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Paleo Magazine

Paleo Mag

US Wellness was voted  "Best Online Food/Product Supplier"

"Is it their Whole-30 Approved sugar-free bacon?  Or other hard to find items at your fingertips, like liverwurst or beef bacon?  Founder John Wood and the other family farmers of US Wellness Meats continue to give the Paleo community delicious meat and products from animals raised in harmony with nature."

- Paleo Magazine, Feb/March 2013

Make It Paleo

Make It Paleo

"Make it Paleo is our first book (first published in October, 2011), and has sold over 50,000 copies worldwide. Weighing in at 448 pages, this book is the best bang for your buck if you want a LOT of recipes. The recipes in this book are typically easy, require few ingredients, and are perfect for newcomers to Paleo (or cooking in general). The “treats and cheats” section in the book is worth the price of admission alone!"

- The Food Lovers Make It Paleo

Tender Grassfed Meat

Tender Grassfed Meat
"So far, I have only found such (organ) sausages at US Wellness Meats.  They sell liverwurst, braunschweiger ,and headcheese that are full of healthy grassfed organ meats, and meet all my other requirements.  These sausages work well in my recipes, and are delicious on their own."

- Tender Grassfed Meat

Tender Grassfed Barbecue

"I finally learned how to cook grassfed Tender Grassfed Barbecuemeat, by studying and adapting traditional cooking methods.  I finally realized that traditional coking methods might work for barbecue as well.  I also realized that traiditional barbecue methods must have produced safe food, beacuse all of the traditional people barbecued, and all of them were free of chronic illness when they ate their traditional diet."

- Tender Grassfed Barbecue

Against All Grain

Against All Grain"Omitting grains, gluten, dairy, and refined sugar doesn't correlate with omitting taste in these recipes. Easy-to-follow instructions are complemented by mouthwatering photos that seem to burst off the page with flavor. Danielle's recipes are sure to leave you feeling satisfied and exhilarated, rather than deprived."

- Against All Grain

Beyond Bacon

Beyond Bacon"Beyond Bacon pays homage to the humble hog by teaching you how to make more than a hundred recipes featuring cuts from the entire animal. While bacon might be the most popular part of the pig for those following the paleo diet, there is a plethora of other delicious and nutrient dense cuts to enjoy."

- Beyond Bacon

What the Experts Are Saying:

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The New York Times:

“It has taken me three years to find a piece of grass-fed beef that is tender, juicy, meaty and available online... the steaks from Grassland Beef [now U.S. Wellness Meats] are satisfyingly delicious.”
— Marian Burros, Food Columnist New York Times

“Four of the ribeye steaks; including one from U.S. Wellness Meats, brought back memories of the beef flavor meat had before cattle were stuffed with grain in feedlots.”
— Marian Burros, Food Columnist New York Times

Nom Nom Paleo

"The quality, taste, and healthfulness of grass-fed meat and sustainably-caught fish are unsurpassed. When I cook with these premium proteins, I try to highlight their flavors and not overcomplicate the preparations because the ingredients speak for themselves."

- Michelle Tam, Nom Nom Paleo, US Wellness Feature Chef

Underground Wellness

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Is Your Cow on Grass?

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You can't get health from a sick animal! You eat the animal. But did you ever wonder what your steak ate? Get the inside scoops from John Wood of U.S. Wellness Meats.

Civilized Caveman

"I learned about grass-fed meat from reading every Paleo and Primal book I could get my hands on. The book that changed my life was the Paleo Solution by Robb Wolf and that’s where it all started. After that, a quick google search, and I immersed myself in every bit of research I could find. Once I made the change and the health benefits became apparent by experiencing them I was hooked for life. Don’t believe me, you can come check the deep freezer in my garage stocked to the rim with grass-fed meat."

- George Bryant, Civilized Caveman Cooking Creations, US Wellness Feature Chef


"These pork chops I got from US Wellness Meats are ridiculous. They are so stupid good. It took a lot of self control to not eat the entire package I had bought. If you haven’t checked out their meats yet, do it. DO IT NOW."

