Brand New Heritage Meatballs!

Brand New Heritage Meatballs!

For sustainable eating, there is no greater example than the meatball. The meatball takes the off cuts and end pieces of meat, bread, and cheese to make something uniquely delicious, tender, fresh, and new! The meatball is indeed greater than the sum of its parts, especially when crafted by a master like Pepe Giocoli, maker of our famous heritage sausage wheels and craftsman butcher for The Meatball Shop, known to serve the best meatballs in New York City. We are proud to introduce three sty...
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Biodiversity, Breeds, & Bites

Biodiversity, Breeds, & Bites

Biodiversity is one of the most important issues of our time and a driving force behind the mission of Heritage Foods. Promoting biodiversity is not on the agenda for the Industrial Food Complex, which has no incentive except to churn out only one breed of beast (made from genetic engineering and Dr. Moreau–like biowrenching), the one that produces the largest amount of meat in the shortest time. The corporate mantra is more food faster — cheap food at any cost!—until no market exists for any...
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Heritage Chicken and the Keel Bone

Heritage Chicken and the Keel Bone

Our Heritage breed chickens are unlike what you may very well be used to: they taste different from supermarket chickens, they look different, and even need to be cooked differently (low and slow) to bring out their wonderfully intense, natural chicken flavor. The keel bone stands out as an example of how a Heritage chicken stands apart from its supermarket counterparts. Prominently extending from the sternum, the keel bone offers a sturdy point for the wing muscles to attach to. But this bon...
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Join Frank Reese at the REGENERATE Conference

Join Frank Reese at the REGENERATE Conference

Good Shepherd Conservancy President Frank Reese and Jed Greenberg will be leading a virtual workshop at the REGENERATE Conference on Monday, October 25th from 11:00 am - 12:30 pm. The workshop will teach participants about how modern industrial poultry hybrids were created, the dramatic impact they have on today’s poultry industry, and introduce Standardbred heritage poultry production as an alternative to that system. The REGENERATE Conference is an annual educational gathering hosted by th...
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The Centerpiece to Sandwich Pipeline

The Centerpiece to Sandwich Pipeline

All we fall, we look forward to our favorite holiday centerpieces that grace our tables at Thanksgiving and Christmas — large servings of meat, whether it’s a whole bird, a big hunk of ribeye, a cured ham, or a corned beef. While we associate these cuts with big celebratory dinners, that’s not the only time we eat them.
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Heritage Foods Holiday Catalogue Fall 2021/Winter 2022

Heritage Foods Holiday Catalogue Fall 2021/Winter 2022

We are proud to announce the release of our annual Fall/Winter virtual catalog.  Take a look below and click through!
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Ropa Vieja Dinner Kit Recipe

Ropa Vieja Dinner Kit Recipe

A Heritage take on Cuba’s signature dish featuring our Pure Akaushi Wagyu Flank Steak and the best international ingredients we could find! Burlap and Barrel is an American spice importer that sources sustainable, single-origin spices directly from small farmers and foragers around the world. We’re excited to feature 5 of their spices in this new kit. Each kit includes a recipe card and every ingredient you need (except the fresh produce, plantains not included):  Midnight Black Beans, 1lb b...
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Heritage Chicken Dinner Kit

Heritage Chicken Dinner Kit

Heritage chickens from Frank Reese are back in stock which means it’s time for a new dinner kit! Roast chicken stands out as one of our all time favorite meals and we believe that simplicity is key — and high quality ingredients!
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Goatober 2021

Goatober 2021

Now in its eleventh year, not even COVID could stop GOATOBER. As with all things, the thin thread that connects the past to the future must never break, and GOATOBER is no different!
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Frank Reese and the Good Shepherd Conservancy

It's fall and our favorite holiday is fast approaching! Available for preorder now, our turkeys come from one of the eight varieties of Standardbred breeds in existence today: Bronze, Narragansett, Bourbon Red, White Holland, Black, Slate, Beltsville Small White, and Royal Palm. These rare and endangered birds have been bred by Frank Reese on Good Shepherd Ranch in Kansas, the only remaining commercial USDA certified Standardbred heritage poultry farm in the U.S. Good Shepherd turkeys compris...
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Frank Reese's Heritage Chickens are Back!

Frank Reese's Heritage Chickens are Back!

After a long wait, Heritage chickens are finally back! Raised by none other than Frank Reese on the Good Shepherd Poultry Ranch, these chickens are second to none. Available in two breeds  — Barred Plymouth Rock and New Hampshire. 
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High Low!

Is there a hierarchy  to meat cuts? Are some cuts better than others? America’s most globally recognized cuisines come from “low on the hog.” 
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