I’ve told you in the past that you have to go beyond “organic” labels if you want healthy meat and produce for your family’s table. You need to find meat from animals that have been raised on grass (to finish), outdoors on pastures, with no antibiotics, no growth hormones and no forced reproduction techniques. For greater clarity on the terms used to describe the meat on offer read Buyer Beware—Organic, Farm Raised, Wild? and “Organic” and “Cage Free” Deception.
For more immediate action, I encourage you to visit Heritage Foods. Heritage Foods works with farmers to raise meat and poultry that meet my rigorous “beyond organic,” standards. I have no endorsement deal with Heritage Foods, but suggest the firm to you simply as a happy customer. Read here from Heritage’s site:
Heritage Foods was founded in 2001.
A true heritage breed can be traced back prior to the advent of industrial farming, meaning that they are directly connected to the beginnings of agriculture 5000 years ago.
Industrial breeds, the mainstay of the fast food and supermarket industries, were developed through years of cynical genetic selection and artificial insemination. Desired traits in poultry, for example, include obesity, disproportional breast size, and feathers that come off easily. Breeding for these traits create animals that are unhealthy and need antibiotics. Many are considered “dead end animals” — they die young and are incapable of mating, ensuring that the factory farmer has to return to his corporate master to purchase the animals that will make up his herd or flock for the next season.
Heritage Foods farmers grow animals that are raised humanely, outdoors, on-pasture, using traditional farming techniques, reproduce naturally, and are never fed any antibiotics or growth hormones. They raise the world’s best meat — and that is not just our opinion, it is a scientific fact. Heritage breeds are more marbled, which means more tender and juicy than any industrially farmed meat. Heritage meats boast a profound taste and depth of flavor that has not been squashed by a corporate culture that only cares about rapid production.
Heritage Foods meats includes five breeds of heritage pork, featured on menus around the country; seven breeds of 19th century heritage turkey and six breeds of chicken, raised by Frank Reese on Good Shepherd Poultry Ranch; America’s oldest lamb breeds, raised by Native American shepherds in New Mexico and family farms in Vermont; and steaks from the supremely marbled Akaushi breed, originally from Japan.
Heritage Foods delivers anywhere with a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee — direct to your door!
To place your Heritage Foods order call 718-389-0985 or visit HeritageFoods.com!
For more about Heritage Foods click here.
Farmer to Table
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