Q: What makes Lindy & Grundy sustainable?
A: All of our meats are coming from within 150 miles of Los Angeles, except our lamb which is raised in Northern California, in Santa Rosa. We don’t have to use trucking companies from all over the country – we keep our business as local as possible. Once our animals arrive to the shop, we utilize the entire carcass. We take the bones and make beef, pork, lamb and chicken stock to sell. We make soups, chili, pate, rillettes, even dog food! We minimize waste by respecting the animal and using the whole thing. We feel that supporting local business and agriculture is incredibly sustainable for our community.
Q: Is everything “organic”?
A: All of our animals are 100% raised organically- meaning they are never treated with hormones or antibiotics, and the grasses on which they graze are never treated with pesticides. Our farmers are VERY small, and are not “ certified organic”-as most of them simply cannot afford to pay for that USDA certification labeling, like so many small farms in this country. Erika and Amelia have very close relationships with all of their farmers, and make frequent trips to the farms to check up on the animals that are being raised for Lindy & Grundy.
Q: What do the animals eat?
Beef: 100% pastured and eats grass it’s entire life. It’s grass fed and grass finished.
Pork: 100% pastured and eats fruits, veggies, black eyed peas, cotton seed, local barley, almonds that fall from the trees at the ranch.
Lamb: 100% pastured and eats a diet of organic clover, grass and mother’s milk.
Chickens: 100% pastured, heritage breed birds that eat a diet of bugs, grubs and organic grass pellets that is a proprietary blend of grasses made by our poultry rancher.
Our eggs: Every Wednesday, Amelia aka Lindy, picks up 60 dozen eggs from Schaner Farms, at the Santa Monica Farmers Market. The birds that lay the eggs eat left over fruits and veggies from the Farmer’s Market, as well as whatever bugs they can find! Schaner Farms is located near San Diego and you can meet them at the Santa Monica Farmers Market.