March 5, 2021
I was chatting with someone recently who casually mentioned to me how great buying day old chicks from a hatchery is, because they come to the farm already vaccinated. Wait. What!? This caught me by surprise… but it really shouldn’t have. I mean, we vaccinate day old human babies. Of course day old chicks are, too! I had to learn more.
February 26, 2021
Being “humane” means that humans have compassion, sympathy, and consideration for their treatment of animals. Especially given the awful state of modern conventional farming, this is really really important!!! You may have seen the “certified humane” label on products. On a broad stroke basis, Miller’s Bio Farm checks all the boxes to be certified humane. But, when you get into the nitty gritty details, Miller’s only fits in with 99% of the requirements. We don’t want to be held back… even 1%.
February 12, 2021
The farm staff and myself recently sampled over 20 different types of raw goat cheese… and a goat’s milk caramel. Oh my, they are all so yummy. Our favorites are now available in the store! I also went a little deeper and interviewed Amos Miller from Misty Creek Goat Dairy.
February 5, 2021
You may have heard about einkorn flour. Maybe you’re gluten intolerant, maybe you’re really into nutrition, maybe you’re a wheat connoisseur, or maybe you’re a real food enthusiast. No matter your background and interests, you may benefit from einkorn flour, and here’s why.
January 15, 2021
Americans are infatuated with the nostalgia of farm life. They are similarly fascinated with the Amish.
In reality, farming isn’t very glamorous. Being Amish certainly isn’t glamorous. But being an Amish farmer is absolutely rewarding.
Here’s a peek into what an average day on an Amish farm looks like...
January 8, 2021
The pandemic has exposed major weaknesses of many of the American systems we rely on. And, one of those systems is the agricultural system, specifically meat.
You see, four huge companies control 85% of the American meat industry - Tyson, Cargill, JBS, and Smithfield. It’s monopolistic. When a part of the supply chain goes down, the entire system breaks. And, it’s the farmers, animals, and consumers who take the hit.
November 13, 2020
Miller’s Bio Farm is so proud to produce the highest quality foods. We know our beef is awesome. Here are 5 reasons why Miller’s beef is the best. PS: Sometimes it can be hard to choose what to buy. Here are tips ---
November 6, 2020
In case you didn’t know, Miller’s Bio Farm is a zero food waste facility. I didn’t realize the extent to this conviction until I visited the farm last week.
My family ate dinner with the farmer’s family, and I was helping clear the table. There were maybe 5 beans left in a pot, so I asked the farmer’s wife Rebecca if I should put it in the compost. She said “Oh I’ll save it and put it in some soup.” She put the 5 little beans in a tiny container in the fridge.
October 23, 2020
It seems that there’s a lot of confusion and even misinformation out there about A2 milk. I’m hoping to bring some light to the topic. How can you be absolutely certain the milk is 100% A2?
It’s NOT the breed of the cow. It’s NOT the fat content. It’s NOT whether it’s raw or homogenized. It’s NOT the nutritional content. It’s NOT what the cow is fed. It’s NOT how a cow lives.
September 18, 2020
Bear with me this week. I have a bunch of interesting turkey details to share with you.
This year the turkeys will be on demand! That means you order one when you need one. No preorders this year.
Fall turkeys will start going to the processor on September 29th and will continue to be sent through November. That means that you can start ordering whole turkeys soon! As of right now, there are some turkey cuts available.
Here are the basics - Our turkeys are a “white” breed, live on green pasture, and are naturally raised and processed.
I am always wanting to find out more about how my food was produced. This year, I’m diving deep to answer the question, “What’s in the feed?”
August 21, 2020
There is only one reason soy is in animal feed - it’s cheap!!! Feeding animals soy leads to a plethora of negative health consequences. For a small farmer, this is a tough place to be. Produce more expensive healthy food or more affordable less healthy food? You can’t do both. Let’s think about this in a different way. Soy-free food is more expensive right now but will likely save you lots of money in the long run. All of Miller’s Bio Farm’s products come from animals fed a soy-free diet (with the exception of the “regular eggs” offered from time to time).
July 3, 2020
Miller’s Bio Farm started offering produce this spring, knowing that our customers needed access to fresh fruits and veggies during the lockdown. We can tell that our customers like it, because.... well... you keep ordering more fruits and veggies!
May 29, 2020
Farmer Aaron told me a fascinating story. It all started about a month ago when he had way too much manure and offered it to a neighboring conventional farm.
At first, the neighboring farmer said no. Then the farmer said he’d deliver it to him. The neighboring farmer agreed.
The neighboring farmer spread his manure on one half of his pasture and Miller’s manure on the other half. There was a clear divide in the pasture where the manure was spread. Over the next few weeks as the pasture grew in, there was a clear difference between the two sides.
The pasture with Miller’s manure was 1-2 feet higher than the pasture with conventional manure. The neighboring farmer could see it from quite a distance.
Now the neighboring farmer knows that Miller’s has the best sh*t. He wants more manure!
January 31, 2020
I was honored to visit our artisanal cheesemaker - Alpine Heritage Creamery - in December. This is where farmer Aaron sends his milk to be made into cheese. I got a tour of the facilities and had a long conversation with one of the employees.
I love learning about where and how my food is made, and I know you do, too. So here’s the scoop on the cheese and the cheesemaker.
January 17, 2020
Miller’s Biodiversity Farm is a family farm. It’s run by Aaron and his wife Rebecca… with an increasing amount of help from their five young children.
As far as farms go, it’s a very small operation, operating on about 50 acres in Lancaster County, PA. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t a lot of work to do. There’s a lot of work to do, and everyone pitches in!