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Salt, Salt, or Salt?

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Are all salts created equal? We love salt. It’s one of those things every kitchen has.  We clean with it, cook with it, and even throw it over our shoulder.  But with the variety of salts available to us today, we get the question a lot:  Are all salts created equal? The easy answer is […]


How To Cook Grass-Fed Beef – Summer School

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Whether you are foodie, seasoned home cook, celebrity chef, paleo dieter, or a health & environmentally conscious consumer, this is information that you need.  This is particularly pertinent information for customers who are trying grass-fed beef for the first time.  Old rules do not apply.  We consider it a true CRIME to overcook Grass-Fed Beef!! […]


Pasture Prime Knife Giveaway

A Slicing Knife…you need one because?

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Some reluctant person always gets called upon to do the slicing at the Holiday table.  Whether it is Turkey, Lamb, Ham, or Roast Beef, most everyone shies aways from this high visibility job. Often times the results are lopsided, haphazard slices, causing all at the table to divert their glances and change the directions of […]


Myths About Meat – Test Your IQ

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April Fools Day is just around the corner and we want to debunk some common misconceptions about the cooking of meat and poultry.  Some may be labeled as “wives tales,” but some may have come factual basis.  . Experts have debunked several common misconceptions.No more FOOLING AROUND, let’s see how you score 1. Searing meat […]


10 Grilling Tips to become a PRO on the Grill

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1. Toss your ancient, outdated thermometer & buy an instant read digital model (or win one here @ Pasture Prime)                                                                         […]


4th of July Giveaway! The Grassfed Gourmet Cookbook!!

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Grass-fed meats and poultry are our business here at PasturePrime Wagyu. We’re pleased to bring you grass-fed products and love knowing that your home and family benefit from our farm. We do know that there can be a learning curve when cooking any grass-fed meats, so we like to write blog posts with cooking tips […]


Have We Told You Lately That We Love You?

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 Pasture Prime Customer Appreciation Month! You make us who we are. We see you on Saturdays at the Brownwood Farmer’s Market. We interact with you online on our Facebook page and via emails. Your support is invaluable to us and we want to give you something in return. In May we are honoring YOU by […]


How To Cook Grass-Fed Meat

Top Ten Tips for Perfect Grilling of our Grass Fed Meats

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Your taste buds are in for a big treat when you grill up our sustainably raised meats from Pasture Prime.  While you pay a bit more for these meats, you can be assured that we are employing the most humane and planet-friendly methods of raising our animals as possible.  You will also be providing your […]


Pasture Prime Grass Fed Wagyu & Family Farm…What’s New for 2016?

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Lots of Great News Coming your Way from your Friends here on our Family Farm. While the glory days of summer are sadly behind us….. our beautiful new pullets have “outdone” themselves with gorgeous brown eggs!!   HOT TOPICS: New Items – now offering a Premium Berkshire Pork Pack and a Large Combo Grass Fed […]


Grass-Fed Beef Cooking Tips – The Lucky 13!

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PATURE PRIME Grass-fed Wagyu Beef is lower fat and higher in protein than regular beef. It’s become a popular option for good reason, but some people are still learning the best ways to cook this healthier beef. Here are some tips to get the most out of your Grass-Fed Wagyu Beef. 1. AVOID OVERCOOKING Grass-fed beef […]



Name Our Smoker and Enter Our $96 Meat Thermometer Giveaway

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We need your help! Meet our smoker.  It sits nameless on our beautiful farm, waiting to become part of the family.  Please help us name it!  If we choose your suggested name, you will be the lucky winner in our thermometer giveaway. the name will be painted on our smoker (Itsy? Judy? Francis?  you decide) […]


The Other Pink Meat???

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  After seeing the New York Times article by the same name, I thought it was a good time to talk temperature. The USDA recently lowered its safe cooking temperature for pork to 145 degrees, along with similar guidelines for whole cuts of beef and lamb.  Of course, we at Pasture Prime Family Farm in […]


Pasture Raised Eggs – How is Your EGG IQ??

