Know Where Your Food Comes From

Grazed Right Farm - picture from Grazedright.com
Grazed Right Farm – picture from Grazedright.com

 

On Sunday August 9, 2015, my husband and I spent a lovely afternoon, along with about 20 others, on the Campbell ranch.  Located 30 minutes southwest of Calgary, the ranch is the home of Grazed Right http://grazedright.com/, Ben and Stephanie Campbell’s fledgling grass fed, humanely and ethically raised, hormone and antibiotic free, beef (Angus beef, to be precise).

We’ve had the pleasure of enjoying their beef and it is delicious, lower in saturated fat, higher in the “good fats” and very lean and tasty.  We can’t wait for our fall, 2015 order.

Ben and Stephanie hosted an appreciation BBQ for their customers serving beef on a bun (you weren’t expecting me to say fish were you ;)) and assorted side dishes.  After the BBQ, held in their field, the BBQ took  on the atmosphere of an Old tyme Sunday picnic, with people playing Frisbee, kids riding Ben’s horse, etc.

(I left my camera at home and my phone in  the car so no pictures of the day, I’m afraid).

Afterwards, we all went on a “walkabout” around parts of the ranch, and Ben spoke eloquently and passionately of his love for his family’s ranch –  Ben is a 3rd generation Campbell rancher — and his commitment to raising quality cattle in an ethical, humane, responsible, sustainable (and delicious!) manner.

Despite the near 30 C heat, and a very persistent wasp, it was a wonderful afternoon reconnecting with the land, hearing about sustainable farming practices, and really knowing where my food comes from, something that occasionally gets forgotten by this City Slicker.

 

If you live in the Calgary area, contact Ben at grazedright@gmail.com to place your order.