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What is Heritage Pork and Why Should I Buy It?

First off, you should know that Cotton Cattle’s heritage pigs are a cross between Berkshire (known as the world’s best), Duroc and Chester White. We don’t raise the pigs ourselves. Instead, we have a very special relationship with a farmer in Central Pennsylvania. His name is Moses and he has raised heritage pork for over 20 years, including producing for Niman Ranch, which is one of the most popular natural meat suppliers in the U.S. and has been in operation since the 1970’s.  Thanks to our close relationship with Moses, who truly has a specialized knowledge of raising and caring for heritage pork, Cotton Cattle’s customers have access to extremely high quality pork, free of antibiotics, hormones, and GMO. Plus,...

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The DIY Dinner You Need Now More Than Ever

When we think of appreciating the pace, nostalgia definitely kicks in. It wasn’t that long ago that the whole word was smart-phone-less. Isn’t that crazy? Life naturally moved slower because you could only be where you were.  Visions of perfect summer days at the local park or a community center are the epitome of nostalgia for us - the sound of laughing children, the soft roar from a group of excited (possibly over-enthusiastic) parents erupting from a far-away bleacher, the scent of outdoor grilling drifting through the air on an early Sunday evening as you cruise around on your hand-me-down bike with a gang of friends in tow. This Americana memory is made only better by the effortless but nourishing...

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4 Easy and Healthy Snacks to Satisfy Your Cravings (Comforting & Low Calorie, too!)

At Cotton Cattle, we’re big fans of staying positive and seeing the bright side. For that reason, we wanted to draw attention to those people who have discovered new enjoyment and skills in the kitchen throughout this pandemic. We’re receiving a lot of great testimonials and can’t truly express how special and inspirational these are to us. Please keep them coming!  On the flip side, while putting thought and energy into your meals is always a good practice to follow, it can be a bit exhausting as well. So it’s totally understandable to be reaching for the occasional quick and not-so-healthy meal or snack, especially as we crave comfort during these trying times. If, however, you have been longing for...

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Your Guide to Chorizo + How to Enjoy It (4 Chorizo Recipes Included)

What is chorizo made out of? Usually ground or roughly chopped pork.  Highly seasoned, typically spicy. High fat content. Often sold wrapped in a casing, like a sausage, or as a ground meat. What does chorizo taste like? It’s on the spicy side, but still considered a bearable spice by most (not “melt your face off” type of spice, typically a kick of heat). The spice comes from hot pepper seasonings. Mexican chorizo is typically seasoned with vinegar and chile peppers. Spanish chorizo contains garlic and paprika, which is why it usually has a deeper red color, although both types air on the side of a rich red color. Spanish and Mexican chorizo? Spanish chorizo is produced as a dried...

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A Few of Our Favorite Slow Cooker Recipes

September is here, which means it's that time of year where we experience winter at 5 am, spring starts at 10 am, summer arrives around 2 pm, and fall scoots in around 5 to finish the day. We're not always sure how to best dress for the weather, but we're certain that it's time for crock-pots! From tailgating parties on the weekend to full family dinners throughout the week, this classic kitchen appliance is a secret weapon, churning out fantastic meals with little input. Here are a few of our favorite recipes for the crock-pot. Some of them may be prepared low and slow in the oven but you can always enlist a crock-pot to make the most of a "set it and forget it"...

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