March 20, 2015
A few of our favorite tweets. Retweet them if they strike you the same way!
April 15, 2015
Sandwiches are serious business.
These tweets? Not so much...
April 21, 2015
We cut the crusts off the Twitter for ya. You're welcome.
April 24, 2015
Here are our favorite pins this week.
May 07, 2015
Want some funny deli tweets? Take a number...
May 14, 2015
Frankly, these are the best we could find.
May 22, 2015
Gonna get up in yo' grill with these tweets.
June 11, 2015
Serving suggestion: Dip these tweets in tomato soup.
June 25, 2015
No amount of relish can top these tweets.
April 14, 2016
The United States Department of Agriculture took a huge step forward on April 7, 2016 by proposing a rule that would make animal welfare standards part of its requirements for organic certification.
January 04, 2017
Many food companies spend a lot of time (and money) convincing consumers that their products are the key to keeping those perennial promises we all make: to eat more healthily, lose a few pounds, and exercise more.
March 03, 2017
At Applegate, we take pride in being the nation’s leading natural and organic meat company. We have never been content with the status quo, especially when it comes to animal welfare.
June 28, 2017
Our natural and organic 100% grass-fed beef hot dogs are officially verified by the Non-GMO Project.
August 09, 2017
Applegate Culinologist Jason Clarke packs spicy, sweet and savory into these five simple snack ideas.
September 13, 2017
Thirty years ago, Applegate was founded on the simple premise of, “What if you weren’t afraid to read a hot dog label?” This bold question became a mission: Changing The Meat We Eat®.
October 05, 2017
In June 2015, we removed GMO ingredients from all of our products. In 2016, we went a step further: promising to take GMOs out of our entire supply chain and seeking third-party verification for all of our products.
January 24, 2018
A new year is well underway, and for many, that means making life-changing resolutions, like adopting cleaner eating habits. By now you can probably tell, we’re big fans of simple ingredients and clean eating, which is why we’re excited about our partnership with Whole30®.
February 07, 2018
We made our new Applegate Naturals® Pork & Beef Pepperoni and Applegate Naturals® Turkey Pepperoni portable, without the use of artificial preservatives, by turning to old-school dry-curing techniques- adding salt and drying to the desired moisture level.
February 28, 2018
Did you think it’s fair to label a package of bacon as organic if it was sourced from a farm where pigs are kept in crates? Yeah, we don’t either.
March 14, 2018
This isn’t the first time the people responsible for setting the standards to protect us have let us down, and unfortunately, it probably won’t be the last.
April 09, 2018
We’re excited to introduce our newest changemaker: Applegate President John Ghingo!
April 16, 2018
Welcome the arrival of our new chicken nuggets, patties, and strips that will give you something to crow about!
April 16, 2018
Food allergies are a serious matter for many families and one of the motivating factors as to why we choose to keep our ingredient lists simple and clean.
July 25, 2018
We’re proud to announce that we are relaunching our deli meat portfolio, which will no longer use carrageenan as an ingredient and will feature taste, texture, and packaging improvements.
August 09, 2018
At Applegate, we’ve prided ourselves on progressing our mission: Changing The Meat We Eat® for more than 30 years, and we couldn’t be happier to add cheese to the change.
August 24, 2018
With the end of summer on the horizon, popping back into a back-to-school routine can be frustrating for kids and parents alike.
But there’s no need for brown bag lunches to feel like an extra burden for busy families.
Vivian Howard, the award-winning North Carolina chef and star of PBS’s “A Chef’s Life,” has her hands full. In the midst of writing her second book, opening a third restaurant, and launching a new PBS series, she’s also a mom with a set of twins who will be second graders when school resumes this fall.
September 04, 2018
For more than 30 years, Applegate has been helping families pack a clean conscience for lunch by offering clean, crave-able (and convenient!) food, like our natural and organic deli meats, that are sourced from humanely-raised animals that are never administered antibiotics.
November 05, 2018
This summer we revealed big news about our Applegate Organics® pre-sliced deli line- a new peel & reseal packaging and a carrageenan-free formulation. Now, we are excited to announce that our Applegate Naturals® pre-sliced deli line has also fully transitioned.
