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So far Laura Dueker has created 41 blog entries.

WHERE IS HOG HEAVEN?

It turns out Hog Heaven is in the forest. Raising forest-fed pigs produces meat with a unique flavor while keeping the woodland ecosystem in check.  While pigs are rooting up invasive plants, breaking down rotting logs and aerating the soil, they're also gobbling down nuts and fruits dropped from the trees. [...]

By | June 6th, 2016|Animal Husbandry, Blog|

Greek Pork Burgers – Family Style

As a family-owned farm, we have had the opportunity to share many good meals together; celebrating family, food, and fellowship. On a weekly basis, the Roanoke contingent of our far-flung family meets to create recipes and spend some time together. We have decided to share some of these recipes and photos with you [...]

By | August 6th, 2015|Pork, Recipes|

Lee’s Other Horse

Earlier this week Broadview Ranch was featured in The News-Gazette of Lexington, Virginia. During the Civil War, Robert E Lee’s beloved horse Lucy Long spent her final years and was eventually laid to rest on what is now Broadview Ranch. Our own Carol Atwood and horse Crimson Chrome, a look-a-like [...]

By | July 22nd, 2015|Uncategorized|

The Cooking Advantages of Grassfed Meat

There are many articles on the health benefits of grassfed beef but what about the cooking benefits? Cooking grassfed beef over factory or grain finished beef has many advantages - but you have to get used to it.  Stanley A. Fishman, author of "Tender Grassfed Meat: Traditional Ways to Cook [...]

By | May 25th, 2015|Books, Uncategorized|

Exploring Shenandoah Valley’s Farm Trail

Our own Carol Atwood of Broadview Ranch was interviewed for a great article on "Exploring Shenandoah Valley’s Farm Trail" by Catherine Komp. Carol does a great job of explaining about the natural stockmenship that we use on all of our herds of cows, pigs, and chickens. Read the full [...]

By | May 22nd, 2015|Uncategorized|

Cold Oven Pound Cake

This is an old fashion pound cake that goes into a cold oven before baking. It is a delicious way to use up any extra eggs. This cake also freezes very well, so go ahead and make up a couple batches. INGREDIENTS: 3 cups sugar 1 cup softened butter 5 eggs 1/2 [...]

By | May 21st, 2015|Eggs, Recipes|

Pork Kebobs with Apricot Glaze

This preparation of pork kebobs just couldn’t be simpler or more delicious.

By | May 19th, 2015|Pork, Pork Kebobs, Recipes|

Broadview Ranch to deliver to Richmond Area

We are excited to announce that starting this summer Broadview Ranch will be delivering to the Richmond area. The deliveries will begin July 19th. Fill out the form below if you are interested in having grass-fed beef, forested pork, and free range eggs delivered to your door each month.   [gravityform [...]

By | May 12th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Grilling Season is Here!

The weather is warm, the flowers are blooming, and the days are long, this can only mean one thing - it's GRILLIING SEASON! If you are a Broadview Ranch customer, hopefully your freezer is full, and you are ready to meat (get it) the grilling season head on. Cooking or grilling grassfed beef is slightly different than cooking store bought meat. We are always being asked for tips, tricks, and recipes on how to cook our meats.

By | April 25th, 2015|Blog, Books, Education|

Family Meal Nights

At Broadview Ranch we are trying to bring back the lost art of family meal night, so we try to get together several times a month to share a farm-based meal.  We take stock of our freezers and design the meal around what is most plentiful and palatable for ourselves [...]

By | February 19th, 2015|Blog, Recipes, Uncategorized|