- Juli Baur, PaleOMG, US Wellness Feature Chef

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Barbecued Beef Chuck Short Ribs — A Nice Treat That You Don’t Want to Share

The barbecued ribs were so soft and tender, melt in your mouth delicious. I told my husband that we were probably way over our limit in portion size and could have shared it a little, but as we scarfed it down, we didn’t really care. I made campanelle and pancetta in a smoky goat cheese, and cooked up some orange cauliflower that I froze at the end of the summer.

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GoodLife Eats

April 25, 2010

I told you I saved the best for last, right? In my opinion anyway. Is your mom an Aspiring Chef? Is she queen of the kitchen? Or maybe she wants to be, but she's just not there yet. This is the perfect gift guide for her.

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“Parents with Style Top Pick 2009” award.

December 14, 2009
Gift Guide | Main site

Parents with Style highly recommends buying this years Holiday food products from U.S. Wellness Meats. This food is fabulous and good for you also. We were lucky enough to get to try several products that were sent to us quickly and oh so fresh.

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With the growing eco-savviness of home chefs, a gift certificate from US Wellness Meats will be an extra special Christmas treat for the gourmets on your gift list...

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Mommy Brain Reports


I was sent a selection of their meats to try out, and my entire family agrees that it is very tender, and flavorful. We smoked the filet mignon, and grilled the skirt steak for tacos. We also made some great BBQ sandwiches out of the shredded beef. We give U.S. Wellness Meats two thumbs up!

Grass-Fed Beef

All beef is a great source of iron, B vitamins and zinc—three nutrients many Americans don't get enough of. About 50 years ago, we started to fatten cattle on grain instead of grass. But grass-fed beef has many virtues. According to Loren Cordain, a professor in the Department of Health and Exercise Science at Colorado State University, grass-fed beef resembles the wild game our ancestors ate. It contains less fat, less saturated fat, more CLA (an anti-cancer fat) and more omega-3 fatty acids than grain-fed beef.

What Our Customers Are Saying:

“We recently returned from a trip to Argentina. We had been hearing about how great their grass-fed steaks are. They were good, but yours are better.”
— Ed F.


BBQ Beef“I had to write and thank you for your slow roasted shredded beef with barbeque sauce. I had tried the regular a while back, and gave it a try with my recent order. WOW! It's wonderful. We're big barbeque nuts here in N.C., and I served the shredded beef with barbeque sauce to a few guests and they were hooked! I'm sorry now that I didn't order more than 2lb! I did order 25 lbs. of hamburger, so I'll just have to fix it first! Thanks again for providing, safe, healthy, beef and beef products.”
— Sloan K.

"I Feel Great!"

“I ate my first grass-fed piece of beef today. I can't tell you how good it tasted! I seared both sides in ghee and had a raw zucchini and a few pieces of raw bok choy and I was in heaven. I feel great! Thanks again for all that you do!”
— Chris M.


“I cooked two of the 75% ground beef patties. They were fabulous—the smell and flavor reminded me of the meat I used to eat as a child. Many years ago my father was a butcher and owned a small shop. The beef we ate then had real flavor and the melted fat was like butter.' Over the years we forgot just how good real meat tastes like. We will definitely be reordering.”
— Joan F.

"Big Hearts"

“I can't tell you how surprised and delighted I was to receive a call from you this evening about my order....and your generous offer on the extra packages of beef sticks was too kind. I admire the ethics of your company and the healthy products you provide. The quality of your products had already won me over as a consistent customer, but you went way beyond the call of duty today. It was wonderful getting to talk to you and I couldn't let your thoughtfulness go without a big THANK YOU! In a world full of impersonal business dealings because of is so refreshing to know there are still people with big hearts behind successful business. A wonderful reminder.”
— Susan R.


“Just wanted to let you know that the beef bacon is outstanding. It is a great complement to breakfast, lunch or dinner and used in numerous recipes that call for bacon as a flavor enhancer. Thanks for adding this into the already superb lineup of great grass-fed products.”
— Ken & Megan S.