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QUIZ OF THE DAY: What gift from nature is pre-packaged, pre-measured & and can add richness & valuable protein to both sweet and savory dishes??  The Incredible, Edible EGG of course!! We know the answer to “why does the chicken cross the road?  It is to drop off her lovely fresh eggs at Pasture Prime […]


February – Short but Sweet!!

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  February is an OUTSTANDING month to be in Florida.  If you should ever doubt that, just turn on the Weather Channel to see what is going on in other “weather challenged” parts of our country! Punxsutawney Phil saw HIS shadow, but it is bright and sunny in here on our familys’ farm. Even though there […]


Super Bowl Recipes So Tasty You Won’t Be Paying Attention to the Game

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  Now, nothing against football (or the Super Bowl commercials), but we have come up with Super Bowl party dishes so incredibly tasty, that we’re pretty sure everyone in the room is going to be chowing down, with their eyes focused on the delicious food they’re putting into their mouths, instead of watching the game. […]


Ever Wonder Who Killed Lard??

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“It didn’t just fall out of favor…it was PUSHED,”  according to Robert Smith of NPR.  How unfair that the financial might of giant business and corporate interest removed this pure, all-natural fat from our kitchens. Animal fat has been around many times longer than the FDA – why were we so quick to toss lard […]


Now Is the Time To Take STOCK!!

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With Thanksgiving just around the corner, the turkey isn’t the only thing to consider. You may find yourself having an “AH HA” moment when you switch to homemade stock, thinking something like “this is what it is SUPPPOSED to taste like!”   You will find that you can create a richer, deeper and more flavorful […]



Don’t Be a Weiner…It’s National Hot Dog Month

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Fast Facts on the American National Sausage; 818 Hot Dogs are eaten every second from Memorial Day to Labor Day. 150 million “dogs” are eaten on the 4th of July, that is enough to stretch from coast to coast – 5 TIMES! 7 Billion are devoured during an average summer in the United States. We […]


WIN A CAST IRON SKILLET

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We are excited to announce the first of many Pasture Prime Farm Give-Aways!! You have told us that you are always anxious to have new, creative and “easy to prepare” cooking inspirations. In our recent blogs we have given you three “crash courses” in how to best cook our sustainably produced, wholesome meats. Brining Tips  […]


Cast Iron Cooking

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  The old saying, “Everything old is New again”…never was more appropriate than in the case of a Cast Iron Skillet. Your grandmother probably had one and hopefully she passed it on to your Mom. However, if you were never the lucky recipient of such a favored family heirloom, now is the time to get on board. […]


Pan Roasting – Cooking School Secrets

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Did you ever wonder what goes on behind closed doors at those high priced culinary schools?  What are those folks with the tall white hats (“toques” for the layman) up to? You might be surprised to know that before the students sharpen their first knife, they are instructed  how to pan roast.  It is definitely […]


Cooking our Heritage Pastured Pork…Pork like it used to TASTE!

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For those of you who are on a quest for responsibly raised, incredible tasting & healthier meats… fortunately, you have come to the right family farm.  While our heritage breed Berkshire (from England) & Mangalitsa (from Austria & Hungary) pork naturally has more fat, that flavorful goodness has much higher levels of heart healthy Omega […]


BEEF! What’s In Yours?

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Our 100% Grass Fed Wagyu Beef at Pasture Prime contains a powerful package of nutrients beyond the obvious PROTEIN.  Among these are zinc, iron & B vitamins.  Including these regularly in your diets plays an important role in keeping you healthy and active.  How exactly, you may be asking yourselves?? ZINC – extremely valuable in […]


Berkshire Rib Rub

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[gmc_recipe 941]Try this amazing rub for Texas style barbecue flavor on our pasture raised Berkshire Pork Ribs.  Back in stock now, but you know these won’t last long cooked with this recipe!  The Zion Missionary Baptist Church shared this recipe with Saveur Magazine.  Simple and inexpensive to create at home.


