Media Coverage

Summer 2013 – Animal Welfare Approved newsletter. Thoughts on Sustainable Agriculture.
Rob was quoted in an article about sustainability in the Animal Welfare Approved newsletter. Rob described how he and Michelle rotate different species of animals on their ranch to keep both their animals and the land healthy. The article starts on page 10 here.

June, 2013 – Edible Idaho South magazine. Kinder Cuts: Making the Grade at Whole Foods.
Rob and Michelle’s ranch and the meat they produce are mentioned in the Summer 2013 issue of Edible Idaho South magazine. The article starts on page 52 here.

June 23, 2013 – Argus Observer newspaper. Sustainable Me: Local family practices environmentally sound farming.
Rob and Michelle were profiled in the Ontario, Oregon newspaper. Under the headline Sustainable Me, the story highlighted the couple’s concern for their animals’ welfare and their care for the land. Read the article here.

June 20, 2013 – Malheur Enterprise newspaper. Real Goat Getters: Vale couple finds niche with goats, pigs, chickens.
Rob and Michelle’s ranch was on the front page of the Vale, Oregon newspaper. The story described their start as a couple of college students who wanted to raise animals, to working for Niman Ranch Natural Meat, to buying their ranch and starting a natural meat business. The photo included Michelle and a goat with the unfortunate name of Pain in the Butt.

December 21, 2012 – Chew on This Idaho podcast. Meet Your Farmer: Rob Stokes of Malheur River Meats.
In this online interview, Rob described how he and Michelle produce high quality products by rotating different species of animals through their pastures. He also told the story of how they met. Listen to the podcast here.

December, 2011 – Rangelands magazine. Meat With a Story.
The Society for Range Management’s magazine for general audiences ran a four-page article about Malheur River Meats and Rob and Michelle’s ranch. The article described Saturdays at their Boise Capital City Market booth and took readers on a tour of their Circle O Ranch near Vale, Oregon.

November 18, 2011 – Boise State Public Radio and the Boise Weekly. Northwest Food News. Get Yer Goat.
This segment of Northwest Food News, and accompanying newspaper article, highlighted goat meat. Writer Guy Hand tasted several goat entrees at a Twin Falls restaurant and quoted Rob and Michelle on the increasing demand for goat meat and its health benefits. Listen to the segment and read the article here.

May 16, 2011 – Green Extract Blog. Boise Goes Green: Farm raised meat in Boise.
This blogger found healthy local food available at the Boise Capital City Market. She talked to Rob and reported that he, “spoke enthusiastically and lovingly of his animals and his farms, making me proud to support farmers like him.” Read the post here.