"I've come to a 200 acre farm in [the Midwest]. Here we drink raw milk straight from our cows. We snack on artisan cheeses and fresh-made ice cream on a daily basis... It's like being in a Norman Rockwell painting...
"The irony of eating delicacies of each new farm isn't wasted on me. Be it a juicy steak from an organic pasture-raised cow or artisan cheese...
"It's a damn shame that food grown, processed and prepared naturally is a niche market for the affluent rather than the birthright of each and every person in this country."
AND HE'S RIGHT! It is expensive! Even grossly unaffordable by so many. And that is WRONG!
While the 3-Bell Ranch's beef might be construed as expensive by some, we hold high standards of life-- both in terms of grass and supplements as well as high quality of life. Our cattle are not raised on Government Subsidized Genetically Modified Corn; they never eat grain. They are not raised on Genetically Modified, Round-Up Ready Alfalfa. In fact our fields are not sprayed with any herbicide... not before they're planted... not after they're planted.
But I don't want to eat poison sneaked into my meat via chemical wormers, Round-up's glyphosate, antibiotics, etc.
I do not want to ingest proteins never before seen in the history of the Earth.
I don't want to eat meat that has been poisoned while it's packed: [see: USDA SAFETY AND INSPECTION SERVICE for a bone-chilling list of USDA approved chemicals for use in packing meat; it's not just "processed meat" by the way.
Propaganda led us to believe that USDA certified food is safer than that not certified. USDA certification will NOT tell you which toxins were used in the meat packing process. It won't tell you what herbicides were used on the land used to raise USDA-certified beef. It won't tell you if that steer ate GMO alfalfa, corn, soy or other GMO feed crops.
If you don't know the farmer, then you can't know the food.
We are what we eat. My 12 and a half year old Bouvier is still working cattle. From a youngster I fed her raw meat-- organic when possible. I started raising rabbits-- just for her. How many 12 year old 70 pound dogs are still actively employed?
Beef from cattle raised on grass are NOT the same as those finished with grain. Eat Wild's essay explains the difference between beef raised on grass pastures vs. those finished on or raised on grain.
We are a nation of poisoned people. And I for one am doing my level best to restore, nurture and defend my postage stamp of land on this great blue orb we call Earth. I cannot do it without the help of people who not only understand the importance of this mission, but who are in a position and have the inclination to "speak" with their wallets. I truly understand that not everyone CAN speak with his/her wallet! I truly do understand this.
I offer you my meat and give you the option to choose quality over toxic "food." Our beef is... BEEF from cows raised on pasture! And what you get when you open each package is... BEEF! Just beef! No fillers-- you're steak won't shrink or turn in to a boot (unless you cook it as though you were trying to make jerky)!
Believe it or not. I offer you this quality beef a price barely above cost-- "wholesale" if you will. The cost of raising wholesome food is stunning. I am not in a position to subsidize the public's grocery bill. If I were, I most certainly would.
The 3-Bell Ranch "Beef" page will provide you with more information; it explains and fully discloses the "bottom line" price for our custom beef. You might note that the per pound is high for bone roasts. However, it is offset by the "bargain" price for tenderloin and other lovely steaks for which one would pay a premium.
I realize our beef is unaffordable to many people. And as my guest said, "it is a damn shame." That, my friends is putting it lightly.