Organic Grass Fed Meat – Eat Well Because They Did

Posted on: 10 Dec, 2018

It is no surprise that how we have been raising our food has been put under greater scrutiny than ever before. It is extremely important to be as well informed about what you eat as you possibly can. This is the only way to make sure that you are eating well and healthy and that your food is raised well. For too long, the need for high profit and low cost has driven businesses to terrible practices in the production of meat. Organic grass fed meat and organic grass finished meat is a return to sanity. The short answer to mass produced meats is that they try to get more out of one animal that what is naturally possible. Cows are herbivores and they should … Read More

Eat Real Food, Like Organic Grass Fed Meat

Posted on: 28 Nov, 2018

As obesity rates are reaching new highs, everyone seems to be on the lookout for the latest diet trend. Every health guru says something different and they all seem to limit one food group or another. One well-known food author is inviting people to try something different. Michael Pollan, author of In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto (2008) and The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals (2006), encourages readers to eat real food, which includes fruits, vegetables and organic grass fed meat. According to his research, our fast food culture and habit of eating what he calls “edible food-like substances” has led to significant health challenges in North America. Instead, Pollan encourages people to eat real food, such as vegetables, fruits, whole … Read More

Organic Beef is a Nutrient Powerhouse

Posted on: 14 Nov, 2018

Did you know that organic grass fed beef is known to be one of the most nutrient-dense proteins on the planet, even when compared to conventional grain fed beef? If you are looking for a protein that is keto-friendly, helps prevent cancer and decrease risk of heart disease, you might want to consider adding organic beef to your diet. When compared to grain fed beef, organic grass fed beef has fewer total calories, but more nutritional value. According to Jo Robinson, author of “Pasture Perfect”, if you eat the typical amount of beef per year as the average American (around 67 pounds), switching to organic grass fed beef will save you 16,642 calories a year! Many people that have embraced a ketogenic lifestyle for health … Read More

The Best Bone Broth Vancouver Can Offer

Posted on: 25 Oct, 2018

It is coming on to winter time and that means there will be more soups and stews than salads at the dinner table. What can be better than coming home to a steaming bowl of warm beef stew and dumplings that you eat with fresh rolls and butter. Or for a special occasion, there is a delicious French onion soup with that delectable cheesy topping that can melt even the coldest of Vancouver nights. Nothing says comfort more than a pot on the stove, simmering with amazing smells rising from it. Any chef worth his salt will tell you that the secret to any good stew or soup is in the broth. A good bone broth takes a time to make from scratch, but it … Read More

What Exactly is Organic Food Vancouver

Posted on: 8 Oct, 2018

One of the growing trends in the food consumption market is the notion of Organic Food Vancouver consumption.Navigating the maze of organic food labels, benefits, and claims can be confusing. It is not that difficult to find yourself questioning whether organic food is really better for your mental and physical health. What is GMO? Do GMOs and pesticides cause cancer and other diseases? What do all the labels mean? In this blog, we will define what exactly is considered to be organic food and highlight some of the benefits of organic food consumption. Let’s get to the bottom of this! The term “organic” refers to the way agricultural products are grown and processed. Canada is one of the largest agricultural producers and exporters in the … Read More

Benefits of Organic Chicken Vancouver

Posted on: 24 Sep, 2018

Who ever thought the day would come where we would need to question whether the food we consume is organic or non-organic. The term “organic” simply refers to the process by which certain foods are produced. Organic foods have been grown or farmed without the use of artificial chemicals, hormones, antibiotics, or genetically modified organisms, while non-organic foods have not. The most commonly purchased organic foods are fruits, vegetables, grains, dairy products, and meat. Chicken is considered to be one of the most versatile protein sources around. Whether you prefer your chicken diced into soup, shredded in tacos, or roasted in the oven, you can take advantage of the many benefits of organic chicken in Vancouver. Below, we have highlighted 3 benefits of Organic Chicken … Read More

Can Lamb Bone Broth Be Used in Conjunction with Healthy Eating?

