Welcome to Black Earth Meats
UPDATE ON HOW YOU CAN HELP - Letter from Bartlett Durand
We have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of support. You cannot know how much it means to us. THANK YOU.
Here is what is going on and what you can do to help: Remain a customer and bring in new customers! At the Conscious Carnivore we are running a “referral contest” — the top five referrers will get a private class at the CC. Stop by the store for details.
Join (or get a friend/coworker) to join our CSA. We are looking to expand that program, both with individuals and corporate accounts. Dale (firstname.lastname@example.org) has information on that program.
Donate to our Legal Defense Fund. Details: send a check to [BEM Legal Defense Fund, c/o Peoples Community Bank, 222 W. Commercial Street; Mazomanie, WI 53560.
Offer “prizes” to be offered through a Kickstarter campaign. We ARE working on that, and if our customers have special events they can offer as rewards, that would be amazing. For example, a restaurant could offer a burger and brew (we’ll pay your costs); someone could offer a tour or a sports outing, etc. This would be akin to what Wisconsin Public Radio does to bring in pledges, only it would be in support of local meat! Email me at email@example.com if you have anything to offer.
Stay tuned. Kickstarter and investment opportunities ARE coming.
Thank you for everything.
Black Earth Meats
Black Earth Meats is a USDA-inspected processing facility. We have our Organic certification from the Iowa Department of Agriculture, and are Animal Welfare Approved for humane handling of all animals that pass through our gates.
We provide services to a range of customers, from the seasonal customer looking for a half a beef or hog, to those marketing year round. We also have an extensive distribution network in Southern Wisconsin and provide meat to many restaurants, retailers and cafeterias in the area.
What We Offer
Anyone driving around our area will see small pastures with a few steers, lambs, goats or hogs. These are not farms set up for industrial production, but are small lot farmers raising a few animals for extra money in support of their families.... The type of farming our grandparents knew. More Info [ + ]
Our grass fed animals are fed no corn or distillers’ grains, but a forage diet. While there is no third-party certification about the use of antibiotics or hormones, the farmers we work with pledge to us that the animals are antibiotic free and no hormones were added during production. They are GMO-Free. More Info [ + ]
Our meat is 100% organic, pasture-based agriculture. Our organic cattle are allowed free range on fertile pastures rich with naturally growing legumes and grasses. They are raised using a strict quality assurance program without antibiotics, synthetic hormones, chemical fertilizer, or GMOs. More Info [ + ]
Real Cows Eat Grass
Once you eat grass-fed beef, you'll be hooked for life
Today, more than ever, the source of your food matters. Gone are the days when you could trust your neighborhood grocer to provide your family with wholesome, fresh food free from unnatural (and potentially dangerous) hormones, antibiotics, pesticides and herbicides.
Sadly, big agricultural and mega-food corporations have taken over smaller, family run operations. The perceived need for cheap, mass produced, convenient food products have unfortunately led to a system that creates a nutritional deficiency. As a result, some of our store bought foods no longer provide the proper nutrition it used to.
Luckily, there is a movement to bring back small scale processing and locally sourced animals. Removed from the CAFO/feed lots, these animals are raised in the open air in small groups, usually free to run on pastures that provide most or all of their feed. This reduces the need for antibiotics, and our farmers pledge that they do not use antibiotics or hormones. Of course, our organic line is certified by third parties to ensure compliance with organic standards.Google+