"Filling an Underserved Niche"

Lamb Chops
“Your website stresses the health benefits of what you sell — which of course we appre ciate. We put in an initial order of a bit of everything — lamb, beef, rabbit, turkey, cheese, butter... We are real "foodies" (hate the word, but it does communicate), live in Manhattan, love to cook and go to great restaurants. We have bought meat from everyone from the farmers markets to the best butchers. We have also sampled different "grass fed" suppliers on the internet. The quality of your meats and dairy products is really great. The clean taste of grass fed coupled with an amazingly full flavor. Really just delicious. Keep doing what you are doing — you are filling an underserved niche. Thank you.”
— Julie H.

"Best Cheese!"

“My mum and I have so enjoyed our shipment of liver; incredibly beautiful, such that I hardly could bring myself to cook it; however, cooked it was, and incredibly flavorful, without being sinewy. We also ordered the Amish cheese for Christmas celebrations at our home. Our guests made statements such as, "this is the best cheese I ever tasted, nothing like in the market, where did you get this?' Certainly the source was revealed. We were also quite impressed with the expedient shipping and packaging of product for our latest order. Please know, I have recommended your company to friends. Keep up the extraordinary work you do. America needs more of you.”
— Charmaine B.

"Incredible & So Tender"

“Our daughter (2 1/2 years old) has numerous food allergies. Your beef, lamb and bison products are a Godsend. She became immediately sick from beef and lamb bought in a regular store and even organic meats purchased in health food stores that were corn fed. She has only been eating grass-fed meats and free range poultry for a year now and is gaining weight and growing wonderfully. Your chuck roast is wonderful. I make it in a crock pot with only a small amount of filtered water and salt (she is allergic to the usual seasonings). The flavor is incredible and so tender I can cut it with a fork! Thank you for your wonderful products!”
— Margaret M.

"Best Tasting!"

“Just a note to let you know that I received my order of ribeye steak, and it is absolutely the best tasting highest quality beef I have ever had! Thank you!”
— Larry M.

"Icing On the Cake"

“I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you all for doing what you do. The meat I've received from U.S. Wellness Meats has been exceptional; knowing that it comes from sustainable farms with the land and the consumers interest at heart is just icing on the cake. I'm such a fan of your product that I've taken to giving away your meat as presents, and my family and friends were equally satisfied. The discount you gave me is wonderful, but I'm going to be a customer for a long time because of the quality of your business.”
— Mike F.

"Thanks So Much"

“Thanks so much for your pemmican bars! I've been trying to pursue a Paleo diet for the last 6-7 years and these bars make a perfect, convenient breakfast bar on the way to work. I have 1/2 bar every morning for breakfast and I love them. Everyone makes a joke about my "fat" bars and how they can't be healthy; but I have been able to educate those with "open minds" about the Paleo diet rationale and some become very interested. To anyone interested, your website along with are the two sites I steer them to (no pun intended). Thanks so much.”
— Bill H.


Filet Mignon
“I just have to tell you how PLEASED my parents were with the tenderloin filet mignon! My father called me last night, and he said that of all the steaks he has had, in various restaurants, this was without a doubt the very best! He had heard of grass-fed beef, and he was absolutely astounded at the flavor! (I had been worried that without the fat for flavor, it might not be that tasty — boy, was I wrong!) Thank you so much. I am spreading the word about U.S. Wellness Meats!”
— Barbara Y.

"Love the Way You Do Business"

“I want you to know that I love the way you do business. I love that you have integrity and I love that you care about your customers. As a result, I tell a lot of people about U.S. Wellness Meats and many are now happy customers. Your company is a pleasure to share with others.”
— Jo Anne C.