April 03, 2019
Applegate will be bringing its all-star lineup of classic ballpark fare to more than 25 stadiums this summer as “Official Natural and Organic Meat of Minor League Baseball™ (MiLB™).”
Cleaner versions of summertime classics, including THE CLEANER WIENER™ -- APPLEGATE NATURALS® Beef Hot Dog -- and THE GREAT ORGANIC BLEND BURGER™ BEEF BURGER, will be offered at concession stands so families can choose Better Flippin’ Meat while enjoying America’s pastime.
August 05, 2019
Whether you’re gluten-free, taking a hiatus from bread, meal planning for Whole30®, looking to breathe new life into your avocado toast obsession, or have an extra sweet potato laying around that you don’t know what to do with… we’ve got a solution (or five) for you!
Here are five sweet potato toast recipes topped with our turkey deli meat. Share how you like to mix and match “toast” toppings, at home, using APPLEGATE® products.
August 27, 2019
Despite an endless amount of sandwich possibilities, many people make the same sandwich over and over again. And then, there are those who still haven’t found their ultimate sandwich. According to a recent survey conducted by Applegate:
• 70 percent of parents are looking for new and easy sandwich recipes
• 10 percent of parents say there’s no such thing as a great sandwich
• 15% of parents blame their lack of lunch inspiration on not having enough time to make their children’s lunches
Tagged in: back to school 2019
February 04, 2020
The 'Go Applegatarian' movement is an extension of our brand's mission- Changing The Meat We Eat®- and we couldn't be more excited to launch it!
March 26, 2020
At Applegate, we care about your health—and the planet’s. That's why we offer full, transparent nutritional information and commissioned an independent, third-party analysis of the environmental impact of the Applegate® Well Carved™ Organic Grass Fed Beef Burger.
April 13, 2020
Freezing is a great way to preserve food. To help you enjoy quality tasting food in the future, we put together some tips and recommendations on freezing some of our favorite products.
April 20, 2020
New line of blended burgers and meatballs let consumers have their meat and veggies, too.
Tagged in: Well Carved
April 29, 2020
Change doesn’t just happen. It requires great leadership. That’s why Applegate®, the nation’s leading natural and organic meat brand, is proud to have added three experienced and progressive leaders to our team.
May 06, 2020
Since 1987, Applegate has been on a mission: Changing The Meat We Eat.® With the outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus), putting unprecedented demands on the food system, that mission is more important now than ever. Applegate is paying close attention to the situation, and we’re working with partners – from farmers to warehouse distributors – to take extra measures that put safety first during this challenging time. Our team is working around the clock on precautions to limit the spread of COVID-19 and minimize disruptions in getting you the high-quality natural and organic meats you expect from Applegate.
Tagged in: COVID19
July 01, 2020
In recent weeks, Applegate has been reflecting on what we can do, as a company, to improve racial equity and make a meaningful, lasting impact both inside our company and externally. Today, we’re ready to start the work we hope will make a difference.
November 09, 2020
Meet Michelle Hughes, equity and organizational change manager at the National Young Farmers Coalition. Michelle joined the coalition to help farmers like herself to get their start in a system that by and large excludes them. Michelle gave us a primer on the challenges that BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) farmers face and what we all can do to make a difference.
November 10, 2020
Meet John Ghingo, president of Applegate, meat-lover, changemaker. John joined Applegate in 2018 and since then has been leading the charge to keep meat on the table. Find out why—and how—below:
November 10, 2020
Meet Lance Price, professor at the George Washington University’s Milken Institute School of Public Health and the founding director of GW’s Antibiotic Resistance Action Center. Dr. Price works at the interface between science and policy. We caught up with him to get the latest on the crisis of antibiotic resistance.
November 25, 2020
Meet Diana Rodgers, co-author of the new book Sacred Cow, which makes a powerful case that good meat is good for your health and the environment. Which is just what you need to tackle the hard conversations at this year’s holiday table.
December 11, 2020
Meet Jessica Shade, director of science programs at the Organic Center. Her research focuses on the benefits of organic food and farming. We got the scoop.
December 11, 2020
Meet Nancy Roulston, senior director of corporate policy and animal science at ASPCA where she works with companies to improve the lives of livestock animals. We asked Nancy to highlight some key efforts helping animals, and what we as individuals can do to help.
