Here at Green Pasture Farms, we are committed to providing local, healthy, sustainable, tasty and nutritious food.
Up until now, this has all come from the rolling hills of North Lancashire, as we firmly believe that eating meat from Pastured Livestock from well managed farms is an important part of a well balanced, sustainable diet, in equilibrium with nature and your body’s needs.
We also, believe, however, that fish and seafood play a very important role in a healthy diet.
Just as with meat though, finding ethically sourced fish is not always an easy task!
Over fishing, destructive harvesting techniques such as trawling, fish farms using unnatural foods and chemicals, and polluted waters can make trying to find a healthy, environmentally friendly option a challenge.
Thankfully, the Marine Conservation Society has been working tirelessly to assess fisheries across the world, so we now have a certification that assures us that the fish we are eating is a good choice, not only for our own health, but for the health of the oceans.
Just as with Pasture Raised Meat, tracking down MCS approved Fish isn’t always the easiest task, depending upon where you live in the country.
To help solve this problem, we are partnering with a local MCS approved Fish Supplier, so we can now offer Sustainable Fish for sale on the site.
The majority of the MCS approved fish we will be offering will be wild and line caught from local fisheries whenever possible. Some may also come from a little further afield or from well managed ethical fish farms, if the MCS deems these to be the best options.
The fish can be ordered along with your usual meat order, and all comes delivered together in the same box, so there’s no need for additional packaging or delivery charges.
As with our meat, the fish comes fresh and individually vacuum packed, so when it arrives it can either be stored in the fridge for up to 5 days, or if frozen immediately, up to 6 months in the freezer.
(This is with the exception of some products such as tuna that can’t be sourced locally, and so are frozen on the boat, and will be sent frozen and likely thaw in transit, and therefore should not be refrozen).
The fish gets delivered to us on the morning of the day of dispatch of your order, to ensure maximum freshness and shelf life for you and your family.
Whether fish is wild or farmed, how it is caught, where it’s from, its MCS rating and if it has been frozen will always be displayed clearly on the product page. As with our meat, transparency and traceability is always of utmost importance to us.
Take a look at our new Fish section now, to see the latest catches!