretty somber around the farm, and we know Derby will do his job better with another dog to back him up, so today we returned to see our friends at Lucky George Farm in Derby, IA to find another partner for him. Stay tuned for new puppy pics. If you have an LGD, how many do you have and what are they protecting? . . . . #graisefarmdog #graisefarm #graisefarmanimals #derbydude #livestockguardiandog #lgd #anatolianshepherdgreatpyreneesmix #wearemodernfarmers #greatpyreneesanatolianshepard #predatorcontrol #naturalpredatorcontrol #farmlife #farmdog #mnfarm #beginningfarmers #mn #learningtofarm #faribaultfarmer #faribaultfarm #faribaultmn #farmphotos #iamamodernfarmer
When a recipe calls for shortening, replace it with pastured-pork lard. This waffle recipe from Betty Crocker’s classic cookbook calls for a 1/2 cup shortening. “Shortening” is essentially any solid fat used to slow or stop gluten formation. Common types of shortening include butter, margarine, vegetable shortening and lard. Why use a highly processed vegetable based shortening when you can use real food? If you’re wondering how to access real pastured-pork lard, you can render your own when you purchase a half or whole hog from a local farmer. It’s easy to melt the pork fat and store it frozen in jars or parchment paper. (See OurIG story today for examples) (Click website in bio to order Graise Farm pork shares) These classic waffles were made with local ingredients including duck eggs and pastured-pork lard from Graise Farm, Ben Penner Farms flour, and Meyers Dairy Farm raw, organic milk served with Pipers’ Sugar Bush maple syrup and mom’s homemade jelly. Pastured-pork lard can be used for baking, sautéing, and frying as an alternative to other high temperature oils. . . . . #waffles #pasturedporklard #praisethelard #lard #cookingwithlard #pasturedpork #mnfood #mnfoodie #graisefarmfood #graisefarm #graisefarmpork #graisefarmduckeggs #duckeggs #classicfood #saynotocrisco #shortening #foodsubstitutes #faribault #midwestfood #foodblogger #mnfarm #homecooking #fullfat #realfood #eatrealfood #saynotofakefood #minnesotagrown #cannonvalleygrownfood #healthybreakfast #breakfast
Wintry scenes taken from a walk around the farm March 2nd, 2019. ❄️ Ducks venture into the snow in search of sunshine. ❄️ Snow pile and old red barn. ❄️ Marvin and Millie make a snow path to find hay and ☀️ ❄️ More snow piles from snow removed from the driveway. For perspective, Derby stands about 3’ tall. ❄️ Pig path along electric fence buried under snow. . . . . #graisefarm #graisefarmducks #wintry #farmscenes #winterfarming #minnesotalife #farmlife #mnfarm #faribaultfarm #faribaultfarmer #winter2019 #kare11sunrise #mymorning #aroundthefarm #winter2019 #iamamodernfarmer #mnwinter #minnesota #minnesotaexposure #minnesnowta #wintery #ducksinsnow #ourfarm #march2019 #cannonvalleygrown #cannonvalleygrownfarmer #minnesotagrown #minnesota_captures #minnestagrammers #captureminnesota
Come visit us today at the Faribault Winter Farmers’ Market 1-4pm at the @paradisecenterforthearts . We’ll have fresh eggs available and we’re taking orders for Graise Farm pasture-raised, organic-fed chickens and pork for 2019. This small town winter market is held at the historic town theater in downtown Faribault where you can also buy tickets to shows and shop their local artisan gift shop. If you’re not familiar with Faribault, we recommend visiting a few other places in town while you’re here including @bluebirdcakeryfaribault , @thecheesecavemn , @faribaultmill , @riverbendmn , @finallymn @crackofdawnbakehouse . For other recommendations, see me at the market between 1-4pm today! @faribaultfarmersmarket . . . . #faribaultwinterfarmersmarket #visitfaribault #faribault #faribaultmn #graisefarm #paradisecenterforthearts #thecheesecave #riverbendnaturecenter #faribaultwoolenmill #shoplocal #bluebirdcakery #crackofdawn #myfaribault #myminnesota #mnwinter #winteractivities #localfood #supportlocal #ilovemytown #ruralmn #ruralcharmmn #minnesotalife #minnesnowta #smalltown
Invest in your health and support local farmers! 2019 Graise Farm planning is under way. We’re raising chickens, pigs and ducks this year. All birds and pigs are pastured-raised and fed certified organic. Visit our website to place your order today to help us plan for tomorrow. Graisefarm.com . . . #graisefarm #graisefarmchicken #graisefarmfood #ordertoday #farmplanning #2019 #2019goals #omnivoresdilemma #eatlessmeateatbettermeat #pastureraised #pastureraisedmeat #mnfood #mnfoodie #mnfoodies #mncooks #faribault #faribaultmn #northfieldmn #cannonvalleygrown #minnesotagrown #cannonvalleygrownfood #cannonvalleygrownfarmer #knowyourfoodsource #chickensofinstagram #chickensofinsta #foodgoals #csaday #paleo #freedomrangers #cornishcross
