Introducing Coppiette: Top Shelf Truck Stop Snacks

Introducing Coppiette: Top Shelf Truck Stop Snacks

There is a threatened culture on the American roadways, one that affects us all: the culture of the truck driver, the man or woman on whose back this country runs.  Take a look around you, try to name something in your home, or on your plate, that did not come off a truck! CB radio waves once connected strangers with a shared destiny and turned them into friends, rolling across America. But the arrival of the cell phone and new, more technologically hip modes of communication has squashed tha...
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New Edwards Heritage Surryano Wedge

New Edwards Heritage Surryano Wedge

20 Reasons to Always Have an Edwards Wedge1.  Enjoy the thrills of a whole ham experience, with a 12-16 oz piece!2.  Smoking with real hickory wood and hand-salting by hand gives each wedge a deep mahogany color and rich old-world American flavor.3.  Support a 4th generation Curemaster with 95 years of family experience — the Edwards family is a pioneer in the reintroduction of heritage breed pork to the American dinner table.4.  Wedges maintain freshness and flavor in a way pre-sliced does ...
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Heritage Thanksgiving Turkeys Are Here!

Heritage Thanksgiving Turkeys Are Here!

Heritage turkeys for Thanksgiving 2020 are available for preorder here!  Supplies are limited, so order early to guarantee your bird.  Frank Reese, now in his 70s, is the last remaining breeder of certified Standardbred poultry in the United States. Good Shepherd Poultry Ranch turkeys can trace their genetics 180 years and are the oldest line of turkey in America. Fans of Good Shepherd Poultry Ranch turkeys include Alice Waters, who says, "Amazing! I have always focused on sustainability and...
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A Brief History of Heritage Turkeys

A Brief History of Heritage Turkeys

The turkey existed both wild and domesticated in America at the time of its discovery in 1492. Many excavations in the Tennessee Valley contained turkey bones.  The evidence is clear that wild turkeys served as a source of food for Native Americans as early as 1000 A.D.  Turkeys were first brought to Spain from America in 1498. From Spain the turkeys spread over Europe, being introduced in to England between 1524 and 1541. The first domesticated turkeys to be grown in the United States came n...
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New Brooklyn Grange Hot Sauce!

New Brooklyn Grange Hot Sauce!

As of 2019, New York City became a leader in green infrastructure with the adoption of Local Law 92 and 94, which requires green roofs and other green installations on new buildings and major construction projects throughout the city. These sustainable roofing zones will have numerous environmental and community benefits, including the estimated results below. Brooklyn Grange is the leading rooftop farming and intensive green roofing business in the US. They operate the world’s largest roof...
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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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