Bone Marrow Recipes

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Here are two great Marrow Bone Recipes: Roasted Marrow Bones Grilled Marrow Bones with Rosemary & Lemon


Bringing Home the Bacon…From Pasture Prime, of course!

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Artisanal Bacon vs. Supermarket Bacon While we can all probably agree, that there is probably no such thing as “terrible” bacon, there are some MAJOR differences. Artisanal Bacon from Pasture Prime Family Farm takes time, hand labor & real smoke. All bacon is made from pork bellies which are cut into slabs, cured, smoked & […]


Pasture Prime Wagyu GRASS FED BEEF BUTCHER SHOP Q & A

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Following up on our last blog titled Where’s the Beef? we will attempt to answer some of the questions posed by our many customers and friends. 1.Wagyu Beef – how does it differ from “Kobe Beef?” Wagyu is the name of a breed of cattle which originated in Asia centuries ago.  Wagyu is the breed […]


Whole and Half Free-Range Pasture Prime Chickens Are Here!

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Summer is in full-swing here at our sustainable family farm, and we’re pleased to announce that we now have Pasture Prime half and whole-chickens available.* These delicious heritage birds are raised according to strict Label Rouge methods, which dictate that the birds are raised with ample room, forage on a natural diet, and are raised […]


Beer Can Chicken

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This famous recipe pioneered by Steven Raichlen, the Bar B Q king, is amazing! 1 can beer 2 TBSP 4-3-2-1 Rub 1 whole PASTURE PRIME chicken You will only use a half can of beer, we leave it up to you for what to do with the “other half.” Prepare grill for indirect/high heat Place […]


Chicken Under a Brick

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Pasture Prime Half chickens work beautifully with this method. Use indirect high heat on your grill (bank coals for charcoal or leave 1-2 burners off for gas) Rub chicken halves with oil & salt & pepper or use Uncle Bob’s BBQ Sauce Wings should be tucked under breast Chicken should be placed skin side down […]


4-3-2-1 Spice Rub

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This a a great rub for Beer Can Chicken or to wake up your steak, pork or veggies. Contains ingredients most of us always have on hand. Combine: 4 TBSP. Kosher Salt 3 TBSP. Brown Sugar 2 TBSP. Sweet Paprika 1 TBSP. Cayenne Pepper This will give you enough for 2 whole chickens or save […]


Uncle Bob’s Chicken B B Q Sauce

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1 Cup White Vinegar 4 tsp Kosher Salt 1/3 Cup Oil 1-2 tsp Tabasco 1/2-1 tsp Worchestershire Sauce 1/4-1/2 tsp Garlic Powder Using the larger amount of the last three (italicized) ingredients will give you a spicier sauce. This amount will make enough for 4 chicken halves. Baste the chicken several times on both sides […]


How to Cook Wagyu Grass-Fed Beef

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If you’ve tried our Pasture Prime 100% grass-fed Wagyu beef, you may have noticed that it’s different than other grass-finished beef. Wagyu is a unique breed that contains natural marbling, and it has superior flavor and tenderness, as opposed to traditional 100% grass-fed beef. Plus, it still has all of the benefits of 100% grass-fed […]



Pasture Prime Lamb Riblets Make Divine Appetizers …

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We’re moving through our 4-H and FFA pasture-raised lamb fast! We have some featured cuts available that we want to make sure you know about before they’re gone. This past spring, we embarked on a new project: Offering lamb raised by 4-H and FFA students. True to our sustainable farming philosophy, these lambs are of […]


Free range berkshire pigs from Pasture Prime

In Celebration of Rain, Free-Range Lamb and Pork Specials

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  Nearby to our family’s sustainable farm, Pasture Prime, is a large retirement community, The Villages. We asked the good folks over there if they wouldn’t mind doing a few rain dances for us, because it’s been an unusually dry spring here. Well, their dancing worked! In the last week, we received 2.5 inches of […]