Posted on: 12 Sep, 2018

Bone broths are having a bit of a moment and you may have read about them on various food blogs. If you have already tried lamb bone broth, then you know that it is delicious. It has a light and savory taste and the heat offers up comfort. It can be consumed as it is, or added to soups, sauces, stews, and more. However, what many people aren’t sure of is whether lamb bone broth offers up benefits and if it can be used in conjunction with healthy eating. In short, yes, lamb bone broth can be used in conjunction with healthy eating. It contains a large amount of nutrients that come from the gelatine and cartilage within the bones. These are soaked in a … Read More

Is organic meat more ethical?

Posted on: 22 Aug, 2018

As we learn more about food and food production as a population, we begin to become more conscious about making ethical decisions. One food group that probably raises the most concerns is meat. Is it possible to eat ethically when it comes to meat? Those who buy meat from grocery stores may have a hard time tracing its origins. When you don’t know where your meat is coming from, how can you be sure it is ethical? That is why at Pasture to Plate we know that our organic meat is ethical and you can enjoy our delicious organic meats guilt-free. Environmentally Friendly Organic farming does not involve using chemicals that will harm the environment. This includes the area that the animals live on and … Read More

Three Common Questions About Organic Beef

Posted on: 19 Jul, 2018

It’s hard to fathom that there once was a time when “organic beef” and “regular beef” were one and the same, but it’s true. As more and more unnatural chemicals and pesticides are added to our meat, poultry, and vegetables, we are confronted with the difficult task of becoming aware of what we choose to put into our own bodies, and being ever more responsible for what we cook for our kids and family. It’s normal to wonder about what you’re buying and consuming, so in this article we run through 3 of the questions we get asked all the time about our organic beef. 1. Why is organic beef better than conventional beef? Organic beef differs from conventional beef in one big way: it’s … Read More

Three Places to Find Our Organic Chicken

Posted on: 11 Jul, 2018

Pasture to Plate is one of the go-to sources in British Columbia for organic chicken. Our famed, completely organic poultry is healthy and flavourful. People all over the province come to us for our meat, including our amazing organic chicken. If you are interested in trying it yourself to see what all of the fuss is about, here are three places where you can find it: Commercial Drive In the city of Vancouver, you will find our butcher shop located in the heart of the thriving East-side neighbourhood. Our butcher on Commercial Drive serves a range of meat including organic chicken. We don’t use nitrates, phosphates, glucose, or fillers. Our meat is all natural and all organic. The location is easy to find and you … Read More

Why Organic Grass Fed Beef is Better

Posted on: 22 Jun, 2018

Organic grass fed beef has been gaining some serious momentum in recent years. Foodies and health bloggers alike don’t want to eat any other kind of beef as the benefits of grass fed are so much more alluring. At Pasture to Plate, grass fed beef is what we produce on our farm in Redstone BC. This fantastic meat is also available at our two locations in Vancouver; our butcher shop on Commercial Drive and our grill in the West End. If you are tempted to check it out, read on to find out just why grass fed beef is better. It’s Natural Grass is what nature intended cows to eat. Unfortunately, nowadays, mass produced meat is the result of some pretty dodgy fodder feed. This … Read More

Consider Lamb Bone Broth

Posted on: 5 Jun, 2018

The importance of soups, broths, and stock is not to be underestimated. So many cuisines rely on the traditional method of boiling bones and meat to extract their nutrients and vitamins while also keeping them palatable and digestible. Lamb bone broth is one of these important broths, the health effects of which stand to be very beneficial. Bones are very nutrient rich, especially those of lamb, which is not as often consumed in the typical North American diet. When you boil bones and meat for long periods of time, the inner marrow of the bone breaks down and collects in the water, allowing you to enjoy their nutritional benefits and the great taste. By consuming lamb bone broth, you ingest these valuable nutrients and vitamins, … Read More

Vancouverites, Why Buy Grass Fed Beef?

