Choose local meats and taste the difference
Want to know where your meat comes from? So do we. That's why all of our meat — beef, chicken, lamb, pork, turkey — comes from ranchers we know personally. Humanely raised, vegetarian fed and grown without the use of antibiotics or growth hormones, we think you'll agree this is the best-tasting meat around.
Diestel Family Turkey Ranch
In 1949, using the knowledge gained from working on his Uncle Ernest's ranch, Jack Diestel, began his own turkey ranch in Sonora, California. Today, Jack’s son Tim and his family continue the tradition of naturally growing range turkeys in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, using the same time-honored methods. The turkeys are free to roam and breathe the crisp mountain air, are fed an all-vegetarian diet, and are free of hormones and antibiotics, resulting in pure, old-fashioned turkey flavor.
Umpqua Valley Lamb
Umpqua Valley Lamb is a partnership of Oregon ranching families that raise antibiotic-free, grass-fed lamb. We’ve had a strong relationship with their ranchers for years — they spend two weekends a year in our stores, sampling their products and educating customers and staff about their practices. They also host New Seasons Market’s meat counter staff at their ranches once a year, so we can see where the meat comes from and understand exactly what makes Umpqua Valley Lamb so special.
Country Natural Beef
What makes Country Natural Beef so special? Eastern Oregon ranchers Doc and Connie Hatfield started the ranching co-op almost 30 years ago with the goal of gathering like-minded cattle producers who are committed to being responsible stewards of the land and their herds. Like everyone at New Seasons Market, they never settle for the status quo. All the family ranches that make up the Country Natural Beef cooperative raise cattle without added hormones or antibiotics, and cattle graze on natural forages of the West’s native grasslands, pastures and forests. This way, the ranchers can honor their commitment to protect the land, and embrace the values of people who appreciate high-quality beef—while we get the best meat possible.
Trust Your SourceWe're proud to announce that all of our local pork is now Non-GMO Project Verified—a big step for us in a long chain. We've also parterned with Draper Valley and Country Natural Beef to offer poultry and beef finished on rations without GMO grains. It’s all part of our long-view goal to eliminate possible GMOs from the feed of every animal supplying our meat department. How have we gotten so far so quickly? Our deep-rooted relationships with ranchers means we have the support of the hardworking folks who make it all happen, each and every day.