December 30, 2020
You’re probably familiar with Melissa Urban, co-founder and CEO of the Whole30 program, Applegate partner and a six-time New York Times bestselling author. But we couldn't think of anyone better to ask for healthy eating advice. Here are Melissa’s tips for eating well in 2021.
December 30, 2020
Meet Jamie Ager, a fourth-generation farmer in North Carolina. Jamie's company, Hickory Nut Gap Meat, brings together local ranchers who are committed to holistic grazing practices. Jamie gave us the scoop on how these practices benefit the animals and the land—and create the tastiest, juiciest pork for the new line of sausages from THE NEW FOOD COLLECTIVE™ by Applegate.
December 30, 2020
Meet Andrew Gunther, executive director of A Greener World (AGW), a non-profit organization that promotes and supports ultra-sustainable livestock farming and the force behind AGW’s Animal Welfare Approved, the "gold standard" certification for pastured meat. Andrew gave us the scoop on the buzz around regenerative farming and how hogs (ie, your bacon) can be part of a healthy system.
December 30, 2020
Meet Nicolette Niman, a lawyer who for more than three decades was a vegetarian and the most eloquent American defenders of ethical meat. Huh, you say? The evidence is on her side. In her book, Defending Beef--new edition out spring 2021--she shows how foods from cattle―milk and meat, particularly when raised entirely on grass―are healthful, nutritious and an irreplaceable part of the world’s food system.
February 15, 2021
Meet Michelle Thomas, whose role is setting and enforcing Applegate’s high standards for health and animal welfare. Dr. Thomas chatted with us about how she got her start and her vision of the future.
February 22, 2021
Meet Rhyne Cureton, aka @pork.rhyne. (Best. Handle. Ever.) We met Rhyne through the Young Farmers Coalition and were fascinated to learn about his work. He’s got experience both on the farm, working with pastured pigs, and with the National Pork Board (the guys who invented the slogan: The Other White Meat). It all adds up to a super-smart take on how to build a better food system. Here are edited excerpts.
February 22, 2021
Meet Sydney Riess, who works on U.S. PIRG’s Stop the Overuse of Antibiotics Campaign. The organization focuses on state laws to reduce antibiotics and also pressures companies to ban irresponsible use. Here’s the scoop.
February 26, 2021
For food allergy families across the globe, there is nothing quite as important as trust. Applegate recognizes that our brand is built on the trust of our loyal customers – especially those in the food allergy community. In fact, at Applegate headquarters we feature letters from families who live with food allergies and rely on Applegate for our commitment to high quality and stringent safety standards. That’s why when Applegate was contacted on December 14, 2020 by a consumer whose son had a severe allergic reaction after eating APPLEGATE ORGANICS® Gluten-Free Chicken Nuggets with a “best before” date of 08/05/2021, we sprung into action.
March 09, 2021
Meet Corwin Heatwole, founder of @FarmerFocus, an innovative chicken company and Applegate supplier. He gave us the scoop on how he's changing chicken farms for good.
March 29, 2021
Meet Justin Levy, the executive director of Conscious Alliance, a food rescue organization that works with artists, musicians and companies like Applegate to deliver food that would otherwise go to waste to communities in need. The last year has been…busy: In last year, Applegate donated more than 260,000 meals. Justin took a quick break to give us the scoop.
April 09, 2021
Meet Stefan Oellinger, Applegate’s senior director of raw supply and the man (literally) in charge of our efforts to change the meat we eat. Stefan gave us a quick explainer on why a more holistic agricultural system is key.
April 09, 2021
Meet Bobby Gill, director of development and communications at the @savoryinstitute, a nonprofit that works to facilitate the regeneration of the world's grasslands through holistic management. So who better to ask about animals' role in #regenerative agriculture? (Answer: No one.)
April 12, 2021
Today, antibiotic-resistant bacteria kill 700,000 people worldwide. Unchecked, that number could grow to 10 million by 2050. But there is hope. Bill Mudge, director of the new (and fabulous!) documentary “Beating Superbugs: Can We Win?” gives us the scoop.
May 28, 2021
We need to rethink the way we raise livestock as antibiotic-resistant infections continue to be on the rise. If you don't know where to begin or want to dive deeper into this topic, we have just the thought-leader to help you out! Check out our interview with Mark Bittman as he gives us the details on fighting back these superbugs.
