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Who's Raising Your Meat?

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There are not many more intimate acts than eating. We've all heard the expression "you are what you eat" but these days most folks put more thought into their next smart phone than they do into what goes into their body. We like to take this expression one step further and remind folks that you are what what you eat eats. That being the case, do you really want to leave something as important as your food up to a big corporation who's first responsibility is to it's shareholders? The people who feed you should be some of the most important relationships in your life. You know your doctor, your lawyer and your accountant and we want you to know your farmers too. 

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Feeding Blue Sky Ranch Dog Food 101

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Lots of folks are choosing well-raised meat for their dinner tables but sometimes we forget to apply the same care and concern to where the meat we feed our pets comes from. If you are an animal lover, it only make sense to ensure that the food you feed your pets is not supporting an industry that doesn't share your values. After a year of research and product testing, we are thrilled to be adding dog food to our product list. 

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The Mother of all Bacon Blogs

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In celebration of International Bacon Day, we're bringing you a collection of our favourite bacon blogs, recipes & products. Please meat responsibly :) Happy Bacon Day! Comment below and share on social media to be entered to win a prize pack containing 3 types of bacon, bacon jam & bacon bits! Bacon Blogs Lets All Take a Deep Breath and Eat Some Bacon Just in time for Halloween, The Lancet published a scary article entitled "Carcinogenicity of consumption of red and processed meat" in which World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) announced there is "convincing evidence" that the consumption of processed and...

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The Trouble with Chicken

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On May 17th, the poultry processing facility that does most of the slaughter for small-scale growers in the Fraser Valley sent out this email:

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Don't Let Labels be Conversation Killers

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We got some nice press this week around the funding we received through the BC Buy Local program but I have to admit to having mixed feelings about  certification programs/labels/marketing campaigns that focus on a word... like "humane,""local" and "organic." Don't get me wrong, I'm generally a big fan of these words but I worry that when people see them on a label, they too often stop asking questions.

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