Grass Fed Meats
Our meat, dairy products and eggs are from pasture raised and grass fed livestock free of added hormones and antibiotics. Meat and dairy products are processed at government inspected facilities, then safely packaged and transported to ensure maximum nutrition, safety and freshness for local families. There is substantial research documenting the health benefits from grass fed dairy and meat products with significantly higher levels of Omega-3 fatty acids, conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), beta-carotene, vitamin E, and folic acid. Among other benefits, CLA which seems to come only from animals consuming green grasses, has been proven to inhibit tumor growth while it also seems to elevate HDL (good cholesterol) and suppress LDL (bad cholesterol). It is important to remember that while the fats in pasture raised products are truly beneficial, they should be part of an overall healthy & balanced diet and consumed in moderation.
Lamb: Ovis Hill Farm lamb is from our flock on our pastures. Our flock originates from historical breeds with a South Carolina heritage. While these old breeds customarily don’t finish as large as the modern meat breeds, our customers report superior flavor and texture in the meat. Treat yourself to a leg of lamb that might have a historical link to antebellum South Carolina, George Washington’s Mount Vernon, & perhaps even the Old Testament Father Abraham.
Beef: Our customers consistently report our grass fed beef to have excellent flavor, texture, and tenderness. It is USDA inspected, dry aged for 3-4 weeks, and vacuum packed in clear plastic. It can be purchased by the piece or by the whole or half cow.
Poultry: Our Pasture Raised Chickens come from David White’s farm in Darlington or Wil-Moore Farms near Lugoff, Annie Filon’s farm just south of us, or our own chicken. If you haven’t had free-range poultry before, you will be amazed at the delicious taste and texture. We have whole roasting chickens, and some select parts, and at the holidays we usually have free-range turkeys.