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100% grass-fed bone in beef shank from Health Hero Farm in South Hero, VT. Beef shank must be braised or otherwise cooked on very slow, moist heat to increase its tenderness. Excellent in soups, stews, or slow-cookers. Very flavorful and nutrient-rich, this cut is bone-in which means you get the added bonus of delicious marrow.
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South Hero, VT
Health Hero Farm produces 100% grass-fed beef cattle on the Champlain Islands north of Burlington. Their cattle were developed specifically for meat production from grass: British White and Angus/Devon cross. Their pastures and hayfields are certified organic, and their cattle are managed organically. They use humane, low-stress livestock handling practices (à la Temple Grandin) and are one of only seven certified Animal Welfare Approved farms in Vermont .
Most of Health Hero Farm's beef is from cattle born on the farm, nursing for 8 months and grazing with their siblings. They give their cattle the best possible care and enjoy watching them mature to animals that provide nutritious and delicious meat. They think their care and diligence influences the quality of the beef.
Their Managed Intensive Grazing practices mimic how free-roaming herds crossed the landscape hundreds of thousands of years ago – constantly moving to new grass and bunching tightly together from the pressure of predators – the same kind of environment under which grasses and ruminants co-evolved! The completely organic and optimally-beneficial conditions for both grasses and animals increase…
- total forage production and forage quality,
- carbon sequestration,
- topsoil production, and
- water retention and filtration,
… and thereby improve the health of their soils and absolutely minimizes the escape of nutrients into Lake Champlain. Managed intensive grazing also results in exceptionally well-marbled, tender, delicious and nutritious meat because their cattle consume much more fresh and nutrient-dense forage than do most other grass-fed beef cattle. Although they are not required to do so, they utilize government-certified nutrient management practices to ensure that their farm does not pollute adjoining lands, air or waters either today or in the future.
They transport their animals to a USDA-inspected, certified Animal Welfare Approved custom processor for the production of dry-aged, hard-frozen, vacuum-packed packages of our beef.
Health Hero's farm is conserved by the South Hero Land Trust and the Vermont Land Trust. They are grateful to be the stewards of this beautiful 180-acre historic “Sawyer Bay Farm”, on the island of South Hero, on the shore of Lake Champlain. They welcome visitors and enjoy sharing their love of cattle and our commitment to caring for the land.
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