June 02, 2021
For two years in a row, the number of antibiotics given to animals has jumped. Sales of medically important antibiotics climbed 11% between 2017 and 2019, according to recent FDA figures, with pork producers leading the charge. The numbers are moving in the wrong direction.
June 16, 2021
Applegate is proud to support The Trevor Project in their efforts to help LGBTQ youth in crisis. To celebrate PRIDE Month we are donating $5,000 and would love it if you would join us in contributing to this important organization.
June 18, 2021
Meet Jac Wypler, who works for the National Young Farmers Coalition on the Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network-Northeast (FRSAN-NE), a collaborative network that supports farmer mental health in the region. It's a big job. Jac gave us the scoop
June 24, 2021
On June 3, John Ghingo, Applegate’s president spoke to Food Tank’s Danielle Nierenberg about the looming global health crisis of antibiotic resistance. You can watch highlights of the interview or read some, edited for clarity, below. You can also join us in the fight against superbugs by signing our pledge and joining our email list for updates on antibiotic resistance news and policy actions.
July 09, 2021
Lots of us worry about climate change. But what can we little people really do about it? The answer is in Paul Greenberg’s “The Climate Diet,” a new book that offers 50 achievable ways to cut our individual carbon emissions. One big one: what we eat. Paul gave us the scoop.
August 04, 2021
Meet Yichao Rui, Research Director of the Rodale Institute’s Farming Systems Trial, the longest-running comparison of organic and conventional agricultural systems in North America. Which makes Yichao the perfect person to quiz on the power of organic--and why healthy resilient soil is the foundation of good agriculture.
August 30, 2021
Like many women, motherhood radically changed the way Judi Shils shopped and ate. But she wasn’t content only to make her life greener. She wanted to show others the way. Over the last 20 years, she built her organization, Turning Green, into a global platform to educate and empower students to advocate for climate justice, environmental sustainability and public health. Judi gave us the scoop on her latest initiative, Conscious Kitchen, which in partnership with companies including Applegate is bringing organic food to public schools.
September 13, 2021
Meet Sangcheol Moon, a PhD student at UC Berkeley in Environmental Science, Policy and Management. Moon recently joined Applegate in a research project to investigate the potential of a 100% carbon neutral hotdog. She gave us the scoop.
September 28, 2021
Meet Don Holly, a young farmer who raises horses and bees on his family’s ranch in East Texas. With a $5,000 grant from the National Young Farmers Coalition, Don plans to expand the farm to include cattle and fruit orchards. He spoke to us about the challenges and rewards of Farming While Black.
October 26, 2021
As a leader in sourcing and producing food with Applegate humanely raised standards*, Applegate Farms. announced in 2016, its support of the Better Chicken Commitment to address welfare issues in chicken raised for meat. Our dedication to continuous improvement and transparency in animal welfare is part of the Applegate mission: Changing The Meat We Eat®. As of October 2021, Applegate is pleased to share that 100% of the chickens we purchase are raised in full compliance with the Better Chicken Commitment standards
November 03, 2021
Regenerative agriculture is the latest buzzword in the meat industry—and for good reason. Holistic practices, especially holistic grazing of livestock, have the potential to slash methane emissions, enrich soil health, boost biodiversity, and even sequester carbon. There’s no time to waste.
November 09, 2021
Creating changemakers means nurturing young game-changers. That’s why Applegate is proud to support After-School All-Stars (ASAS) —a national non-profit that’s one of the largest free school-based after-school program providers in the country. By delivering comprehensive, community-oriented programs to under-resourced students, ASAS helps students develop the skills, knowledge, and habits needed to succeed in life, school, and their future career. As part of their mission to level the playing field for underserved youth, ASAS aims to break cycles of inequality and close the opportunity gap by embedding Racial and Social Justice into their work.
November 19, 2021
Organic food sales reached a record high in 2020 with the meat, poultry, and fish category seeing the second highest growth rate of nearly 25%. With a growing demand and interest in organic meat, The Organic Center released a report this year to showcase The Benefits of Organic Meat and help explain what "organic" meat means and why it's important.
