|120 Essex Street|
|New York, NY, 10002|
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The Heritage Turkey Project, which helped double the population of heritage turkeys in the United States and upgraded the Bourbon Red turkey from "rare" to "watch" status on conservation lists, was Heritage Foods USA's first foray into saving American food traditions.
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We believe the best way to help a family farmer is to buy from him.
"Taste, like identity, has value only when there are differences" – Carlo Petrini
Heritage Foods USA was formed in 2001 as the sales and marketing arm for Slow Food USA, a non-profit organization founded by Patrick Martins and dedicated to celebrating regional cuisines and products. In 2004 it became an independent company.
Today Heritage Foods USA processes 200 genetically sound, antibiotic free and pasture raised pigs each and every week, come rain or shine, from 40 farmers that hail from the Midwest and New York. We also process 7,500 heritage turkeys for Thanksgiving and a few hundred head of cattle a year. We sell to wholesale accounts and via e-commerce to home chefs. We must eat these foods to save them.
We are proud combatants in the fight to promote difference and diversity in a marketplace dominated by monocultures. In this kind of marketplace, animals raised on pasture without antibiotics are hard to come by, as are rare and heritage genetics that evolved naturally rather than from laboratories designed for meat production and fast growth.