Food for Thought

FREE-RANGE

FREE-RANGE

What you think it means: Animals were allowed to roam freely in an open range (pasture).

What It Actually Means: The term free range guarantees access to outdoor space, but not necessarily a pasture. Sadly, there is not legal standard for “free-range”. It just means the animal had access to outdoor space.

Take Away: Again, I just rely on my gut when I am asking my butcher questions here. Generally, I ask for meat that is organic, pasture raised, and humane. Unless I go to the farms myself there is no real way of knowing.

 

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