meat guy

United States

#65 May 18, 2011
Judi wrote:
<quoted text>I looked at each of these and not one was Harvest brand. Please get on the same page.
....... ok Judy this is how it works Ingles private name for their organic products is harvest farms .the fresh meat is not organic its all natural which means minimally processes and no artificial ingredients.they do carry organic lunchmeats although its all listed under harvest farms you have to read the labeling to tell the difference and yes the suppliers of the harvest line of meat products is correct they are reputable suppliers that Ingles buys from to sale under their Ingles harvest farms brand just the same way Ingles buys products from name brand companies to market as Laura Lynn products but for all the sceptics it cannot say certified organic and not be no matter who's name or company selling it ! If you have complaints on private label items you always contact the store or corporate office because you will not likely find out who produces these items on your own because the national brands who make these products wouldn't want you to stop buying the higher priced products they sell in the same category as organic and all natural
MBS

Asheville, NC

#66 Jun 27, 2011
foster-adopted mom wrote:
I have been searching trying to find info on a brand Harvest Farms. I can find nothing on the internet and there is no contact info on the products I have in my house. They are generally cheaper but I wanted to know more about the company. Now I am wondering why I can't find anything but the name of the company which is Land O Sky, LLC. Anybody now anything about this company. Is it reputable?
http://www.redgold.com/redgold/to-your-health...

This is where my email to Ingles ended up. The reply was from this company, I am starting to doubt that anything about this place is Organic. Hope this helps.
mguyor

Asheville, NC

#67 Oct 9, 2011
I call this and other companies like them NON-COMPANIES, they do not exist and the consumer should be very suspicious of these companies. Another one is products packaged under the brand name "NOW" mostly vitamins, nuts and health and beauty products, the company does not exist when you attempt to contact them all you get is the distributer yet they are widly marketed as healthy....I have found many NON_COMPANIES out there so.....BEWARE and BE-AWARE
judi

Hendersonville, NC

#68 Oct 9, 2011
meat guy wrote:
<quoted text> ....... ok Judy this is how it works Ingles private name for their organic products is harvest farms .the fresh meat is not organic its all natural which means minimally processes and no artificial ingredients.they do carry organic lunchmeats although its all listed under harvest farms you have to read the labeling to tell the difference and yes the suppliers of the harvest line of meat products is correct they are reputable suppliers that Ingles buys from to sale under their Ingles harvest farms brand just the same way Ingles buys products from name brand companies to market as Laura Lynn products but for all the sceptics it cannot say certified organic and not be no matter who's name or company selling it ! If you have complaints on private label items you always contact the store or corporate office because you will not likely find out who produces these items on your own because the national brands who make these products wouldn't want you to stop buying the higher priced products they sell in the same category as organic and all natural
That is not what the meat market manager told me at the Ingles market on Spartanburg Hy. He said "there is no difference, except the price you pay". They need a new manager in my opinion. I did research; and was able to establish it had to be organic to say organic. I did know that store brands was from brand names with the store label and price. Thanks for your responce. judi
Cindy

Mableton, GA

#69 Oct 25, 2011
I found this link as I was also searching for Harvest Farms to see #1 if the beef is grass fed...#2 if the "cage free" hens are free range. You see our USDA version of organic is pretty much a crock. It does not mean you are getting top grade, naturally fed cattle or naturally raised hens. I drink Almond milk so I don't know about the pasturization going on with the milk.
If you want truly organic feel free to visit and look into the following website/link
www.beyondorganicinsider.com/becomeaninsider....

The cattle is free roaming on the range and they feed off the land. The way they were intended.
Judy

Stanfield, NC

#70 Jan 22, 2012
Vickilynn wrote:
I suspected that Harvest Farms was actually Ingles in the way they are pushing this brand. I have to say that I doubt they are truly organic since they are so cryptic and seems as if they are trying to hide who they really are.
I have been buying Coleman organic ground beef at Ingles, but they stopped carrying it and when I asked, they sent me to "Harvest Farms All-Natural" beef (not organic).
So, I was desperate for the beef for this week and bought 3 packages of it at a premium price, but I know now in my heart Harvest Farms / Ingles are scamming people with this brand.
I refuse to by any more Harvest Farms brand anything, even if it SAYS certified organic.
Buyer beware!
Cornucopia Institute gives Ingles Harvest Farms organic mild 4 cows…it's a very good brand ..the organic milk that received 5 cows is not available here in SE TN.
luna2050

Statesboro, GA

#72 Mar 12, 2012
My husband and I love the Harvest Farms vegetable juice and the skim milk. I was also pleased with the HF chicken broth. We have not tried any of the other Harvest Farm products so I cannot say whether they are good or not.