Posted on: 21 May, 2018

We know how important protein is for our diets. However, it is also important that we choose the source of this protein carefully. When we consume beef, we want to get the best from it. That means all of the delicious and healthy nutrients without any nasty additions that we are unfortunately finding more frequently in our supermarket and cheap meats. At Pasture to Plate, we provide organic beef and grass fed beef to our Vancouver customers so that they can get all of the benefits of the meat. It is this type of cattle rearing that offers customers in Vancouver the best possible beef without any disadvantages. Non-organic beef is often pumped with unnecessary chemicals. This is because things like antibiotics and hormones cause … Read More

Three More Reasons to Eat Organic Pork

Posted on: 5 May, 2018

At Pasture to Plate, we frequently sing the praises of organic meat. We work hard to produce some of the best meat in British Columbia on our ranch in Redstone, situated by the Chilanko and Chilcotin rivers. Along with beef and chicken, we are incredibly proud of the beautiful organic pork that we sell and cook with at our restaurants. You may already know how great organic pork is. The benefits are often mentioned in our blog and at our stores. It is completely free from antibiotics and other nasty chemicals, and far more environmentally friendly. For those interested, here are three more reasons to eat organic pork, in case you haven’t been convinced already. Easier to Cook With Organic pork has the right amount … Read More

Organic Meat in Vancouver: Where Do You Start?

Posted on: 24 Apr, 2018

We’ve all had the scare tactics from the media, pushing us away from eating meat that was supposedly pumped full of hormones. While these claims may not apply to all producers, there are clear benefits to eating organic meat products, and in Vancouver, they’re fortunately pretty easy to find. Between the increased healthfulness of organic meat and the benefit to the environment, there is no downside to choosing organic meat products. Whether you’re making a hearty beef stew, looking for the most flavorful steak, or seeking a juicy chicken for your Sunday family dinner, choose organic meat products for a meal to remember. Not Just a Trend Whether it’s avocado toast or quinoa, it’s hard to keep track of food trends these days. However, organic … Read More

Spring Clean Your Plate with Organic Chicken

Posted on: 5 Apr, 2018

Spring seems to be finally making its way to British Columbia after a long and harsh Winter. It is around this time of year that we focus on improvements, often with a ‘spring clean’ around our homes or work places. At Pasture to Plate we also encourage you to ‘spring clean’ your diet and start incorporating some clean, organic meat into it, if you haven’t already. Organic chicken is one of the easiest and most accessible ways to start to bring organic meat into your diet. After all, chicken is the most widely consumed meat in the world, so you probably already eat in regularly. However, given its popularity, chicken also tends to be mass produced, meaning it can be farmed in a cruel and … Read More

Learn the Difference Between Organic Meat Certifications

Posted on: 22 Mar, 2018

With organic food in Vancouver and around the world rising in popularity every year, the number of organic certification programs has also expanded. It’s important to know what factors are considered in the following handful of organizations, so you know the scope of the certification and whether it aligns with your values for buying organic at your local store. For example, the American certification states that a product can be labelled organic if 70% of its contents are organic. Always double check the label to see if it meets your personal standards for organic. There are many different reasons why people choose to eat local and/or organic food in Vancouver, particularly organic meat. Not only is the process for organic meat healthier for the animals, … Read More

How Choosing Organic Grass Fed Meats is Good for Canadian Wildlife

Posted on: 17 Mar, 2018

One of the greatestbenefits organic farmers provide to the environmentis keeping their farms up to scratch with the high organic farming standards the Canadian government has established. We’ve discussed the health-giving benefits of organic grassfed meats before, so in this post we’ll delve a little further into why choosing to buy organic grass fed meats supports nature, by maintaining biodiversity in the surrounding wildlife. Healthier Soil Healthy soil has an abundance of living components in it, called ‘microbial biomass’. Consisting mostly of bacteria and fungi, microbial biomass eats up the residues of old crops and animal matter, releasing nutrients that contribute to good soil structure. Without this microbial biomass, the remnants of old crops would remain in the soil without being renewed for the next … Read More

Find Delicious, British Columbia-Raised, Organic Grass Fed Meat in Vancouver

Posted on: 20 Feb, 2018

With all the potentially unhealthy products animals are subjected to in their diets, the words “you are what you eat” have never been more alarming, and that is part of the reason why, in Vancouver, the search for organic grass fed meat never ends. Between knowing that the meat products you’re consuming came from happy animals that had good diets, and the benefits of consuming organic grass fed meat, there has never been a better reason to make the switch away from factory farmed products. Whether you’re firing up the BBQ to make burgers for your kids, shopping for the ingredients for butter chicken, or even just looking for something to roast for your Friday night dinner, look for organic, grass fed meats. They’re easy … Read More

