Gluten is a protein that is found in cereal grains, especially wheat and is responsible for the elastic texture in dough. A mixture of two proteins, gluten causes illness in people with celiac disease. Most of our products are naturally gluten free, but for items that are mixed with spices and seasonings we use this description to confirm their ingredients to not include any form of gluten.
No added sugars or sweeteners.
Our sheep, cattle, and poultry enjoy living on lush pasture and rotated through fields as seasons and weather allow. They are rotationally grazed through different sections of pasture on specified schedules depending on their species, care plans, optimal animal health and responsible pasture management.
Our animals that are grass fed have a diet that consists of fresh pasture during seasons that allow, along with stored grasses of hay and silage in the months that they are not able to graze. We work with on farm nutritionist to balance their dry and silage hay rations as well as supplement in free choice minerals and healthy boost of spent brewer's grain when our local brewery friends have it available. We take pride in mitigating food waste and working with a local brewer to responsibly utilize this excellent source of energy and protein for our animals that benefit from it.
Hormones and steroids are never administered to our animals.
(The FDA does not allow the use or hormones in the production of pork or poultry.)
Our careful production practices eliminate the need for preventative doses of medications (called sub therapeutic, a daily low-level dose) that are used in other production methods.
However, we believe that animals deserve responsible care and in cases to prevent animals from death or sufferings we do allow use of therapeutic (spot treatment) medications. In such cases all medications are precisely administered and the prescribed withdrawal period is adhered to before the animal is ever harvested. We believe in ethical treatment of our livestock and this exception is the most responsible and practical way to care for our animals.
Wild caught fish and seafood are caught in natural environments such as oceans, rivers and lakes and never mass farm-raised.
All seafood we procure from Jordan Brother's Seafood is Wild Caught with the exception of salmon which is not permitted for wild catch in the Atlantic Ocean; it is instead ocean raised.