Here at Fresh Choice Nelson your organic choice just got even better, we’re now buying your organic meat direct from the farm so we can absolutely guarantee the provenance of the product from the farm to shelf. Our latest addition to your chilled meat selection comes from Wash Creek in Canterbury.
If you ever wondered why organic meat tastes so good, it’s because it comes from happy fellas… These animals are fed more naturally and are free of hormones and chemicals that are often administered to animals raised in a non organic way. Wash Creek cattle and sheep are no exception to this. Free to roam on the Hurunui hills, these beauties eat well so you can too…
They fill their bellies on organically grown forage including fruit salad pastures of chicory, clovers, lucerne and plantains. This nutrient rich mixed diet is chosen to naturally deter parasites.
The good farmers at Wash Creek practice clean grazing regimes for the sheep; young lambs at their most vulnerable graze on lets which did not see lambs in the previous year.
Wash Creek Hereford and Angus breed cattle are crossed with Friesian cows from local dairy farms, which means the mothers can provide huge amounts of milk to suckle their calves. Young cattle share the best quality forage with the lambs, and over winter they eat hay and brassicas.
Wash Creek farm and its livestock is certified organic by BioGro.
This sustainable, organic practice and clean eating gives Wash Creek meat outstanding flavour, colour and texture, which in turn gives your taste buds a real party!