Have You Considered Switching to Organic Food in Vancouver

Posted on: 12 Feb, 2018

There are many people who are quick to dismiss organic food in Vancouver as a passing fad, or something they are not interested in, though few take the steps to learn more about the subject. Organic food in Vancouver is not only for the rich, or for hipsters, rather, for anyone who is concerned about the quality of their food and their health, and about ethical and environmental concerns. Switching to organic is not a move that needs to be made overnight, with a growing number of people starting to buy certain products organically. This is a great start, as organic food in Vancouver offers a number of benefits, to both the consumer and the environment. Benefits of organic food in Vancouver One of the … Read More

Great Advice for Making the Most of Your Lamb Bone Broth

Posted on: 31 Jan, 2018

Integrating healthy lamb bone broth into your diet is one of the best things you can do for your body. As we’ve discussed in previous posts, bone broths are excellent for getting better quality sleep, protecting your gut and your immune system, and even keeping you looking young and wrinkle-free. That said, increasing your intake of lamb bone broth takes time and effort, so we’ve got some tips for making sure it results in long-lasting change for the better. Choose grass-fed, organic lamb Grass-fed, organic lamb is free from antibiotics, toxins, and pesticides, and you will be too if you chooseorganic meats. Unfortunately, not all lamb bone broths are created equal – the healthiest animals will always yield the most benefits. So, number one piece … Read More

4 Surprising Facts About Organic Pigs You Probably Didn’t Know

Posted on: 17 Jan, 2018

Organic pork is becoming a much more popular product on the Canadian market, coming full circle from decades ago, before antibiotics and pesticides became the norm in agriculture. These days, pigs raised on organic farms are getting recognition for their more natural flavour, and healthy benefits that remain unaffected by any unwanted chemical interference. But apart from being positive for humans, this type of farming is also much better for pigs, who grow up with a much more natural lifestyle. In this article, we run through 4 facts about organic pigs and organic pork you probably didn’t know. 1. Organic Pigs Are Much Healthier Animals It might seem counterintuitive to presume that the organic pigs live a healthier life, considering organic pork is not exposed … Read More

3 Rising Organic Food Trends

Posted on: 9 Jan, 2018

The organic food industry, as a whole, has been expanding rapidly in recent years, with an increasing number of outlets and shops catering to the growing market. While the overall industry is certainly on the rise, there are certain trends and areas within organic food itself that are gaining particular traction. In this article, we help to throw some light on three of the top rising trends, starting with organic grass-fed meat. Organic grass-fed meat One of the largest trends in the organic industry is that of organic grass-fed meat, which is unsurprising, considering the benefits and advantages of its consumption. Often containing higher levels of the beneficial Omega-3 fats, and fewer of the Omega-6 fats that many try to avoid, organic grass-fed meat is … Read More

Why Settle for Less? Organic Beef is Easy to Find in Vancouver

Posted on: 3 Jan, 2018

Today’s consumer is more food-conscious and health-conscious than ever before, which is why more of us are consistently choosing organic foods. Think about it: if you were taking your kids out to dinner at a nice restaurant, would you choose to buy beef that wasn’t raised in a pasture? Would you shy away from the grass-fed beef, ask them to get the alternative option? You certainly wouldn’t! And why should you, if the option was right there? After all, organic beef products not only taste better, but they are more nutritious. Why Eat Organic Beef? There’s a lot of hype and confusion over how the quality of the meat is affected by the lifestyle of the animal. In Vancouver, organic beef seems like the obvious … Read More

5 Tips for Making the Best Bone Broth in Vancouver

Posted on: 19 Dec, 2017

Bone broth has become a dietary staple for many people aspiring to a healthy lifestyle in Vancouver, because it’s extremely nutritious, good for the gut, and can give a much-needed boost to the immune system – especially in the colder, darker months. But not only is bone broth conducive to maintaining a healthy mind and body, it can also be a delicious meal or afternoon snack when made right. In this article, we outline 5 tips for making the best bone broth in Vancouver. 1. Roast the bones Though in Vancouver bone broth is increasing in popularity, some novice cooks still view it as a daunting recipe to attempt, because of its unfamiliarity. In fact, a huge part of getting the most from your bone … Read More

