Why?

Why local?

  • Locally grown food tastes and looks better.
  • Local food is better for you.
  • Local food preserves genetic diversity.
  • Local food is safe.
  • Local food supports local families.
  • Local food builds community.
  • Local food preserves open space.
  • Local food keeps taxes down.
  • Local food benefits the environment and wildlife.
  • Local food is an investment in the future.

http://www.grownyc.org/greenmarket/ourmarkets/whylocal

 

Why grass fed?

According to the Mayo Clinic, grass fed meats have:

  • Less total fat.
  • More heart healthy omega-3 fatty acids.
  • More conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), a type of fat that is thought to lower heart disease and cancer risks.
  • More antioxidant vitamins, such as vitamin E

 

Why hormone and antibiotic free?

Hormones are given to livestock and poultry to make them bigger. Bigger = more meat = more profits. These hormones stay in the meat we eat and can actually change our bodies.

Antibiotics are given to meat and poultry to prevent diseases, which spreads like wildfire when animals are cooped up in tight spaces. They are also given for the meat to stay on the shelves longer without spoiling. 

 

Why free range?

Free range means the birds are given time out doors to soak up vitamin D and snack on natures treats.  

Cage free just means they do not spend their lives in cages.  These birds are not allowed free access to the outdoors, just the limited amount of time required by law. They could spend most of their lives in cramped dark barns and crowded conditions making it easier for disease to spread.

 

Why organic?

There has definitely been a great deal of debate over whether organic food is better for you than conventional non-organic food.  It is very possible that there is little nutritional difference between organic and non-organic as nutrition is depend on the farming practices and soil quality of the farm.

One thing is certain, harsh pesticides and chemicals that may be harmful to the human body are not used in growing organic produce. 

 

Why source country of origin?

Organic certification is given in the country if origin and not all countries have the same standards. Some have standards so low that it is worse than eating conventional domestic produce.

PinK does not use produce from countries with questionable food safety standards. With the recent slew of pet food recalls, we strive to use local farmers and obsessively source our ingredients as close to the growers as possible.

 

Why PinK?

At PinK we use only grass fed meat and free range poultry.  We carefully source each of our ingredients to ensure that your dogs get the safest most nutritious produce available. And we are fully committed to supporting local farmers as they provide us with our daily sustenance. Please support your local farmer.

 

"My grandfather used to say once in your life  

you need a doctor, a lawyer, policeman, and a preacher

every day, three times a day, you need a farmer."  

Brenda Schoepp, farmer.