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  • March Farm Update

    Posted on March 26, 2017 by in All, Farm Update

    Spring is officially here! With all the warm weather winter seemed rather short, but we made the most of our warm winter, staying busy weaning calves, keeping customers supplied with beef, and fencing new pasture. Pettit Pastures made it through another weaning season with zero calves getting sick! We put a lot of thought and effort […]

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    Fresh Herb Steak

    Posted on February 11, 2017 by in All, Recipe

    Fresh Herb and Olive Oil Marinated Steak (Recipe by Chef Adam Siegal) 4 grass fed beef steaks (flank, porterhouse, ribeye, sirloin, strip, or tenderloin) 2 whole sprigs fresh thyme 1 whole sprig rosemary 1 spring fresh sage, including stems and leaves 1 stem basil, including stems and leaves 2 cloves of garlic, crushed 1/4 cup […]

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  • January Farm Update

    Posted on February 5, 2017 by in All, Farm Update

    The start of 2017 has been very busy for us on the farm!  We are hoping that translates into 2017 being a great year for us. If you follow the Pettit Pastures Facebook  page, then you are aware that we are now supplying The Main Street Farmer Eatery in St. Michael with grass fed beef. […]

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  • Cooking Grass Fed Hamburger

    Posted on January 8, 2017 by in All, Cooking Tips

    Three basic principles for cooking Grass Fed Beef: Put away your timer and use a good meat thermometer Turn down the heat Ease up on seasonings and sauces Grass fed beef is lower in insulating fat. If the heat is too high when cooking grass fed beef, the moisture and fat will exit the beef. When making hamburgers, […]

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  • December Farm Update

    Posted on December 26, 2016 by in All, Farm Update

    2016 is almost over! Where did the time go?  We are now past the midway point of December and winter has definitely begun. Last Sunday we had a low of 27 degrees below zero on our farm. Although we did not want such cold temps, it did give us the opportunity to see how well our […]

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    October Farm Update

    Posted on October 21, 2016 by in All, Farm Update, Soil Health, Uncategorized

    The fall weather has been beautiful and central Minnesota is in its peak of fall colors. The wet fall has our pastures and cattle in excellent condition and ready for the oncoming winter. Pettit Pastures has been rotationally  grazing and winter feeding our cattle on pasture to improve soil health for several years now. Although […]

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    September Farm Update

    Posted on September 13, 2016 by in All, Farm Update

    September started out like August ended, wet! But now the rains have slowed down and the growing conditions for our pastures are great. Our pastures are in the best condition for this time of year than any year since we have owned the farm. The pastures are so lush that we should have plenty of […]

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    Summer Farm Update

    Posted on August 28, 2016 by in All, Farm Update

    It is hard to believe that summer is coming to an end, but as we get ready to wrap up the the month of August, that is exactly what is happening. I hope everyone had a great one! I know we enjoyed ours; although, it seems like it was our busiest yet! We started this […]

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  • May Farm Update

    Posted on May 31, 2016 by in All, Farm Update

    It’s Memorial Day! I would like to thank the members of our military, past and present, for all they have done to help make the freedoms we have possible. I also hope everyone is having a relaxing and enjoyable Memorial Day weekend! May started out a fairly dry month, but fortunately, we have had several […]

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    April Farm Update

    Posted on April 30, 2016 by in All, Farm Update

    It appears Spring has arrived early on the farm this year. We are not only enjoying the early warmer weather, but we are making good use of the opportunities it brings. We recently had the option to rent some of our neighbor’s land. We’ve rented about 20 acres of pasture and 12 acres of fields, […]

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