As a member of Fresh Fork, you have access to the freshest local food possible. Together with our farmers, we have provided customers with quality, sustainably grown/produced, fresh-out-of-the fields seasonal items for over 10 years. Our farmers are like our extended family -- we visit many of them multiple times per week throughout the season.
All our food comes from within 75 miles of Cleveland. When you pick up your food in the afternoon, you might notice some dirt on it. That's because it was just picked. We mean it. Often times the food you get was picked THAT morning. This is about as fresh as food gets (unless you want to come along for the 5am truck run).
Organic When Available
Many of our growers practice organic production, with more gaining organic certification each year. The bulk of our produce providers follow natural soil building techniques and resort to good old hard work to root out the weeds.
No Artificial Labeling
The term “all natural” doesn’t count for much. With beef, for instance, that means real meat, but no promises beyond that. For us, it’s all in thinking about the animal. Cows are ruminants, born to extract nutrients from grass, which is why our beef is 100% grass-fed. Call it what you like, it’s just that simple.
Pasture Raised Meats
“Free Range” and “Cage Free” don’t guarantee your animal has been raised with the sky above it or grass underfoot. We believe in a higher standard. That’s why all our animals are pasture-raised. Our hogs root up acorns in the woods, and our chickens live in protected pastures. We work closely with our family farm, Wholesome Valley Farm, for the meats you will receive in your bag and/or the online store. Animals are raised outdoors on chemical-free pastures (100% grassfed beef from start to finish and pasture-raised with a supplemental non-gmo, transitional organic feed for poultry and pork).
Local Feed, Non-GMO
Instead of expensive, outsourced, nutrient-poor rations, our turkeys, chickens, and hogs have only the freshest, locally-grown, certified non-GMO feed. The feed is also transitional organic (meaning it will soon be certified organic).
We mean it, and we take it seriously. It sets our hours. It plans our truck routes. We work around the clock to ensure that we can get our food to you as close to harvest as possible. This means perishable produce at the height of its flavor.
No further explanation needed.