Our Farm

Today, Zion's Farm is virtually self-sufficient — hay gathered on the farm is used for feed and manure is used to fertilize the gardens. The cattle graze on only natural supplements and the Lee family is careful not to overgraze them. Each animal is given individual attention and space to grow and develop naturally on a clean, well cared for pasture and covered barn. Absolutely no hormones or GMOs are added by Zion's Farm. 

Our Meat

Zion's Farm was founded on a philosophy that works with both animal and nature to produce quality products we can be proud of. From the vast space our cattle enjoy to the grains they consume, we always make sure that every aspect of our farm is utilized to maintain the high standards we have worked hard to build. Because of this, Zion's Farm is able to produce spectacular all natural, no hormones added and chemical free meat products we know our community and customers will enjoy. ​

Our principles of stewardship, attention to detail, and care for our animals truly place our meat cuts above what can be commonly found in today's marketplace. In the end you can both taste and feel the difference.

Our meat is processed by T&E Meats in Harrisonburg, Virginia. T&E is recognized for adhering to strict animal welfare standards and is certified by federal and state agencies and many national organizations.

Nutrition Information

We believe in food you can trust and are proud to offer products that never compromise on providing you with key health benefits, vitamins, and minerals! These results don't happen by accident. Our methods have been finely tuned over a continuum of years to help cultivate healthy meat that we serve our own family.

Below we have provided a nutritional comparison of beef found across common supermarkets as well as USDA averages. 

Nutritional Comparisons for 3 oz. Serving Sizes of Beef Chuck Roast

Nutritional Breakdown Zion's Farm Kroger Walmart Martin's Aldi USDA Average: Grass Fed Chuck Beef USDA Average: Conventional Chuck Beef

Calories

141.75 186 210 232.5 165 161.4 204
Total Fat 8.2g 14g 15g 18.75g 10.5g 10.8g 15g
Cholesterol 45mg 57mg 56.25mg 60mg 56.25mg 52.2mg 55.5mg
Sodium 71.3mg 35mg 41.25mg 54mg 67.5mg 57mg 52.2mg
Protein 16g 15g 16.5g 15g 15.75g 16.2g 16.2g
Iron 1.6mg 2mg X 2.7mg 2.7mg 1.8mg 1.5mg
Magnesium 15mg 10mg X X X 15.9mg 15.9mg
Potassium 252mg 127mg X X X 242.7mg 243.6mg
Riboflavin (B2) .16mg .1mg X X X 0.0mg 0.0mg
Zinc 4.23mg 5mg X X X 3.9mg 3.9mg
B12 .71mcg 1.2mcg X  X X 1.8mcg 1.3mcg
B6 .19mg .1mg X X X .3mg .3mg


As you can see, Zion's Farm beef outperforms beef found in today's marketplace! Our beef has less calories, cholesterol, and total fat while still offering the same amount of protein. The higher presence of naturally occurring sodium in our beef is vital for a proper diet and long term health. Although often misunderstood, sodium is actually a critical mineral in maintaining stable levels of body fluids, blood pressure, and helps aid in digestion. Our higher potassium levels are important to help prevent strokes and cardiovascular diseases as well as preserve muscle mass. It is recommended that adults consume around 4,700 mg of potassium per day. Finally, we beat the competition when it comes to Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin). Unlike calories or total fat, slight elevations with B2 levels can have major impacts. B2 vitamins facilitate the breakdown of carbohydrates, fats, and protein; giving you the energy you need to take on the day!


Another key question to consider when building a balanced diet is what kind of omegas are in my food? The balance between omega 3 and omega 6 is vital to maintain good heart health, defend against inflammation, and protect long term well being.

Briefly put, omega 3 fatty acids are healthy fats that promote positive things like proper cognitive function, cardiovascular strength, and mental health performance. On the other hand, omega 6 fatty acids are generally unhealthy fats that act against omega 3 and can even increase the likelihood of certain diseases. However, it is important to understand that both these omegas are naturally occuring. Although we can't completely avoid omega 6 fatty acids, we can certainly mitigate their effects by structuring balanced diets with healthy food sources. Modern research recommends an optimal omega 6 to omega 3 ratio around 4 : 1, although the majority of people in western and industrialized nations experience an alarming ratio between 15-30 : 1! It is important to realize how this balance between the omegas fuels proper health and protects long term well being.  

Below is a chart showing how Zion's Farm beef stacks up with omega 3 and omega 6 acids. We believe it's important to know what's in the food you eat as well as how each described component operates with one another to structure good health and a balanced diet. 

 

Omega Breakdown

Zion's Farm

USDA Grass Fed Chuck Beef

OMEGA 3

101 mg

73.8 mg

OMEGA 6

417 mg

360 mg

RATIO OF OMEGA 6 : OMEGA 3

4.12 : 1

 4.88 : 1 

These outcomes do not come randomly or by mistake. Although we are honored to showcase our nutritional information, we can't say we're surprised. Zion's Farm accepts nothing short of excellence in producing products we can stand behind proudly and offer to our community and families.  All components of Zion's Farm act in tandem with one another bringing together land, animal, and nature for the purpose of producing exceptional meat products. Take advantage of these numerous health benefits by utilizing the quality products provided by Zion's Farm.  

 

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