News, Explainers, and Articles About Food, Farming, and the Politics of Land

Here you'll find big and small picture info on all things related to food and farming - terminology, definitions, and the intricacies of raising pigs and the challenges of producing lab grown meat.

If you're interested in the more personal side of Cairncrest Farm, head over to the How We Farm page.

From the Ground Up


A useful guide to words commonly used in pasture based farming.

Pasture Terminology

Grass Fed Basics

If you're new to the world of grass fed and pastured meat, this is a great place to start.

Grass Fed Basics

Grass Fed vs. Pastured

Two common terms with important differences.

Grass Fed vs. Pastured

Deep Dives

Grass Fed Chicken? Don't Believe It

If someone claims to raise grass fed chicken, you should be skeptical.

Grass Fed Chicken Myths

Reasons to Doubt Lab Grown Meat

In the past decade there[s been immense hype about lab grown meat. So why isn't it in stores yet?

Lab Grown Challenges