The 100-Mile Diet: Why Eating Local is The Way To Go

In 2005, Alisa Smith and J. B. MacKinnon began a diet that restricted them to eating food grown within 100 miles of where they lived in Vancouver. For a year, they began writing about their experience with eating local food and recording their challenges. Their overall finding was that only eating local while living in…

We Love Knickers!

Last week, a certain bovine in western Australia grabbed all the headlines. Knickers, a Holstein Friesian breed, stands at 194cm – a 6’4” big guy. He also weighs in at over a tonne. He was the biggest story out of Australia, but as it happens, Knickers is neither that big nor a cow as many…

Cooking Grass-Fed Beef: Top Tips and Tricks

You may find when you make the switch to grass-fed beef from grain-fed beef, it cooks differently. This is due to the lower fat content in grass-fed meat. It means that you need to be more attentive when cooking it so that it doesn’t dry out. Even though grass-fed beef is much leaner, it still…

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…

Classic Stuffed Peppers

If you need inspiration or a fool-proof way to cook your NIKU Farms grass-fed meat, try these Classic Stuffed Peppers which are full of flavour and easy to make. These stuffed peppers use tomatoes, grass-fed beef and parmesan cheese to make them tender and full of flavour. An easy crowd pleaser! This recipe uses our…

Vegetable, Herb, and Garlic Roast Chicken

As it gets colder, few dinners feel as complete as a good old-fashioned roast chicken. With a choice selection of colourful veggies, nutritionist Sarah Goldstein developed this roast chicken recipe which will leave everyone both full and happy. Plus, it’s always good to practice for the big day – holiday season approaching means turkey roast…

Hearty Winter Beef Stew with Grass Fed Beef

If you are looking for more ways to incorporate grass-fed meat into your diet, try cooking a Hearty Winter Stew using Stewing Beef from NIKU Farms.  Using grass-fed stewing beef, potatoes, carrots and a warming broth this stew is easy to make, delicious, and perfect for those snowy, cold evenings. Check out all the packages…