What an amazing, busy year 2016 has been! The Western Grassfed Beef team has been on a mission all year long to get our 100% grass fed and grass finished beef products into your hands (or mouths, so to speak).
2016 brought new products, events and opportunities to provide our customers with the highest quality beef with the convenience of shopping online. Below is a breakdown of our year here at Western Grassfed Beef.
We launched THREE new 100% grass fed and grass finished beef products!
In the spring of 2016, we added cut beef bones to our product line. Many have found great benefits in using our cut beef bones to make delicious bone broth at home. However, bones are good for just about every recipe and add flavor and nutrients to almost any meal.
Beef bones and broth can be used in many ways – from savory pasta sauces to roasting vegetables to flavorful French onion soup and even drinking it with a shot of Vodka! Check out our blog for a list of these great ideas!
This past fall we introduced our new 100% Grass fed Smoked Beef Snack Sticks. We can’t say enough about how delicious and nutritious these snack sticks are. If you have tasted one, you know why we are so excited about this amazing new product!
Beef Snack Sticks are such a great alternative when trying to make a healthier snack choice. Many times the ol’ gas station beef sticks are full of additives and other ingredients you can’t pronounce. Our 100% Grass fed, grass finished Smoked Beef Snack Sticks are made with all natural ingredients and with beef from cattle raised the right way—on pastures, eating grass and never administered antibiotics or added hormones—what more could you ask for from a snack! They are also Certified Paleo, using only honey for sweetness, and are gluten free!
Here are the facts on our grass fed, grass finished Beef Snack Sticks:
No synthetic nitrates or nitrites
100% grass fed, grass finished beef
No added hormones
Cattle are never fed grains
Cattle are born & raised in the U.S.A.
Environmentally friendly ranching practices
Lastly, in October we launched our Western Grassfed Beef Bone Broth! A convenient, high-quality, Beef Bone Broth pre-made and in a pourable pouch.
Our 100% Grass fed Beef Bone Broth is the low fat, low carb, high protein, silky textured, soothing treat that's rockin’ the health-conscious AND comfort foodie world! We found that many people are just not sure which broth to buy that isn’t filled with “other additives,” but our 100% Grass Fed Beef Bone Broth was created with the goal of providing just what you need.
It comes frozen in a 12 oz. pourable pouch
Gelatinous when refrigerated
No added nitrates, nitrites or MSG!
Made with our 100% grass fed and finished beef bones
Cattle never, ever administered antibiotics or growth hormones
All cattle are born, raised and harvested in the US
If you have heard about the amazing health benefits of adding bone broth to your diet, but have no idea how to find the time to make your own broth, our blog about creative ways to incorporate it into your diet was written just for you!
We attended many events and started working with the Paleo Foundation.
In August we got some great news! Western Grassfed Beef (WGB) products were officially Paleo Approved and Certified Paleo by the Paleo Foundation! The Paleo Foundation is an amazing foundation that is dedicated to Forwarding the Paleo Movement™ by making it easy for consumers to make better lifestyle choices.
Paleo Approved and Certified Paleo by the Paleo Foundation. What’s that mean? In short, we adhere to the strictest of standards, even in our seasoned products, and willingly subject ourselves to surprise inspections by the Paleo Foundation to ensure you know our integrity remains in check. It’s a badge we had no issues earning because, as it turns out, we have a lot in common with Paleo and the Paleo Foundation. We, too, believe your food should be as pure, and naturally raised as possible. No funny business, no play on words, no trickery. If you are interested in learning more about our certifications, we’ve got a blog about it.
We attended Paleo F(x) and met some great people:
In May, we had the amazing opportunity to attend the Paleo F(x) Show in Austin, TX. For 3 whole days we got to meet some of the most influential people and companies in the Paleo world and try their products. Even better, we had the chance to try our Smoked Beef Snack Sticks out on the Paleo community for the very first time and they were a huge hit!
This was our first trip to Paleo F(x) and we made new friends and customers who also understand the importance of eating beef that is raised from 100% grass fed and grass finished cattle that have never had added hormones or antibiotics. With the growth of the Paleo community and its supporters in the last year alone, we can’t wait to get back to Paleo F(x) in 2017 and meet even more amazing people!
We grew our customer base and our team!
Our 100% Grass Fed Beef is now served at the Golden 1 Center:
In September the Golden 1 Center, the new home of the Sacramento Kings, opened its doors. The new arena is state of the art in architecture, technology, athletic and foodie worlds alike. To us foodies, the Farm to Fork mentality of the arenais by far our favorite part. 90% of the food served at the Golden 1 Center comes from a 150-mile radius of the stadium – giving you the stadium burgers and nachos you love while keeping the love local and fresh.
There are multiple beef suppliers within the 150-mile Farm to Arena radius but after receiving a personal tour from one of our ranchers in Winters, CA (just 30 miles from the stadium), Michael Tuohy, the Golden 1 Center’s Executive Chef, chose Western Grassfed Beef to be their official beef supplier!
If you ever find yourself attending a Sacramento Kings game make sure to try their burgers, cheeseburgers and carne asada tacos all made with Western Grassfed Beef! Those of you lucky enough to find yourselves in one the state of the art suites in the Golden 1 Center will also enjoy our beef in the form of smoked ribeyes, filet mignon and more!
We added 3 new employees:
With all the exciting changes made in 2016 we had to acquire a few new helping hands to make sure we were able to give all of our customers, ranchers and partners 100%.
Danielle Wood, our previous intern and Administrative Coordinator joined us full-time as our Marketing & Communications Coordinator in July. In addition to managing our social media outreach, she is also your go-to-gal for any questions about your online order or our online store offerings.
Later on in July, Jimmy Miller joined us as our new Sales Manager. With many years of experience in the food sales business, Jimmy works to bring Western Grassfed Beef to grocery stores and restaurants near you!
Our newest team member joined the Western Grassfed Beef family in November. Jim Weseloh, is the new right-hand man to our partnering ranchers. As Production Manager, Jim is on the ground making sure our cattle meet our high standards.
Our new additions made our amazing team even stronger! We can’t wait to see what 2017 brings!
At Western Grassfed Beef, our commitment to the Western Grassfed Way doesn’t waiver. Thank you for the great year we had in 2016! We appreciate our customers so much! We look forward to continuing to serve our customers, support our ranchers that raise our cattle the right way!
Western Grassfed Beef, the Natural Beef label from Panorama Meats, works directly with U.S. family ranchers throughout the West and Midwest. All cattle are born and raised on open pasture and are fed a diet of grasses and range forage. Our natural 100% grass fed and grass finished beef is humanely raised with no antibiotics or added hormones, and always raised on pastures. We believe in supporting our rancher's way of life and in raising cattle the right way.