May is National Beef Month!
To celebrate we’re offering 10% off all our certified organic grass fed beef till the end of May. So not a bad time to stock up!
No coupon necessary, you’ll see the discounted prices as you shop. So go ahead and get yourself some tasty, certified organic, grass fed beef steaks, ground, patties, or sausages.
In case you have not watched it, or want to watch it again, you now see the Oscar nominated Food Inc for FREE on PBS or online.
Check online at here to see when its in your market.
Check online here to see it online for free!
If you eat you should watch this, otherwise its not really that important or interesting. Food Inc exposes the factory farm model of modern agri-business in all its glorious issues. From GMO (you are a guinea pig in biggest experiment in human history), to factory farms, animal welfare to workers rights…Its all a bit overwhelming, really.
But ignorance is NOT bliss, when it comes to what we are eating. It wont go away till we make more informed decisions on what we eat. As many have stated, we vote for what type of agricultural system we support every time we lift a fork to our mouths. Yes eating is a nutritional act, but is is also an economic, and political one as well. What we buy to eat determines our health, the health of our enviornment, our political policies, and drives the economy as well.
And of course, since your at GZ, you know our view. Eating is also a spiritual act, because there is no more intimate way we interact with our world than food. And what we eat affects our spiritual progression towards the Divine.
So watch it already!
****Thank you for all the orders! Turkeys have been sold out!*****
Mmmm….Few things bring a family together like a turkey dinner. The stuffing, basting, aroma and plenty of tender flavorful meat seems to transcend the meal into a memorable bonding experience everyone loves!
It’s even more enjoyable when you know the story of your turkey…Our turkeys are raised on open green pastures on certified organic farms. They run around chasing bugs, eating grass, breathing fresh clean air and are served vegetarian, GMO free, and certified organic feed. We believe giving them natural foods and treating them with dignity makes for healthier happier birds, and better tasting meat as well.
You’ll be comforted as you sit to carve the turkey to know they weren’t cooped up by the thousands barely able to move, with feed that may have included all sorts of unhealthy stuff.
We do not package the turkeys with any preservatives, solution etc., up to 10% of the weight of conventional turkeys can be such agents, so you get lets meat for your buck.
They are hand-harvested, one by one, in a zabiha halal manner, with a care, consciousness and thankfulness we believe is a part of halal principles.
You will receive them the week of or week before Thanksgiving, the exact date to be determined based upon the number of orders. There is a limited quantity, and the last day to order is November 11th!! We’ll contact you about shipping.
Some more information:
Nitrites are used in prepared meats (and other food products) as a preservative and color fixative. By using them, jerky, hot dogs and similar products can last for months.
But this convenience, unfortunately, comes at a price. Previously nitrites have been linked to cancer, since under certain conditions they can be turned into carcinogens. Now in a startling new study, evidence suggests they may also be a factor in the rising rates of diabetes, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. So unfortunately its another case of where industrial food gained some production benefits…but at what cost? Is some extra shelf life and improved color worth the risk? No doubt we’ll be getting some additional studies telling us how safe they are, but who knows, perhaps as time goes on nitrites will go the way of other food additive miracles, like trans fats, remember them? They were in everything, and no one mentioned any potential health risks, then all of a sudden..poof! Almost overnight every product proudly displayed the 100% trans fat free seal. There is a bigger issue here regarding science and nutrition. It seems like every year or so what was safe is found to be dangerous (remember margirine was good, butter bad? how’d that turn out?), of course you could always play it safe and just stick to natural foods!
Well, with nitrites we’re not waiting for any more research, we strive to eat food that doesn’t have any sodium nitrates or sodium nitrites (or any preservatives, additives, high fructose corn syrup etc. like our prepared beef products) playing it safe and natural is the safe way. A general rule of thumb is that the less processed/additives in food the better.