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Food Spotlight: Applegate Bets The Farm On Regenerative Agriculture — Launches THE NEW FOOD COLLECTIVE™

 

 

Premium Pork Sausages First to be Certified by the American Grassfed Association

BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Feb. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Applegate Farms, LLC., the nation's leading natural and organic meat company, announces THE NEW FOOD COLLECTIVE™, a new premium brand that uses pasture-raised meats and small-batch production methods to create culinary-inspired products. The launch will feature a line of fresh sausages that is the first pork to be certified by the American Grassfed Association (AGA).

The AGA standard mandates that hogs have maximum access to the outdoors, allowing them to forage and roam in woods and pasture and that, during the grazing season, they gather most of their food outside. It also requires farmers to develop a pasture-management plan to support biological diversity, natural resources and soil fertility.

"The American Grassfed Association standard is a leap ahead of anything else out there," said Gina Asoudegan, Applegate's vice president of mission and innovation. "The organization's name focuses on pasture — and these new sausages deliver on that. But AGA also stands for no antibiotics, no genetically modified feed and the highest animal-welfare standards. You'd need five separate logos to replace what AGA does."

THE NEW FOOD COLLECTIVE™ brand sources its meat from small farms in Georgia, Kentucky and Missouri that use regenerative agricultural practices, which are designed to improve soil, water retention and biodiversity. Applegate is also working with the Savory Institute, a pioneer in regenerative agriculture, to assess farm practices and create proof-of-impact metrics that can be shared with the public.

"At Applegate, we want to change the meat we eat, and this launch propels that mission forward," said John Ghingo, Applegate president. "We're making a big bet on regenerative agriculture as one of the paths to show the world that raising animals and eating meat doesn't have to be problem. Animals can and do play a vital role in a healthy food system."

THE NEW FOOD COLLECTIVE™ line will be sold at select Whole Foods stores in the Chicago metropolitan area.

Products include:

  • Sweet Italian Pork Sausage: laced with fennel, sea salt and pepper;
  • Hot Italian Pork Sausage: a fiendish combination of fennels seeds, chili flakes and cayenne;
  • Ginger-Scallion Pork Sausage: fresh and zesty, ideal on a bun or in dumplings and curries; and
  • Breakfast Sausage: a classic, elevated with the perfect balance of salt, sweet and heat.

What sets THE NEW FOOD COLLECTIVE™ products apart:

  • One hundred percent pasture-raised animals that are allowed to come and go as they please, roaming and foraging in the woods and pasture.
  • One hundred percent sourced from farms that practice regenerative agriculture.
  • No antibiotics ever.
  • Simple ingredients: No artificial ingredients, preservatives or added colors.
  • Non-GMO feed: Animals' diets are supplemented with only non-GMO grain. The American Grassfed Association certifies the grain through an affidavit program.

"Applegate is committed to investing in scaling up systems and production methods that raise animals right," added Asoudegan. "Our products are made by food lovers for food lovers. And food lovers know that flavor starts on the farm."

For more information about our products, visit www.TheNewFoodCollective.com or Instagram @TheNewFoodCollective.

ABOUT APPLEGATE

Founded in 1987, Applegate Farms, LLC. produces high-quality natural and organic hot dogs, bacon, sausages, deli meats, cheese and frozen products. Our products are made without GMO ingredients, and we source from farms where animals are treated with care and respect and are allowed to grow at their natural rate, all part of our mission – CHANGING THE MEAT WE EAT®. Natural can mean many things, but to Applegate natural means our food is:

  • From animals raised humanely without antibiotics, hormones or growth promotants
  • From animals fed a vegetarian or pasture-centered diet (our beef is 100 percent grass-fed)
  • Free of added chemical nitrites, nitrates or phosphates
  • Free of artificial ingredients or preservatives

Applegate Farms, LLC. became a stand-alone subsidiary of Hormel Foods in July 2015. For more information about our products, visit www.applegate.com or talk with us on www.facebook.com/applegate or twitter.com/Applegate.