4 Tips for Tenderizing Grass-fed Organic Meat

Posted on: 11 Dec, 2017

If you’re a consumer of grass-fed organic meat in Vancouver, you’ll probably already know about it’s health-giving benefits and recognize the delicious, natural flavor. Though for many, the experience of eating grass-fed organic meat is second to none, there are always ways to improve and experiment with its taste– for example, by tenderizing it to soften the texture and enhance its delicious flavor. In this post we take a look at some easy but rewarding tips for tenderizing and marinating your locally-sourced, organic meat in Vancouver. 1. Marinate Grass-fed Organic Meat Organic meat can have a slightly tougher texture than grain-fed meat; this is because the animals have lived natural, active lives, and so have less fat in their bodies, and thicker muscle fibres. Fortunately, … Read More

5 Ideas for Marinating Your Organic Chicken in Vancouver

Posted on: 27 Nov, 2017

For those who aren’t already using marinade when they prepare their organic chicken in Vancouver, you aremissing out on added flavour opportunities. While organic chicken in Vancouver can certainly be a delicious proposition on its own, using marinades can be a great way of adding new flavour and excitement into your meal. Here are five ideas for marinating the next time you decide to have organic chicken in Vancouver. Lemon, pepper, and garlic One of the classics when it comes to marinating organic chicken in Vancouver is using a combination of lemon, pepper and garlic. While this is also great to add to the chicken while you cook it, leaving the flavour to seep in for several hours, or overnight, can make it even more … Read More

The Benefits of Choosing BC Beef

Posted on: 13 Nov, 2017

Have you considered where the beef you consume comes from? For many people, choosing to source locally, with BC beef, has become an important part of choosing their meat. While many people may eat a large percentage of BC beef anyway, there is a growing number of consumers who are choosing to only source from within British Columbia, particularly for organic, grass-fed BC Beef. In this article, we look at some of the top reasons and benefits to choosing BC beef, along with why you may want to make the permanent switch. Reason 1: Freshness A key reason that many people are choosing to use only BC beef is the added freshness that comes with it. As you are sourcing the meat from within your … Read More

How People Are Taking Their Lamb Bone Broth

Posted on: 31 Oct, 2017

We’ve already preached the many benefits of lamb bone broth to you. It is full of amazing nutrients, protein, and electrolytes, and it benefits us by helping to create a healthy body,particularly with nutrients that are good for our bones and skin. It also helps in making us feel nice and full. Did we mention that it is absolutely delicious? It is also super easy to make, as you can just leave it bubbling away as you go about your day. And you will not have a guilty conscience when you make it, as you are using up as much of the lamb as possible, meaning nothing goes to waste! In this post, we’re going to give you a few examples of how people are … Read More

Cooking Techniques for Organic Grass Fed Meats

Posted on: 6 Oct, 2017

Whether you already eat organic grass fed meats, or are trying them for the first time, knowing how to get the very best out of them is beneficial. While much of cooking can be a subjective and personal preference, why not try out the techniques detailed below, the next time you choose organic grass fed meats. Technique 1: Turning the temperature down One of the top tips when cooking organic grass fed meats is to try cooking at a lower temperature than you usually would for a conventional piece of meat. Cooking at a lower temperature, though for a longer period of time, if required, is a great way to make the most out of its unique tenderness and flavour. Overcooking organic grass fed meats … Read More

Why and How Organic Meats Are Becoming So Popular in Vancouver

Posted on: 25 Sep, 2017

Whether or not you keep up with the latest developments in the food industry, the rise of organic meats is an area that most of us have noticed. Along with the overall rise of organic products in Vancouver and across the rest of the country, organic meats have seen a significant rise in popularity. In this article, we will look at why and how organic meats have become so popular, starting with the increased availability of the products. Wider availability As with purchasing anything, the easier and more available the item is to purchase, the higher the likelihood is of buying that item. As more people have begun to choose organic meats over conventional choices, this has led to wider availability and the domino effect … Read More

