Applegate Farms Review

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My family and I were given the opportunity to try a selection of Applegate Farms meats.  We had previously tried some of their meat when my daughter was strict Feingold diet, so we were really excited to try some of their other products.  Applegate Farms sent us a wide variety of meats.  We tried the bacon, capicola ham, sausage, and chicken strips.

Applegate Farms organic and natural meats are antibiotic free, minimally processed, nitrate-free, and hormone-free.  What other meat company can say all that?!?!?!

We loved it all, but the bacon was by far some of the best bacon we have tried in a really long time.  I don’t really want to admit it, but I think we ate the whole package one morning with breakfast (I have another package hidden in the freezer for a breakfast surprise).  It tasted like what I remember bacon tasting like.  And the capicola ham…oh my goodness.  It was a little bit spicy and made a wonderful sandwich.  Hubbyman came up with a tasty sandwich late one night that I can’t wait to share with everyone.

Applegate Farms meats can be found at Whole Foods, Super Target, Wild Oats, Kroger, on their site (with free shipping on orders over $100), and more.  Check out Applegate Farms on Facebook, Twitter, or their site.

*I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.*

Comments

  1. We’ve tried a couple of their products. The boys like the hot dogs(no nitrates) and I use turkey bacon to add flavor to things when I cook. Very yummy!

  2. Bacon makes everything better. I’m going to have to try it. Thanks for letting me know. :)

  3. Never tried their meat.Must check them out the next time we’re at our Super Target

  4. Thanks for the review! I hadn’t seen their name specifically but I will definitely look the next time I’m at Whole Foods!

  5. Their hot dogs are awesome — The Great American Hot Dog (or some such). You might want to tell them you need to do a special hot dog review. :)

  6. A common trend in the meat industry today, that I think a lot of people are overlooking is the fact that these companies that portray a family-run sustainable image are actually owned by venture capitalists who contract the farming out. This is true with Appelgate. Sure, the product may taste fine, but the owners have nothing to show for iit n the sense that they don’t see or touch any of the major lines of production. I only mention this because It is important especially now to support the family farmer, who truly care about the products they are issuing to the market and have put a great deal of hard work and quality control into doing so. Please think of family-run farms first when purchasing your meats!

    • Julia, thanks for this response. For the past couple of years I have had the privelage to be close to family run farms and had no problem getting good quality meat. Now I am back where I grew up and need a source of meat I could trust because I am no longer near farms. Applegate was a brand I was looking at and your post was the only one that touched on what I was concerned about. Are there other companies you could recommend? Thanks.

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