Treat your friends and family to pasture raised meat directly from local Ontario Farms. It's the perfect gift!
NIKU Farms is an online farmers market that connects customers directly to meat products from local farms. All our farms meet high standards for ethically grown meat that is raised on pasture and is free from antibiotics, hormones, and additives. We are a mission-driven company, with the aim of putting farms first, supporting ethically raised meat, and connecting customers directly with their local farms.How does NIKU select farms?
Each of our farms has been individually vetted, visited, and reviewed before being selected as a partner.
Our partner farms agree to follow our strict raising standards for producing the highest quality meats. Selected farms do not use antibiotics or hormones, and they ensure that their animals have continuous access to pasture, weather permitting.Why is grass fed beef better than grain fed beef?
The meat you see in the grocery stores and at restaurants, comes from animals that are probably fed grain. Grain is ideal for fattening animals up quickly and cheaply, but it is horrible for the health of animal itself.
Cows and other herding animals have a unique digestive system that helps them digest grass, but makes it almost impossible for them to digest grains such as corn and wheat. Corn and wheat fed farm animals are significantly more likely than grass fed animals to get sick and require antibiotics, and are put to slaughter sooner. Most importantly, grain fed meat has less nutritional value, contains more saturated fats, and more Omega-6s (the “bad fat”) rather than Omega-3s (the “healthy fat”).
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