Vitamin E Profile

The Best Types of Protein Sources for Weight Loss

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If you are looking for a healthy way to shed weight, get more energy, and nourish your muscles (especially after a good workout!), protein is one of the best ways to help you feel your best and round-out your diet. Numerous studies, including a recent one reported in the Journal of Nutrition, found that moderately […]


Pasture Prime Berkshire Ham

Easter Ham and Specials from Pasture Prime Family Farm

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  Pop quiz, fill in the blank: Turkey is to Thanksgiving as ____ is to Easter. Did you answer – Pasture Prime Berkshire Ham?? We hope so, because we are so pleased to offer our free-roaming, all-naturally fed Pasture Prime Berkshire Ham this year, just in time for Easter. As with every animal raised on […]


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At Pasture Prime, we’re helping to fight climate change … learn how

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We recently came across this TED talk, called “How to green the world’s deserts and reverse climate change,” which was given by noted ecologist Allan Savory. (If you’re unfamiliar with TED talks, they are 20 – 30 minute videos by experts in certain fields, and they range on a variety of topics. Click the link […]


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Spring Lambs, Mangalitsa Pork (You’re Welcome)

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Spring will be here before you know it, and to celebrate our favorite season, we’re pleased to offer, in very limited quantities, locally raised lamb at Pasture Prime. We’re happy to be partnering with, and supporting, local 4-H ers and FFA members who have raised and exhibited these lambs. It’s the first time that we’ve […]


Best Words Ever? Pasture Prime BACON

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Yes. It’s really here. Pasture Prime brown-sugar cured bacon from our free-range Berkshire pigs. It’s just in time for your Super Bowl party appetizer dishes (you know, like those bacon-stuffed mushrooms or bacon wrapped smokies), or for cold winter mornings when nothing beats hot, sizzling bacon and farm-fresh eggs. Pasture Prime Berkshire bacon, freshly cured […]


100% Grass-Fed Meats from Pasture Prime

Organic Grass-Fed Beef versus Non- Organic Grass-Fed Beef

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We often get questions from customers on the status of our grass-fed beef; namely, is our meat “certified organic grass-fed beef?” We want to devote some space to this, because we understand that organic grass-fed beef and organic meats are a popular topic at the moment, so we want to clearly explain our position, explain […]


100% Grass-Fed Meats from Pasture Prime

Following a Paleo Diet? Are You A Cross-Fitter? We Have Pastured Meats For You

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If you are a subscriber of the increasingly popular Paleo diet, you know that one of the primary recommendations is to eat healthy fats, moderate animal proteins, moderate carbohydrates, and to make sure that your meat sources come only from 100% grass-fed and pastured animals (that are not finished on grains). The Paleo diet has […]




Grass Fed Skirt Steak ala Alton Brown, plus a Fall Roast Beef Recipe

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Last night we were fortunate to see our favorite Geek Chef, Alton Brown, in person.  He was the headliner at Cal Poly’s Performing Arts Center.  The Dairy Science Center is celebrating their 25th Anniversary by sponsoring Alton’s visit.  He began with a hilarious tale of his experimentation with breast milk, bringing hoots from his heavily […]


Plenty of Fall Events! Including the Epcot Food & Wine Festival!

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With the autumn season being the time to celebrate the harvest and the time to welcome the winter events, we have plenty of upcoming events that we invite you to join us at. Not only can you meet our family—the farmers who grow delicious grass-fed meats—but you’ll have a chance to sample our delicious products—including […]


Grass fed wagyu steaks

Late-Summer Grilling!

