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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Three Cuts Above the Rest at the Good Food Awards!

Three Cuts Above the Rest at the Good Food Awards!

We are so thrilled to congratulate Lorenza Pasetti, Cesare Casella, and Sam Edwards on their wins in the Charcuterie Category of the Good Food Awards. All three artisans use heritage hams from our family of farms to make their heritage prosciuttos! In their honor we're having a special sale to celebrate this incredible achievement! try all 3 at 20% off in our Sliced Prosciutto Kit while supplies last! Our Full January Sale Continues! Hundreds of judges convened in San Francisco to select the...
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What Separates Heritage Chickens From the Rest of the Pack?

What Separates Heritage Chickens From the Rest of the Pack?

What really separates Heritage Breeds of chicken from the rest of the pack, and why is it so important to help preserve breed diversity? What is most remarkable about the chicken is that every one of the approximately 12 billion that populate the planet earth are all descended from the Red junglefowl (gallus gallus) of southern Asia. Of course, counting how many chickens exist is no easy task considering that chicken just surpassed beef as the most eaten meat in the United States. Chickens al...
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Top 5 Holiday Gift Ideas!

Top 5 Holiday Gift Ideas!

If you’re having a hard time getting your Christmas shopping list together, Heritage can help! We have gift packages that are perfect for every meat-eater on your list. Plus, gift notes are free! Best of all, many options are available for under $100! Heritage Bacon Lover's Sampler $169 This package comes with 8 different types of bacon, cured exclusively for Heritage Foods by America's most interesting artisans, using our Heritage breed pork! Steaks, Chops & Bacon $118  We have selected ...
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How to Spatchcock a Turkey

How to Spatchcock a Turkey

Spatchcocking a turkey is easy and takes less time to cook! We also love this method because it helps the whole turkey cook evenly, and leaves you with lots of crispy skin since the whole outer surface of the turkey is exposed to the oven! Tools you will need:Sharp, heavy duty kitchen shearsCutting Board Instructions:1. Pat your turkey dry before you begin. Place the turkey breast side down on your cutting board with the tail end of the turkey closer to you.2. Cut along both sides of the bac...
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