 

THE NEW FOOD COLLECTIVE™ varieties: Hot Italian Sausage, Pork Ginger Scallion Sausage, Breakfast Sausage, and Sweet Italian Sausage

THE NEW FOOD COLLECTIVE™ varieties: Hot Italian Sausage, Pork Ginger Scallion Sausage, Breakfast Sausage, and Sweet Italian Sausage

 

 

 

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Snack Spotlight: EPIC Maple Bacon Pork Cracklings

 

 

MAPLE BACON PORK CRACKLINGS

A wholesome version of an iconic American snack food, our pork skins are created using traditional methods inspired by our grandparent’s generation. A blend of organic, non-GMO, pastured, and antibiotic free pork combined with simple seasonings are the foundation for this simple, yet nourishing approach to creating enchanting food that is both time tested and trusted by consumers.

 

What is a crackling? A crackling is a fried pork skin taken from the shoulder region of a hog. The shoulder skin is a tougher texture and has less subcutaneous fat when compared to the back and belly. As a result, when cooked, this part of the hog has a harder and crispier bite than a pork “rind”. Lastly, cracklings contain small pieces of meat that adhere to the skin. Unlike pork rinds, this adds extra protein to your new favorite snack!

 

The Whole Animal Project: In efforts to honor the brilliant animals EPIC Provisions sources, our traditional cooking oil allows us to use more of the whole animal. This “nose to tail” commitment creates more nourishing food from spectacular creatures and produces less waste. Eat EPIC.

 

 

EPIC CHARACTERISTICS

- PROTEIN

- GELATIN

- GLYCINE

- LOW CARB

- GLUTEN FREE

- PALEO FRIENDLY

- BACON LUST

- WHOLE ANIMAL PROJECT

 

 

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About the Company

Oddly enough, the roots of EPIC were planted shortly after Katie and I became vegetarians. We wrongly believed that a “clean diet” was plant based and in order to replenish our bodies after hard workouts, we consumed large amounts of soy and other highly processed proteins.

To compound the stress we were putting on our systems, we followed the advice of sports nutrition “experts” and prescribed to a diet that was high in carbohydrates and low in fat. As a result, we were making ourselves unintentionally sick with gastrointestinal distress and a myriad of inflammatory ailments.

Not knowing what to do, we decided to go vegan and when things got worse, we decided to follow a raw food diet.

 

 

Company: EPIC
Brand: Maple Bacon Pork Cracklings
Origin: USA
Category: Snacks
Packaging: 2.5 oz.
Claims: Gluten Free, Paleo Friendly, Low Carb
Variants: View Full Range Here
Price: 4-pack $15.99
Where to Buy: Buy Online, Store Locator
Website: http://epicbar.com/

 

 

 

 

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Snack Spotlight: EPIC Texas BBQ Pork Rinds

 

 

TEXAS BBQ PORK RINDS

A wholesome version of an iconic American snack food, our pork skins are created using traditional methods inspired by our grandparent’s generation. A blend of organic, non-GMO, pastured, and antibiotic free pork combined with simple seasonings are the foundation for this simple, yet nourishing approach to creating enchanting food that is both time tested and trusted by consumers.

 

What is a rind? A rind is a fried pork skin taken from either the belly or back of a hog. This skin is softer in texture and has more subcutaneous fat when compared to the shoulder. As a result, when cooked, these parts of the hog have a fluffy texture and are often considered “porkier” than pork “cracklings”. Additionally, pork rinds have very little meat cooked into the product. The end result is the perfect lightweight snack that melts in your mouth.

 

The Whole Animal Project: In efforts to honor the brilliant animals EPIC Provisions sources, our traditional cooking oil allows us to use more of the whole animal. This “nose to tail” commitment creates more nourishing food from spectacular creatures and produces less waste. Eat EPIC.

 

EPIC CHARACTERISTICS

- PROTEIN

- GELATIN

- GLYCINE

- LOW CARB

- GLUTEN FREE

- PALEO FRIENDLY

- KETOGENIC

- WHOLE ANIMAL PROJECT

 

 

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About the Company

Oddly enough, the roots of EPIC were planted shortly after Katie and I became vegetarians. We wrongly believed that a “clean diet” was plant based and in order to replenish our bodies after hard workouts, we consumed large amounts of soy and other highly processed proteins.