While Harvest Farms may not be the ideal solution, we buy some of it because we are trying to find SOMETHING nowadays that does not come from outside the USA loaded with fungicides, melamine, or other really awful additives, or from within our own country loaded with arsenic, GMO's, or pink slime. We are beginning to find it extremely difficult to trust. It is very true that if we all produced our own food we would know exactly what is in it, but who has the time and knowledge to do that? Maybe if we keep trying to buy those kinds of items from our supermarkets and insist that they make sure our food is safe and wholesome, they would get the idea and make sure to make it available to us. Otherwise, where can we go for safe and wholesome food??
Brian Hildebran

Morganton, NC

#73 Mar 18, 2012
Corn-fed beef the last 120 days from what I've read is not good for the beef though it may make it taste better. Grass-fed and finished beef has a higher omega-3 fatty acid level than corn-fed/grain finished beef. If the cattle are fed corn/grains more than 30 days before slaughter the Omega-3 fats turn to the less healthy Omega-6 fats. Omega 3 and 6 are needed in out diets but Omega-6 is only needed in very low amounts. I don't eat more than 8 oz of meat a day, and beef maybe 2 -3 times max per week. I do buy the Harvest Farms brand and will continue to do so unless I see information that would turn me off of it. My new situation of having access to growing my own foods and even farming cattle will eventually limit my Harvest Farms purchasing.
EE in Albany

Albany, NY

#74 Apr 4, 2012
I went looking for the connection between Harvest Farms and Springer Mountain Farms and I did not find one. What I did find hower is the bogus claims of Springer Mountain Farms regarding their treatment of their birds. They say they are
"American Humane Certified" through the American Humane Association http://thehumanetouch.org/ but come to find that this certification doesn't really mean much. See this article by the HSUS:

http://www.humanesociety.org/issues/confineme...

The American Humane Association would have you believe the farms they certified treat their chickens as if they lived on a five star farm....not so. Keep reading those labels!
Judi

Asheville, NC

#75 May 8, 2012
Fera-Corialis wrote:
I agree with North_Ga-Angel, watch this movie called Food Inc. It will actually show you everything that is happening. Today I just bought lots of some of the only organic foods at Ingles, but most of the brands were named negatively here and I won't get them again. My town is small, but I hope they will have local meat to sell here. Does anyone know where in western NC there is good places to find locally grown foods?
Hickory Nut Farms, Fairview, NC,& Warren Wilson College, Swannanoa,NC.
You can also buy organic garden foods on Cane Creek Rd. in Fairview. You can also google organic meat or vegetables in Western North Carolina.
Judi

Hendersonville, NC

#76 May 8, 2012
I want to know where the food is from, not just where it is processed. I want to know where the cows and pigs are raised and the details of what and how they are fed. Pasture raised-grass fed? This is my question for cows, pigs, chickens, I want to know all the details about free range, feed, all details for all the above.
Ryan

Norcross, GA

#77 Jun 2, 2012
I found this regarding Harvest Farms:

http://www.cornucopia.org/dairysurvey/FarmID_...
jess h

United States

#78 Jun 6, 2012
This made me glad to read....hf ranked better than many larger national organic companies aka ding to the Cornicpia Institute:
http://www.cornucopia.org/dairysurvey/FarmID_...

Since: May 12

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#79 Jun 6, 2012
Leah McGrath - Ingles wrote:
Please remember tha "local" and "organic" are not synonymous. What is "local" to you? Is it 100 miles or within a region? Your local farmer may not be using organic methods and may be using pesticides. I agree with trying to support local whenever possible but this is limited by season and weather issues...
This is absolutely true.

Since: May 12

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#80 Jul 12, 2012
Organic food is expensive, but it's a good investment.
iacuddlebug

Fletcher, NC

#81 Jul 20, 2012
This is why it is important to know your local farmers. Grow your own food and properly store it as much as possible. After all unfortunatly this world is full of lies and scams. If people can find a way to get you to buy something they will do whatever it takes. Mass organic production really somehow I seriously dought it.???? wonder what the USDA actually conciders organic and how carefully that is being watched.
Only way to REALLY know is to home grow.
We need to get back to the real basics if we want organic grow it, raise it, trade it and know who your dealing with. We spend all of this money buying so called organics why not build greenhouses. I dont know just a thought.
iacuddlebug

Fletcher, NC

#82 Jul 20, 2012
Food Inc
and
Fresh

two movies you should all watch before you decide mass production of organics is a good thing. See people get sloppy when mass production is involved.
Now the demand is high because of movies revealing the truth. Time to back to the basics. Start a group with a few friends each of you go back the basics with one thing then trade. It may be that you dont have land each of you grow something diffrent in your home or in your yard. Have storing parties where you all get together and store and share. Find the closest grass fed farm go in together buy a cow. If you can drive onto a farm and pick a cow out of the pasture guess what its grass fed.
pontaque

Fayetteville, GA

#83 Aug 20, 2012
I have been buying HF milk for over a year because I saw it in the Cornucopia Institute and I trust them. 4 cows out of 5. Good deal! I have recently started buying other HF products, not meat related, and so far I am very happy with the quality and the prices. That is all my budget can take! At least, I am doing something! Also, check for the ingredients and the label. These products are better than regular ones. I was surprised about some of the organic products from Publix and from Kroger, specially Natural Preferred, now Simply Fresh. Some of them don't tell you where are they from, but you pay the big bucks for them. I will continue buying HF.
Lover

Bremen, GA

#84 Sep 1, 2012
Although not perfect, ingles is above and beyond any other grocers in the south. I understand everyone's skepticism, but as others have said a local farmer that you know is your best bet for meats. I supplement with HF, but mainly buy local. Our farmer feels strongly about purity as we do- hell we even walk around the grounds and check up on what's going on with the animals. They're the real deal.
Wow

Newton, NC

#85 Sep 3, 2012
Judi wrote:
<quoted text>I looked at each of these and not one was Harvest brand. Please get on the same page.
Great stuff!

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