Bone Broth

Bone Broth.
A deliciously healing drink. After all the holiday parties it is time for a reset. What better way to reset your health than with some homemade bone broth?! We offer Beef and Chicken bone broth bundles that are ready for you to add to your stock pot, crock pot or instant pot. Making your own broth has never been easier. Add an onion and a few garlic cloves, maybe some carrots and celery too. Apple Cider vinegar helps to draw the minerals out of the bones and Himalayan sea salt adds extra flavor along with potassium and magnesium, I usually add a teaspoon of each.

I love making broth in the instant pot because it cooks so quick! In 4 hours I have a pot of delicious broth ready to drink or cook with. Because of the high temperature and pressure, I am able to make it in a fraction of the time compared to other methods. My broth is still full of all the amazing nutrients and gels beautifully. Something to remember especially when making broth in a large stock pot is that your broth may not gel when it is cold if the ratio to water and bones is off. This does NOT make your broth bad. It is still very nutritious it is just not as concentrated.  Our bone broth bundles from our grass fed beef and pastured chickens are approximately 3 lbs each. I add the bundle to my 6 quart instant pot and it works out perfectly!

Create your own concoction or follow my favorite recipe on our website.

~Katie

Loving these furry faces!

We are so glad that our animals live the best life possible. Their life here on our farm is spent mostly outside. We offer a large barn for them to use whenever they want to hide away from the elements, but they NEVER stay in there. They prefer to stay outside with their butts to the wind. They grow an extra furry coat that keeps them warm even in Michigan winters.

We offer our cows dried hay (grass fed beef) along with some fermented hay and silage (chopped green corn stalks). The fermented hay and silage are packed with extra protein and nutrients. Because we don’t believe in locking our cows in the barn to keep them warm we make sure that they are fed enough nutrient rich foods to keep them warm without giving them grains.

When you choose to support our small family farm, you are choosing to support the proper care and treatment of animals. All of our animals have access to lush pastures in the summer and the proper feed in the winter. They are all able to enjoy the beautiful sunshine and fresh air year around.

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~Katie

Facebook Contest!

There is a contest on our Facebook page and we hope you will enter to win!

💥Contest Time💥
We are giving away a $25.00 Digital Gift Certificate to John Henry’s Meats!
Get the word out about this great giveaway and be entered to WIN!
To be entered just follow these step….
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3) Tag a friend in our pinned contest Facebook post

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**CONTEST RULES** No purchase necessary. This contest will end on February 28, 2019. The drawing will be done live on John Henry’s Meats’s Facebook Page. The winner will be chosen from those who have entered the contest correctly (Like our page, Share at least 1 post, tag a friend). You must make the shared post public for your entry to be tracked. Date and Time of drawing will be announced on February 28,2019. The person who wins will have 1 week from the drawing date to respond to us to claim their prize. A screenshot of the person will be posted on the page after the drawing for everyone to see. After 1 week if the winner(s) has not claimed their prize a new winner(s) will be chosen for the prize. This process will continue on a weekly basis until a runner up comes forward and claims the prize.

**Facebook is not and does not have any affiliation to John Henry’s Meat’s Facebook Page, their games, contests or prizes. Facebook is held harmless against any issues that may arise from this contest or business. Sharing this post IS required to be entered into this drawing. Digital Gift Certificate can only be redeemed at JohnHenry’s.net

Chickens in the SNOW!

Enjoy a window to the Farm ~

Chickens in the SNOW!
Our egg laying chickens are happy they have a beautiful chicken coop to hide out in on the cold days. But they still venture outside to dig through the snow, scratching for their food.
We do offer them some dry alfalfa and mixed grains (Non-GMO of course) to give them extra protein to keep warm during these winter months. We also keep some heat lamps on for them in their coop. The cold temps we get here in Michigan can make it hard on the animals, so we do our best to help out while still allowing them plenty of room to roam.

You can purchase our eggs at the Royal Oak Farmers Market or the Flint Farmers’ Market. Unfortunately, we are unable to ship our eggs at this time.

Visit our website for more information about our farm and to see our selection of grass fed beef, pastured pork, & free range chicken and turkey. We offer a variety of meat cuts for every occasion.

Differences between baby back ribs and spare ribs

Baby Back Ribs

Other common names include loin ribs, pork loin back ribs, and back ribs. To cut the back ribs from the pig, you will get it where the spine and the ribs meet, once the loin is removed. The upper ribs which are also known as baby back ribs are shorter than the bigger spare ribs.

There are about 10-13 curved ribs in the baby back rib rack. These ribs weigh about 2 pounds and stretch between 3-6 inches long. The baby back ribs are lean and tender. They are also on high demand compared to spare ribs.

 

Spare ribs

They are also referred to as breastbone-off pork spare ribs. They are the rib cuts found inside the belly region once the belly is removed. The meaty ribs are trimmed to spare ribs by removing the chewy cartilage and the hard breastbone, making the meat block rectangular in shape.

Spare ribs are flatter compared to baby back ribs; this makes it easier for them to brown. If well cooked, they can produce a lot of flavor. For each block of spare ribs that weighs approximately 2 1/2 pounds, about four people can indulge in it.

 

Differencing in cooking between the two different types of pork ribs

Both farm raised meat require slow cooking time with low heat to make the meat tender and sweet. You can decide to grill, braise, or smoke the meat. Ensure to add some spices when cooking to mix up the flavor.

 

Is it possible to substitute the baby back ribs and the spare ribs?

You can substitute the baby back ribs with the spare ribs. Now, since baby back ribs are smaller, you will need almost twice as much baby back ribs to make the substitute complete. Additionally, spare ribs are large; this means that they take a lot of time to cook. Keep in mind that it takes between 1 1/2 – 2 hours to cook baby back ribs, and between 2 1/2 – 3 hours to cook spare ribs.