Why are our products Celiac Safe and Allergy Free?
We, the Hamilton Family are Celiac’s and have severe food allergies. For this reason we only make products that are as pure and simple as possible.
All Sunworks Farm sausages, bacon and deli meats are nitrate, nitrite, sulfite, sulfate, MSG, egg, wheat, nut and dairy free.
All our sausages, bacon and deli meats contain just certified organic meat, certified organic spices and certified organic maple syrup or certified organic honey. We use a natural mineralized rock salt in all our products; this salt is full of micronutrients.
Why are your animal’s grassfed?
When we feed animals their original diet, we are feeding them food that is most in harmony with their digestive system. This naturally produces healthier animals.
Meat and eggs from grass-fed animals supplies our bodies with a natural source of Omega 3 Fatty Acids, CLA and Beta-Carotene.
All our beef and bison is 100% grass fed. Our chickens, turkeys, laying hens, pork, and lamb are all raised on pasture in the summer and fed free choice certified organic grains. In the winter the poultry is brought inside and are fed certified organic alfalfa. Our pigs and lamb remain outside are fed certified organic hay and alfalfa with free choice grain. Our beef and bison remain outside and are fed certified organic hay.
To be a Certified Organic Producer a farm must go through a series of inspections by a professional Organic Inspector and must prove, through an audit trail, that they are complying with the strict regulations set out by the Organic Certification Board.
These inspections occur once per year and must take place to remain a Certified Organic Producer. Our meat processors are also inspected in order to help us maintain our high standard of quality, but also gives you the assurance that you are purchasing a true organic product.
Why are your products organic?
Organic farming has always been the foundation of our philosophy.
Our family strongly feels that chemicals and medications that are fed to animals or are applied to the land and crops, end up in our bodies. The effects of ingesting these toxins is showing in the health of the general population.
We know that food can be grown, and animals raised, without these unnatural inputs and want to offer that choice to the consumer.
We are certified by Ecocert Organic Certification organization. They inspect our farm regularly to ensure we meet the highest standards of Organic farming.
Why Certified Humane
We are certified humane by the BC SPCA. This means that we are inspected yearly to ensure that we meet the requirements and standards of the BC SPCA farm certification program. This is important as it ensures that the animals that you are buying are raised humanely.
Cooking Certified Organic Pasture Poultry
Pasture Poultry is a lean meat that is very dense, tender, juicy and has wonderful flavor. Care must be taken not to overcook the birds since there is not a lot of fat under the skin.
How are your animals raised?
Certified Organic Chickens
Our chickens are raised free range on pasture with shelters that are moved daily onto fresh grass. The birds have lots of room to run while still having the shelters to give them shade from the sun and protection from the rain. The range area and the shelters are surrounded with mesh to protect the birds from predators.
By moving the ranges the birds have access to fresh vegetative grass at all times. This gives our flocks a clean healthy environment to thrive in. The birds are also fed Free Choice,certified organic grain.
Certified Organic Turkeys, Ducks and Geese
The turkeys, ducks and geese are raised on pasture in large moveable shelters that are moved daily. This provides them with shade, shelter and lots of access to green grass. The turkeys, ducks and geese are also given, free choice, a combination of certified organic grains.
Certified Organic Eggs
Our hens are raised free run in moveable shelters that are moved daily onto in the summer onto fresh green grass. The hens feel secure laying their eggs in the nesting boxes which are in the shelter. In the winter the hens are brought inside and given lots of space to run around, clean bedding and healthy free choice certified organic grains and organic alfalfa.
They are fed certified organic grains. No chemical wash or sealants are used when cleaning the eggs. The eggs are large and brown with dark yellow yolks that are filled with goodness.
Certified Organic Beef
Our beef is 100 % grass finished. Our cattle are time controlled grazed in the summer and are fed organic hay on the pasture in the winter. The meat is aged for 21 days, the old fashioned way, to maintain its flavor and tenderness.
Certified Organic Pork
We raise our pigs on the pasture. They are free to eat the grass and be in the fresh air and sunshine. The pigs are moved regularly onto fresh pasture and are provided with free choice certified organic grains.
The meat is very firm, lean, tender and delicious when cooked.
Certified Organic Lamb
The lambs are born in the spring on our sister’s farm near Rosalind, Alberta, and are raised on Certified Organic pasture. They are moved frequently to fresh pasture and are also given free choice certified organic grains to meet their dietary needs.
This meat is tender and flavorful.