I watched a movie called “What the Fork” in the early part of this year, and since that time I have been on a plant based diet. My whole life has changed but not for the best. I have gained a considerable amount of weight, and now other conditions from excessive carbohydrates and a lack of required nutrients. My diet consisted of vegetables, grains, and soy. No matter what, I could not get myself to go back to meat as the movie had traumatized me. On a visit to my doctor he said something very important to me, “Meat is okay if you know where it comes from, how it was raised, and butchered”. He mentioned Whole Foods but the more I thought, I felt there should be a farm within the state I live in and to me this would be the best way to go. I researched for days, and found Stuart Family Farm. I was so impressed, and decided to go to the farm store where I had the pleasure of meeting one of the owners, Deb Stuart, who was very personable, sharing information as this was all new to me. I purchased several different meats, and that night had chicken soup like I’ve never had, and did not have any emotional difficulties as I knew the humane care that went into raising the meats I purchased. The next morning I had farm fresh eggs and bacon, and thought to myself so this is what it’s supposed to be like. Totally satisfied, and not hungry… I haven’t felt that in over 8 months. I am so happy to have found this farm, and about the start of getting back my health. AWA and AGW certified is very impressive. Thank you to Stuart Family Farm for everything you do.

V. Porter of Cheshire, CT 

 

I hope you have now, or once had, someone who wisely guided you early on in knowing about the best food. I did. My grandmother who knew farming from the ground up taught me the details of choosing food, how to recognize the best and most healthful of this and that, whether meats, vegetables. or grains. But what I heard over and over was this: Know where your food came from, know how it was raised and cared for, and know the people who made all that happen. Once I met the Stuarts and learned of their values and saw first hand their animals and farming practices, I knew my grandmother’s directions were being met. Stuart Family Farm was indeed the right place for me to buy meats. I hope you will visit the farm stand and take home some meat to enjoy. Tell your friends too!

J. Spencer, Southport, CT 

 

The Stuart Family Farm products offer the best of two worlds. The beef, chicken and pork is extraordinary in both texture and flavor. We are discerning cooks and understand that the finest quality ingredients are the foundation of good cooking. Furthermore, our family places great emphasis on the welfare of animals. We have been to the farm and have met the Stuart family and are totally confident in the environment in which the animals are raised and processed. We have researched the Animal Welfare Certification enjoyed by the Stuarts and are impressed and not at all surprised by its continued certification of their operations. One hundred percent of the meat and poultry consumed in our home is delivered to us by the Stuart family. We not only enjoy the quality but believe we are supporting a very important endeavor.

The Hastings Family, Stamford, CT 

 

A huge thank you to you both! You two have been so instrumental in showing our youth chef’s how important it is to eat well and to know where their food comes from! What would we do without you as your farm is so pivotal in proving the necessity of well cared for livestock, thoughtfully raised product, and overall kindness to all creatures on this beautiful earth. We want Stuart Family Farm to be around for a long time!

Love you guys!

Chef Anne Gallagher, Morris, CT

 

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