Where does the meat come from?
The animals are born, bread, and raised on the same farm, and spend their lives on pasture within a 250 miles radius of New York City.
Our Angus/Hereford breed beef is 100% grass fed and finished on pasture in the Northeast including Autumns Harvest Farm and Barnes Farm in New York. Our heritage pigs are 100% vegetarian, group raised in Pennsylvania (that means no cages, crates or crowding. Ever). Our family farmers are faithful to a policy of no antibiotics or growth hormones in raising both the beef and pork.
We believe in regenerative agriculture that is a broad set of holistic land management and grazing practices that build soil health, reduce erosion and runoff, increase biodiversity, maximize photosynthesis, sequester carbon, re-establish diverse grasslands, benefit pollinators and wildlife, eliminates dependence on chemical herbicides and synthetic fertilizers, improves nutrient density in meat, while benefiting rural economies.
Our mission is to reverse the damaging impact conventional agriculture has had on our environment through pasture-based raising techniques, as a method to rebuild the soil with proper grazing and land management. Our farmers are required to adhere to specific protocols that ensure the animals & land are being cared for harmoniously.
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Are your products gluten free?
Are your sausages kosher?
Do youR sausages contain nitrites/nitrates?
Nope! They are nitrite/nitrate free except those occurring naturally in sea salt and celery powder.
What kind of sausage casings do you use?
We use all natural pork (kielbasa, brats) and sheep (hot dog) casings. That’s why our links have such a great snap.
Are your products “organic”?
Our goods are not certified organic. While “organic” is a valuable industry standard, it has become a political tool used by lobbyists to promote the overall growth of the industrial food supply. It is an expensive and vigorous certification process that is designed to shut out the little guy -- our guy -- the small American family farmer. Our meat is raised naturally, humanely and organically without the stamp. The ‘heritage,’ ’grassfed’ and all-natural claims are far more valuable to us and our family.
Are your products ready to eat?
Yes. They are all fully cooked so if you're in a pickle like running a marathon in the desert or free soloing a mountain, you can 100% eat them straight out of the package. We think they’re better seared in a cast iron or tossed in a soup or grilled outside. But, hey, that’s just us. You do you.
I’m buying hot dog buns - how long are your dogs?
Six inches. It’s really totally normal and totally respectable. Totally.