After watching Food, Inc. a few months back, I really began to re-think the food we eat. Where does that meat come from that I am buying in my grocery store? Around this same time I learned about a company called Rocky Mountain Organic Meats.
Rocky Mountain Organic Meats offers certified organic grass-fed beef & lamb. The livestock is raised the old-fashioned way – no steroids or growth hormones, no antibiotics, and no grains. All cattle are raised by certified organic livestock producers. Each producer is certified by the USDA and must maintain specific standards. All ranchers & farmers adhere to these environmentally friendly agricultural practices. The grass-fed cattle & lamb have room to roam and graze & are not confined to the overcrowded quarters as seen in Food, Inc.
In addition to various beef and lamb products, Rocky Mountain Organic Meats also offers gluten-free snacks & deli meat. I was sent some complimentary samples of ground chuck, summer sausage, beef hot dogs, pastrami, beef snack stix and beef honey jerky.
Aaron, my husband, cooked the ground beef in some pasta sauce and served over spaghetti. The beef was much more flavorful than the beef we normally buy. We served the summer sausage to our guests on Easter Sunday to rave reviews. The pastrami had a great flavor, as did the beef sticks. We didn’t care for the flavor of the hot dogs. It could be that we just weren’t used to the spice combination that was used to flavor the hot dogs. The beef honey jerky had a good flavor, but was really chewy.
If you are interested in ordering from Rocky Mountain Organic Meats, you can order online here. There is a $24 flat shipping rate and if your order is over $200, your shipping is free. The products will be shipped frozen. This month’s special is the “Top Sirloin Value Pack”: 12 – 8 oz steaks for $82.44. One 8 oz steak is $7.87, so that is $12 off!
If you haven’t had the chance to see Food, Inc. yet, it will be shown on POV on PBS – April 21, 2010 from 9 PM to 11 PM. Check your local listings for more information.