Another snowy Minnesota day. Stay inside and try a new recipe. If you have eggs and some vegetables, meat, or cheese you have the ingredients to make a frittata or this Spanish tortilla. Find recipe ideas on our website (link in bio). We recommend using the freshest and most local ingredients possible. Pictures is a Spanish tortilla made with Graise Farm eggs and chorizo (spicy pork sausage) and River View Veggie potatoes. This time of year find Graise Farm eggs at the following places: @justfoodcoop in Northfield @lowryhillmeats in Minneapolis @faribaultfarmersmarket in Faribault (Winter markets on 3/2 and 4/6) @graisefarm in Faribault . . . . #graisefarmeggs #graisefarmfood #breakfastideas #spanishfood #tortillaespañola #faribault #meencantacocinar #snowday #snowdays #mymorning #comfortfood #healthyeats #minnesotagrown #farmfresheggs #alllocal #cannonvalleygrown #cannonvalleygrownfood #graisefarmpork #huevosrancheros #huevosdegranja #desayuno #desayunosaludable #simplemeals #farmfreshfood #realfood #realfooding #homecook #homecookedmeal #loveyourbody #cookwithlove
Sometimes the pigs get out. And when they do, we take full responsibility for it. Pigs are smart animals. They’re trainable and once they’re trained to an electric fence, they will respect it, unless: 🐖 the electric fence isn’t live; 🐖 fence is too low or too high; 🐖 they’re hungry or thirsty; 🐖 or, as in this case, it’s covered with snow and they can’t see it. Fellow MN farmer @koobstead asked us how we get them to go back inside. There’s not one answer to that question. Pigs are trainable, like dogs, so much of how they move around the farm has to do with how they’ve been raised. When these pigs were younger, we had only one strand of wire set at their mama’s height so they wandered often outside of the fence. They always came home for dinner which is what happened tonight. We spend a lot of time with our pigs so that they know us and are comfortable around us. Some pigs might follow us with a bucket of grain. Others might take to treats like apples or eggs. One thing we’ve learned over the past few years is that patience is key with pigs. Try to force a 200+lb pig to go anywhere and they will resist and might even charge you. So today after a short time of trying to get the pigs to follow me, I decided to wait and see if they returned to their pen for dinner like Andy said they would do. And they did. Check out our IG Story to see the pigs jumping the fence to return for dinner. . . . . #graisefarmpigs #graisefarm #pigsjumpedthefence #farmanimals #pigsinsnow #pigsinwinter #mnwinter #graisefarmpork #whenthepigscomehome #whenpigsfly #mnfarm #iamamodernfarmer #patience #respectanimals #theboldnorth #captureminnesota #mnexperience #faribault #cannonvalleygrown #minnesotagrown #pigsinwoods #graisefarmanimals #shithappens #afterthesnow #beaccountable #farmlife #sharingourstory #mn
Ode to Ida How long will it take for the pain to go away? Some farm animals come and go, but you were supposed to stay. The hole in our hearts, the sadness that we feel; It’s so hard to believe. It seems unreal That you left us way too soon. Every inch of the farm reminds us of you. We miss you so much Ida poo. 7/11/18 - 2/12/19 You are forever in our hearts.
“When consumers read that Pilgrim's chickens are fed 'only natural ingredients' they don't expect those ingredients to include antibiotics, genetically modified grains or growth-promoting drugs. Consumers also don't expect a 'humanely raised' bird to have lived its life crammed into a disease-ridden warehouse with no access to the outdoors. It's time for Pilgrim's to clean up its act, or come clean on its marketing claims." quote from Ronnie Cummins, Director of Organic Consumers International. In the news this week, Food & Water Watch and Organic Consumers Association (OCA) announced that they have sued Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. for deceptive marketing and advertising of Pilgrim’s Pride chicken products. We are glad to know that these organizations are speaking out and taking action for consumers. I'm also proud that my sister @tamara.tripp works for Food & Water Watch helping them raise money to support their work to champion healthy food and clean water for all! At Graise Farm we raise our chickens humanely outdoors, in summer and fall months, allowing them to live with fresh air, sunshine. They are fed certified organic grains (non-gmo). They eat grass and peck for insects and grubs from the ground where they roam. (picture from Graise Farm) When you purchase chicken in a store, do you think about where it came from, what it was fed and how it was raised? . . . . #foodforthought #foodandwaterwatch #organicconsumersassociation #graisefarmchicken #graisefarm #graisefarmfood #whereyourfoodcomesfrom #wherefoodcomesfrom #foodmatters #pilgrimspridechicken #notsonatural #readbeyondthelabel #foodlabels #humanelyraised #humanelyraisedchickens #humanelyraisedmeat #pastureraisedchicken #faribaultfood #faribaultfarm #faribaultfarmersmarket #eatrealfoods #minnesotagrown #raisingthebar #foodstandards #consumersneedtoknow #nocafohere #naturalingredients #readthelabel #buylocal #cannonvalleygrown
