Whole30: Day 12
Dear Whole30 diary: we need to talk about Teton Waters Ranch (franks & sausages). This is not sponsored information, I am in no way affiliated with Teton Waters Ranch. It’s simply that as a brand, they’re the blend of healthy and sustainable that is the perfect fit to showcase on Fresh Planet Flavor. While I’m on the Whole30, I have enjoyed their Uncured Polish Sausages (ingredients: Grass-Fed Beef, Water, Sea Salt, Vinegar, Celery Powder, Cherry Powder, Garlic Powder, Black Pepper, Paprika, White Pepper, Coriander, Ginger, Marjoram), and their Uncured Andouille/Hot Links (ingredients: Grass-Fed Beef, Water, Seasoning (Spices, Sea Salt, Spice Extractives), Sea Salt, Vinegar, Celery Powder, Cherry Powder). Nom! I featured one of my favorite ways to eat them on Instagram (which is a favorite because it’s so incredibly simple yet satisfying):
In addition to Teton Waters Ranch products’ amazing taste and clean ingredients (seriously, Aidells who?), their commitment to the grass-fed lifestyle for their beef cattle as an environmental sustainability measure is clear. This is an important nuance. They are conscious of cattle’s place in the ecosystem of holistic land management. Consider this quote from the Teton Waters Ranch site:
We started out as an experiment in environmental conservation. We’ve seen firsthand on our own ranch how we can rehabilitate the land by planting native grasses, rotating cattle, and letting them fertilize where they eat to create a system of food that is both sustainable and healthy.
This integrated perspective sets healthy soil and healthy grasses (remember that Joel Salatin is a self-described grass-farmer?) as the keystone of environmentally-conscious livestock stewardship. Not to mention that from an animal welfare perspective, the circumstances in which their cattle are raised look beyond idyllic.
Let’s tally up the reasons why I’m a fan of Teton Waters Ranch products:
- Cattle are never fed grain or GMOs
- Cattle are never confined in a feedlot, always on open pasture
- Cattle are never fed antibiotics, hormones or beta-agonists
- Cattle are never harassed or treated with cattle prods
- Cattle graze within mobile fencing for access to fresh pasture via a rotational system
That’s all, folks! I’ll be back with the regular tally of my breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and fluids tomorrow on Whole30 Day 13.