As of 1/2011 - Supplies halal lamb to Willy Street Co-op locations in Madison, Wisconsin.
Black Earth Meats is an old style butcher shop with a long reputation for quality meats. We have upgraded the facilities, are USDA inspected, and certified humane in our treatment of our animals.
We have an approach to farm management which sustains and nourishes the environment through restoration and soil improvement techniques. Our cattle are bred for the quality of their beef and receive a forage diet free of pesticides as they are continually rotated to fresh new pastures. Our animals are never held in confinement, are never fed antibiotics and never receive synthetic growth hormones.
We supply fresh meat products to retail markets and sell to individual consumers on a year round basis.
Our focus is on organic, pasture-based agriculture. Our cattle are allowed free range on fertile pastures rich with naturally growing legumes and grasses. We raise them using a strict quality assurance program without antibiotics, synthetic hormones, or other feed additives commonly used in the commercial cattle feeding industry.
All of our animals are purchased locally from farmers who we know raise them with the highest standards for humane treatment and overall quality. Our farmers include Nick Zimmer, the 2008 Organic Farmer of the Year, and many Amish farmers who need someone to market their products for them. We match the quality meat with an artisan sausage-maker for an incredible product.
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