We all love a juicy, well-cooked (though not well-done!) steak. When you’ve got a quality piece of meat, you don’t have to gussy it up with complicated cooking techniques and extravagant sauces—and that’s precisely why we love it. It’s simplicity at its best: just good, old fashioned, unfussy eatin’. So why is cooking...

Don’t get me wrong, I am not complaining about the winter this year in the slightest. In fact we have SO MUCH to be thankful for! Despite two snow storms that dumped 23 inches of the white stuff on the farm within a week we are all completely unscathed.   Our sheep, cows and pigs look amazing for coming through any...

Well, it’s obvious that winter isn’t done with us yet. As I write this the snow is falling as soft as duck down and it looks like we have close to a foot accumulated already.  Poor St. Francis is in the garden bed as calmly and peacefully as ever being swallowed up by a white tidal wave of snow. The Great Pyrenees...

In our 20 years of raising chickens for eggs we have struggled to learn all there is to know about raising the healthiest eggs for our customers. We use only heritage breeds, we feed only organically grown, non soy, non GMO feed, we know what makes them happy and what they need to live the most chicken-like life...

This weekend is the time for grilling and we’ve had some requests to provide a few grilling tips for your River Cottage Farm Grass Fed steaks. Cooking over a live flame puts on a good show, and grilling steaks is a cakewalk once you’ve done it more than once. At our house, Brayden is the grill master but I have the...

It takes more than four straight days of rain to keep me from my pasture walks in the mornings.  I pull on my Wellies, step out onto the patio and with the deepest breath I can muster I bask in the beauty of our farm. Balancing my piping hot cup of tea as I unhookDixie, our over-hyper Border collie, we head out to...