4 Suggestions that go Great with Organic Beef

Posted on: 6 Sep, 2017

Whether you are eating organic beef in Vancouver on a regular basis, or just on special occasions, knowing what to consume with it can make it all the more exceptional. Being a delicious and tender meat, organic beef tastes great, no matter what you put with it, though these four suggestions may help to maximize your enjoyment, starting with a glass of red wine. Red Wine Red wine is often paired with organic beef, with their two flavours complementing each other superbly. While the type of red wine can depend on the personal preference of the consumer, some of the most popular red wines to have with organic beef are Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Rioja. There is plenty of room for experimenting when it … Read More

4 Reasons Organic Food in Vancouver is Gaining in Popularity

Posted on: 18 Aug, 2017

If you have been living in Vancouver or the surrounding areas, you have likely noticed the increase in popularity of organic food in Vancouver over the past couple of years. In this article, we explore the reasons behind this, along with the benefits of opting for organic food in Vancouver. Food awareness and safety An increasing number of people are becoming more aware of what they eat, helping to give rise to organic food in Vancouver. In opting for food that is farmed without chemicals and other potentially harmful substances, a large number of people are making the switch to organic food in Vancouver. Increase of availability Another of the reasons for the popularity rise is the increase in its availability. With a number of … Read More

Get More Organic Chicken in Vancouver

Posted on: 7 Aug, 2017

Vancouverites are waking up to the benefits of organic chicken. You know it’s good for you, as when you buy organic chicken in Vancouver from Pasture to Plate, you can be sure that what you are consuming is chicken that is free from unwanted contaminants. With organic chicken, it is certified and fed purely organic food, so the chickens are not consuming pesticides. Not only that, our organic chickens are not treated with any hormones or pharmaceuticals. This is appealing to Vancouverites who are health conscious, and who do not want to be consuming chemicals unnecessarily. So as a Vancouverite, how can you start incorporating organic chicken into your diet? Pack Your Own Lunch Chicken can be the basis of a satisfying and filling lunch. … Read More

Why You Shouldn’t Wait Until Christmas for an Organic Turkey

Posted on: 25 Jul, 2017

Are you the type of person who only has an organic turkey in Vancouver at Christmas time, or for Thanksgiving? If so, you aren’t alone, with many people also only consuming this delicious meat on these occasions. For those who only eat it on these two rare occasions, it is not surprising how tasty they find it, and how much they look forward to the meals, which begs the question, why don’t more people eat organic turkey in Vancouver during other times of the year? Creatures of habit As humans, we are creatures of habit, with many of us only associating organic turkey in Vancouver with one or two special days. It can therefore take a conscious effort for our habits to be reversed, with … Read More

Do You Know What Your Food Eats?

Posted on: 26 Jun, 2017

While the vast majority of people are concerned about the quality of the meat they eat, many of them rarely think about what these animals themselves are eating. And if they saying goes, “you are what you eat”, then maybe this is something that should be more of an area of focus. There are many different types of animal feed out there. These different forms of food most certainly contribute to the nutritious value and quality of meat that you consume. What goes into the animal when it eats will affect the final product that ends up on your plate, so it is something you should bear in mind the next time you shop. For non-organic, mass produced meat, the cattle are often fed a … Read More

Why Organic Beef in Vancouver is a Smart Choice

Posted on: 21 Jun, 2017

Are you intrigued with the rise of organic beef in Vancouver? Eager to know why so many people are making the switch to organic beef and other meats? In this article, we discuss the main reasons why people are making the decision to change their meat preferences. Fed 100% organic food In order to be determined organic beef, the livestock must only be fed 100% organic food. For those who are concerned about the food consumed by livestock before they are themselves consumed, this can become a key reason to choose organic beef in Vancouver. No growth hormones Growth hormones are one of the major talking points with livestock. You only have to look as far as some of the popular hamburger chains to see … Read More

