Organic vs Natural

Do you know what is in your food? The chart below shows you the difference between Organic and Natural meat. It’s important to know where your food comes from, how it is raised and the standards that are in place because this is the food you and your family eat. Buying from local farmers allows you to have a conversation with the people that produce your food. You can connect with your local farmer’s by email or in person and […]

Lamb Loin Chop Recipe

Lamb Loin Chops with Balsamic Sauce Download a PDF of the recipe here   Ingredients: 2 teaspoons olive oil 4 lamb loin chops, trimmed 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 cup finely chopped red onion 2 garlic cloves, chopped 1/4 cup dry red wine 1/3 cup beef broth 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar Recipe: 1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. 2. Salt and pepper the lamb loin chops and add lamb […]

What is the Difference between Free Range and Free Run Eggs?

One question I always get is what is the difference between free RANGE and free RUN eggs. Free RANGE chickens can get outside their barns and can run outside. ¬†Free RUN chickens can run around inside their barns, but are not allowed outside. This video from Rabbit River shows you the difference along with a lot of other information about eggs. I really enjoy visiting other farms and seeing how other farmers grow their food. I love to learn and […]

Fresh Cut Bison Now Available

Hoven Farms is very pleased to be able to offer fresh cut natural bison from Ivan Smith’s farm near Penhold AB. We are only starting with a few cuts and as we move towards summer we will be offering more! Currently (March 2012) we are offering ground bison, fresh cut rib eyes, fresh cut sirloin steaks, and round roasts. Come visit us at 7711 Macleod Trail S in Calgary and see our selection.