A Major Achievement for the Cause of Preserving Tradition, Biodiversity and Bio-Security in the Food Supply

A Major Achievement for the Cause of Preserving Tradition, Biodiversity and Bio-Security in the Food Supply

In 1987 The Livestock Conservancy conducted a national poultry census, resulting in the world’s first Conservation Priority List of endangered poultry breeds. This census was an important step to realizing that numerous breeds were on the verge of extinction because farmers were not raising them anymore. In 2001 a seminal article in The New York Times by Marian Burros put Slow Food, Heritage Foods, and the Good Shepherd Poultry Ranch on the map of the national food scene by promoting their “E...
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A DAY AT THE HERITAGE TEST KITCHEN: Tomahawk Steaks, Poivre Mélange Petite Tenders, and a Garlic Roast

A DAY AT THE HERITAGE TEST KITCHEN: Tomahawk Steaks, Poivre Mélange Petite Tenders, and a Garlic Roast

A DAY AT THE HERITAGE TEST KITCHEN: Tomahawk Steaks, Poivre Mélange Petite Tenders, and a Garlic Roast It’s nice work if you can get it!  The Heritage Test Kitchen hums along, even on hot summer days, even if they are in September. The team here is rife with former line cooks and grill masters, would-be top chefs who’ve come to work for Team Heritage because they all believe in the importance that good farming and sound genetics have on taste. These food world champions are uncompromising, an...
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Heritage Foods 2018 Catalog

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This Week's Celebrity Roast.... with Garlic Confit and Rosemary!

This Week's Celebrity Roast.... with Garlic Confit and Rosemary!

Last week the Heritage Foods brain trust voted our new Pork Roast with Garlic Confit and Rosemary the perfect midweek meal, calling it “a special treat whose herbs and garlic make it a tasty, satisfying sit-down dinner without being as heavy as a larger roast. This is perfect family fare and would go great with rice and beans or smashed potatoes.” This roast is hearty, with strong flavors, yet simple and perfectly sized for sandwiches or a centerpiece for 3-4 guests. These humble but extrao...
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Spice up your Lunch with our Heritage Pork Grab and Go Salad Recipe!

Spice up your Lunch with our Heritage Pork Grab and Go Salad Recipe!

Meal prep doesn't have to be boring — keep your lunches full of flavor with our Heritage Pork Grab and Go Salad Recipe! With an array of seeds in the dressing, our heritage ground pork and colorful vegetables we have created an easy meal that is filling and flavorful. This paleo friendly recipe is a great way to keep your lunches (or dinners) exciting and healthy.  Follow our directions below - but feel free to be adventurous and add your own vegetables.  Dressing: 1 cup raw almonds ½ cup pe...
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Featuring Our Newest Product! Poivre Mélange Wagyu Petite Tender - Music to Our Mouths!

Featuring Our Newest Product! Poivre Mélange Wagyu Petite Tender - Music to Our Mouths!

The new Heritage Petite tender, cut and crafted meticulously by famed old-world butcher Thomas Odermatt, is our newest and simplest solution for a super simple to prepare (but equally elegant) dinner, be it for one, or perhaps to share with a special friend. These tenders are similar to the filet mignon — not as expensive, yet still remarkable for the buttery, luscious texture you’ve come to expect of the lauded filet, and with even more true steak flavor. Crusted by hand with lots of love a...
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Kick off to Our Annual Ham Sale!

Kick off to Our Annual Ham Sale!

We are talking all things ham this week to celebrate our Annual Ham Sale!  Ham! There is so much to say about ham. More than any other cut on the pig, we talk about ham the most. Each and every week we at Heritage Foods process and sell 200 pasture-raised heritage breed pigs. The average weight of each pig is around 245lbs. And of those 245lbs about 65lbs is ham weight. Besides weighing a lot, the ham is a challenge to move because the 150 restaurants we sell to each week hardly purchase any ...
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Sustainability on Newman Farm: Raising Heritage Berkshires

Sustainability on Newman Farm: Raising Heritage Berkshires

Sustainability…  By: David Newman Sustainability is a word that gets used a lot these days and I think it has a widevariety of meaning. To our family sustainability is broken into two pillars and helpsestablish some of the most important fundamentals of our family farming business.Pillar 1: farm environment – We have a limited amount of natural resourcesavailable and taking care of those resources is critically important to us. It is ourresponsibility to properly manage the land that we have ...
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Successes with Sauces and Marinades

Successes with Sauces and Marinades

Marinade vs. Rub Knowing when to use a marinade vs. seasoning your meat with a rub or sauce can be a tough. Here is the secret…. a marinade typically helps to break down tougher connective tissues in well exercised muscle groups. When we say “well exercised” we are generally referring to a cut that comes from a hard-working muscle such as the shoulder, ham (butt) or the shank/hock. Often these cuts require much longer cooking times to get that "fall off the bone" and tender result. On the oth...
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Preorder Your 2018 Thanksgiving Turkey raised by Frank Reese at Good Shepherd Poultry Ranch

Preorder Your 2018 Thanksgiving Turkey raised by Frank Reese at Good Shepherd Poultry Ranch

It is that time of year again! Our heritage turkeys from Good Shepherd Poultry Ranch raised by farmer Frank Reese are on the site for preorder for Thanksgiving. All of our turkeys ship out fresh for delivery on Tuesday, November 20th.Good Shepherd turkeys are the oldest line of turkey in America, 100% antibiotic free, and 100% pasture-raised on the Kansas prairie. This is by far the juiciest, most flavorful bird on the market today.“A turkey is no better than the farmer behind it. And the gen...
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Marian Burros and Frank Reese

Marian Burros and Frank Reese

Marian Burros and Frank Reese at Sterling College in Vermont. Marian is the New York Times journalist who started the heritage movement in America. Her 2001 article about heritage breed turkeys featuring Frank Reese truly carved out a space for Heritage Foods and allowed Good Shepherd Poultry Ranch to thrive. Thanks to Marian’s work, HERITAGE is now a household word and many more people realized the importance of genetics. Read her words for yourself. https://www.nytimes.com/2001/11/21/dining...
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Watch Natalie Portman on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to Promote Our Farmer Frank Reese Starring in Eating Animals

Watch Natalie Portman on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert promoting the new documentary “Eating Animals” featuring our poultry farmer Frank Reese Jr. The movie unveils the horrifying truth behind factory farming and the food system that many are so disconnected from and focuses on sustainable and ethical meat choices. But instead of stopping meat consumption totally, the movie features farmers who are raising animals the right way. Our poultry farmer, Frank Reese Jr. was the highlight of th...
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