Where to Find the Most Delicious Bone Broth in Vancouver

Posted on: 22 May, 2017

Are you craving some healthy and delicious beef, chicken, or pork bone broth in Vancouver? Look no further, as Pasture to Plate has opened a new deli and grill in the West End of Downtown Vancouver. Located on Denman Street, close to English Bay, this popular joint has you covered for all of your organic meal and bone broth cravings. Rising popularity of bone broth in Vancouver Decades ago, bone broth and other types of broth were a very common meal, particularly for anyone suffering from ailments. There has now been a surge in the popularity of bone broth in Vancouver, with Pasture to Plate being on the forefront of this trend. Grill, Broths & Deli While the number of people making their own bone … Read More

3 Great Occasions for Trying Out Organic Meat in Vancouver

Posted on: 4 May, 2017

While organic meat in Vancouver is delicious to eat as part of your everyday diet, as many people have discovered, we have put together a list of three special occasions that are perfect for trying superior organic meat. Christmas dinner There aren’t many of us who don’t look forward to Christmas dinner with excitement, which is a great reason alone to opt for organic meat in Vancouver. With it habitually being a tastier and more succulent meat than conventionally raised meat, it can help create that extra special Christmas dinner your whole family can enjoy. It also helps to spread the word about organic meat, with the added benefits and taste it provides. Thanksgiving When you think of eating a perfectly roasted piece of meat, … Read More

Great Accompaniments to Roast Organic Chicken

Posted on: 25 Apr, 2017

Have you bought your organic chicken in Vancouver and are preparing to serve it up for a delicious meal? Looking for some great accompaniments to have, along with your roast chicken? If so, read on, as we list some top suggestions of what to eat and drink with your roast organic chicken in Vancouver. Creamy mashed potatoes One of the most commonly eaten accompaniments for organic chicken is creamy mashed potatoes. Complementing the texture and flavour of chicken perfectly, a well-cooked creamy mashed potato is a treat that virtually everyone can enjoy. Green beans When it comes to vegetables, green beans have long been associated with roast chicken. Steamed beans can be particularly delicious, as it keeps the natural goodness and freshness inside of them. … Read More

Is Grass Fed Beef in Vancouver Here to Stay?

Posted on: 19 Apr, 2017

There is no denying that grass fed beef in Vancouver is surging in popularity, with the benefits becoming more well-known and the supply increasing to meet demand. Along with being available in some local shops, there are specialist whole animal butchers that sell only organic and grass fed beef in Vancouver, making it even easier to find and purchase. The question remains, however, whether grass fed beef in Vancouver is here to stay, rather than just becoming the next passing fad? In this article, we look at the reasons that the grass fed option is likely here to stay. The attractiveness of less fat One of the reasons that grass fed beef in Vancouver is likely here to stay, is that the meat has less … Read More

What is Organic Chicken?

Posted on: 10 Apr, 2017

One aspect of organic food that is often misconstrued or not fully understood, is the term of organic itself. This is especially true for certain product areas, such as meat, with organic chicken being a prime example. In this article, we explore what it actually means to be organic chicken, along with the benefits that it provides. Raised without antibiotics A fundamental principle behind organic chicken, is that the animal is raised without any antibiotics. This also includes supplements, such as minerals and vitamins, which would otherwise likely be used on the chickens. As an increasing number of people are concerned with unnatural or untested products being used for the production of their food, organic chicken supplies a certified way of knowing that nothing unnatural … Read More

3 Benefits to Choosing Organic Grass Fed Meat

Posted on: 17 Mar, 2017

If you have been keeping an eye on the changing trends in the food industry lately, you may have noticed one of the fastest growing trends is organic grass fed meat. So, what exactly are the reasons in opting for organic grass fed meat? Here are three benefits to help explain the movement. Less fat If you are looking for a way to reduce the amount of fat in your diet, without compensating on the type of food that you eat, switching to organic grass fed meat can be a smart move. In having a leaner cut of meat, but with good marbling, you are still gaining all the delicious flavour, without much of the extra fat that comes with grain-fed meat. There are a … Read More

Cooking Tips for Grass-Fed BC Beef

Posted on: 10 Mar, 2017

Are you looking for cooking inspiration and tips for your grass-fed and organic beef in Vancouver? If so, we have a number of suggestions to help you maximize the flavour and texture of your BC beef. Complementing the reduced fat Grass-fed organic beef in Vancouver is lower in fat than grain-fed alternatives, which is a positive on the nutritional front, though it does mean that without the right cooking techniques you can risk drying it out, or overcooking it. This is easily countered, however, by a number of techniques. Firstly, you can add in additional liquid and ingredients when you cook, ensuring that the BC beef is kept moist and tender. This can take the form of adding tomatoes, chopped onions, carrots and other vegetables, … Read More

