About Our Products
About Our Products
We love our customers at Wallace Farms. You put a priority on buying ethically raised and sourced meats. You want to know where your food comes from. You want to buy products that are free from antibiotics, hormones, and extra chemicals. Sustainability is just as important to you as high-quality meats. We wanted to provide more information for our customers about what we sell and where we source our products. To us, "grass-fed," "pasture-raised," and "fresh-air" are not just buzzwords, they are our guiding principles.
We believe that cattle should be:
- 100% Grass-fed
- No hormones or antibiotics used
The key to producing great grass-fed beef is not easy. It involves a balance of the following elements:
- Healthy Soil
- High-Quality Forages
- Correct Animal Genetics
- Rotational Grazing/Management/Animal Husbandry
- Professional Processing/Handcrafted Butchery
We think after 12 years that we've got it figured out. Our grass-fed beef is not only better for you but has great flavor.
Our family has 160 acres of organically raised pastures and hay near Keystone, IA. We also work closely with a few other families that produce 100% grass-fed beef under the same strict guidelines.
We work directly with 2 small family fishing camps and a few smaller boats in Alaska. Each year we have our families hand-select the best fish that comes across their nets. It is then flash-frozen and vacuum-sealed and shipped to Iowa. We always carry the best Sockeye Salmon of the Cook Inlet as well as Bristol Bay. Sometimes one salmon run will have better returns than the other so we like to work hand in hand with both of our small family fish camps. We also work with a custom processor and her coalition of small family boats who catch Ling Cod, Pacific Cod, Rockfish and a few other white fish species.
We also carry wild gulf shrimp from small family boats in Florida. Wood's Fisheries has a unique process in which they individually quick freeze their shrimp without the use of sodium bisulfate and other chemcials. This process is used less than 1% on all the shrimp in the marketplace.
We provide pasture-raised Ducks that are supplemented with a non-gmo grain ration. These birds are antibiotic and hormone free just like all other products we sell.
We provide 100% “Fresh-Air” Pork that is raised in a non-confinement environment with plenty of access to fresh air and sunshine….maybe even a little mud! We use straw bedded hoop houses that are open on 3 sides to allow plenty of sunshine and shade, along with a good breeze on warmer days. They are supplemented with non-GMO grains and never given antibiotics or growth hormones. We use a combination of Berkshire, Hampshire and Yorkshire crosses for the best meat and fat quality combinations.
Our chickens are raised organically and are superior to conventional birds in many respects. We currently work with Larry Schultz’s Organic Farm, a leading producer within the organic poultry community. Our birds are never treated with chemical sprays or baths, unlike a vast majority of the industry. The USDA facility that we utilize processes every step by hand — each bird is hand-killed, hand-processed and hand-inspected. This attention to detail is unheard of within the traditional system. Our birds are also freezer-chilled, as opposed to the water or chemical baths found at most processing plants. The amount of time between our birds being killed to bagged is approximately 20 minutes, not the 2+ hours that is the norm at the large, traditional processors, thus ensuring a fresher product. The facility also features hand gutting, which helps them to identify any sick birds, a step not taken by most processing facilities. Lastly, at our plant, a USDA inspector checks every bird and is only asked to evaluate 4–5 birds per minute. In contrast, the pace typically found at most processors is 18+ birds per minute, and every bird is not individually checked.
Our 100% Grass-Fed Lamb is produced under the exact same guidelines as our beef. Christian Myrah and his family live in the rolling hills of Northeast Iowa. They raise between 100 and 200 lambs each year for Wallace Farms.
Our lamb will be a seasonal product so we only harvest the lamb 3 months out of the year. All lamb is flash-frozen and vacuum sealed for maximum quality year round.
Wallace Farms offers our customers truly pasture-raised turkeys! Our birds are unique in the world of poultry production for many reasons. We work primarily with John Peterson, who is a 3rd-generation turkey farmer near the town of Cannon Falls, MN. During good weather the animals are outside 100% of the time and supplemented with a variety of grains throughout the year, including flax seed. Our animals are never given any antibiotics or hormones. We process the birds at a custom USDA facility that specializes in turkeys. While there, our turkeys are always kept separate from those raised on factory farms. The facility does not use any chemicals, unlike all of the “traditional” turkey processing plants. Additionally, we do not add the traditional basting solution of water and salt to our finished product. Even more unusual, our processor performs the cutting of every bird by hand, in stark contrast to the larger plants that use machines to dramatically speed up the process.
Our laying hens provide the true definition of ‘Pasture-Raised Eggs”.
They are constantly foraging grasses, legumes, bugs and anything else they can find. The chickens are supplemented with a certified organic feed blend that is soy free. Winter months are spent in a half covered hoop house with access to straw bedding and access to the farm yard when weather permits. The eggs are washed and packed daily and much fresher than store bought. We suggest you compare how our yolks look, taste and standup compared to any other variety.
Pet owners are discovering that a raw diet is extremely beneficial to their pet’s life. With that in mind we created a combination of beef heart, tongue, kidney, liver and fat.