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Where are your food sources?

If you are anything like me, I find shopping a nuisance and a necessity. We have to eat and in order to do that we have to shop. Whether you chose a large supermarket, small local store, bulk store or a farmers market, says something about the time you have and the place in which you live.

Most people who go to farmers markets, are fully versed with seasonal fruit and vegetables and most times are prepared to meet their grower and talk with the families who produce their food. Farmers markets are for strolling, smelling, eating and purchasing food direct from growers. They bring a little bit of country into cities or regional areas so others can appreciate how much time and effort it takes to bring fresh produce and organic food to consumers plates.

Local stores are where one goes if they don’t want to travel far, in Australia many now work in hours that suit busy working people who need to call in after work or are restricted by location to do their shopping. Many local stores in South Australia carry many loca products and are great places to do shopping.

Large Supermarkets have almost become family outings, they have produce market stalls in the fresh food sections, they have meat on display and some even have barista’s where you can have a coffee whilst you shop. Some big supermarkets also have free tastings and free fruit for you to eat whilst you are shopping. Competition has made them look to pleasing the consumer as well as shareholders.

Bulk Stores are just that, places where you can buy in bulk. They are great for things such as more than 30 rolls of toilet paper. I find bulk stores interesting and they also have good bargains and the quality of food and produce is also fantastic.

So what kind of shopper are you, it doesn’t matter where I frequent I always look to buy local then National. There is nothing like our kangaroo Symbol, stating it is Australian Made that makes me pick it up and place it in my trolley.

Being produces of Certified grass-fed meat, I am lucky that I don’t have to purchase meat and now that we are working with Little Greenbush Poultry¬† we are lucky to get paddock fed Chicken as well as our own grass-fed beef and lamb. There is nothing like the taste anywhere infact if you have grown up with shop bought meat (which is also good quality in Australia) you may take a while to get use to the taste.

If you want some home delivery only in South Australia at the moment don’t forget to email me for your order form. admin@bullysbeef.com.au (these are our lamb ribs)

lamb ribs

 

Left Overs

I love eating the Little Greenbush Poultry Chicken I find it amazing and there is so much meat on the bird that they are good value for money. Head over to their page and like it. For a family that want to provide good healthy food choices then this is what you need to look for when purchasing a paddock fed meat bird. It will not be thin like the others, as they are not crowded against each other fighting to get food. They will be wider than others, paddock fed get to roam around hectares of land, eating natural bugs, scratching for worms and this produces more meat on the breast and legs.

We had left over chicken the other night and I decided to pull out the pie maker, a sheet of puff pastry, frozen peas, fresh mushrooms, spring onions, chicken stock, 2 tablespoons of plain flour and a 1/4 cup of chicken cream. All of the ingredients I made sure was local or at the least South Australian, as producers we find it important to support other producers having a go.I made the short crust pastry as well.

The chicken was cold so I pulled it apart, I put the peas, chopped spring onion, chopped mushrooms into a bowl. Heated a fry pan put 2 tablespoons of plain flour 1 cup of chicken stock and 1/4 cup of cream mixed them till it thickened and poured it on top of the chicken and stirred it through.

If any one want the recipe please email me, it took approx an hour due to having the pastry sit in the fridge for 30 minutes. admin@bullysbeef.com.au

 

Grass fed Lamb

We love our animals here and we love what we do, it is a pleasure to spend time with our animals making sure they are well cared for and looked after. Should we have to get our animals treated by a vet (it is very rare) and we have to administer antibiotics they are re tagged to identify that we in-fact can not sell those animals. They will spend their days here on the farm until such time as they pass over.

The farmer does not believe in shooting things for no reason or for sport. Tell me where is the sport in shooting a helpless animal? we even leave our kangaroos alone, it really isn’t much food they can eat and take away from our animals. We leave our animals to roam the paddocks and we substitute feeding with hay, not grain.

We are known to hand rear animals as do most farmers should they become orphaned, they they normally get to stay on the property to become part of the mob of breeders or become a ram. We ensure that our animals are ethically treated and slaughtered in the best possible manner and practice. I myself have been to watch and have assessed our abattoirs to ensure they receive the best possible care at death as they do at life.

We work hard to do what we need to, to provide the best quality meat for human consumption and we want to supply it at an affordable price to all. if you are looking for home delivery in Adelaide, South Australia please email us admin@bullysbeef.com.au

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Eat Grass Fed Meats

As suppliers of Grass-fed certified meats we love being asked what we do and how to get our meat. We have also teamed up with an accredited paddock fed meat bird company Little Greenbush Poultry They have space for their birds and are a start up business who have identifed a spot in the food chain.

These birds have space to roam and grow, like our cattle and sheep, they grow at their own pace and not held in cages to all be the same size. Consistency is for the supermarkets, Little Greenbush birds are exceptional and when I bought and ate my first one, like red meat I didn’t quite know what the taste was. It hit me later, it was the actual taste of real chicken, like from my child hood. This was a business we would like to be associated with.

Bullys Beef & Other Meats now helps promote and sell the chickens, with views of getting our lamb and chooks into our local markets and retail outlets in Adelaide, South Australia We would love you all to jump over and like our face book pages and email us for your home delivery Order form. At this stage we can only deliver into Adelaide South Australia but we are planning to grow.

We talk about our farming, share ideas on the health benefits of grass fed / paddock fed, hormone free and anti-biotic free meat raised for human consumption under the best of conditions and as close to the natural conditions animals deserve and should have. This is some of the chickens look at the fact there is no cages here.

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Sorry for Adelaide people only (in South Australia) feel free to email me admin@bullysbeef.com.au we will send you an Order form and happily add you to our list.

“Go beyond organic by asking for 100% grass-fed. Don’t get sidetracked by the confusing array of labeling terms like natural” or “pasture-raised.” Labeling laws allow products to display these terms even if lambs spend little or no time outdoors in a pasture setting. Unfortunately, even the term “grass-fed” is not sufficient since grass-fed lambs may have spent a relatively small amount of time grass feeding. The standard to look for on the label is “100% grass-fed.” Talk to your grocer or the lamb farmer and find out how the animals were actually raised. In addition, if you would like more information about the practice of grass-feeding” http://www.whfoods.com