Thursday
Aug192010

Salmo-what?

You may have heard, or may not seeing as it hasn't been in the news too much, of the latest salmonella outbreak in eggs (you can read about it here). It's crazy to me that 380 million eggs in seventeen states are affected by this outbreak. That is a LOT of eggs. The only good I see from a story like this is the hope that more people will realize buying local is better. Buying free range eggs is better. Better for you, better for your family, and better for our local economy. When you cram thousands of chickens in an enclosed, overcrowded area, you are not going to have healthy chickens. 

Yes, any egg can contain salmonella bacteria. But the likelihood of an egg from a free-range, pastured chicken having salmonella is very unlikely. Our hens are healthy and happy! They are outside on a half-acre of grass. They roam and forage. They get fresh air and sunshine. They produce awesome eggs.

Have you tried them yet? Well, c'mon, what are you waiting for?

Saturday
Aug142010

Hi! We're the Bowlers. Nice to meet you!

And welcome to Utah Natural Meat!

I can't tell you how excited we are to get this website up and running! We are thrilled to share something we love with others. So how did we get to this point? There are a few factors that came into play:

1.) We have grown our own beef and raised our own eggs for years, sharing with friends and family along the way. This year, however, we noticed a difference. There were many, many more people interested in buying some beef from us. What used to be selling some beef to my cousin, Jenna, turned into selling some beef to Jenna's-neighbor's-sister's-boss (whew!). We needed an easier way to accomodate a growing number of customers.bowler boys on the tractor

2.) We watched Food, Inc. Have you seen it? Heard of it? It really changed the way I think about the food I'm feeding my family and how the animals are treated. When it was over I found myself asking, "We raise our own beef already and have the ability to raise our own chicken. Why aren't we doing it?" I know that everybody can't raise their own chickens, or will even want to. But I feel like we all deserve the option to purchase clean, healthy meat for our families. Our goal is to make grass-fed meat available and affordable for everyone.

3.) My husband, Shayn, is a farm guy. He loves it. He grew up hauling hay, shoeing horses and changing the irrigation water at 2am. I can see the benefits of his upbringing and I want the same for my boys. They learn to work and to appreciate the animals. They gain an education they can't get anywhere else. We want to sustain this way of life because we love it!

I hope our website is easy to navigate and understand. I'd love to hear any comments you can give us. What would you like to see on the site? Is there any information we should add? Do you have any questions for us? Let us know! Your feedback is what will make us better.

Thanks for stopping by. We hope to see you again soon!

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