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What You Really Pay For Food

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What You Really Pay For Food

Let’s assume the food in the grocery store is the same as the food here at Tara Firma. You pay $10 for lb of steak at the store. You pay another $800 in taxes through the farm bill…it is a subsidy you pay. These taxes pay for the following:

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5 Reasons Why You Should Only Buy Grass-Fed Beef

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5 Reasons Why You Should Only Buy Grass-Fed Beef

 As Dr. Mercola of the website Mercola.com says, "In the grand scheme of all that is wrong with modern agriculture, the unnatural transition that turned cattle (which naturally eat grass) into grain-eating ruminants is at the top of the list." 

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Neighbors Helping Neighbors

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Neighbors Helping Neighbors

In our vision of a perfect world every neighborhood would be like Diane Schwalbach's in Menlo Park. Diane recently joined Tara Firma Farms and shortly thereafter we saw a surge of members signing up from right in her neighborhood. So we called her to see what was going on.

"I have told several of my neighbors,"  she immediately confided. "We live in a very affluent area and everyone is pretty aware of healthy eating. Plus, a lot of the organizations here spread the message as well. For example, at the large tech company my husband works they spend a lot of money doing things like serving pasture-raised meats in their company cafeteria--and they aren't alone. So it’s a very present topic."

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