To compound the stress we were putting on our systems, we followed the advice of sports nutrition “experts” and prescribed to a diet that was high in carbohydrates and low in fat. As a result, we were making ourselves unintentionally sick with gastrointestinal distress and a myriad of inflammatory ailments.

Not knowing what to do, we decided to go vegan and when things got worse, we decided to follow a raw food diet.

 

 

Company: EPIC
Brand: Texas BBQ Pork Rinds
Origin: USA
Category: Snacks
Packaging: 2.5 oz.
Claims: Gluten Free, Paleo Friendly, Low Carb
Variants: View Full Range Here
Price: 4-pack $15.99
Where to Buy: Buy Online, Store Locator
Website: http://epicbar.com/

 

 

 

 

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Snack Spotlight: EPIC Sea Salt Pepper Rinds

 
A wholesome version of an iconic American snack food, our pork skins are created using traditional methods inspired by our grandparent’s generation. A blend of organic, non-GMO, pastured, and antibiotic free pork combined with simple seasonings are the foundation for this simple, yet nourishing approach to creating enchanting food that is both time tested and trusted by consumers.

 

What is a rind? A rind is a fried pork skin taken from either the belly or back of a hog. This skin is softer in texture and has more subcutaneous fat when compared to the shoulder. As a result, when cooked, these parts of the hog have a fluffy texture and are often considered “porkier” than pork “cracklings”. Additionally, pork rinds have very little meat cooked into the product. The end result is the perfect lightweight snack that melts in your mouth.

 

The Whole Animal Project: In efforts to honor the brilliant animals EPIC Provisions sources, our traditional cooking oil allows us to use more of the whole animal. This “nose to tail” commitment creates more nourishing food from spectacular creatures and produces less waste. Eat EPIC.

 

 

EPIC CHARACTERISTICS

- Protein

- Gelatin

- Glycine

- Low Carb

- Gluten Free

- Paleo Friendly

- Ketogenic

- Whole Animal Project

 

 

 

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About the Company

Oddly enough, the roots of EPIC were planted shortly after Katie and I became vegetarians. We wrongly believed that a “clean diet” was plant based and in order to replenish our bodies after hard workouts, we consumed large amounts of soy and other highly processed proteins.

To compound the stress we were putting on our systems, we followed the advice of sports nutrition “experts” and prescribed to a diet that was high in carbohydrates and low in fat. As a result, we were making ourselves unintentionally sick with gastrointestinal distress and a myriad of inflammatory ailments.

Not knowing what to do, we decided to go vegan and when things got worse, we decided to follow a raw food diet.

 

 

 

 

Company: EPIC
Brand: EPIC
Origin: USA
Category: Snacks
Packaging: 70g
Claims: Gluten Free, Paleo Friendly, Low Carb
Variants: View Full Range Here
Price: 4-pack $15.99
Where to Buy: Buy Online, Store Locator
Website: http://epicbar.com/

 

 

 

 

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Snack Spotlight: EPIC Maple & Uncured Bacon Bites

 

 

Our Uncured Bacon & Pork with Maple & Blueberry Bites are a game changing snack that allows you to enter pork belly bliss at all times of the day. A staple food around the EPIC World HQ, uncured bacon is used like currency.

We exchange it as gifts, bribes, and rewards for monumental achievement. In efforts to make this world a better place, we worked to create a wholesome, delicious, portable snack that can be enjoyed anywhere and anytime.

To date, our favorite email received from an EPIC consumer simply and profoundly stated “Indulge in uncured bacon lust freely, know that the science is catching up, the media lags behind, and our ancestors most likely got it right.”

These wise words not only intensify our obsession with pork belly, but serve as a daily reminder to trust our instincts. Initially crafted for the EPIC team, our Uncured Bacon and Pork with Maple & Blueberry Bites inspire us to “Feed others as you wish to be fed.”

