Sample some exotic meats on this week's installment of The Farm Report! Erin Fairbanks is joined in the studio by Ben and Dan Del Coro of Fossil Farms. Fossil Farms began as an ostrich farm, and has come to be a one-stop-shop for all sorts of exotic and game meat: wild boar, bison, elk, and more! Find out why wild and game proteins are lower in fat than farmed animals, and hear why the demand for game has increased over the past few years. Learn how Fossil Farms uses every part of its ostriches. How do the lack of regional slaughterhouses affect Fossil Farms' business? Find out on this week's episode of The Farm Report! This program has been sponsored by Whole Foods. Thanks to Idgy Dean for today's music.
"When consumers go out looking for different proteins, we're a good place to land because of the variety of products that we offer." [4:40]
"Game meat, if you go back 80 years ago, was on restaurant menus and a regular part of our diet." [8:30]
"Bison is America's original grass-fed beef." [21:20]
-- Ben Del Coro on The Farm Report