In 2009, the Wall Street Journal took an investigative foray into the world of grass-fed cattle ranching. Journalists purchased steaks from five U.S. producers and fired them at a backyard barbecue outside of Phoenix. They then proceeded to rate each cut, unanimously concluding that the new york strip steak from La Cense Beef was superior to its competitors and even “comparable to a strip at an elite steakhouse.”
The ranchers at La Cense Beef were hardly surprised by this conclusion. On 88,000 acres in western Montana, they raise healthy cows by following methods first practiced on the ranch in 1869. Through sustainable practices, the team has been able to avoid the use of pesticides, antibiotics, and hormones. They hand-cut, vacuum-seal, and immediately freeze each steak before shipping packages with instructions and cheat codes to help unlock the beef’s natural flavor.
Red Rooster Café delights hungering tongue buds with belly-warming forkfuls of breakfast, lunch, and baked offerings. Owner Donna Godwin specializes in country-kitchen comforts, from old-school blue-plate lunch specials to the hearty pie slices and homemade jams. Morning munchers can start their day or day-like dream with an order of hearty buckwheat cakes ($5.29), homemade biscuits and gravy ($5.99), or the breakfast burrito, a flour tortilla teeming with scrambled eggs, hash browns, sausage, and cheddar and capped off with green chili ($8.99).
At Great Harvest Bread Co. we specialize in whole grain breads & sweets. We mill our own flour and bake from scratch every day! We use only natural & fresh ingredients, including local wheat & honey. Taste the amazing Great Harvest difference!
Decorated coaches share the sport of fencing with first-time students and veteran duelists on Pioneer Valley Fencing Academy’s polished lanes. The instructors specialize in a variety of fencing disciplines, and a majority of them have speared their way through lofty certifications. Throughout the years, that experience has helped produce students who have competed in 12 different states, from local events to national championships and public readings of The Three Musketeers. Today, the academy offers classes in different disciplines throughout the week, with specific programs geared toward adults and children.