 

 

 

 

About the company

Oddly enough, the roots of EPIC were planted shortly after Katie and I became vegetarians. We wrongly believed that a “clean diet” was plant based and in order to replenish our bodies after hard workouts, we consumed large amounts of soy and other highly processed proteins.

To compound the stress we were putting on our systems, we followed the advice of sports nutrition “experts” and prescribed to a diet that was high in carbohydrates and low in fat. As a result, we were making ourselves unintentionally sick with gastrointestinal distress and a myriad of inflammatory ailments.

Not knowing what to do, we decided to go vegan and when things got worse, we decided to follow a raw food diet.

 

 

Company: EPIC
Brand: Maple & Uncured Bacon Bites
Origin: USA
Category: Snacks
Packaging: 2,46 oz.
Claims: Gluten-free
Variants: View Full Range Here
Price: 8-pack $49.99
Where to Buy: Buy Online, Store Locator
Website: http://epicbar.com/

 

 

 

 

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Snack Spotlight: Country Archer Pork Jerky – Sweet Jalapeño

 

 

Pork Sweet Jalapeño

Our blend of spicy and sweet almost made these pigs fly, but don’t worry we got them back.

Ingredients:
Pork, Brown Sugar, Teriyaki Sauce [Soy Sauce (Water, Wheat, Soybean, Salt), Wine, Sugar, Water, Vinegar, Salt, Onion Powder, Spice Extractives, Succinic Acid, Garlic Powder], Pineapple Juice, Cayenne Pepper Hot, Garlic, Black Pepper, Jalapeno Powder, Ginger. Contains: Wheat & Soy

 

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About the company:

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Our story — and our jerky — begins in sunny Southern California. We began making our gourmet beef jerky here nearly forty years ago, and it’s still the place where every piece of our tender, juicy beef and turkey jerky is born. At Country Archer, we believe the best jerky starts with gourmet cuts of extra-lean, USDA-inspected beef, and fresh, high quality ingredients like chili peppers, pineapple juice, ginger and tamarind. We don’t add any artificial ingredients or preservatives, and we strive to support local farms whenever we can. By making our jerky here in America, we can keep a close eye on every aspect of the manufacturing process, ensuring you get the finest healthy snacks available. And it also means you’ll always get the best quality service, whether you’re stocking your store, or filling your cabinet. Want to know more? Just ask.

 

 

Company: Country Archer Jerky Company
Brand: Country Archer
Origin: USA
Category: Meat
Packaging: 5oz (142g)
Claims: USDA inspected meats, no MSG, no preservatives.
Variants: View Range Here
Price: 1 Bag (5oz) $9.95 /  6 Ct-Pack (5oz) $58.95
Where to Buy: Buy Online, Retailers
Website: www.countryarcher.com

 

 

 

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Snack Spotlight: Fusion Jerky Island Teriyaki Artisan Pork Jerky

 

 

 
Gluten-free soy sauce soaks deep into this extra-lean cut of meat to make our Island Teriyaki Pork Jerky. Deliciously moist and packed with sweetness, it’s quite easy to devour the whole bag in no time.

 

 

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About the company:
KaiYen Mai was born into a family passionate about the delicate art of creating unique flavors and perfecting the soft, traditional Asian jerky textures.
For nearly 50 years, the family honed their craft and developed family recipes that have been passed on for generations. Read More

 

 

 

Company: Fusion Jerky
Brand: Fusion Jerky
Origin: USA
Category: Snacks
Packaging: 3.25 oz
Claims: All Natural, No Preservatives, Gluten Free
Variants: View Range Here
Price: $6.99
Where to Buy: Buy Online
Website: fusionjerky.com

 

 

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Food Review: Applegate Natural Uncured Mini Pork Pepperoni

Our beloved sliced Natural Pepperoni gets miniature-ized for a fun take on the classic. We cure sustainably raised pork with a hint of anise and just-spicy-enough seasoning. Our sliced pepperoni is sure to hit the pepperoni spot: it’s convenient, healthy, and highly delicious. For pizza topping, mixing into salads, stuffing into sandwiches, and snacking on right outta the bag.

