There’s a , running joke that when you can’t descibe wha you’re eating you say “tastes like chicken”, but what exactly does that taste like? We spend too much time and money in life not to be eating something good. And, when I say “good” I mean flavorful.
The ingredients for great flavor in clude the genetics of the aniumals. In both cattle and hogs these are breeds like our Dexter and Belted Galloway beef cattle and our Berkshire hogs. These are known for nutrient dense, well markbled or well toned meats that yield cuts with color , tone, or density when you cut into them. They smell clean and inviting when you cook them.
When purchasing meat in the grocery store consider the price, the grade and the county of origin, In the exisitng system, the farmer that produced that meat will only receive about 14 cents of every dollar spent on your food purchases.
Your best buys in meat, poultry, and eggs are direct from the farmer that produced them. We produce flavorful chicken, sunny yolked eggs, beef with an intense beef taste and chew, and buttery Berkshire pork. Buying from a farmers is really the answer for consumers who want to know where their food comes from and for farmers to connect with the families they feed.
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Ginger Myers was born and raised in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Her family left their farm in Mercersburg when she was only six years old, but she spent many Sunday afternoons and summers with her cousins working and learning on their family dairy farms. Along the way she became inoculated with the farming “bug”. She is a proud Penn State graduate. It was while working as a Field Agent for the Pennsylvania Guernsey Breeders Association that she met and married John Myers, a third generation dairy farmer. They began their married lives as dairy farmers on John’s paternal grandfather’s farm, but that was not to last. While not always actively farming, they’ve both always worked in fields related to agriculture. They have been sweethearts, best friends, and life partners for more than thirty years.
Ginger established and operated a wet-chemistry testing lab for 10 years that specialized in analyzing feed and forages. She worked as an Ag Marketing Specialist in Economic Development in Howard County, Maryland, for 8 years, and is the State Marketing Specialist for Ag and Natural Resources with the University of Maryland Extension. She has had the privilege of working closely with several NESARE projects, served on the Maryland State Agriculture Commission, and has been a longtime member of Future Harvest CASA- serving four terms on its Board of Directors.
John and Ginger have made lots of great friends working in agriculture and as producers. Evermore Farm is their ardent effort to “walk the talk” about the viability of diversified, sustainable small farms. However, both agree that their best “crop” is their children, Susan and Andrew. Both are now married with wonderful partners and have children of their own. Family is our greatest joy and serves as “True North” on the farmer’s compass.
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