Tessa DeMaster

"I hope he's not a psychopath!" + New Healing Bone Broth Recipe

Published 2 months ago • 1 min read

Hi Reader!

Grubby looked like any old Pennsylvania dutch guy sitting by a campfire in the woods that chilly November night.

The steaming cauldron that he was stirring and was full of bones from our five pastured pigs.

You'd never know he was a successful corporate trainer during the week.

Reuben and I drove to Grubby's backwoods cabin in remote area of the Poconos to learn how to butcher our own pigs in his immaculate home butcher room stocked with all the fancy tools.

As we drove through the winding wooded roads for more than hour, Reuben commented that he sure hoped we weren't following the directions of a psychopath luring us to his hideaway.

It was worth the "risk"!

There's more to the story so continue reading here:

You'll see in the blog post a traditional process for making bone broth, the benefits of bone broth and NEW RECIPE for Making Bone Broth with Any Bones!

This week's farm video is my explanation of how the scrapple you grew up eating was meant to be a SUPERFOOD!

Traditional homestead scrapple was

  • family raised pork, outdoors in the sunshine
  • naturally fed from what the land produced and scraps from the table
  • a multigenerational family experience
  • slow cooked bone broth over a fire
  • included organ meat for added nutrition

As Always...

We support your desire to have a good, healthy way of life and food on your table that supports that goal.

We'll keep farming for you!

Reuben and Tessa DeMaster
Willow Haven Farm

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Tessa DeMaster

Growing up on my family's farm in Pennsylvania, I never would have pictured the life I live at Willow Haven farm. As a kid I spent summers in our large family garden we called, “The Truck Patch”. I helped mom every summer, picking beans, weeding, and cutting fruit and vegetables for the hundreds of jars of canned and frozen produce we put up. Now I spends less time out in the field and more time in the kitchen doing the same preserving for my own farm family. Farmer Reuben values my many hours doing much of the behind the scenes marketing, writing emails to cultivate customers and capturing the farm story each week. I'm always learning along the way in my quest to improve the farm experience for each of her current and future farm members in our 500+ member, year-round customized farm box delivery program. Reading our stories will connect you with your food in a way you never experienced before. Someday soon you will want to fit local food into your life and we'll be here to help you.

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