Why is Grass-Fed Best?

Grass Fed Beef Frederick Maryland

At Esworthy Farms, we’ve always known grass fed is best. But why is that? Why is it worth our investment in our cows to make sure they eat only the best?  And why does it make a difference on your plate?


Our beef cattle are raised on open pasture, with access to the shelter and to the pasture when they choose.  This makes sure they are free to roam, exercise and have access to grass.  When we need to supplement the pasture for their food, they get our own orchard grass and alfalfa. This makes sure our cattle are healthy and cared for. Our cows are completely grass fed and grass finished. No grain, just grass. We do this because we feel it is the best way to produce the best beef.


This type of pasture and diet also allows for better marbling (the small veins of fat within the meat, not just around it) and flavor. The diet of locally grown grass also makes sure your beef tastes amazing with a nuance of flavor you couldn’t imagine from a grocery store cut of meat. You will be able to cook beef and enjoy the taste of the meat itself, not just the spices and marinades you may add.  But, it’s not all about how it tastes. It’s also about what’s better for you and your family.

Health Benefits

Grass fed and grass finished beef is great for health reasons. Choosing grass fed beef contains a healthier distribution of the types of fats.  There are significantly less monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats. (These fats are the big bad wolf you’ve been hearing about for years).  But, that’s not all. Grass fed beef has more Omega-3s and Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) that have been proven to have health benefits.

Grass fed beef also has more vitamins than traditional beef, especially Vitamin A and Vitamin E.


And, let’s not forget the environmental benefit of locally owned and fed grass fed beef.  With more green space and less transport for food and the cows themselves, we are helping make the Frederick, Maryland air a little bit cleaner.

If you want to learn more about grass fed beef, or taste the difference yourself, contact Esworthy Farms today!

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