Where Food Comes From Magazine Issue 2 Released!

Where Food Comes From launches its second issue of their magazine!

This issue features long-time customer, Miller Poultry.  Miller Poultry was founded in 1992.  They’ve grown from processing 16,000 chickens weekly to now processing 35,000 chickens per day.  Miller Poultry has a great relationship with the local Amish and Mennonite communities.  These communities serve as their suppliers, which they believe is one of the things that sets them apart.  The Amish ethic is so ingrained in what defines Miller Poultry.  You’ll find out more of the history and the trendsetting qualities that Miller Poultry possesses in this feature article.

Similarly, you’ll get to know one of our beef producers, Jerry Wulf.  Mr. Wulf owns Wulf Cattle, a beef company that owns a herd of 1,200 registered cows.  Wulf says that as a company, they get excited about connecting the industry and the beef supply chain.  They are all about building relationships, building a better product and being transparent.

Christina Dockter, ICS employee, is also featured.  Christina says the most satisfying part of her job is watching the producers grow, and also how ICS has grown.  She feels a sense of pride when she sees a consumer buy a product with their label on it.

Besides that, you’ll discover Thanksgiving recipes and how the Global Animal Partnership (GAP) improves the lives of animals.  Also included are facts about the food and wine industry.

Find the magazine online at here, or email us to add you to our mailing list.

Where Food Comes From Magazine, Issue 2

Verified Foods a Huge Hit at Expo East

What better way to wind down after a full day at #ExpoEast 2016 in Baltimore than indulging in the very best in food and drink at the 2nd annual Where Food Comes From, Inc. Happy Hour Product Feature! Foods from 10 verified brands were showcased in a variety of beautifully presented and mouthwateringly savory ways. The Chef at Pratt Street Ale House most definitely hit it out of the park!
Our 2016 menu featured:
* Mountain States lamb sliders
* strawberry empanadas made with Otto’s Naturals – Cassava Flour
* grilled Shenandoah Valley Organic – SVO chicken skewers
* organic mini fried rice cakes
* organic baked potato rounds 
* house-made hummus served with Trail Chips by Pure Foods Inc. and ak-mak Bakeries crackers
* and an overflowing tray of fresh, organic vegetables served with an amazing dipping sauce featuring Stonyfield Organic Greek Yogurt
Our 2016 signature cocktails, created for us by the talented bar manager at Pratt Street Ale House, were:
* The Ohattan: organic whiskey, sweet vermouth, bitters, and an organic fresh cherry
* The Southern Belle Cosmo: organic vodka, organic peach juice, organic cranberry juice, and lemon-lime sour

A heartfelt thank you to all of the supplying brands for allowing us to showcase their foods and demonstrate how amazing they are!
Our goal with this event is to demonstrate just how easy it is to prepare a meal with verified products that not only look and taste beautifully, but also have a real story to tell. If you haven’t already, check out these brands. They are dedicated to what they do and transparently telling their unique food story to you. #verifiedfoodsforthewin

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McDonald’s Canadian Pilot Project Wraps Up

McDonald's Canadian Verified Sustainable Beef Pilot wrap meeting

Leann discussing the verification process steps during the McDonald’s Canadian Verified Sustainable Beef Pilot wrap meeting


Leann discussing the verification scale during the McDonald’s Canadian Verified Sustainable Beef Pilot wrap meeting








Read more here: http://calgaryherald.com/business/local-business/mcdonalds-unveils-results-of-sustainable-beef-pilot-project-in-canada

Whole Foods Market Quality Assurance Award

IMG_2800Check out our new bling! We are honored to receive this award from Whole Foods Market, and can assure you that it is just as meaningful and humbling the second time around as it was the first time four years ago. Our team tends to fly under the radar in most instances, which makes this kind of recognition extra special. We brag about our people, and this is exactly why!