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Chicken Processing – Could You Do It? (Blog Post Round-Up)

A few years ago, chicken processing was just as foreign to me as it would be to most ordinary 20-something gals. But since my family started Primal Pastures, it's become a very normal part of life/work for us. I realize that 99% of people don't see it that way, which is why we started offering … [Read More...]

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9 Tips for Real Food Newbies

When I first started this blog, one of my good friends asked me to write a post about how to get started with eating real food (also known as the paleo diet). It took me almost a year, but I finally did it! Yay! Switching from the S.A.D. (Standard American Diet) to eating real, nutrient-dense, … [Read More...]

General rule of thumb: If you can't pronounce it, don't eat it!

Make it Paleo II (Review + Recipe)

Something exciting happened last week... This came in the mail -- Make it Paleo II by Hayley Mason and Bill Staley! This is probably the most good-looking book I've EVER laid eyes on. It's just gorgeous. But there's a lot more to this cookbook than its just its crazy good looks! Make … [Read More...]

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Why I Stopped Caring About Being Skinny

During my late teens and early 20's, I desperately longed for a slim waistline, lean arms, and a bunch of other idealistic things that I thought were important at the time. But since I'm not naturally built like a stick, getting the slim figure I wanted was a struggle. And I was willing to try … [Read More...]

Left: Maggie in the hospital with a feeding tube; Right: Maggie today

Overcoming TBI and 14 Broken Bones: Maggie’s Story

I met Maggie a few months ago when she stopped by the farm to pick up an order. Her bubbly, inviting personality made it super easy and fun to chat with her. After a little while, she opened up to me about her incredible story (which we'll talk about below). It completely blew me away! I was so … [Read More...]