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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Heartland Home Foods: The Beginning of a Healthy Friendship!

I never thought I could do the organic lifestyle, but my freezer is now full of possibilities, courtesy of Heartland Home Foods!

But I'm getting ahead of myself. Allow me to introduce you all.

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From the website: Heartland Home Foods provides families with all natural, top quality food items - fully aged grass-fed Black Angus Beef, Mid-Western select Pork, Cage Free lean Poultry, Wild Caught Seafood, 100% USDA certified Organic Vegetables, as well as a full selection of custom cut gourmet items. No steroids. No growth hormones. No antibiotics. No nasty stuff at all.

And they DELIVER. For FREE.

Before you get too excited, they ONLY serve the mid-Atlantic region of  Maryland, Washington DC, Virginia, and  Pennsylvania. If you live there, then get excited.

So what's the deal?

Well, one of their fabulous reps, like Stephen here, sets up a meet-and-greet and gives you the skinny on the process with a nice multimedia presentation. Stephen's the taller one, by the way.

They go over the plan very carefully to figure out your needs, and take your budget into consideration. If you don't think your current freezer can handle several months worth of food, they can even help you out there with a plan to add a commercial-grade freezer at a reasonable charge per month.

But is the food any good? Well, no demo is complete without a taste test, right? And that was next.

Fully aged grass-fed Black Angus beef, Midwestern Select pork, and Cage-free lean poultry. Cooked only in a dash of olive oil, yet the flavors were AMAZING. The beef was very tender and had a rich, intense flavor. The pork tasted very fresh and even a touch sweet, and the chicken... Wow.

The breast on the left was a lemon pepper flavor, and it was perfectly seasoned, without major pepper overload like a lot of that type. Even the unseasoned breast had a great flavor. They come gourmet trimmed, so you don't have to cut the fat and that gross little joint area out.

The next step...the delivery. They bring it not only to your door, but they put it in the freezer for you. Let me tell you, it's a wonderful thing to open your freezer and see this:

 Everyone  I spoke to, from the owner to the delivery folks, were very knowledgeable about the products, and even seemed to know ahead of time the kind of questions I'd ask. They were all very friendly, too.

My family has always wanted to eat healthier, but we always had the common issues: cost, finding quality foods, and taking the time to put together meals. With Heartland Home Foods, everything is sealed by portion size and flash frozen, so not only is it tasty, but it's easy to gauge how much you need to take out AND it thaws super fast.You don't even have to go grocery shopping...Just go to your freezer and load up!

Oh, and did I mention The Pantry? With these goodies, you can also receive products like paper goods and brand name products. One more job off your list.

I've always heard that even the simplest change in a healthier direction can make you feel better. I'm very curious to see how eating fresh like this will better our lives, and plan to update often on how things are working out.

Next: the foodie party begins!

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I received products for testing and review purposes. My opinions are my own. Reminder: Serving the entire Washington/Baltimore Markets and extended suburbs from Northern Virginia through Southern Pennsylvania

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