What does Certified Organic mean?

Tell me about being Certified Organic. 
Waseda Farms is Certified Organic through MOSA, the largest organic certfier of Livestock and Dairy in the USA and based right here in Wisconsin.
They inspect us annually to ensure that we are doing what we say we are doing.

Ever wondered what The USDA Stands For? It stands for the United States Department of Agriculture which administers the National Organic Program, the rules of being organic. Waseda Farms is 100% Certified Organic through and through.

Organic Terms Explained

* No hormones or antibiotics
* No herbicides, pesticides, fungicides
* No chemical fertilizers
* No GMOs or genetically engineered products
* Humanely treated and sustainable raised animals
* All animals have space to move and roam outdoors
* Certified following annual inspection

To be certified organic and grass-fed, the grass has to come from non-GMO seed and never be sprayed with chemicals or use of synesthetic fertilizers.

Grass-fed beef is better for human health than grain-fed beef in 10 different ways, according to a 2009 study by the USDA and Clemson University. Compared with grain-fed beef, grass-fed beef is:

* Lower in total fat
* Higher in beta-carotene
* Higher in vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol)
* Higher in the B-vitamins thiamin and riboflavin
* Higher in the minerals calcium, magnesium, and potassium
* Higher in total omega-3s
* A healthier ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids (1.65 vs 4.84)
* Higher in CLA (cis-9 trans-11), a potential cancer fighter
* Higher in vaccenic acid (which can be transformed into CLA)
* Lower in the saturated fats linked with heart disease
Read More >> S.K. Duckett et al, Journal of Animal Science, (published online) June 2009, Effects of winter stocker growth rates…

No Sodium Nitrate or MSG, but still ready-to-eat. Celery powder and sea salt achieve the same result in our ready to eat items, such as summer sausage and hot dogs

The National Organic Program was established by the United States Department of Agriculture and is overseen by third-party companies. Waseda Farms is certified by MOSA, a Wisconsin company. We are audited annually. Every step in our farming and food process is certified. See mosaorganic.org and ams.usda.gov/national-organic-program.

There are significant differences between natural-and organic-certified beef cattle. The USDA defines natural beef as beef that is raised without additives and is processed minimally. Hormones and antibiotics are not considered additives under these guidelines, so it is left to the discretion of farmers. Waseda Farms goes beyond the standards of natural to earn the more stringent organic certification.

Organic beef comes from cattle that are fed organic foods (not genetically modified and free from antibiotics, hormones, and pesticides) and must be certified by the USDA. The pasture where the cattle graze must also be certified organic. The standards for organic certification are quite stringent. These farms must be re-certified every year. 

When purchasing organic beef, it is important to look at the labeling on the package for the organic information regarding the product. If the organic beef bears the USDA organic label, then the beef it processed according to USDA standards and is at least 95 percent organically produced. Some food labels that appear are “all-natural”, “free-range” or “hormone-free.” These labels are not to be confused with the term organic. Only meat that is grown and processed in conjunction with the USDA organic standards may be labeled organic.

USDA stands for The United States Department Of Agriculture, the government department that governs agriculture in The United States. Waseda Farms is certified organic under the "USDA national organic program" which uses accredited companies to certify and verify organic farms and regularly assess that the farm is producing organic food in accordance with The USDA National Organics Program.

Waseda Farms was the name of our farm before the Lutsey family took ownership of the farm. Waseda was the name given to the land by "The Christian Brothers" who occupied this land for many years before the Lutsey's came to Door County. The Christian brothers were raising cattle and produce on this land in a fully organic manner before the word "organic" was widely used. They were simply organic farmers before organic was a popular term. 

Featuring the visit to Waseda Farms of Around The Corner With John McGivern, this video shows many of the unique features that you will find at our beautiful organic farm in Door County Wisconsin.

Matt Lutsey, President of Waseda Farms along with his father Tom Lutsey, the founder, explain how the farm is totally organic and their mission to bring healthy organic meat to families througout the USA.

Jeff Lutsey explains how the farm has always been organic as you tour Waseda Farms Organic Grass Fed Farm in Door County Wisconsin.

Organic Beef Grass Fed

Organic Grass Fed Beef

The Waseda Farms® herd consists almost entirely of Aberdeen Angus, known more commonly as Black Angus. Black Angus have a great natural marbling which makes for delicious and tender beef. They are the most well know beef breed in the world for good reason. And we have to say, they’re pretty darn handsome. And of course, all our beef is 100% grass fed with no antibiotics or hormones used, ever.

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We are an open farm, so come visit our market, garden, and walking trails.

Tours can be made by appointment.

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From 10am-5pm.

 Phone: 920-839-2222

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Waseda Farms is a certified organic farm in Door County Wisconsin. We produce certified organic meat and eggs, including organic grass fed Black Angus beef, Berkshire Pork, and tri colored organic eggs. You can order organic meat online from our online store or visit our farm market stores in Baileys Harbor and De Pere, Wisconsin. We offer nation-wide overnight delivery when you order your organic meat online.

At Waseda Farms®, we help families learn about the benefits, taste the difference and enjoy the process of living a healthy life through certified organic food—because what we choose for our family is one of the most important decisions we can make.

Waseda Farms &
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Waseda Farms Market-
Baileys Harbor

Open Market and Curbside Pickup Door County

7281 Logerquist Rd

Baileys Harbor, WI 54202

Every Day -  10AM - 5PM 

Phone: 920-839-2222

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Market-De Pere

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Organic Meat Shop and
Curbside Pickup in De Pere

330 Reid Street

De Pere, WI 54115

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Waseda Farms
Organic Farm Tour

We are an open farm, so come visit our market, see the animals, and enjoy our garden and walking trails.

Stop at the store for a map.
Tours can be made by appointment.

Waseda Farms Organic Farm Tours

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