I realize not everyone lives in a rich farming, ranching area like I do and therefore cannot go to the local grocery to buy grass-fed items.
For those of you who cannot and for those of you who love having food delivered I have compiled a list of grass-fed farms that take online orders and ship directly to you. I have contacted each farm to ask about their feeding practices and to ensure their foods are truly corn free. You will see their response to the right of each farm name.
If you know of a farm or ranch that is not on the list please let me know. I will contact them and add their response. If you are unsure about the meats, eggs and dairy you eat I urge you to contact the farmer or rancher. Be aware you cannot always count on that what says “grass-fed” or “pasture raised” is 100 % corn free. Some ranchers feed pastured cows corn at milking or days before harvest to fatten them up. Chicken farmers may toss out a grain mixture in the field for the hens to eat. When contacting the farm be sure to ask when, if at all they feed their animals corn. I always state that I cannot eat products from an animal that has ever eaten corn. So far all farmers I have emailed, spoke to at a farmers market or have called have been very clear on their practices and I have not had any reaction to their products.
Eat Wild : Comprehensive, accurate information about the benefits of raising animals on pasture. A direct link to local farms that sell all-natural, delicious, grass-fed products. Support for farmers who raise their livestock on pasture from birth to market and who actively promote the welfare of their animals and the health of the land.
LaCense Beef 100% grass-fed cattle.
The antimicrobial food surface wash approved by the USDA is made up of Acetic acid, peracetic acid, caprylic acid and hydrogen peroxide. The wash is blended with water at a maximum of 100-200 parts per million, so it is extremely diluted.
Tall Grass Farms : online store, lists of restaurants and grocery store that carry their meats.
Grass Land Beef: Cattle and lambs are corn free. Chickens receive some corn in their diet. Meat wash details below.
- lactic acid is a by-product of fermentation of corn
- once the bacteria finish their work in the fermentation vat, no DNA from the starch/sugar source remains
- the processors harvesting our cattle harvest for several certified organic programs and use the same rinse
- all cattle with a USDA stamp on the label have had a carcass rinse applied
- the lactic acid solution is 2% with the remaining 98% being distilled water
- during the course of breaking the carcass, and trimming the sub primal muscle, most of the outer layer is trimmed away to meet the subprimal fat spec of 1/4 inch
The rinse is derived from a yeast grown from a corn medium and NO GMO material, corn or gluten ends up in the rinse. We spent significant time researching this issue several years ago.
Alder Spring : Our cattle are only fed pasture grasses and legumes (e.g., clover, alfalfa) and grass/legume hay from start to finish. They never eat any corn or any form of grain.
Grass Fed Farms (waiting to hear from the farm more detailed info)
Local Harvest: find farmers’ markets, family farms, and other sources of sustainably grown food in your area, where you can buy produce, grass-fed meats, and many other goodies.
Lasater Grasslands Beef: “Our cattle are finished on grass; they spend their entire lives grazing in open pastures and are never confined in feedlots or fed grain.”
Their processor says that the only supplier they use for washes certifies that all their washes are produced from natural lactic acid which is made by fermentation from beet sugar. There are no corn derivatives within these washes. As for the packaging, our sides and samplers are all wrapped in white freezer paper and our other cuts like brisket, filet and whole tenderloin are vacuum plastic wrapped.
Texas Grass-Fed Beef : offers beef, lamb, poultry, turkey and pork. The pig is not corn free as of now. They hope to have their pigs off corn soon. Meat wash is organic vinegar and they can package meats in natural cellophane made from plant cellulose. (I have spoken with Richard a few times and he is willing to work with you to provide safe meats.)
Grass-Fed Traditions: Offers grass-fed beef, bison, lamb, butter, pet food, pastured turkeys. chickens, soy free eggs
“Grass-Fed Traditions currently supplies 100% grass-fed beef from small-scale family farms in Wisconsin. Our cows are all grass-fed Angus and Galloway (mostly Galloway). How do we define “grass-fed?” The cows are on pasture, not in feed lots eating silage. They are also finished on grass, and do not eat grains at all. We don’t process animals in the winter or early spring, when they are only eating dry grass. Our animals are eating green grass right up to the time of processing, and are dry aged before packaging. Many sources of “grass-fed” beef today are simply from cows in feedlots eating silage year round. Our cattle are never treated with antibiotics or hormones, and they are treated humanely right up until the time they are processed at a family run small-scale processing plant in Wisconsin.”
Tropical Traditions pastured poultry chickens are raised on pasture (grass, sunshine, insects, etc.) and on Cocofeed.
Tropical Traditions: Is part of Grass-Fed Traditions. You can purchase coconut oil, organic foods, skin care products, healthy oil (palm, coconut, extra virgin olive, sesame), supplements, non toxic cleaners, juicers, grain mills….and much more.