Heritage Foods
Brooklyn, NY
Farm to plate heritage meats

The Standard Bronze is the biggest heritage turkey breed in America and is considered by many to be the perfect bird — flavorful, healthy, and robust.

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Introduction

Heritage Foods was founded with the goal to preserve ancient breeds of livestock that were becoming extinct, largely because industrial agriculture willfully pushed them aside for more profitable, faster-growing animals. They work with a network of independent farmers raising animals humanely, outdoors, on-pasture, and never with antibiotics or growth hormones. The traditional farming methods that the farmers they work with create the most delicious, supremely marbled, juicy meat in the world. Heritage Foods is the largest distributor of rare and heritage breed meats in the USA.

About The Food

Heritage Foods farmers grow animals that are raised humanely, outdoors, on-pasture, using traditional farming techniques, reproduce naturally, and are never fed any antibiotics or growth hormones. They raise the world’s best meat — and that is not just an opinion, it is a scientific fact. Heritage breeds are more marbled, which means more tender and juicy than any industrially farmed meat. Heritage meats also boast a profound taste and depth of flavor that has not been squashed by a corporate culture that only cares about rapid production. 

Meet The Owner

Heritage Foods founder Patrick Martins first learned about the plight of endangered food species in 1986 when he started working for a non-profit organization aiming to bring attention to endangered regional cuisines and ingredients. In 2001 he founded Heritage Foods to preserve those endangered species of livestock from extinction. Patrick was born in New York City and has lived there ever since. He sits on the Board of Directors for the Heritage Radio Network and sat on the Museum of Food and Drink (MOFAD) board for 8 years.

Accolades

The Standard Bronze is the biggest heritage turkey breed in America and is considered by many to be the perfect bird — flavorful, healthy, and robust.

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The Daily Meal

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LOW FLAT-RATE SHIPPING for HERITAGE FOODS

At FoodyDirect we are doing everything we can to drive down shipping costs for our customers, including offering Low Flat-Rate Shipping.

$ 9.95 Flat-Rate Shipping - If your shipping address is reachable from Heritage Foods via UPS Ground service within 2 days, you will be presented with the incredibly low shipping rate of $ 9.95 upon checkout.
$ 29.95 Flat-Rate Shipping - If your shipping address is beyond 2-day ground reach, you will be presented with a flat rate of $ 29.95 for 2nd-Day Air upon checkout.

*Please note that the flat rates above will be applied per shipping box. While some packages can be combined into a single box, most packages from Heritage Foods require their own shipping box. You will be presented with the actual shipping rate before making your final purchase.

Next Day Air service and Saturday delivery may be available for an additional charge. Service to Alaska and Hawaii is available for an additional fee (sorry). Service outside the U.S. currently not available.

Orders are shipped Monday through Thursday, except holidays. Orders placed by 8:00 AM (ET) can be shipped that day. The max allowable transit time for all products is 2 days. Perishable items cannot be shipped over a weekend and cannot be delivered on Sunday or Monday.

Weather and unforeseen circumstances can delay your shipment. We strongly recommend that you schedule your order to arrive at least 1 business day before your desired usage date to allow for any delays.

Shipping Options

The following shipping options are available depending upon the delivery date selected and reflect the max allowable transit time for products from Heritage Foods:

Ground Shipping (1-2 Days) - If a customer’s shipping address is reachable via UPS Ground service within 2 days, they will be presented with a $9.95 Flat-Rate Shipping upon checkout. Orders will be delivered via UPS Ground service on or before the selected arrival date, between 9:00 AM and 8:00 PM to residences, and between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM to businesses.

2nd-Day Air - If the shipping address is not reachable within 2 days via UPS Ground service, the customer will be presented with $29.95 Flat-Rate Shipping upon checkout. The order will be shipped via UPS 2nd-Day Air and will be delivered on or before the end of the second business day following shipment (unless upgrading to Saturday delivery). Delivery time can vary based on area, but can be as late as 8:00 p.m. to residences and 5:00 p.m. to businesses.

UPS Next Day Air Saver - Your package will be delivered on the next business day after it has been shipped - by 3 PM to most addresses, by 4:30 PM to rural addresses. The flat-rate for Next Day Air Saver is $39.95 (per shipping box).

UPS Next Day Air - Your package will be delivered the next morning after it has shipped (or Saturday if upgrading to Saturday delivery), by 12 noon to most addresses. The flat-rate for Next Day Air is $44.95 (per shipping box).

Once your order has shipped, you will receive a ship notification email with a tracking number for each package in your order. When your order has been delivered, you will also receive a delivery notification email.

For complete shipping details we encourage you to visit our General Shipping and Packaging Information page.

Packaging & Delivery

All food from Heritage Foods is shipped in extra thick recyclable foam containers with sufficient coolant to assure it arrives in excellent condition within the max allowable transit time of 2 days.

All orders are shipped signature release. This means UPS will leave the package at the doorstep, front desk or gate associated with the shipping address without requiring a signature upon delivery. It is the customer's responsibility to ensure that the contents of the package are stored in a freezer or refrigerator promptly after delivery. FoodyDirect cannot be responsible for orders with incomplete or invalid addresses, or that are sent to recipients who are not available to store the contents of the order on the day of arrival. UPS cannot deliver to a P.O. box.

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