Albert’s Organics Leading Brands
Naming our very first brand was easy. It didn’t come from a marketing strategy or a series of focus groups. It was simply how we all felt after having participated in the organic and natural foods industry since 1982.
In our business, we’re always most grateful for the harvest. It isn’t something that we take for granted, nor do we underestimate its affect and impact on our lives. Very few things in life can match both the magic and mystery that occur between a farmer and their land.
The Grateful Harvest brand draws from our cumulative knowledge, experience, and relationships. It takes the best crops from the finest organic growers and puts them all under one label for the shopping convenience of your customers.
Grateful Harvest Certified Organic Grass Fed Beef
Grateful Harvest organic beef is humanely raised 12 months a year on spacious open-air natural grasslands, free from chemicals and drugs.
The key to both the health and flavor of this meat is the cattle's reliance on a vegetarian diet of grass. Besides creating a product that is higher in nutritional value and better for you, grass fed is also easier on the environment and the animals.
Healthier for You
Because It's Organic - Organic beef is free from antibiotics, growth promoting drugs or added hormones, and is never irradiated. Organic pasture is naturally fertilized. There are no pesticides, herbicides or chemical fertilizers used.
Because It's Grass Fed - Cattle are ruminants, animals designed by nature to eat grass, not grain. As a result, beef from grass fed cattle is more nutritious than beef raised on grain.
It is lower in cholesterol and leaner, with up to 30% less fat. The flavor is in the meat, not the fat.
Grass fed beef also contains three to five times more of the anti-carcinogenic Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) than conventionally raised beef.
It has more Omega 3 fatty acids, the lack of which contributes to a range of health problems, from heart disease to depression.
It has more Vitamin A and Vitamin E.
Healthier for the Animals
Pasture grass fed cattle are healthier than feed lot grain fed cattle.
Calves do not get sick from the stress of being trucked hundreds of miles to feed lots.
They are not crowded into pens, which also cause stress and promote the spread of disease, requiring antibiotics and other drugs.
They are free from the constant gastric distress from eating an unnatural diet.
Healthier for the Planet
Moderately to intensely grazed pasture preserves top soil, while conventional grain farming can contribute to erosion.
Naturally fertilized pasture turns the problem of manure in to an opportunity.
Pasture helps reduce green house gases by binding carbon in its perennial root mass.
Pasture does not contribute to ground water contamination.
Click here for a list of available Grass fed beef cuts
Grateful Harvest Fresh Turkeys
Grateful Harvest fresh turkeys are available by pre-order prior to Thanksgiving and Christmas. The natural turkeys are given access to the out doors and never caged in tight quarters or given hormones or antibiotics. In addition, the organic variety is fed on organic grain. See your natural foods retailer for pre-orders.
Click here to visit the Grateful Harvest website
Heartland Meadow is Albert's Organics line of all-natural Angus beef products including strip steak, ribeye steak, top sirloin steak, london broil steak, boneless stew beef, and ground beef chuck. Heartland Meadow products are produced by food artisans who have an understanding and reverence for both the land and the animals that they raise. All Heartland Meadow Meats are gluten-free and:
Raised on Sustainable U.S. Farms and Ranches
We are able to trace the Heartland Meadow cattle back to the ranch of origin. All of our cattle are born, raised, fed, and processed in the United States.
Never Given Antibiotics or Added Hormones
Heartland Meadow cattle are never given any form of hormones, steroids, implants or growth stimulants. The animals are allowed to mature slowly for optimal tenderness and marbling. Our cattle are never given any form of antibiotics - not in feed supplements nor do we don't administer them therapeutically.
Certified Angus (Genetically verified Angus)
Because "how the meat eats" is everything, our cattle are Angus. The breed is known for its superior marbling, juiciness, tenderness, flavor and consistent portion sizing.
Heartland Meadow's ranches have received the "Certified Humane" designation from the Humane Farm Animal Care organization. This means that our cattle are treated well, given shelter and sufficient space, and allowed to engage in natural behaviors. www.certifiedhumane.org
100% Vegetarian Fed: No Animal By-Products
Our cattle are raised on a strictly vegetarian diet. They are fed only natural feed and rations, such as pasture grass, hay, grains and legumes, and then finished on a corn-based diet for true corn-fed flavor.