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As summer wraps up, don’t let the last of the grilling season get away without ordering our Steak Variety Pack. What’s in a Variety Pack, you ask? Get this: Packs include at least one of each: Flat Iron, Top Sirloin, Picanha, plus any of the following – skirt, flank, or additional from above. And to […]


The Pasture Prime Difference: Our Sustainable Family Farm

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Our family’s farm, here in North Central Florida, has been run by our family for over 30 years. We are not an industrial farm, and we only sell our meat directly. Instead of going for high-volume, quick-growth in our animals, we allow our animals to slowly develop at their natural pace. We believe that you […]


Looking for the perfect Father’s Day gift? Delicious meat from Pasture Prime Family Farm

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Father’s Day is coming up – June 17th, and you may be scratching your head thinking about what to get your dad this year. Well, what man doesn’t love a delicious piece of meat on a grill? For Father’s Day this year, we recommend some of our fabulous Berkshire & Mangalitsa pork. Berkshire pork cutlets , Berkshire chops or Berkshire country style ribs – along with similar cuts of the famous Heritage breed Mangalitsa.

Then there is always the superior Red Ranger chickens — you won’t believe how tender and juicy a free-range heritage chicken tastes. We recommend grilling them whole on the BBQ (with your favorite sauce or rub), or you can cut them up and have a delicious feast of drumsticks and breasts. Either way, your Dad will be one happy man!


Want to win a $50 Gift Credit for Pasture Prime Family Farm Meat?

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That’s right – you read that correctly. We’re currently running a “Send us your feedback!” contest, and the lucky winner will win a $50 gift credit, good toward any of our online sustainable meats available on our website (please keep in mind that we can only ship poultry within Florida). So, let’s hear it – […]


Sausage Launch! Delicious Berkshire Sausage from our Sustainable Farm

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Welcome to Spring! Most people celebrate this beautiful season with picnics, grilling, and trips to the beach (if you happen to live in a coastal state). Well, for our family, we celebrate Spring by making 100% all-natural Berkshire Sausage from our family farm’s sustainably raised pigs. We offer three spice mixtures to choose from: Italian, Breakfast, and Mexican Chorizo. They come in convenient 1# packages, so that you can crumble the sausage into a sauce, throw it in eggs, or make patties. Our introductory price of just $7.00 per pound or $20/ for 3 packages (1 of each flavor), won’t last long! Order your Pasture Prime Berkshire Sausage today!


Our Second-Favorite Farmer! Coming to Florida … Joel Salatin

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Joel Salatin, a pioneer for farming how it used to be, is coming to Orlando on April 18th to speak. If you’ve never heard Joel Salatin speak, or you don’t know who he is, then you’re in for a treat. Around here, on our sustainable family farm, we revere Joel Salatin. In fact, he’s our […]



Some clarification on our all-new Berkshire Pork Cutlets

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NEW ITEM: PORK CUTLETS After an AMAZING response, we wanted to give you further information on our Pork Cutlets, which are cut from the ham on our Berkshire pigs. The cutlets have a particularly robust flavor, as the ham is a lean muscle with less fat than other cuts. To prepare: Pound to 1/4 inches […]


We’re Feeling “Pork-y”!

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It’s February, and we’re feeling pork-y. Not the type of porky you feel after eating too many nachos while watching the Super Bowl … (though I’m sure that we’ll feel that way after Sunday!), but our family farm’s freezers are well stocked with fresh ground free-range Berkshire pork. We’ve got some great pork recipe ideas […]



To start you off with a great meal in 2012 – Easy “Pulled Pork “ Sloppy Joe’s

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Welcome to 2012! At Pasture Prime Family Farm, we’d like to start off 2012 with some specials for you, our valued customers. Right now, we’re featuring ground pork, from our pasture-raised heritage Berkshire pigs. If you’ve never tried ground Berkshire pork—you’re in for a treat. It’s versatile, full of flavor, and so easy to cook! […]


So what do our current customers think about our products?

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At Pasture Prime Family Farm, we personally think that our heirloom breeds, careful pasture-raising processes, and the care we put into each and every animal makes our meat superior. But don’t take it just from us … hear what some of our current customers have to say about our grass-fed Wagyu, Mangalitsa and Berkshire pork, […]


VISIT US

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We welcome you to schedule an appointment to come by to purchase products at our farm store. See our truly unique Wagyu cattle, Mangalitsa pigs, Berkshire pigs, free-range chickens, and free-range turkeys.