The Bendele family produces Certified Animal Welfare Approved by A Greener World (AGW), Certified Grassfed by AGW beef and Certified Animal Welfare Approved by AGW eggs outdoors on pasture at GrassField Farm in Hondo, Texas.
GrassField Farm is a fourth-generation family farm focused on raising local, Certified Grassfed by AGW beef for the San Antonio area. “As a result of the time and care invested in our cattle, customers will find our beef flavorful and nutritious,” explains Fohn Bendele. “Grassfed beef has a higher ratio of the good omega 3 fatty acids and conjugated linoleic acids, or CLAs, than grain fed beef. CLAs are gaining popularity for offering protective properties against cancer, heart disease, diabetes, depression and more. Grassfed meat is healthy for people, healthy for animals, healthy for the planet and healthy for communities.”
Managing their cattle outdoors on pasture is central to the Bendeles’ operation: “Pasture-based farming restores natural ecosystems and wildlife habitat, reduces reliance on petrochemicals, improves the soil with organic matter, and reduces greenhouse gasses—especially carbon dioxide,” Fohn explains. The wellbeing of the community is also extremely important to the fourth-generation family farmers: “Small family farms provide jobs and strong economies in rural communities and create sustainable businesses for succeeding generations,” Fohn adds.
“We’re proud to be Certified Grassfed by AGW,” says Fohn. “It’s the only third-party certification label supporting and promoting family farmers who raise their animals to the highest welfare and environmental standards, outdoors on pasture, just as nature intended.”
For more information on purchasing Certified Grassfed by AGW beef and Certified Animal Welfare Approved by AGW pasture-raised eggs from GrassField Farm visit grassfield.farm and follow GrassField Farm on Facebook.