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Grass-fed Beef: Rancher Spotlight 3

By Theo Weening, September 2, 2010  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Theo Weening

Tomorrow is the big day! We are having a great sale on ground grass-fed beef just in time for Labor Day. ONE DAY ONLY - Friday September 3rd, you can pick up ground grass-fed beef for $3.99 a pound. Perfect way to try out grass-fed beef if you haven't yet; and if you have, a perfect opportunity to stock up!

Here are the highlights on a few of our rancher partners who provide us with this great beef.

Simply Grazin'
Skillman, NJ

Fifteen years ago, Mark and Lynne Faille began to raise grass-fed beef for personal health reasons. Today, Simply Grazin's six ranches sell their beef to local restaurants and Whole Foods Market. The primarily Angus herds roam freely and feed on a diet of clover and timothy hay. Simply Grazin' practices rotational grazing, and the cattle have enough pasture to last them throughout the spring, summer and fall-they receive no grain at all. Organic hay is harvested all summer long and stored for their consumption throughout the long winter months. Ranches are located in New Jersey, New York and Virginia.

Grass-fed beef from Simply Grazin' is available in our stores in Western Connecticut, New York and New Jersey (excluding Marlton and Princeton).

Maui Cattle
Kahului, HI

In 2002, Alex Franco and a group of Hawaiian ranchers formed the Maui Cattle Company because they were frustrated with the quality of beef in their local markets. Maui Cattle is an all-Hawaiian operation that raises approximately eleven thousand head of Angus cattle. These cattle roam freely and graze on a diet of tropical grasses supplemented with sugar cane and pineapple.

Grass-fed beef from Maui Cattle is available in our stores in Hawaii.

Grassfed Livestock Alliance
Tarpley, TX

Grassfed Livestock Alliance (GLA) was formed to provide a fair sustainable market for family owned and operated farms and ranches. The GLA is currently comprised of 14 ranches spread through Texas and Oklahoma with a total of approximately 1500 head of English-breed cattle, mostly Angus and Devon. All GLA ranches allow their cattle to roam freely and utilize low stress practices. In addition, the GLA believes in caring for the land as well as focusing on humane treatment of the animals. Learn more about the individual ranching families.

Grass-fed beef from Grassfed Livestock Alliance is available in our stores in Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas and Oklahoma.

Want to know where the grass-fed beef in your local Whole Foods Market comes from? Just check our Grass-fed Rancher Partners page. And don't forget to pick up some grass-fed beef in our stores to give it a try yourself! We've got recipes and cooking tips along with the whole scoop on the benefits of grass-fed on our Grass-fed Beef page.

Category: Meat

 

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