Friday might normally be a re-cap of my most fantastic finds online, but today I’m sharing the most fantastic Wallace Farms products. These are our staples! If you missed it, be sure to check out yesterday’s post about Wallace Farms Quality and why we choose Wallace as our family farm of choice.
Remember, if you’ve never ordered from Wallace Farms, it’s super easy! Register online, order during the open window (NOW for West Des Moines/Waukee), pay online or at pick-up, pick your order up the following week. (Note: register and order before Sunday, Oct. 26, for pick up next week in Waukee and West Des Moines.)
Pick-up happens at 10 locations across Iowa and 3 in Illinois. Click the nearest location for the order and pick-up schedule at each location.
Also note that NOW is the time to buy your Thanksgiving Turkey! This is a great way to spread the gift of clean eating to your family this holiday.
Curious what to order? Here are the Wise household favorites:
Ground Beef: Obviously, an incredibly versatile meat. We use this for tacos, meatballs, meatloaf, burgers, and spaghetti, just to name a few.
Bacon Burger Patties: The perfect mixture of beef and uncured bacon. Heaven! These were a staple in the house this summer. The kids cheer when it’s burger night!
Hot Dogs: The kids like beef and Justin prefers pork. I like them because they aren’t filled with crazy weird ingredients, so I don’t cringe feeding them to the kids. They literally jump up and down when they see a Wallace Farms hot dog package!
Steaks: Justin’s favorites are the Skirt Steak and New York Strip. He tells me they are “super tasty!”
Ribs: We recently ordered a rack of ribs that Justin smoked. The meat literally fell of the bone. They were perfection!
Ground Breakfast Sausage: Now that Finn can eat eggs (HALLELUJAH!), his breakfast of choice is sausage and eggs. To mix it up every so often we will use Ground Italian Sausage, which is also great in dinner meals.
Bacon: Need I say more? Some of the best bacon we’ve ever had. It’s thick, so flavorful and not filled with disgusting nitrates.
Bratwust: Another summer staple in our house, these Brats are so thick and juicy. There is no MSG and the casings are gluten-free. Buns are totally unnecessary for these babies.
Turkey Sausage, Roasted Red Pepper & Garlic: These were a Whole30 staple for me earlier this year. You can’t go wrong here. They are a great way to change things up, too.
Ground Turkey: Similar to the ground beef options, we rotate between ground turkey and beef in our dinners.
Whole Chicken: Last week I followed the 100 Days of Real Food cookbook recipe and placed the whole, thawed chicken in the crockpot all day. Overnight I used the remains to make homemade chicken stock (recipe from the same cookbook). We used the stock in homemade chicken and rice soup this week. So much win! The meat, particularly the dark meat by the bone, was incredible.
Shrimp: The Wallace Farms shrimp are no shrimps! These are hearty shrimp that are scrumptious! (These, of course, come from beyond Iowa borders, but they are USA wild caught shrimp.)
Last, but never least…. Nick’s Sticks! While we’re not picky, we especially love the turkey and spicy turkey. Can’t lose with a Nick’s Sticks in hand!
By the way, Evie calls these her “meat sticks.” I honestly have to hide them from her. It’s maddening how much she loves these… even more than she did in Sept. 2013!
Wallace Farms also offers roasts, tenderloins, ham, lamb and even pet food. After all, why shouldn’t your pet eat as clean as you?
If you can’t tell, we’re big fans in this house, not only because of the quality of meat, but the heart and commitment it takes an Iowa farmer to do things differently here…. to do things the right way. I’m honored to support Wallace Farms and share with you what they are doing to bring quality back to the land.
Be sure to register and order your Thanksgiving turkey soon!
Have you switched to grass-fed beef and other clean meat options? What have you noticed, experienced or learned?