Organic & Natural Meat
Once your choice is made to go organic and natural with meat, you’ll love the selection Healthtree has in store for you. There is something for beef lovers (hamburger and many other cuts), different cuts of pork (ground pork and tenderloin, to name a couple), lamb, bison, and chicken just the way you like it (wings, breast, whole chickens and nuggets too).
Healthtree sells the majority of meat products frozen to ensure freshness and quality. It’s the same reason we don’t accept returns on the meat we sell; once it goes out our door, we can no longer guarantee it. All our meat is naturally raised, meaning:
- No preservatives
- No hormones
- No antibiotics
- No genetically modified feed
Healthtree has Seafood
Salmon is a great source of omega 3 oils that are critical to the healthy functioning of our bodies. A deficiency in omega 3 oils has been linked to many diseases, such as eczema, allergies, Alzheimer’s and more. Healthtree has salmon and other fish, shrimp and more. Come check it out in store.
Why does it Matter?
Raising animals for food touches us and the world around us in many ways. With disease rates increasing and the environment suffering, choosing naturally farmed meat is one way you can make a real difference.
Raising Animals for Food
The 1900s saw the rise of larger and larger farms overtaking smaller family farms. In order to make operations as profitable as possible, animal welfare and health are often compromised:
- Animals are kept closely together in large pens; some have never been outdoors.
- The land the animals are kept on can no longer sustain plant growth.
- Run-off from feed lots pollute natural water systems.
- They are fed manufactured food, which may contain animal parts (although not cattle brain and spinal tissue which was banned due to mad cow disease outbreaks).
- Close quarters enable disease outbreaks so antibiotics are administered.
- Growth hormones are given to speed up growth for quicker sales.
By Comparison, Natural and Organic Farmers:
- Give animals organic or naturally grown feed and allow them access to the outdoors.
- Keep the natural landscape to preserve the environment and enrich the soil.
- Minimize disease with preventative measures such as rotational grazing, a balanced diet and clean housing.
- Choose a holistic approach for healthy animals, a healthy environment and sustainable farming practices.
It just feels better to go natural. Whether you follow the Mediterranean diet, the Paleo diet, the Atkins diet or just your own healthy diet, the trend is moving back towards smaller amounts of lean, quality meat combined with whole grains and fruits and vegetables. You can find it all In Store at Healthtree.