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Spring Is for Eggs

Chris Hay and his mother Sarah founded Say Hay Farms in 2010. They farm 45 acres of land for certified organic produce and pastured chicken eggs. The chickens they raise are Vega Brown, a breed that features productive egg laying and mild temperaments. They are also well-suited to the climate, which is important for the […]

Spring Frittata

This time of year chickens forage abundant plant foods with high green pigment, leading to bright orange yolks. Spring is a great time to enjoy eggs from chickens raised on pasture. Spring Frittata 8 chicken eggs or 6 duck eggs 1/2 cup cow’s milk, goat’s milk, or cream 2 tablespoons parsley and/or mint, finely chopped […]

Savory Skillet Cornbread

This is a favorite cornbread recipe and a great way to use up any lard or tallow you have on hand. We used Tortillas de la Tierra’s heirloom blue cornmeal, which you can find at The Local Butcher Shop. Heating the cast iron pan in the oven before filing it with batter ensures a beautiful […]

Beef, Bean & Bacon Chili

A few of our favorite products come together in a smoky, spicy chili. This particular chili recipe is light on the beans. If you like a beany chili, cook a full pound of beans and add them all to the pot. Serve with sour cream, jalapeños, grated cheese, and tortilla chips. It’s also perfect with our savory […]

The Story of Love a Bee

As the co-founder and CEO of Love a Bee, Louise Derrick collaborates with beekeepers to source 100% raw, unpasteurized and unadulterated honey from California. We got the full story in this interview with Louise. Stop by for our anniversary celebration Saturday, August 20th to meet Louise and taste Love a Bee honey. Love a Bee grew out […]

Confit Duck Legs

I cooked not one, but two whole geese for New Year’s Eve dinner. The result was just enough goose meat to feed a crowd, and lots and lots of leftover goose fat. I decided to try my hand at duck confit. For confit, either vegetables or meat are cooked slowly then stored in fat. In French, confit […]

How to Render Poultry Fat

The beautiful thing about getting a whole duck or goose is that it gives you so much more than a few meals worth of meat. You also get bones for stock and fat to render. Rendering your own fat is surprisingly easy, especially when done in a slow cooker. You can use poultry fat to […]