Organic Prairie™, the brand of delicious organic meats produced by the same farmer-owned co-op as Organic Valley, today announced the launch of its 100% Grassfed Organic Uncured Beef Hot Dogs, fully-cooked, hardwood-smoked, skinless all-beef hot dogs. Organic Prairie 100% Grassfed Hot Dogs are produced by committed ranchers, who like all Organic Valley farmer-owners across the country, work in harmony with nature—never using antibiotics, synthetic hormones, toxic pesticides or GMOs in feed or forage.
The 100% Grassfed Beef Hot Dogs now join Organic Prairie's growing line of 100% Grassfed Ground Beef products. Both the hot dogs and the ground beef represent a strong commitment to high humane standards of animal care and grazing as nature intended. Organic Prairie 100% Grassfed Beef Hot Dogs are also gluten- and casein-free.
In 2011, consumers spent more than $1.7 billion on hot dogs in U.S. supermarkets, according to the National Hot Dog & Sausage Council. Seven billion hot dogs are consumed during grilling season from Memorial Day to Labor Day, including 150 million on Independence Day alone. The market for organic hot dogs increased in sales by 18.9 percent in 2012, reflecting a demand for America's favorite grill treat to be healthier, with no antibiotics, synthetic hormones, toxic pesticides or GMOs.
Organic Prairie 100% Grassfed Organic Uncured Beef Hotdogs have a SRP of $7.99 and come in a 12-ounce package of six, two-ounce links. The hot dogs will be available nationally in natural food stores, food cooperatives and major grocery chains in time for the 2013 grilling season, and will be available at the Organic Prairie online store at www.organicpraire.coop.
Organic Prairie 100% Grassfed Organic Uncured Beef Hotdogs are great right off the grill and in the bun with your favorite condiments, or in updated organic versions of homemade mac 'n cheese (buttery breadcrumbs on top) and franks and beans (organic maple sweetens the beans). They are also delicious in the following serving suggestions:
- Reuben Dog with kraut and creamy homemade Thousand Island dressing
- Fresh "Corn Dog" with freshly cut corn and red pepper relish
- Cheddar Dog with cider-braised leeks and apples and Organic Valley Grassmilk™ Cheddar
Organic Prairie 100% Grassfed Organic Uncured Beef Hot Dogs will be launched to the trade at Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, Calif.; visit Organic Prairie and Organic Valley at booth #2530.
About Organic Prairie
Organic Prairie produces a full range of delicious, high quality organic meats, from the same farmers who produce for Organic Valley. Organic Prairie's farmers are committed to providing your family with the healthiest, most wholesome meat, raised humanely in accordance with organic principles and practices—respecting the dignity and interdependence of human, animal, plant, soil and global life. Pioneers in the organic meat industry since 1996, Organic Prairie produces delicious meat without the use of antibiotics, synthetic hormones, persistent pesticides or GMOs. Organic Prairie was the first in the industry to ban animal by-products from cattle's diet and played a vital role in shaping federal organic meat certification standards. Today, Organic Prairie is available in select supermarkets, natural food stores and food cooperatives. For more information, or to purchase Organic Prairie products at our online store, please visit www.organicprairie.coop.
About Organic Valley
Organic Valley is America's largest cooperative of organic farmers and one of the nation's leading organic brands. Organized in 1988, it represents 1,814 farmers in 35 states and three Canadian provinces, and achieved $860 million in 2012 sales. Focused on its founding mission of saving family farms through organic farming, Organic Valley produces a variety of organic foods, including organic milk, soy, cheese, butter, spreads, creams, eggs, produce and juice, which are sold in supermarkets, natural foods stores and food cooperatives nationwide. With its regional model, milk is produced, bottled and distributed right in the region where it is farmed to ensure fewer miles from farm to table and to support our local economies. For further information and to learn about Organic Valley's 25 years of sustainable agriculture as it celebrates its anniversary in 2013, visitwww.organicvalley.coop. Organic Valley is also on Twitter @OrganicValley and Facebookwww.facebook.com/OrganicValley.