Hoven Farms 2017 Update

2017 is shaping up to be an exciting year. I will be honest – 2016 was a crazy year on the farm. We had cows, chickens, pigs, a huge 1.5 acre garden and the summer became quite the whirlwind. It was very exciting and we had the best food we have ever had on the farm but it was too much. Summer came and went before we could even catch our breath.
In the end, we did so much that we didn’t do it well.
So for 2017, we have decided to focus on less and do more.
Our goal is to grow the world’s best organic regenerative beef. Everything we do on the farm centers around that goal. If it doesn’t help us grow better beef, we don’t do it.

What does that mean for you, our customer?

Our grazing is better than ever. Daily moves for our grass finished animals gives the animals the best diet possible. The trampling and dunging that occurs as a result improves every square meter of our farm. This cycle makes for healthier beef, which builds healthier soils, which then grows more happy and healthy animals.
That is what we do. We regenerate our soils and in the process, we grow the world’s best organic regenerative beef.
We are updating the website. Changes are coming and I apologize for the old links that may not be applicable to what the farm is in 2017.
If you want to place an order for our regenerative organic beef, we are taking deposits for beef with delivery in the fall.

Follow Us on Instagram

We use Instragram so we can give everyone a chance to see life on the farm.

We post pics and we also use the story feature for videos of what we are doing.  Please check out those short 10 sec vids to see how we grow your food.

It is more and more important that people get to know how and where their food comes from.  This is a small step to help people do that.

Please join us at https://www.instagram.com/hovenfarms/

Tucking the #cows in at #sunset 7/365

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January 2017 Meat Deliveries

Happy New Year!

Hoven Farms is having a series of deliveries into Calgary, Edmonton and Red Deer during the month of January 2017.

UPDATED:  The delivery dates are as follows:

CALGARY – Tuesday, January 24 2017

RED DEER – Tuesday, January 10 2017

EDMONTON – Thursday, January 26 2017


Hoven Farms Meat Delivery this Thursday

Hoven Farms is having two meat deliveries to Calgary this month to Calgary.

Please mark Thursday, October 6 and Thursday, Oct 13 on your calendars.

We will be delivering the preordered chickens and beef to our customers.

We have no more chickens available for this delivery.

We do have organic grass finished half beef’s available for you to take home and enjoy.

To get in on these deliveries, please visit our store

    6 Reasons to Eat Organic Grass Finished Beef

    6.  Healthier Fats

    Grass finished beef has been tested to have 2-4 times more Omega-3 fatty acids.  There is a healthier ration of Omega-3 to Omega-6 fatty acids.  Why is that important?  In our grain based modern day diet, our bodies get way more Omega 6 fatty acids than their Omega 3 counterparts.  Why do docs recommend that you take your fish oils? Because they are full of Omega 3 fatty acids!  Grass finished beef gives you a better balance between the Omega 3 and Omega 6.  Not as balanced as fish oils, but with a lot less mercury! And let’s not forget 2-3 times more CLA’s than conventionally raised beef.

    5.  Healthier Soil

    Healthy soils makes for healthier beef. And healthier beef makes for healthier people.  We do everything we can on our farm to improve our soils and to develop better microbiology in our soils (Read this book for more info on that) .  Our whole civilization is dependant on those top few inches of top soil and everyone (farmers and consumers) need to make better choices to improve those few inches of pure gold.  Buying grass finished beef gives you a way to support farmers who are working not just to sustain their soils, but to regenerate.

    4.  No hormones or antibiotics.

    No hormones or antibiotics, ever.  If we have a sick animal, we treat it with antibiotics but the animal is then taken out of our organic grassfed program and we end up selling it to the auction mart.  Why is Antibiotic Free beef important?  Read this.

    3. Humane

    They spend their life outdoors, not confined in a pen or a building 24/7.  We love our animals and we want them to have the best life possible.  We do everythng we can to minimize stress in our animals.  It makes for healthier animals and it makes for tastier beef.

    2. No GMO’s

    Only grass and mothers milk in their diet, so there is no need to worry about GMO grains/corn.  Lori and I do everything we can to minimize the GMO in the food our family eats.  No non-organic corn products, no soy products, and no glucose/fructose sugar products.  And if I won’t eat it, why would I feed it to my animals?

    1.  Tasty

    I once cooked two steaks – a grass finished rib eye and a grain finished ribeye steak.  Yes, I ate them both and I was very happy with my life that day.

    But the amazing difference was in the taste.  The grain finished steak tasted great but when I ate the grass finished steak, I realized the grass finished steak had a fuller taste.  It was like the difference between a light beer and a real full deep lager.  Both were great, but there was just ‘more’ to the flavor, texture and taste in the grass finished beef.


    Just a heads up to my American readers, I borrowed and adapted the idea for this post from The Grass Fed Cattle Co in the US.  Check out the original post here.