Guest blog by Elizabeth Quinn, Grass Roots Farmers’ Cooperative
Grass Roots Farmers’ Cooperative recently announced a special promotion for Father’s Day that includes a donation to Heifer International. In the weeks leading up to the holiday, they’ll be offering a grilling-focused bundle of their meats, and they’ll be donating 10 percent of the sale price of each package sold to the nonprofit organization.
The Father’s Day bundle includes a combination of Grass Roots’s small-batch, pasture-raised meats. The package includes two t-bone steaks, a package of bratwurst, a pound of grass-fed ground beef and a package of chicken drumsticks. The steaks are dry aged and hand carved to ensure maximum flavor and tenderness, and the ground beef is 100 percent grass-fed and finished. The all-natural pork bratwurst are made from a traditional German recipe, and the chicken is air chilled in Grass Roots’s farmer-owned poultry processing facility.
All Grass Roots livestock are raised responsibly on small-scale farms, and all of their meats are free from growth hormones, antibiotics and GMOs. For this promotion, the Father’s Day bundle is marked down 35 percent from its face value and it ships for free.
“We’re really excited about this promotion,” said Cody Hopkins, general manager of the Grass Roots Farmers’ Cooperative. “We spent a lot of time crafting this package so that the contents and the donation would be a meaningful gift for any father to receive.”
Heifer International is an organization that provides support to cooperatives of small-holder farms around the world. Their mission is to end hunger and poverty while caring for the Earth. For more than 70 years, Heifer International has provided livestock and environmentally sound agricultural training to improve the lives of those who struggle daily for reliable sources of food and income. Heifer is currently working in nearly 30 countries, including the United States, to help families and communities become more self-reliant.
“We want to give back to the organization that helped our cooperative get its start,” said Melanie Ward, farmer at Fresh Food Farm and chair of the Grass Roots board. “In the spirit of paying it forward – or what Heifer calls ‘Passing on the Gift ®’ – we want to support their other programs, both domestic and international. And we hope that, by doing so, we help other small-scale farmers have access to the tools and resources they need to learn how to earn a living wage.”
To purchase a Father’s Day bundle or to learn more about Grass Roots visit grassrootscoop.com.