It’s All in the Bones: Upcycling Bones into Nutritious Broth

[This blog post is from a Podcast Interview we had with Jill Weaver, founder of Stock Exchange. You can listen to the full interview here.] Jill Weaver When Jill Weaver first started making bone broth out of her kitchen she never imagined it would then turn into her business: Stock Exchange. As a new mother…

A New Partnership with Howick Community Farms

At NIKU Farms, we only work with farms that promote raising their animals in a sustainable and ethical way. We believe in supporting local communities that respect their land and take pride in ensuring animals are raised in the most natural setting possible. For the past year, we have spent a significant amount of time…

It Starts On Pasture: The Science Behind Grass-Fed

There is ongoing debate about grass-fed over grain-fed meat. Some claim grass-fed to be a fad, while others note that there are nutritional benefits with grass fed beef that are not found in grain fed beef. But with so much speculation we decided to turn to science for more definitive truths. We reached out to…

What Our Farmers Are Up To

At NIKU Farms our objective is to connect you directly with your local farmers. We are the only company in Canada where you can order ethically raised meat and have it delivered to your home directly from the farm of your choice. When you order through NIKU, our farmers will pack your box and a…

Introducing Blackview Farm!

We are proud to introduce our newest partnership with Blackview Farm! Located in Listowel, Ontario, Blackview Farm is the pride of Bill and Michelle Parke. The farm is a beautiful 100 acres of grazing land which is carefully managed using rotational grazing techniques and holistic management practices. Rotational Grazing Calves are born in May and…

Introducing Big Rock Bison!

A while ago, we posted a small teaser of an upcoming partnership with a new farm and a unique choice of meat: Grass Fed Bison. One of the goals for the new year at NIKU Farms is to bring you a wider variety of meat options. To provide healthy, sustainable options that effectively support farmers…

Pumpkins, Pigs, and a Community Coming Together

For our pork products, we partner with an independent farm just south of Barrie, in Innisfil, run by Lisa Peterson and her family. Originally raising pastured chickens, the demand for Stone Horse Farm’s quality meat grew, and eight years ago the farm began to also offer pasture-raised pork. The pigs at Stone Horse Farms live…

Riding in on a Trusty Horse and Buggy

Faced with different challenges than their conventional competitors – Marita Fields re-acquaints us with the traditional methods of farming. Farmers and owners, Marlin and Rita, grew up working on commercial farms. But they wanted a different kind of farm for themselves when they grew older. When starting their own farm, Marlin and Rita scrapped the heavy metal equipment and…