We're happy to announce our partnership with Field Sparrow Farms.

Starting September 29, 2011 we'll be stocking grass-fed beef from Field Sparrow Farms at the gym.

Individual cuts that will be available: - Roasts (oven roasting and pot roasting) - Steaks (marinating and grilling) - Ground Beef - Stewing meat Prices will vary based on cut.

Chicken and Pork will also be available but it depends on the availability.

If you'd like to place a large order, please email summer@hautelife.ca and she'll help organize and coordinate with you.

Field Sparrow Farms

Field Sparrow Farms is a family-run business. Henry and Sarah Bakker believe responsible and innovative farming strategies benefit our customers, producers, the community as a whole, and the health of the earth. We are committed to producing premium beef in an ecologically sustainable way and providing our customers with a local alternative to factory-farmed beef. In the summer, we practice intensive grazing. Our pastures are divided into paddocks so that the cows graze all the grasses and legumes instead of just eating their favorite treats and leaving behind the others. Once the paddock has been grazed to a certain level, the animals are then moved to a new paddock. This gives the pasture time to recover and keep the land healthier. In the winter, the animals are fed a mix of hay and higher-protein wrapped hay. They can take shelter in the barn but can also walk in the pasture when they want.

Why grass-fed?

Cows are meant to eat grass which is why they have four stomachs. Compared with feedlot beef, grass-fed has less total fat, less saturated fat, less cholesterol, and less calories. It also has more vitamin E, beta carotene, vitamin C, Omega 3 fatty acids, and conjugated linoleic acids (CLA) which is an anti- carcinogen. Grass-fed beef also tastes better and will help you get SHREDDED!

Field Sparrow Farms’ beef is grass-fed and naturally-raised. In addition: • Cows receive plenty of exercise and fresh water to keep them healthy • A Minimal amount of grain (oat and barley mix) are used in the finishing, but the farm is working to minimize this • Beef is aged for a minimum of 14 days to enhance flavour and tenderness. • There is NO use of growth hormones. • The finishing grains contain NO GMOs and absolutely NO animal by-products