The Real Cost of Meat

Did you know that the second leading cause of greenhouse gas emission on the planet after oil is animal raising? If you're like me, you don’t want to leave your children and grandchildren in a world that is worse than the one we live in.

Environmental cost of factory animal farming is way beyond the cost of our free range/pastured meat, and is paid by the general public in the form of taxpayer money, environmental disasters like the ‘’dead zone’’ in the Gulf of Mexico, and natural disasters caused by global warming, which clearly nobody is protected against even in our beautiful Cape Breton Island.

Let’s take a burger at MacDonalds. You’re only paying $5 for it, but when you actually count all of the costs associated with the production of that burger, including resources like water and feed, energy and pollution, that burger is closer to $13 worth. So who’s paying for it? We all are, through taxpayers money, environmental clean ups and degradation of our planet.

But don't beat yourself up, it isn't too late to make a change!

One of the best ways you can help the planet right here and right now, doesn’t involve buying an expensive hybrid car or installing photovoltaic panels on your roof, but simply by eating less meat and make a conscious effort to seek out sustainably produced meat. By making this simple conscious choice, you can greatly improve our future and the one of your children and their children. So feel good about what you're eating! And to top it off, our pastured meat is rich in so many nutrients that your body is probably lacking.

By finding us and purchasing from us, you already made a big step forward, and we thank you for that.

But what am I going to eat, you might say? If meat is taking the spotlight on your dinner plate, it won’t be easy to make the change, but you can do it progressively. You can start by adding more vegetables, the stronger the color the better (it will look really nice on your plate too!). Studies show that the more colorful the vegetable, the richer in vitamins and nutrients it is. Think about beets, broccoli and leafy greens. Some vegetables are also rich in protein if you feel like you need the extra protein. Things like avocado, beans and lentils are good alternatives to replace meat proteins. I wouldn’t advise tofu or soy since it is not at all produced in a sustainable way, and is more likely to contain GMOs.

Can't make it to the Farmers Market on Saturday? We are organizing deliveries with drop sites for our meat. We would love to know if you are interested and where you are located. Your driveway could be selected as a drop site (nothing else required, just that we can park there). 



Our farmer in training Victor checks his cows to make sure they have lots of grass to eat

Our farmer in training Victor checks his cows to make sure they have lots of grass to eat

Estelle Levangie