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Holiday Season is Here!

November 2, 2014
Monticello, Missouri

Dear John,    

It's here.  The holiday season is upon us!  As we kick off November there are only a few short weeks to Thanksgiving, and then the Christmas rush is here.  Stay tuned for holiday specials and events all season long!

We have had several inquiries about Thanksgiving turkeys lately, and unfortunately we are unable to offer turkeys this year.  Our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.   We have many other delicious choices that are sure to impress your Thanksgiving guests:

For some great holiday recipes, be sure to visit our recipe boards on Pinterest, or follow us on Facebook for all kinds of holiday recipes and specials.  


Our famous Pork Lard is on sale this week and this doesn't happen very often!  Pork Lard, Beef Tallow and Lamb Tallow are all excellent (and healthy!) ways to fry your favorite foods and are secret baking ingredients as well.  If you haven't tried the rich Pork Lard yet, now is a great time to give it a try. 


We hope everyone remembered to "fall back" last night!  Daylight Savings Time ends today, and we will be enjoying the early morning sunlight.


Due to ever increasing production and processing costs, we want to let you know that a select number of our products  will be increasing in price by no more than 5% at 10pm CST on Tuesday, November 4.  Our apologies for the short notice, and for any inconvenience this might cause.  The website will be current as soon as the changes are made.  If you have any questions about particular products please let us know.


Don't forget to exercise your right to vote this week!  Election Day is Tuesday, November 4 at polling places all over the country. 


Thankful Regards,


John, Lee Ann, Tressa, Jennifer, Amanda and Laura on behalf of the farm families of U.S. Wellness Meats  

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From Age 8 to 80, Expert Reveals the Price We Pay for Not Sleeping

Most Americans who spend part of the year on daylight saving time look forward to the extra hour of sleep when it's time to "fall back" to standard time. We are a nation of sleep-deprived people, and experts at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center say all ages suffer in various, unhealthy ways.

"For children, sleep deprivation can lead to behavior problems, trouble focusing and learning in school and it can affect their immune systems," said Dr. Aneesa Das, a sleep medicine specialist at Ohio State's Wexner Medical Center. "Chronic tiredness makes it harder to cope and process what's going on around you."

When children enter the teen years, sleep becomes a bigger issue. Das says a teen's circadian rhythm, or internal body clock, tells them to stay awake later and sleep later than children and adults do. She says only 15 percent of teenagers get the recommended sleep they need.

"Sleep is time the body uses to restore itself. Muscles and other tissues repair themselves, hormones that control growth, development and appetite are released. Energy is restored and memories are solidified, so we need to try to get regular sleep on a regular basis," Das said.

For adults, sleep loss is even more serious. It accumulates over the years and has been shown to contribute to several chronic diseases including heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, depression and obesity. Adulthood is also when sleep-related disorders, such as insomnia or sleep apnea, are more likely. During menopause, women often experience night sweats and insomnia due to changing levels of hormones. As men age, an enlarged prostate can lead to more frequent trips to the bathroom overnight. Certain medications can also disrupt sleep, such as those for heart arrhythmia, high blood pressure and asthma.

"Adult sleep gets more fragmented, or interrupted during the night," Das said. "This could be caused by a medical condition, caring for young children, light and noise disturbance, pets or just the stress of the day."

Here are the recommended hours of sleep we should get throughout our lifetime, according to the National Sleep Foundation:
  • Infants: up to 16 hours total, including naps
  • Toddlers (1-3 yrs): 12-14 hours, including naps
  • Preschool (3-5 yrs): 11-13 hours, most do not nap after age 5
  • School-age (5-12 yrs): 10-11 hours
  • Teens: 8.5-9.5 hours
  • Adults: 7-9 hours
To improve the chances of getting a good night's sleep, Das offers a few tips: don't perform vigorous exercise within four hours of bedtime; have a wind down routine that includes dim light; avoid using tablets, phones and laptops before bed because they emit blue light that interferes with sleep; try a warm bath two hours before bedtime and beware of sleep aid medications because they can have side effects.

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. "From age 8 to 80, expert reveals the price we pay for not sleeping." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 29 October 2014. <>.
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Just wanted you to know that my items were received intact,  in good order, and fully frozen. Can't wait to try what I ordered!
Thanks much!
Jennifer H.
Schuylkill Haven PA
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Apricot Barbecue Drummies
Chicken Drummies
  • 6-8 chicken drumsticks
  • 6 oz (1 can) tomato paste
  • 1/4 c apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 c water
  • 1 T chili powder
  • 1 t paprika
  • 1/2 t dried mustard
  • 1/2 c coconut aminos
  • 1/4 t allspice
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 8-9 oz jar apricot jelly (check the label to ensure cleanliness)


  1. Heat a little oil over medium high heat in a high sided skillet.
  2. Add the drumsticks and cook for a few minutes on each side, until lightly browned.
  3. While the drumsticks are cooking, whisk together the remaining ingredients for your sauce.
  4. Pour the sauce over the chicken and rotate the drumsticks so they are coated.
  5. Reduce heat to medium, cover the pan, and simmer for 20-25 minutes.

This recipe and photo are courtesy of our new friend Camilla - The Not So Desperate Housewife.  Her blog is full of wonderful recipes that are both paleo & AIP-friendly.  You can find more of her recipes on Pinterest, follow her story on Twitter, and her food photos on Instagram!

If you are a blogger or food artist and would like to see your recipes published simply email us.
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NY Strip Sale items expire at 10 pm CST on Saturday November 8, 2014.

New York Strip Steak
- 14 oz

Teres Major Steaks
- 1.35 lbs

Stew Beef
- 1 lb

BBQ Hickory Smoked Beef Back Ribs
- 1 lb

Pork Lard
- 2 lbs

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- 14 oz

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