Local, Good Food @ Melo Farms

Sunday, April 1, 2012
Posted in category Food & Nutrition

In celebration of all the good food I have been enjoying lately, here is a post dedicated to the great food from my local pork farm, Melo Farms in Yale, Michigan. Melody and Lynn are not only my favorite pork and chicken farmers, but they are also my friends. Melody made me a wonderful batch of chicken broth for my post-surgery recovery (today makes 48 hours out from surgery, and counting). That was generous, and I am enjoying my recovery with the finest foods.

Chicken broth can be dressed into soup in many creative ways. However, I sometimes like the plain approach so that I can savor the goodness of real and fresh broth. So yes, don’t throw those chicken carcasses away after you eat the meat – the best part is still to come. The broth. Here I chose to dress my broth with fresh leeks, fennel, and cubanelle peppers. I topped off the broth mixture with pepper and tarragon.

A few days ago, I enjoyed some grilled, pastured Berkshire pork ribs, with a perfect, free-range egg over medium. The food is of such high quality, and it is all so satiating, my meals are smaller than would be the norm (from my deep, dark past) with industrial meat and eggs. I like to top off my eggs with fresh dill.

Here are the pork brats I get from Melo. Look at the meat integrity and color. Here I am cooking them in coconut oil.

Finally, here is a mostly Melo meal of the pork breakfast links and a 2-egg omelette stuffed with fennel and onion, and topped off with almond slivers. I added a small Kale salad to top off the omelette for a distinctive taste and the goodness of greens.

Yes, being on the primal, or paleolithic diet, as a lifestyle, is very defeating and starvation-like. Of course, I say that with a huge smile.

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5 Responses to Local, Good Food @ Melo Farms

  1. Matt says:

    April 1st, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    Karen – That food looks delicious!  I wished I had easy access to real food!  

    Get better!

  2. Pete McAlpine says:

    April 1st, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    Yeah, I’m back on the Atkins diet myself. Too often, though I don’t have time to eat so well and settle for quick sausage and eggs. Pretty effective. . . broke the sugar habit (again) and lost 20+ lbs.

  3. Matthew Allen Miller says:

    April 1st, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    Whenever I see food porn like this, it reminds that all of the labels for this diet are misnomers. It should be called the f****ing awesome diet. 

  4. M. Terry says:

    April 2nd, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    Just got a 4-H homegrown chicken. It was the best chicken we have ever had. Big, plump and muscular. Tasted much more like wild fowl.

    No doubt some people wouldn’t like either the taste or consistency.

  5. jeannie queenie says:

    April 3rd, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    The farmers in India should be so lucky as to have wholesome food instead of being forced to commit suicide. This story here tells the devastating story of the highest suicide rates for India thanks to the GMO and other zombie food practices of Big Ag being foisted on folks all over the world. Although a lengthy article with a few worthwhile videos, take the time to read and watch these here at Doc Mercola’s website………..

    Every thirty minutes an Indian farmer kills himself. Do the math and come up with 48 suicides a day or yearly
    about 18,000 farmers going to meet the Trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva—such tragic proportions…..
    http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/04/03/gmo-crops-affect-farmers.aspx?e_cid=20120403_DNL_art_1

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