Farmer Dan’s Blog

Air Chilled Chicken vs Chemical Water Baths - what you should know

Air Chilled Chicken vs Chemical Water Baths - w...

Lynne Viera

Air chilling allows for a healthier and safer chicken by eliminating the risk of shared bacteria. When chickens are air chilled, there is no added water weight so you are always...

Air Chilled Chicken vs Chemical Water Baths - w...

Lynne Viera

Air chilling allows for a healthier and safer chicken by eliminating the risk of shared bacteria. When chickens are air chilled, there is no added water weight so you are always...

Braising 101: How to cook meat to tender perfection

Braising 101: How to cook meat to tender perfec...

Lynne Viera

Chances are you have already braised meat. If you’ve made a beef stew, that’s braising. But it’s helpful to understand what exactly braising is, its purpose, and what cuts of...

Braising 101: How to cook meat to tender perfec...

Lynne Viera

Chances are you have already braised meat. If you’ve made a beef stew, that’s braising. But it’s helpful to understand what exactly braising is, its purpose, and what cuts of...

Whole Chickens Provide a Whole Lotta Value

Whole Chickens Provide a Whole Lotta Value

Lynne Viera

Whenever people ask us for an easy and delicious go-to recipe, we always recommend roasting a whole chicken. Couldn’t be easier to cook and you can do so much with just 1...

Whole Chickens Provide a Whole Lotta Value

Lynne Viera

Whenever people ask us for an easy and delicious go-to recipe, we always recommend roasting a whole chicken. Couldn’t be easier to cook and you can do so much with just 1...

What's in the Sausage? All the Good Stuff.

What's in the Sausage? All the Good Stuff.

Lynne Viera

Want to make recipe prep easier and put meals on the table everyone will love? Keep some pasture-raised sausages in your freezer. Their taste and versatility cannot be beat. Both...

What's in the Sausage? All the Good Stuff.

Lynne Viera

Want to make recipe prep easier and put meals on the table everyone will love? Keep some pasture-raised sausages in your freezer. Their taste and versatility cannot be beat. Both...

How to thaw frozen meat

How to thaw frozen meat

Farmer Dan

At Heartstone Farm, all of our meat is flash frozen shortly after processing. This “locks in” its freshness, preserving its taste, texture, and nutritional value. This process dramatically slows down...

How to thaw frozen meat

Farmer Dan

At Heartstone Farm, all of our meat is flash frozen shortly after processing. This “locks in” its freshness, preserving its taste, texture, and nutritional value. This process dramatically slows down...

What you don’t know about the meat you’re buying at the supermarket (hint: it’s not pretty)

What you don’t know about the meat you’re buyin...

Farmer Dan

Does this sound familiar? You’re at the grocery store shopping for dinner. The meat aisle is fully stocked with ground beef, steaks, chicken, pork. You pick up a shrink-wrapped sirloin...

What you don’t know about the meat you’re buyin...

Farmer Dan

Does this sound familiar? You’re at the grocery store shopping for dinner. The meat aisle is fully stocked with ground beef, steaks, chicken, pork. You pick up a shrink-wrapped sirloin...