 

Features
- Casein Free
- Dairy Free
- Gluten Free
- Low Fat
- Sugar Free

 

About the Company
What if you weren’t afraid to read the ingredients on a hot dog package? Or better yet, what if you weren’t afraid to know where the meat in your hot dog came from? These questions were the inspiration behind Applegate.

I grew up in the meat and potatoes era of the 1950s, when a meal wasn’t a meal without meat. However, when I went away to college in the ‘70’s, my ideas about food expanded. There, I was exposed to vegetarianism, macrobiotics, and food gurus. In the co-op I belonged to, we bought granola, yogurt, and grains in bulk, and ate them with local fruits and vegetables. While I appreciated the quality and health benefits of these foods, I still craved meat. Read More
 

 

Company: Applegate
Brand: Applegate
Origin: USA
Category: Meats
Packaging: 4oz
Claims: Organic, Natural
Price: Coming Soon
Where to BuyStore Locator
Website: applegate.com

 

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Snack Spotlight: Krave Black Cherry Barbecue Pork Jerky

 

As KRAVE's newest jerky flavor, our black cherry barbecue pork offers up a finger-licking good taste from the heart of the wine country! We infuse tender slices of pork with our sweet and peppery, Sonoma-style, black cherry barbecue sauce. The result is a deliciously addicting jerky that will leave you KRAVE-ing more!

FREE SHIPPING when you order 5 bags or more!

***FOR SUBSCRIPTIONS:*** You can only subscribe for one bag at a time. Please choose quantity "1", click the "Subscribe" button and "add to cart". Repeat these steps to subscribe to more than one bag of this flavor.

 
Ingredients: Pork, evaporated cane syrup, water, tomato paste, honey, cherries, sea salt, red wine vinegar, natural black cherry syrup, molasses, spices (paprika, garlic powder, onion powder), citric acid, celery juice powder

 

Nutrition
Serving Size: 1 oz (28g)
Servings per container: About 3

Amount per serving
Calories: 90
Calories from Fat: 25

% Daily Value
Total Fat: 2.5g (4%)
Saturated Fat: .0g (0%)
Trans Fat 0g:
Cholesterol: 30mg (10%)
Sodium: 360mg (15%)
Total Carbohydrate: 7g (2%)
Dietary Fiber: 0g
Sugars: 5g
Protein: 11g (22%)
Vitamin A: 2%
Vitamin C: 2%
Calcium: 2%
Iron: 2%

 

About Krave
Jon Sebastiani didn’t choose jerky, jerky chose him. Training for the NYC Marathon in 2009, he yearned for a REAL way to satisfy his hunger. A business-man and father on-the-go, the convenience of traditional snack items was attractive – but the concern for his health and the desire for something delicious left him disillusioned – and challenged him to innovate beyond the expected. Today, Jon leads a team of die-hard runners, busy moms, and excited young professionals who push the limits and think outside the box to deliver a seriously satisfying and healthier snack. We reach for that bag every day and we invite you to join us: GIVE IN TO THE KRAVE.

 

 

Company: Krave
Brand: Krave
Category: Meat snacks
Origin: USA
Packaging: 3.25oz
Claims: All Natural, No Artificial Ingredients, Gluten Free, No Nitrates, Low Fat
Variants: Black Cherry Barbecue, Basil Citrus, Lemon Garlic, Grilled Sweet Terikyaki, Chili Lime, Garlic Chili Pepper, Sweet Chipotle, Pineapple Orange
Price: $7.00 USD
Where to Buy: Direct on Website
Website: kravejerky.com

 

 

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Product Spotlight: Tenwow Spicy Dried Pork Snacks

 

Tenwow from Hong Kong has launched a spicy dried pork snack.

 

Ingredients
Pork, sugar, egg, soy protein, salt, soy sauce, wine, monosodium glutamate, spices, pepper powder, food additives (Glycerol, sodium acetate, sodium D-isoascorbate, monascus, nisin).
Company: Tenwow
Brand: Tenwow
Category: Meat Snacks
Origin: Hong Kong
Packaging: 60g bag
Website: tenwowfood.com

 

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