Farmers Market 2016

  • I will be at Main Farmers market on Mcleod Street in Ottawa on Saturdays between 9 and 2.
    • September 17
    • September 24
    • October 1
    • October 8
    • October 15
    • October 22
    • October 29
    • To pick up at the farm, call or email to make arrangements.
      Check the retail beef tab for details and inventory
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Market Time

A short video by Patrick Lesage on the essence of Kitley Beef Farm

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Thanks for your support

I am sold out of beef for this year. Thanks to all the retail shoppers at the Main Market in Ottawa and thanks to those who ordered wholesale for November delivery. If you are interested in ordering for next fall contact me and I will put you on the mailing list. I will start taking orders in early spring for November delivery. If you want to try the beef this winter also contact me. I am delivering on a monthly basis into Ottawa. You can also pick up at the farm.
Visit this website or my Facebook page  “www.facebook.com/KitleyBeefFarm” for occasional updates.
DSCF5100 The cows are enjoying their last day on grass and will be on the truck to the butcher at 6 tomorrow morning.

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Ottawa Main Market Location

New Location for Main Farmers Market

The Main Farmers’ Market will be located at 240 McLeod St., Ottawa in 2015 and 2016 The hours are from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays from the start of May until the end of October. Click on the heading to download more details.

 

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Bone Broth

http://www.cbc.ca/allinaday/columnists/2015/02/11/d-is-for-dinner-bone-broth-for-cold-canal-days/

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How to market (and buy) beef

Excellent article written for producers but very informative for the consumer.

Marketing Beef for Small-Scale Producers

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How to sauté a steak

An excerpt from the excellent book  “Tender Grassfed Meat” by Stanley A. Fishman
http://www.tendergrassfedmeat.com/

“When I use the word Sauté in a recipe, I mean cooking with some fat in a cast iron frying pan over medium heat.

1. The night before you plan to cook the steak, coat all sides with unfiltered organic extra virgin olive oil. (Remember it should be unfiltered.) Depending on the size of the steaks, 2 to 4 tablespoons should be enough. Place in a glass bowl. Let sit for 1 hour, cover, and refrigerate overnight.
2. At least 1 hour before you plan to cook the steak, remove the steak from the refrigerator so it can come to room temperature. Room temperature means that the steak is cool to the touch, not cold. (Cooking a cold steak will result in tough meat.)
3. Heat 2 tablespoons pastured butter in a cast iron frying pan over medium heat. That’s right, the heat never goes above medium.
4. When the butter is hot, bubbly, and slightly smoking, quickly sprinkle the salt lightly over both sides of the steak, then put the steak in the pan.
5. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes, (depending on how rare you want it.) Then turn it over and cook for another 3 to 5 minutes.

That’s all there is to it. You should have a nicely browned, juicy, tender steak that is just bursting with flavour, and a joy to eat.

Timing
The cooking time is based on a 1 inch steak, and should produce a steak that is medium rare at 4 minutes to a side, and rare at 3 minutes to a side. If you want it really rare 2 minutes to a side may be enough. If you want it more medium and pink, 5 minutes to a side should do the trick.
A thinner steak will take less time, a thicker steak will take more time. All burners are unique in the exact amount of heat they generate, so pay attention to what happens with your stove and your pan. Don’t hesitate to adjust the times to conform with the heat generated by your burner.”

(used with Mr. Fishman’s permission)

 

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Would you eat eggs from these hens?

Number one reason for pastured hens! Cleaning up after the cows. Having pastured eggs is a bonus.

Number one reason for pastured hens! Cleaning up after the cows.
Having pastured eggs is a bonus.

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New Yearling Stockers 2014

stockers

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The Meat Source

An excellent web site for information on cuts and cooking methods. For pan frying I would reduce setting to medium for grass finished beef. (see “how to saute a steak” under recipes in Kitley Beef website.) Remember to always thaw the beef in the fridge and leave at room temperature for 1 to 2 hours before cooking.

http://www.themeatsource.com/

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