4 Popular Choices from Our Organic Meat Selection

Posted on: 2 Mar, 2017

There is no denying that the organic meat movement is gaining traction in Canada, along with other countries in the world. As a growing number of people are becoming increasingly concerned about the food they put into their mouths, along with the substances that have been added to their food, the organic movement as a whole is gaining speed. To provide inspiration, here are four of the most popular choices for organic meat, not listed in any particular order. Option 1: Organic Chicken One of the most popular choices for organic meat is undoubtedly chicken. Our organic chickens are from eggs that aren’t medicated or vaccinated, and are fed with only BC certified organic grains. They are also provided with a wealth of land to … Read More

3 Reasons To Buy Organic Chicken in Vancouver

Posted on: 20 Feb, 2017

If you are contemplating whether you should switch to buying organic chicken in Vancouver, here are three tips that might point you in the organic direction. Reason 1: Great variety One of the top reasons for choosing organic chicken in Vancouver is the superb variety and choice that now exists in the city, with there being an increasing number of organic food retailers and specialists springing up all over the area. As a result, the organic chicken in Vancouver is some of the best in the country, making it a great reason to sample its healthy and delicious characteristics. Being on the forefront of emerging trends in Canada, Vancouver is a haven for all things organic, so why not make the most of it? Reason … Read More

3 Reasons the Organic Butchers in Vancouver are Here to Stay

Posted on: 14 Feb, 2017

If you are living in or around the city, chances are that you’ll have noticed at least one organic butcher in Vancouver, with the rise in popularity of healthier, responsible food choices. This follows a larger trend of organic food stores opening in the city, as the sector continues to expand to the rise in demand. In this article, we look specifically at the organic butcher in Vancouver, along with the reasons we are here to stay. Reason 1: Changing food habits It is clear to see there is a growing organic food movement in Canada, along with many other parts of the world. You only have to look as far as your local supermarket to see the larger space provided for organic options, which … Read More

Will 2017 Be the Year of Organic Meat?

Posted on: 7 Feb, 2017

For those of you who have been following food trends in recent years, you will be aware that organic meat has become one of the most popular and fastest growing sectors in the industry. So, what is stopping a further increase in organic meat consumption? There are two fundamental reasons why people cite as reasons for not choosing organic meat, which is the cost and its availability. As an increasing number of people opt for organic meat, which is a trend that looks set to continue, both of these fundamental reasons will start to disappear. The larger demand will mean that more providers will switch to organic methods, which in turn will provide more competition and lower the cost to the consumer. In addition to … Read More

Lamb Bone Broth – Nutritional Value and Benefits

Posted on: 30 Jan, 2017

Lamb bone broth is one of those foods that is gaining increasing popularity recently. This broth, made from lamb bones, is not only extremely tasty, but it is also very good for you. At Pasture to Plate, we are here to tell you a little more about this delicious liquid that can be eaten simply on its own, or used as a base for soups and stews. Bone broth is said to have healing qualities and contains lots of great nutrients. Bone broth contains collagen, marrow, protein, calcium, and amino acids. This has caught the attention of health food enthusiasts, who are now promoting bone broth as a superfood. The great thing about lamb bone broth is that it is very easy to make; it … Read More

Organic Beef – Is it Worth it?

Posted on: 18 Jan, 2017

One of the most common concerns that are raised when people discuss organic beef is the price. People seem to assume that just because something is organic, it is immediately unaffordable and not worth the money. This is a misconception. At Pasture to Plate, we strive to offer our loyal customers excellent value for money when it comes to organic beef. Organic beef is “worth it” in many different ways. For one thing, it is a product that is truly amazing quality. Our cows are grass fed and do not consume any medications or feed that has been grown with pesticides. That means that the organic beef you get is just natural beef, and not anything that is raised with hormones or medication. We do … Read More