We are in the press again, with Onya Magazine.
Castle Estate upholds a ‘cool to be kind’ philosophy. A legacy of 100 years of humane farming practices speaks to the Castle family’s unwavering dedication to boutique animal rearing for premium quality meats.
Undeterred by demand, the Castle Estate ethos is guided by nature’s instincts, versus man’s greed, with a century of family-farming heritage upheld by the Victorian-based Castle clan.
A project of love, Castle Estate cultivates exemplary meat in alignment with nature’s course, free from artificial intervention or hormones. This means the animal is forever the focal point of care for the Castle family farmer, with tremendous respect shown in the trajectory undergone from paddock to plate.
“Compassion is paramount to us when it comes to rearing animals for the purpose of food. Ultimately, a stress-free, happy animal results in nutritious and consciously-cultivated produce.” says Steven Castle .
The antithesis to feedlot feeding, Castle Estate animals are strictly ‘free range’, translating to a free-to-roam existence, free from the confinements and oppression of feedlot farming. The animal consumes grass naturally in daily paddock grazing, with none of the antibiotics intervention synonymous with the alternative of grain-feeding.
The Castle way also omits any long-haul travel, with the paddocks situated on site in close proximity to the Abattoir. This results in less stress for the animal, with no need for suffocating trucks piled high with animals together, or imprisonment prior to slaughter.
The overall experience for the animals is a better quality of life, freedom to roam expansive paddocks, shelter under the Castle Estate trees and sheds for winter’s cooler climes.
In stark juxtaposition to the inhumane conventions of factory farming, no lot feeding, free to roam and grass fed only. Castle Estate celebrates each animal for whatever size and shape they grow to naturally – without fattening for slaughter – resulting in no two steaks looking exactly the same. It’s through this championing of animal diversity that Castle Estate shows its customers that quality and humanity can coexist in modern farming.
The philosophy of the Castle Family has always been, “the better they live, the better they taste”. And so from terrain to table, an enduring respect for the animal is balanced with a dedication to producing the most delicious produce for Australians to indulge in.
Its nearly the weekend, time to get your grass fed meat ready! We all know that summertime means lots of great Aussie BBQs and outdoor cooking on the grill. So we have put together our BBQ pack with the best sellers to act as your BBQ essentials!
Freshly cut chops, pork and lamb sausages and delicious meatballs are always a great place to start. For additional flavour and extra nutrition try adding some capsicum, zucchini and onions to the grill.
You can order online at our providore store for fast delivery.
Enjoy online meat delivery for your saturday BBQ
If you have any great tips on how to grill your best BBQ we would love to hear them!
To set up an account for your weekly orders, contact us;
Address: 191 Purrumbete Estate Rd, Koallah, VIC 3260
Telephone: +61 3 5594 5222
Fax: +61 3 8677 5469
Email: [email protected]
If you're like many Australians, you probably have some favourite foods that you enjoy eating year-round. However, eating the same foods throughout the year is not that good for you. What's more, you shouldn't expect to be able to get these foods all year. Are you someone who cares deeply about your health and the environment? Here are five of the main health and environmental advantages for eating seasonal foods, along with what we have to offer.
1. MEETS YOUR NUTRITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Most likely, the primary health benefit of seasonal eating is that it supports the natural nutritional needs of your body. For example, now during summer, there are several summer foods that give us additional beta-carotenoids that are helpful in protecting against sun damage.
During winter, nature provides us with essential high Vitamin C nutrients that are so crucial in preventing cold and flu infections. Some of the top winter foods that are ideal for hot meals, besides provide comfort, include those, such as soups, healthy stews, casseroles and other warm dishes.
2. PROVIDES HIGHER NUTRITION
Seasonal produce is usually much fresher since it's consumed closer to where it was harvested. It also has a higher nutritional value, including Vitamin C, carotene, folate and other antioxidants. Consider how it won't deteriorate as quickly when it's stored for a long time period. Additionally, seasonal produce looks more vibrant and brighter.
Just think about how produce that's been stored for an extended time because it has transported tends to be limp and dry. It's important to realise that often larger grocers and markets purchase out-of-season produce that has been wax-preserved for extending shelf life.
3. PROTECTS YOUR BODY FROM CONTAMINATION
Unfortunately, too many countries are lax about chemicals sprayed on fruits and veggies that other areas have banned because of damaging effects. There are some areas with extremely high heavy metal as well as other toxic pollutants that are the result of being near industrial sites. Consider that in the news, not that only ago, here in Australia, there was a large hepatitis A contamination due to frozen berries coming from China. Because of poor overseas hygiene practices, many Australians were infected.
4. IS MORE APPETISING
Besides being fresher and healthier, seasonal foods taste a lot better and are sweeter. When produce is allowed to ripen naturally on the vine and is harvested at the proper time, it has a better taste and is more nutritional. When crops are transported, the produce has be harvested earlier than it should be as well as refrigerated to prevent it from spoiling while being transported.
When food is chilled, there's less flavour. By the time the produce arrives at its destination, it usually needs to be heated and placed in a hot house so that it can ripen artificially before going on shelves. This is why some fruits and veggies, such as apples and tomatoes, lack flavor. Even worse, sometimes, foods arrive almost rotten inside.
5. HELPS THE ENVIRONMENT
Besides promoting good health, seasonal eating creates less of a demand for producing out-of-season produce. As a result, there's more support for local fruits and vegetables, which leads to supporting local farms in your area. What's more, this reduces transportation, in addition to needing less refrigeration and hot houses, along with less produce irradiation.
THE BOTTOM LINE
- If you want to eat healthier and tastier foods, besides help the environment, choose seasonal foods. Order fortnightly - order seasonally.
- Some of the best summer meats include foods, such as beef, lamb and chicken. Ideal veggies that can be paired with these meats may include those, such as eggplant, corn, carrots, coriander, potatoes, lettuces, tomatoes spring onions, snow peas, zucchinis and beetroots.
- You can get depend on Castle Estate for the highest quality.
- We are not a Feedlot and only follow nature.
- We slaughter to order, Our meats come from grass-fed not grain-fed animals.
- To set up an account for your weekly orders, contact us.
- Address: 191 Purrumbete Estate Rd, Koallah, VIC 3260
- Telephone: +61 3 5594 5222
- Fax: +61 3 8677 5469
- Email: [email protected]