Healthy Sausages!

Posted by Farmer David on Sep 24th 2017

It was fantastic to begin offering our largest selection of sausages ever before yesterday at the Summerville Farmers Market. We've done a lot of work this year to expand our sausage selection with the latest additions being the new and improved Garlic & Spinach chicken sausage, our beef Merguez, and reworked pork Hot Dogs (Longaniza). Even more important to me than variety, is the quality of the ingredients, the deliciousness of the final products, and what they mean for your health. I've listed a few examples below of ingredient statements from other farms in the area compared to our recipes. Grocery store renditions are likely to be even worse. Please be sure to ALWAYS check your labels!

Key Differences

1 - We don't add SUGAR. The only sausages we make that contain ANY form of sugar are our maple breakfast from pure VT maple syrup, our honey ginger chicken breakfast from pure SC honey, and our apple Turkey Sausages from organic apples. Otherwise, you will not see sugar, dextrose, high fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, etc... in any of our sausages.

2 - We don't ever use VAGUE ingredients like Natural Flavors, Spices, Spice Extractives, etc... in our recipes or on our labels. We believe if whole unprocessed ingredients that are healthy.

3 - Our added herbs and spices are all ORGANIC and meant to increase variety and health while also making our sausages delicious. We also only use the best quality sea salts to boost flavor, trace mineral content, and health. In comparison, whenever you see the word "Salt" alone on a label assume it is refined table salt (Sodium Chloride).

Recipe Comparisons

Garlic & Spinach Theirs: Spinach, Salt, Spices, Sugar, Dehydrated Garlic Ours: Spinach, Organic Garlic, Sea Salt, Organic White Pepper, Organic Allspice, Organic Caraway Seed, Organic Marjoram, Organic Lemon Peel

Hot Dogs (Longaniza) Theirs: Salt, Sugar, Spices, Beet Powder, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder Ours: Organic Mustard Seed, Sea Salt, Organic Beet Root Powder, Organic Paprika, Organic Mace, Organic Black Pepper, Organic Garlic, Organic Celery Seed

Chourico Theirs: Chili Pepper, Salt, Spices, Garlic Powder, Spice Extacatives Ours: Organic Paprika, Organic Garlic, Organic Smoked Paprika, Yakima Flake Sea Salt, Organic Chimayo Pepper, Organic Cayenne, Organic Marjoram, Organic Birdseye Cayenne, Organic Lemon Peel

I will be working to make all of this information for all of our recipes readily available on our website over the coming weeks. For now, if you have any questions about any of our ingredients, recipes, or methods please feel free to email me directly.

Thank you all for your support of the farm!

Farmer David