CPR Meats & Josh’s Foraging Fowls
Meat, Poultry & Eggs
Kansas Settlement, Arizona
Influenced by regenerative farming, grass farming, and pasture farming methods for raising animals in a way that is better for both them and the land, Josh Koehn began raising chickens on pasture when he was a teenager, eventually adding cattle, sheep, and pigs to his farm in Kansas Settlement, Arizona. Josh grows a variety of seasonal pasture – oats, rye, turnips, and clover, to name a few – for his animals and uses rotational grazing practices. Essentially this means that he moves the animals to different parts of the land every few days so that the pasture can stay healthy and the animals have constant access to fresh crops. The animals’ manure provides crucial nutrients to the soil, regenerating a new crop of pasture that can re-grow while they graze on a different part of the land.
The pastured (not to be confused with pasteurized) eggs from Josh’s Foraging Fowls that we sell at Tucson CSA are some of the best eggs you can buy.
The hens grow slowly and thrive on pastureTheir diet is supplemented by non-GMO corn grown down the road by Josh’s cousin. “Most of the benefits in grass-fed meats and eggs are in the fat,” Josh says. Because of the diet and exercise that the birds receive, their eggs are higher in healthy fats like Omega-3s and conjugated linoleic acids. The eggs, with a deep-orange colored yolk, also taste richer than the conventional variety. To prepare the eggs for market, Josh washes them in a natural vinegar solution rather than the more traditional chlorine bath that most egg producers use.
We believe that it’s important to source our meat from the best possible source, which is why we’ve been working with Josh at Chiricahua Pasture Raised Meats for so many years. We keep a selection of pasture-raised chicken, beef, and pork in supply at the Tucson CSA, which is available in the CSA Shop during pickup hours. Additionally, we offer beef, pork, and lamb shares a few times each year so that our members have access to a larger selection of cuts.
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