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Pastured Pork Bratwurst

  • Grass-Fed
$20.00
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Package of six, 6-inch pastured pork bratwurst. Grill or fry for roughly 6 minutes and cover to finish steam cooking.________________Ninety-nine percent of what's in our processed products (sausage, bratwurst, bacon, ham, beef sticks, etc) is our perfect grass-fed, pastured meat. Sadly, we cannot control that last 1% if we want to offer these products. Although we have asked the meatpacker to leave out certain ingredients - or use less of them - when making our processed products, since they are supposed to follow their USDA-approved recipe, there is no way for us to legally assure you of that without crossing a line that endangers our meat packer's license. We are obsessed with good ingredients and knowing exactly what's in our food. So the labels on some of our processed foods just make us whither inside. The ingredient list for the bratwurst looks exactly like this..."pork water ,corn syrup solids,salt ,spices,lanosdiumglutamate". How embarrassing is that. Even the grammar is funky town, with no comma between pork and water! And the spices are not defined. But there's nothing we can do about it until we pay $5000 per product to bring an inspector back in to approve a new recipe and reprint a label.________ Of course, there's nothing but OUR MEAT in most of our products: ground pork, ground beef, roasts, steaks, chops, chicken, etc. So stick with those if you are a complete purist. I'm very sensitive to nitrates and preservatives and I've had no reaction to any of Jamie's processed products and I've tried them all. So maybe there’s very very little of that in there if any. Thank you for your understanding. Pastured Pork Bratwurst

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We are fifth- and sixth-generation farmers of east-central Iowa, contained within the Mississippi River Basin. Having spent our entire lives on the farm, Cory and I (Jamie) are happy to help train the next generation of farmers for you.  

Jaydon, Adeline and Luceille work beside us tending the animals, fences, equipment, or whatever else needs done that day. You will meet them at our pick up locations. They are just as involved as we are and likely just as competent. They love the vision we've created.  

Cory and I grew up in a more conventional model of farming, but have been transitioning into a more regenerative model of animal production for about a decade due to the indisputable health of every facet: the land, animals and humans we serve.  

Our goal is to eliminate the carbon footprint of meat production. 

The grass-fed and grass-finished beef is produced on rolling hills of clover, grass, alfalfa and whatever forbs the cattle choose to eat. They get new, fresh grass daily. Sometimes even twice a day. 

The pastured pork is fed non-GMO grain and these happy piggies live largely in the timber where they disrupt the earth and eliminate brush and weeds while living their free-range and contented lives.  

The pastured poultry is moved to fresh grass daily in their portable cages (as protection from predators), leaving behind a trail of fertilizer, and always have choice access to non-GMO grain as well.  

The true heroes of the farm are the laying hens. These girls cover miles in a day, cleaning up the pasture of weed seeds, bugs that inhibit production in the cattle, and scratching the fertilizer (cow pies:) into the dirt, making it readily available for grass growth in the next cattle rotation. Plus, they make delicious eggs!  

We do have our fair share of trials, including weather, the market and the ever-present shortage of time. This is nothing new to us, we've been doing this for our entire lives.  

However, we have a clear vision and mission no matter what the day may bring, and that includes the ability to feed YOU, making any sacrifice worth it! We cannot wait to meet you at our next pickup date:)

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