Where does our Local Meat Come From

by Kristin Evenrud, grocery manager and meat buyer

Grass Run Farm – Dorchester IA

Beef
• Producers for Grass Run Farm are located within 50 miles of Decorah, Iowa.
• 100% grass-fed. No grain – ever.
• 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.

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

Rock Cedar Ranch – Decorah, IA

Beef

• Pasture raised
• Fed organic grain
• No medications
• No hormones

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

Tom Beard – Decorah, IA

Lamb

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

Blake Family Farm – Waukon, IA

Bison
• Family farm
• Free-range on certified organic fields
• Grass-fed
• No antibiotics or hormones

Buffalo Hills Bison – Spring Grove, MN

Bison

• Vegetarian diet
• Free-range
• No antibiotics or hormones
• Raised on pasture with free choice of corn, oats, and hay
• Family farm