2020 News and Updates from Good Shepherd Poultry Ranch

2020 News and Updates from Good Shepherd Poultry Ranch

We are very excited to share with you news of the imminent groundbreaking at the Good Shepherd Conservation Center, in Lindsborg Kansas, located near Frank Reese’s Good Shepherd Ranch. We aim to create a revolutionary first-of-its-kind structure, one of the most important agricultural sites in the country, and one which we hope you will help us build! The center will include: An Exhibition Barn which brings to life the American farm experience. The barn will hold a myriad of endangered breeds...
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Pork Jerky Recipe from our friends at Fatted Calf Charcuterie

Pork Jerky Recipe from our friends at Fatted Calf Charcuterie

While beef has always dominated the jerky market, pork is a great option — and is of course our favorite here at Heritage Foods. Try this recipe from our friends at Fatted Calf Charcuterie in California! 
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We are donating 100% of the profits of our brand new Heritage Foods Victory Cheese box to the NAACP!

We are donating 100% of the profits of our brand new Heritage Foods Victory Cheese box to the NAACP!

For the first time ever, Heritage Foods is offering cheese! In partnership with Saxelby Cheesemongers, a wonderful New York based purveyor of American farmstead cheeses, we have curated the Heritage Foods Victory Cheese Box to celebrate and support our country’s elite dairy farmers and cheesemakers. 
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More fat equals more flavor ... try our Heritage Boston Butts!

More fat equals more flavor ... try our Heritage Boston Butts!

Boston Butt comes from the upper shoulder of the pig. The more fat it has, the more flavor, so supremely marbled heritage breeds like Berkshire, Tamworth, and Red Wattle make the best Boston butts on the market today! Butts are perfect to serve as a majestic Korean Bo Ssam centerpiece or for rubbing with spices and heaping on sandwiches. Boston Butt is the primary ingredient for so many dishes ranging from Carolina pulled pork, to Mexican Carnitas, and Cubano sandwiches. We like to cook our ...
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Update on Heritage Chickens and Good Shepherd Poultry Ranch!

Update on Heritage Chickens and Good Shepherd Poultry Ranch!

Frank Reese raised a flock of Delaware Chickens especially for the weekend of May 15-17th 2020 when Slow Food was to host a regional gathering of producers, chefs, students and eaters in the historic city of Charleston, South Carolina. The weekend was to be packed with exciting events, many of them featuring Frank’s historic breeds of chicken, but unfortunately the event had to be canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The silver lining is that we ended up with an unexpected delivery of chick...
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DIY Make Your Own Heritage Bacon and Guanciale At Home!

DIY Make Your Own Heritage Bacon and Guanciale At Home!

We've heard your requests for DIY cooking projects! And what better way to spend time with your quarantine group (or alone!) than by making your own ingredients at home. To set you on the right track, we consulted longtime curemaster friends Cesare Casella of Casella’s Salumi and Taylor Boetticher and Toponia Miller of Fatted Calf Charcuterie.  This cure project starts with 100% heritage pork bellies and meaty and marbled heritage pork jowls!
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David Newman on Berkshire Pork Genetics

David Newman on Berkshire Pork Genetics

David Newman is a farmer and a scientist. His degrees are in animal science, and he holds a Ph.D in meat science and muscle biology, focused on meat quality. In the 1990s David's parents decided they wanted to go back to their roots. They were going to have to be very large to be successful in the commercial sector, so they decided to focus on quality. They changed our genetic program and nutrition program and became Certified Humane®. They chose to focus on Berkshire pigs for their quality. ...
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Congratulations Cesare Casella on his 2020 Good Food Award!

Congratulations Cesare Casella on his 2020 Good Food Award!

Congratulations to our friend and colleague Cesare Casella on his first win at the good food awards. We're happy to share this announcement from Casella Salumi: The 2020 awards were announced Friday, Jan. 17, at a ceremony at The War Memorial and Performing Arts Center. This is the first time that Casella’s Salumi, launched in 2016 by New York chef and restaurateur Cesare Casella, has won the prestigious award. “I’m so excited! This is such an honor and I want to thank everyone who has helped...
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Heritage Radio Network on Fox News!

The Heritage Radio Network (HRN) was recently profiled by Fox 5 News! Check out this clip with Patrick Martins, founder of HRN and Heritage Foods, and co-host of The Main Course O.G! Heritage Radio Network is the ultimate destination for savvy, entertaining, conversations about what’s going on in the culinary world. The independent, member-supported, 501(c)(3) nonprofit radio station, broadcasts from two recycled shipping containers behind Roberta’s Pizza, a restaurant at the forefront of Br...
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Frank Reese, Good Food 100 Farmer and Purveyor of the Year!

Frank Reese, Good Food 100 Farmer and Purveyor of the Year!

Here at Heritage Foods we are always on the lookout for producers, restaurants, and  organizations who share our beliefs about good food practices from the farm to the table and beyond. A program of the Good Food Media Network, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, the Good Food 100 Restaurants™ is an annual survey, list, and industry impact report that aims to measure and spotlight how restaurants are helping to build a better food system by being transparent with their business practices and positively im...
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Congrats to Alice Waters on Announcing the Institute for Edible Education

Congrats to Alice Waters on Announcing the Institute for Edible Education

Heritage Foods' close friend and colleague Alice Waters unveils the trailblazing new Institute for Edible Education at the University of California, Davis. We are thrilled to share this momentous news with you, our loyal supporters, as part of our mission to keep our customers informed about the field of sustainable, healthy, and delicious food for all. The Institute will serve as the anchor program in food and health at Aggie Square - the thriving innovation ecosystem UC Davis is building in...
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The 2020 Good Food Award Winners

The 2020 Good Food Award Winners

Hat's off to all the winners and congratulations to our friends and partners Volpi, Casella's, and Edwards who each create heritage prosciuttos using heritage hams from our family of farms! The nation’s leading food crafters, grocers, chefs, journalists and activists gathered last month at a gala Awards Ceremony in San Francisco to honor the 219 Good Food Award Winners of 2020. An annual recognition program now in its tenth year, the Good Food Awards celebrates American food and drink crafte...
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