This week on a bonus episode of The Farm Report, host Erin Fairbanks is continuing her series exploring the meat industry in collaboration with with Slow Food USA as they prepare for Slow Meat 2015, a symposium and fair taking place June 4-6 in Denver, Colorado. Slow Meat brings together producers, butchers, thought leaders and eaters of every ethos to address the conundrum of industrial animal husbandry and to celebrate the alternatives. Guests Sophie Grand and Samantha Garwin of Fleisher's Pasture-Raised Meat share how they became involved in the meat industry and that they pride themselves in educating customers on the quality and standards of their products. Fleisher's is an old-fashioned butcher shop that carries only pastured meats from animals raised on small, local, sustainable farms. Sophie and Samantha explain that their animals have never been given antibiotics or hormones and have a strictly vegetarian diet as well as the details behind particular labels such as the certified organic products. Tune in as the guests answer the hard hitting questions and chat about the upcoming Slow Meat 2015 symposium and fair. This program was brought to you by Bonnie Plants.
"We are an education driven company... so having access to great meat and being able to practice what we preach is really wonderful." [5:55]
--Sophie Garwin on The Farm Report
"The sourcing is absolutely crucial to what we do and its not just the sourcing it's bringing some transparency to our customers so they know exactly where it's (meat) coming from." [8:52]
--Sam Grant on The Farm Report