The Who, What, & Where of the Meat We Carry

The Who, What, & Where of the Meat We Carry

by: Kristin Evenrud, Meat Buyer

Grass Run Farm – Dorchester IA

Heart healthy beef
• Producers for Grass Run Farm are located within 50 miles of Decorah, Iowa.
• Beef is 100% grass-fed. No grain – ever.
• Beef is 100% drug- and hormone-free.
• All vegetarian diet. No animal byproducts.
• Animals graze pastures that are not treated with synthetic chemicals.
• No by-products from the ethanol industry.

Fresh air pork
• No confinement here! Nothing but fresh air.
• Raised in deep-bedded hoops/barns to stay warm and dry with outside access to root, roam and be a pig.
• All-vegetarian feed. No animal by-products are fed.
• Animals are treated and handled humanely from birth through slaughter.
• Sows are pen farrowed, not confined to farrowing crates.
• Drug-free. No antibiotics or growth promoters are EVER given.
• Ham & bacon are MSG- and nitrite-free.

Bluff Country
At the request of our customers, Grass Run Farm now offers a choice, grain-finished beef that is antibiotic and hormone-free.
• All beef comes from family farms in Northeast Iowa or Southeast Minnesota, always traveling fewer than 200 miles from farm to grocer.
• Animals have never been given antibiotics or added hormones.
• Diet is 100% vegetarian.
• Beef are finished on locally raised grains (corn, oats, beans and hay/pasture). By “local,” we mean either grains raised on the farm or purchased within 50 miles.
• Beef are handled and slaughtered in a humane manner.

Fairfield Farm – Clermont, IA

Beef
•”beyond organic” beef
• Family-owned, sustainable farm
• Heritage Hereford cattle
• Open-range raised
• Grass-fed and alfafa hay(winter)
• Hormone and antibiotic-free

Pork

• Vegetarian diet
• Open-range
• Hormone and antibiotic-free

Larry Schultz – Owatonna, MN
Poultry
• Certified organic
• Cage-free, fence-free
• Antibiotic-free
• Family farm

Ferndale Market – Cannon Falls, MN

Poultry
• All natural
• Free-range
• Grown egg to end on family farm
• Antibiotic-free

Breezy Bluff – Spring Grove, MN

Lamb
• Superlative
• Raised on certified organic fields
• No antibiotics or hormones
• Grass-fed

Canoe Creek Dairy  – Decorah, IA
Lamb
• Raised on certified organic fields
• No hormones or antibiotics
• Grass-fed
Dale SuhrCalmar, IA

Chicken
• All natural
• Free-range
• Vegetarian fed

Blake Family Farm – Waukon, IA
Bison
• Family farm
• Free-range on certified organic fields
• Grass-fed
• No antibiotics or hormones

Bear Hollow Bison – Monona, IA

Bison
• Vegetarian diet
• Free-range
• Family farm