Today is National Homemade Soup Day! Soups are part of our weekly menu during the winter months. And I love the challenge of trying to use as many local ingredients as possible in homemade soups. Most recently I made this chicken vegetable soup using Graise Farm chicken, homemade chicken broth, our farm eggs and veggies from fellow farmers in the Cannon Valley region. Next up on my soup list is Spanish garlic soup. What soup are you making this week? The Best Chicken Soup Vegetable Soup recipe by @wellnessmama. . . . . #chickenvegetablesoup #bestchickensoup #homemadesoup #homemadechickensoup #nationalhomemadesoupday #wellnessmama #homecooking #homecook #graisefarm #graisefarmfood #graisefarmchicken #cookinglocal #localingredients #realfood #immunebooster #stayinghealthy #soupfordays #mn #midwestfood #midwestfoodie #faribaultfoodie #cannonvalleygrown #cannonvalleygrownfood #freshlocalingredients #sopadegallina #sopacasera #comidalocal #comidaorganica #winterfood
Our chickens are still laying eggs this winter. With this January cold spell they haven’t been outside much, but our small flock has plenty of room to run, jump and fly if they choose and sunlight shining through their coop, a repurposed 1960’s milkhouse. On warmer days, Graise chickens roam the farmyard soaking up the sun, pecking the ground for bugs, seeds and grass. The variety in their diet and comfortable living space creates a flavorful egg with a bright yellow-orange yolk, and more naturally consumed nutrients. Have you tried the difference between local farm raised eggs and eggs from industrial-raised chickens? Can you tell the difference? We’d like to hear from you. Share your opinion below. You can pick up #graisefarmeggs today at the Faribault Winter Farmers’ Market open 1-4pm at the @paradisecenterforthearts in downtown Faribault. Visit this historic downtown and unique Winter Farmers’ Market setting where you’ll find vendors that you won’t find at any big city market. For more info on the market follow @faribaultfarmersmarket . . . . . #knowyoureggs #eggs #farmfresheggs #localeggs #localeggsarebest #farmfresh #graisefarmfood #graisefarm #chickeneggs #heneggs #knowyourfarmer #knowyourfood #knowyourfoodsource #faribaultwinterfarmersmarket #faribaultfarmersmarket #faribault #getitinfaribault #visitfaribault #minnesotagrown #mngrown #smallfarm #minnesotagrownmda #cannonvalleygrown #cannonvalleygrownfood #ourstory #eggslut #eggstatic #eggsofinstagram
Did you know that we offer farm tours? We do! We want you to experience our farm and learn first hand about how and why we farm the way we do. This photo of me was taken during a farm visit a couple of weeks ago by @watchdangram who also picked up some stew hens, broiler chickens and duck eggs during his visit. You can too! Message me to schedule a tour. . . . . #farmtour #graisefarm #graisefarmpigs #farmvisit #livingwithnature #sharingourstory #whywedowhatwedo #faribault #sustainablefarming #beginningfarmers #repurposedfarmgirl #farmher #iamamodernfarmer #wearemodernfarmers #minnesota #minnesotan #minnesotagirl #cannonvalleygrownfarmer #pasturedpigs #winterfarming #onthefarm #meetthefarmers #wherefoodcomesfrom #realfoodstartshere #realfood #realfoodfarm #humanelyraised #humanelyraisedmeat #uwalumni #wisconsinbadger
Don’t run out of bacon! Order Graise Farm pastured-pork today to enjoy bacon, pork chops and more from our humanely-raised, organic-fed pigs. When you order a half hog from us, you customize your order by choosing your favorite pork cuts including 8-10lbs of pasture-raised pork bacon. The best bacon comes from a healthy pasture-raised hog and an experienced processor. To learn more about the pork cut options and to confirm your future supply of the best bacon, order today on our website (link in profile). Comment below or message us your questions. . . . . #lastpieceofbacon #bacon #pastureraisedbacon #pastureraisedpork #pastureraisedporkmn #humanelyraised #graisefarmpork #graisefarmfood #graisefarm #faribault #mn #minnesota #eatlessmeateatbettermeat #qualitymeat #thebestbacon #pasturedpigsmn #pasturedpigs #i ❤️bacon #baconlover #baconlovers #knowyourmeat #mnfoodie #mnfoodies #mnfoodbloggers #mnfoodblogger #baconbaconbacon #baconporn #cannonvalleygrown #cannonvalleygrownfood
Happy National Pie Day! Pictured is a mile high rhubarb pie, recipe from our friend Melissa @dris0037 of Seven Songs Farm, made with Graise Farm eggs and rhubarb and our neighbor’s maple syrup for a natural sweetener. This was my first ever meringue pie. Experimenting and learning the difference between duck and chicken egg whites. I’m not ready to share the results. Since I had never made meringue before, more experimenting is required. In case you’re wondering, the pie tasted delicious and meringue is not that difficult to make. . . . . #meringuepie #nationalpieday #nationalpieday2019 #ilovepie #pie #graisefarmeggs #meringue #farmfresheggs #duckeggs #chickenvsduckeggs #freshingredients #rhubarbpie #mnfood #americanpie #americanfood #experimentinginthekitchen #homemadedessert #rhubarb #graisefarmfood #procrastibaking #procrastibaker #foodlove #pielove #piesofinstagram #farmfreshfood #alllocalingredients #faribaultfoodie
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