Posts by Lindsay Debach

Lindsay Debach is a freelance correspondent for Small Farm Quarterly and Lancaster Farming newspaper.
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Slaughter Daughter

By Lindsay Debach / January 9, 2012

My father is a butcher. He doesn’t have a potbelly or drape strings of sausages from his hands. He doesn’t have a mustache or wear one of those little straw hats, either. He does boast that he could skin a cow at the age of 10, can strip the meat from a carcass down to…

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Heritage Breeds: Ort’s Barnyard Menagerie

By Lindsay Debach / July 4, 2011

Sheep with four horns, ducks with red fleshy heads, and pigs that look like cows? This isn’t a scene from ‘Through the Looking Glass’, but a description of the barnyard menagerie found on the Ort Family Farm near Bradford, NY, home to multi-species of Heritage livestock and poultry. Roger Ort and his wife Maria, along…

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God Save the Beef: Trials of Sustainable Farming in the UK

By Lindsay Debach / January 9, 2011

It’s 10am on a Friday morning and I am surrounded by the smell of raw fish, smoked bacon, roasted almonds, fresh-picked tulips, the River Thames and wet pavement. This is the lively feast for the senses that is London’s Borough Market, a popular weekend farmer’s market located in central London. I visited this famed bazaar…

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Pasture to Plate: New York Gourmets Get Local

By Lindsay Debach / January 9, 2011

Chef Dennis Spinna remembers when he found a lamb carcass at the front door of his Brooklyn restaurant. “The legs were sticking straight up and everything!” He shares this over a cup of coffee on the patio of hip Williamsburg eatery Roebling Tea Room. Dennis is a veteran of the whole carcass program, a sustainable…

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