QUALITY WITH A CONSCIENCE
At Rowe Farms our approach to eating is simple.
We believe the best approach to healthy eating is to consume sustainably raised, locally grown, minimally processed, organic foods.
Caring about our health since 1972.
Rowe first started raising grass fed cattle on his Guelph, Ontario farm in 1972. Rowe’s passion for producing animals without the use of antibiotics, growth promoting hormones or animal by-products is where the Rowe Farms Conscience was born.
For John, his dedication to grass fed beef is a progression towards a more balanced food system. If you ask John why the interest in Grass Fed Beef, his answer: “I believe that what is environmentally best is also best for us.”
While most people are used to eating grain-fed beef, cattle cannot easily digest grain and corn and are unhealthy as a result. On the contrary, according to Rowe, grass fed cattle are healthier and keeping the entire food chain healthier.
QUALITY WITH A CONSCIENCE
At Rowe Farms, we don’t use unnatural growth hormones. Each year millions of cattle across North America are injected with synthetically made growth hormones. Naturally occurring hormones are a good thing – it’s the unnatural hormones we are unsure about. In 1988, the European Union banned the use of hormones in beef production and at the same time banned the import of hormone treated beef. Although scientists seem uncertain about any long lasting effects of synthetic growth hormones in our foods, we at Rowe Farms know we can farm without the use of them. So for the good of both our livestock, and our customers, we have a complete ban on the use of synthetic growth hormones.
– Four annual Rowe Farms inspections
– Annual Rowe Farms audit
– Annual third party audit
– CFIA review
– Farmer signed affidavits
As a participating member of True Foods, Rowe Farms products bear their Trustmark and are verified and continually monitored from farm to shelf to ensure that they consistently conform to the label claims on the package.
BEING A CONSCIENTIOUS COMPANY MEANS TREATING ANIMALS WITH RESPECT AND DIGNITY.
All of our animals are raised locally in humane and low-stress environments, without the use of antibiotics or growth promoting hormones. They have open access to food and water, and eat strictly vegetarian diets. It is important that the farms supplying Rowe Farms understand that Animal Welfare is always evolving and moving forward. We will continue to enhance our protocols to offer the highest levels of animal welfare that is feasible.
MEET OUR FARMERS
Real farmers making real food.
All of our animals are raised locally, right here in Ontario by the dedicated men and women who are our conscientious farmers. We work in close partnership with our farmers to develop a sustainable agricultural model that is economically viable for them. In doing so we are able to keep local farmers on their land supplying our customers with healthy food.