"It's my belief that cooking is a craft. I think that you can push it into the realm of art, but it starts with craft. It starts with an understanding of materials. It starts with an understanding of where foods are grown.” ― Tom Colicchio, Chef
Striving & Thriving
Perhaps the biggest difference between factory farming and regenerative farming is in the soil. Adding herbicides, pesticides, and artificial fertilizers to soil is an effort to be more profitable, but it also causes a breakdown in the natural balance.
In order for regenerative farming techniques to make sense for farm families, there must still be opportunity for profit. Yes, foods from these farms tend to cost a little bit more, but most people understand when something is well-made, more effort, time, and resources have gone into making it so. In recognizing the value of healthy soils, sustainable farming emphasizes quality and nutrition. It requires more attention to the land, grazing cycles, periods of rest, composting, cover crops, and lots and lots of sweat! When the conditions are in balance, nature has a way of regenerating, growing, and nourishing that cannot be accomplished artificially.
Cattle play a vitally important roll in soil health. When they graze, they're trampling grasses underfoot and adding natural fertilizers to the soil. This is composting in action. They actually help create soil. Learn more about the grass-fed difference on our blog.
October Featured Chef | Sarah Cook
Sarah Cook is serving as our October 2019 Featured Chef. Sarah's blog, Sustainable Cooks has a plethora of useful information on raising and preparing healthy foods. This week, Sarah shares a gut healthy recipe for Turkey Bone Broth. With the holidays just around the corner, it's a timely reminder to save the bones!
Category Sale |Sugar-Free Favorites
Food can taste great without sweeteners. It's true! While most grocery store food brands contain sweeteners, we've found our all-natural foods don't need it to taste great! This week, enjoy big savings on all Sugar-Free Favorites in our store. Save on Sugar-Free Bacon, Bratwurst, Pork Sausage, Italian Sausage, Summer Sausage, Salami, Meat Sticks, Jerky, Liverwurst, Pork Rinds and much more!
Fresh Chilled Beef | Order Before Friday, Nov. 1st
Our all-natural, 100% grass-fed beef is aged when it's harvested (for quality), cut, vaccuum sealed and flash frozen in a state of the art Quick Freeze system here at US Wellness Meats. Unlike many, US Wellness meats are only ever frozen once and then delivered in a jiffy right to your door. Once a month, we do offer our beef in chilled, never frozen bundles. Until Friday, November 1st, you can order our Fresh Chilled Beef Bundles. These bundles will be shipped on Wednesday, November 6th and are ideal for your special gathering or dinner party.
Book Signing | The Bordeaux Kitchen
Past Featured Chef, Tania Teschke authored The Bordeaux Kitchen, an homage to French cuisine. This cook book is an attractive and valuable resource for any kitchen. If you're in the Arlington, Virginia area on Saturday, Nov. 2nd, you're in luck! Tania will be signing copies of her book at The Cookery. We've got all the details and more about Tania on our Discover Blog.
Missouri Livestock | 2019 Person of the Year
We are proud to announce US Wellness farmer and managing partner, John Wood was selected as the 2019 Livestock Person of the Year by the Missouri Livestock Symposium. John earns the honor for his lifelong work raising cattle on grass and the significant economic impact these efforts have had for the state. Congratulations John!
Shout Out | Alabama Homecoming Weekend
US Wellness Meats has always been a favorite protein source for athletic departments, sports teams, and individual athletes. Some of those sports teams are playing very well in October!
Many of you know that we raise some of our beef in Alabama. If you attended this weekend's University of Alabama homecoming game, maybe you found us at Bryant-Denny Stadium visiting with fans. If you missed the game, you can get a recap during the Captain's Corner podcast we sponsor, here!
Tag us (#uswellnessmeats) on your social media posts whenever you have a fresh new idea for a meal and we'll share with the rest of the community. Enjoy!
John & Staff on behalf of the farm families of US Wellness Meats
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