What's in Your Food?

June 18, 2020

This spring a neighboring farmer said to me "You know as well as I do that the meat industry is pulling the wool over our eyes.” 

He went on to tell me about some of the large pork processing plants he had visited. These plants spent extremely large amounts of money on equipment to inject the maximum legal amount of water and additives into their pork ham.

It's amazing how deceiving food labels can be. And some of them, not so deceiving, with additives that you can't even pronounce.

As the consumer, you deserve integrity and transparency when it comes to the food that you feed your family.

Because of that, it’s important to us here at the Maker’s Meadow to take the time to share videos and blog posts with you. We want you to experience an inside view of exactly how your food is being raised. 

Part of continuing to bring you higher quality food and a better eating experience, is always learning how we can be better stewards of the resources God has given us.


As we drove through Texas. There were large commercial cattle feedlots on both sides of the road as far as the eye could see.


Cattle in smelly lots without a blade of fresh grass within reach.


Cattle and sheep enjoying life in the pecan orchard.

This week I spent a little bit of time in New Mexico visiting some friends, Josh and Kenton. They are grazing sheep and cattle in their pecan orchards.

I think it's a really neat idea and I hope to plant some trees to incorporate more diversity in our meadows as time goes on.

Each variety of plant mines different minerals and nutrients out of the soil. Especially deep-rooted plants like alfalfa, dandylions, and ryegrass.

The larger the variety of plants the animals have to graze and browse on, the higher nutrients and minerals will be in the meat that you enjoy!

Thanks for tuning in to stay informed and for being part of our family farm.

John Filbrun

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