In Episode #143 Ari solo-hosts the podcast once again for this week’s interview with Garth Brown of Carincrest Farm. During the podcast Ari and Garth talk about sustainability, the all-too-frequently overlooked challenges of farming and the future of food.
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Time Stamped Show Notes:
12:52 – Introduction of Garth Brown of Carincrest Farms 13:19 – The essence of Carincrest Farms is this: Only eat what YOU grow for 1-calendar year 15:00 – This has been an endeavor 5 years in the making 16:00 – Why Garth (and his brother) decided to make the switch to full-time farming 19:00 – How Garth learned about farming and land-management 19:18 – Read and ask questions 20:00 – The challenge with any objective is taking all of the sub-goals and bringing them to fruition 21:05 – Due to FDA regulations, an FDA inspected slaughterhouse needs to be in-place if the processed meat is to be sold for retail 23:18 – How animal stress can impact the quality of the meat 25:03 – Garth’s biggest goal is to ensure there is no off-flavor in the meat 25:20 – If you’re charging a premium price, you need to ensure delivery of a premium product 25:48 – Some of the items Garth & CO have had to sacrifice during their 12-month journey 26:35 – The day-to-day food is great but, honestly, the lack of variety is tiring 27:10 – The Carincrest farm does not have dairy cows so dairy is OUT 27:40 – A sample Carincrest meal 29:29 – A second sample Carincrest meal 29:45 – To date, Garth has not lost weight but he is low on energy since embarking on this dietary journey 30:25 – Garth’s extremities get colder quicker now and he sleeps more 31:52 – The future of Carincrest meat production 34:40 – Where Carincrest meats are sold 36:10 – Carincrestfarm.com
7 Key Points:
1. The average 1st world consumer is simply spoiled by their year-round access to a wide-variety of foods. 2. Reading and asking questions is the key to educational development. 3. Be prepared to sacrifice to see mental goals become physical realities. 4. A high-quality diet will never be as valued as a high-variety diet. 5. To produce quality meat, you must have quality animals, quality feeds and a low-stress environment for the livestock. 6. Fats are far more important to health and wellness that we generally think. 7. Create a main goal and then outline the necessary sub-goals required for accomplishment.
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