The Angus Breed

Pure Black Angus is the premiere cattle breed for beef in the United States. The breed has ancient origins in Aberdeen and Angus, Scotland. The first Angus bulls arrived in Kansas from Scotland in 1873, garnering negative attention due to their naturally hornless heads. Because only bulls were originally brought over, many cattlemen bred them […] The post The Angus Breed appeared first on HERITAGE FOODS USA.
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The Cost of Water

By Dick Bessey Farmers across the U.S. have been hit hard by the drought last summer, and those raising heritage breeds have not been spared. Prices for feed and pasture have skyrocketed as precipitation has disappeared, water supplies have dwindled, and temperatures have soared. (Does anyone still think climate change is “bad science?”) What does […] The post The Cost of Water appeared first on HERITAGE FOODS USA.
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Craig Good’s Great Livestock

So you’ve enjoyed a grilled heritage Angus steak and have savored the buttery flavor of our Old Spot bacon, but now you want to know more about the origin of these finger-licking cuts? You may already know that Heritage Foods USA works with independent family farmers across the U.S. who serve as the foundation of […] The post Craig Good’s Great Livestock appeared first on HERITAGE FOODS USA.
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Highland Cattle: A Regal Heritage Breed

As previously announced, our annual Eighth Cattle Share is in full swing! Following America’s most popular breed, the Angus, Larry and Madonna Sorrell present the truly regal choice of England: Highland beef. The Highland is the oldest registered breed of cattle, officially recognized in 1884. The Queen of England maintains her own Highland herd at […] The post Highland Cattle: A Regal Heritage Breed appeared first on HERITAGE FOODS USA.
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Heritage Chickens: A Year-Round Treat

Good Shepherd Turkey Ranch is widely regarded as the premium provider of heritage turkeys, and Heritage Foods USA relies on the genetic integrity of Frank Reese’s birds each and every holiday season. But did you know that the Reeses also produce genetically pure, delicious chickens year-round? These heritage breed Jersey Giant and Barred Rock chickens […] The post Heritage Chickens: A Year-Round Treat appeared first on HERITAGE FOODS USA.
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Eighth Cattle Share

For the fourth year in a row, Heritage Foods USA is taking part in a uniquely sustainable model of meat consumption: the Eighth Cattle Share. Though Heritage supports eating sustainably year-round, this nose-to-tail project allows our customers to purchase an entire eighth of a steer – including all of the cuts – leaving minimal waste in its […] The post Eighth Cattle Share appeared first on HERITAGE FOODS USA.
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American Grass-Fed: Bringing Bison Back

America is celebrated for its diversity: from music to food, almost every aspect of our culture has been influenced by people of varying ethnicities. For this reason, it’s difficult to find an authentic taste of America. For those who wish to take a walk in the shoes of our native bretheren, however, there is good news. Bison meat […] The post American Grass-Fed: Bringing Bison Back appeared first on HERITAGE FOODS USA.
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An Intro to Heritage Pork Breeds

The core of Heritage Foods USA’s mission is to preserve rare heritage breeds. We work hard to support family farms that raise their animals on natural diets and without the aid of antibiotics, which are common on industrial farms.   Heritage pork is sourced from  Certified Humane Red Wattle or Six-Spotted Berkshire stock. Some of our […] The post An Intro to Heritage Pork Breeds appeared first on HERITAGE FOODS USA.
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Spicy Azorean Garlic-Roasted Pork: A Tasty Heritage Recipe

This Portugese-inspired heritage recipe comes courtesy of our friend, Sadie Flateman. Sadie holds a certificate from the Sommelier Society of America and is a wine buyer for 67 Wine, one of the best wine shops in New York. The post Spicy Azorean Garlic-Roasted Pork: A Tasty Heritage Recipe appeared first on HERITAGE FOODS USA.
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Living the Sustainable Life: Cooking with Dandelion

For some, living a sustainable life is a far-fetched dream. Many lack access to sustainable recipes, markets, or essential ingredients to make this movement a reality. Recently, our friend Anastasia Plakias of the Brooklyn Grange gave us some delicious ideas for cooking with an unlikely, but easy to find ingredient: Dandelion. Below is Anastasia’s featured […] The post Living the Sustainable Life: Cooking with Dandelion appeared first on HERITAGE FOODS USA.
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Heritage Chicken with Fennel, Black Olives, and Orange Zest

Heritage chicken is widely regarded as the most flavorful, delectable poultry in the world. Unlike the chicken found in run-of-the-mill grocery stores and restaurants, heritage chickens are raised humanely on open pastures. This lifestyle allows them amble time for exercise, making their meat firm and delicious. Heritage chicken typically have larger, meatier legs due to all this […] The post Heritage Chicken with Fennel, Black Olives, and Orange Zest appeared first on HERITAGE FOODS USA.
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Deep Mountain Maple Syrup

Long before it ends up on your pancakes, maple syrup undergoes a major transformation - from sapling to Sunday morning delight. Though the sap-to-syrup process may be foreign to some, our friends at Deep Mountain have a true passion for woodland agriculture and for making pure, organic maple syrup. Like all of our partners, their family-owned business is rooted in tradition and prides itself on the use of eco-friendly resources. This short video takes a deeper look at the production of their...
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