"Best Steaks We've Ever Had"

“I recently received my first order from you guys. I live in St. Louis County, Missouri, and as you know, a few weeks ago our temperatures were up in the low 100s, and the humidity was almost thick enough to shower in. I was calling myself all sorts of names for ordering frozen meat during weather like that. I figured it was going to arrive here "already cooked" because of the weather. I WAS SO HAPPY TO SEE THE MEAT ARRIVE HERE STILL FROZEN!!!!!! :-) We cook the roasts in a crockpot and they always turn out real nice, but last night, using our Flavorwave and your ribeyes, my husband and I ate the best steaks we've ever had. The people who buy your meats really need to own one of those Flavorwaves. The difference is incredible. I don't care about meat all that much, but after tasting last night's ribeyes, I just ordered more ribeyes from you guys. Eating meat never tasted so good. THANK YOU.”
— Renee C.

"Vegetarian for Over 10 Years"

“Would you believe I was once a vegetarian for over 10 years? That is until I began to understand that my health problems largely stemmed from a diet too high in carbohydrates and too low in quality protein. Since I have switched to a diet which primarily consists of grass-fed beef and vegetables, I have effortlessly optimized my weight and lowered my bad cholesterol,' increased my energy, and feel great. I now understand the importance of eating quality protein at every meal, and I bring your beef jerky with me to work where I can snack on it throughout the day. “
— Diana S.


“I want to let you know that I've been purchasing your Braunschweiger and Liverwurst. I am THRILLED that you are making these products!! They are absolutely delicious, and give me an opportunity to eat grass-fed liver several times a week, especially when I get too busy to prepare a regular liver dish. Eating these products takes me back to my childhood days of liverwurst sandwich lunches with my grandparents, something I used to always look forward to. So, here's a big *thank you* for providing these and other great grass-fed meat products so that even "city folks' like us can eat healthy, traditional foods. “
— Michael S.

"So Thankful!"

“I just wanted to take a minute to send a short note and thank you for your products. I'm so thankful I found a reliable company to order beef and things from that I know are organic and grass fed with no hormones or antibiotics. In a world that insists on convenience food and processes everything "convenience" and still know I'm doing something good for my family. The first order I placed was more than we expected. My husband said the butter took him back 30 years to his Mamaw's kitchen when he helped her make homemade butter. I just placed my second order and I'm excited to get it. Thanks again!”
— Tabitha G.

"Feel Like A King"

“I just got my order today. I decided to stop eating beef a few years ago after learning how the lipid profile of grain-fed animals are changed. I haven't had any beef for years, I just had a fabulous steak and feel like a queen, no make that a king. Although I don't eat much meat, I was tired of eating organic, free-range chicken and nitrate-free turkey bacon. I was very happy with the taste of my beef and can't wait to try the cheese, I learned about your products at”
— Rachel D.

"Dropped 30+ lbs"

“It is true that eating a good diet based on grass-fed meat, grass-fed fats and grass-fed dairy is the best (and tastiest) way to lose weight. And I speak from experience.

I have always been large and heavy, ever since my football days. I tried a number of diets to lose weight. None of them worked, and the effect on my health was so bad that I decided to accept my bulk and make the best of it.

Well, I'm still large, but I've dropped more than thirty pounds and lost two inches off my waist in the last year, without even trying. And I am continuing to steadily lose weight. I eat all I want, and I never feel hungry or deprived after a meal. I avoid all factory foods, unsaturated oils, and soft drinks, and try to eat only the good natural foods that my ancestors thrived on. I eat plenty of grass-fed beef, grass-fed bison, grass-fed lamb, wild shrimp, wild seafood, grass-fed cheese, grass-fed butter, grass-fed beef tallow, grass-fed lamb tallow, and unrefined coconut oil.

I still eat potatoes, but I always cook then in plenty of good grass-fed fat. The fat seems to stop the negative effect of the carbs. I still eat good natural bread, but I make sure to smother each piece with plenty of grass-fed butter. (by the way, the grass-fed butter you sell is the best I've ever had.)

At 56, I am in the best health of my entire life, by far. U.S. Wellness provides the majority of the good food that I eat. ”
— Stan F.