Holiday Roast - Grassfed Beef

While a rib roast may seem like a real luxury, it is simple to prepare. Start – always! – with meat from a pastured animal fed only on grass. We serve only Crown S Ranch’s beef. While many will tell you it’s not possible to get a nicely marbled piece of meat from a cow that eats only grass, we show you that’s not the case!
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Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance Meets Farmer Jane

Tucked into a Ponderosa pine woods at an elevation of about 2,300 feet, Pine Stump Farms, Omak Washington, is just 30 miles south of the Canadian border in the central Washington Okanagan Valley. A high-elevation pine/shrub-steppe environment with 12 to 15 inches of annual rainfall means it is necessary for Carey Hunter and Albert Roberts to take a holistic approach to farming and balance a wide range of business activities to succeed.
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Melissa Lines: Farmer, Shepherdess, Educator, Marketer

Running a farm and raising fifty or more sheep, a handful of beef cattle, and two horses is not a job for the faint of heart. And Melissa Lines is NOT Little Bo Peep. It was a farm visit when she was 4 years old that convinced Melissa that she wanted to work with animals, but it took decades – and a corporate career – to bring her to the point where she could actually make it happen.
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A New (Old) Way to Raise Meat

Over the last 70 years, the beef industry has changed considerably, evolving into an intense, industrial enterprise designed to put as much weight on as many cattle as fast as possible and get the resulting meat to market as quickly as possible. In response to the damaging impact of feedlot production, more and more farmers and ranchers are choosing to return to – and improve upon – traditional methods of raising cattle on grass.
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Grass Farming on the Bluffs Above the Mississippi River: On the Road in Minnesota

Situated on a high bluff overlooking the Mississippi, the 50-acre Malinowski farm is a mix of oak woods and open pasture. Currently the cattle are rotated among 5 paddocks spread across 20 acres; in past years as many as 50 cattle a year were finished here, with cows and calves housed at a second farm nearby.
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Engineering an Organic Farm

Raising more than 400,000 pounds of hay and grain to produce more than 48,000 pounds of meat and 4,500 eggs on 150 acres of farmland is no small job. Jennifer Argraves and Louis Sukovaty are literally running from sun up to sun down. Louis is an electrical and mechanical engineer by trade and Jennifer is a civil engineer. Both apply their systems thinking to every project on the farm, looking for ways to let the “process” do all the work.
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Jennifer Argraves and Louis Sukovaty, Crown S Ranch, Winthrop WA

Jennifer Argraves and Louis Sukovaty are engineers by training – she, civil engineering; he, electrical/mechanical engineering – and combine their training with their passion: farming.

On Crown S Ranch, you will find grass-fed cattle, pigs, laying hens, chickens, and turkeys on our certified organic pastures in Washington State’s Methow Valley. Argraves and Sukovaty combine traditional
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