November 19, 2021
Meet Lance Price, professor at the George Washington University’s Milken Institute School of Public Health and the founding director of GW’s Antibiotic Resistance Action Center. Dr. Price works at the interface between science and policy. He gave us the 101 on antibiotic resistance and what all of us can do to help.
November 30, 2021
One Small Act from You, One Huge Difference in a Child’s Life
December 02, 2021
With 32 million Americans having food allergies, chances are you or someone you know has one. However, don’t let food allergies get in the way of your holiday celebrations! Here are some tips from our partners at Food Allergy Research & Education to help keep your celebrations safe.
Tagged in: The Applegatarian
December 08, 2021
You've seen it on a charcuterie board, in a sandwich, on a salad, and wrapped around fruit. But, beyond knowing how delicious it tastes (on its own or paired with cheeses and fruits), how much do you know about prosciutto?
December 08, 2021
Want to be the MVP of guests this holiday season? Then bring your host(s) a gift package (you can use a recycled cardboard box) filled with a culling board and all the makings for a successful charcuterie board.
December 10, 2021
Meet Anita Roach, the vice president for community and education at FARE, which works to improve the lives and heath of people with food allergies. Anita gave Applegate Farms the scoop on the steady rise in U.S. food allergies and what we can all do to make this a stress-free holiday season.
December 17, 2021
Meet Glen Burrows, cofounder of the U.K.’s Ethical Butcher. Glen was a vegetarian for more than 20 years but rediscovered meat (and his love of food) and dedicated himself to bringing the highest quality, ethical meat to British shoppers. Glen gave Mission Matters the scoop on his own journey to regeneratively sourced meat and his plans for a happy “Regenuary.”
February 02, 2022
Meet Zack Angelini, leader of global product sustainability strategy at Timberland. Famous for its awesome, rugged boots, Timberland has long worked to source the most environmentally friendly materials. But leather was … tricky. Zack gave Mission Matters the scoop on how Timberland’s partnership with Applegate is helping the company to flip the story on leather, transforming it into one of its most environmentally beneficial materials.
February 09, 2022
Yes, you can make bacon or chicken tenders in an air fryer. Air Fryers are the “it” appliance of the moment. Americans are using them to make, well, everything, from French fries (of course) to bacon, chicken tenders—even cheesecake!
Whether you’re already an air fryer obsessive or still on the fence about adding another appliance to your kitchen, read on!
March 01, 2022
Meet Sophie Ackoff, co-executive director of the National Young Farmers Coalition. Sophie is spearheading the effort to address a looming crisis: the aging out of America’s farmers. Today, the average age of the U.S. farmer is nearly 60 years old, and farmers over 65 outnumber farmers under 35 by more than six to one. Sophie gave Mission Matters the scoop on what the Young Farmers’ Coalition is doing to support a new generation of farmers—and what you can do to help.
March 02, 2022
Applegate offers 100+ natural and organic products across 12 categories including hot dogs, burgers, bacon, deli meats, breaded chicken and more! All our products are made with real, clean ingredients and Applegate humanely raised meat with no antibiotics ever. We are committed to looking at the best ways to produce meat smartly and sustainably, which includes developing a holistic system that connects the health of humans, animals and planet.
March 07, 2022
At Applegate, we don’t cut corners when creating our deli meat products. We use traditional cooking methods, like real natural hardwood smoking, and we take the time to delicately hand-stuff our bulk deli hams. Have you ever wondered how our APPLEGATE® deli products have that delicious, natural taste? We’re here to give you a peek into how we make our bulk deli items, as well as confirm that all our deli meat is 100% all-natural (minimally processed, no artificial ingredients) and made with Applegate humanely raised meat with no antibiotics ever.
March 07, 2022
We’ve all come to learn how hard it can be to really connect with people via virtual platforms. Nevertheless, at the virtual 2020 Regenerative Earth Summit, Gina Asoudegan, Applegate’s vice president of mission and regenerative agriculture, managed to make an impression. After hearing her speak on regenerative leadership and strategy, Timberland’s Zachary Angelini reached out to chat. The conversations would lead to one of the most innovative and promising collaborations in the nascent market for regenerative meat.
March 07, 2022
Last fall, Applegate unveiled its first item in a product line built around regenerative sourcing—The DO GOOD DOG™hot dog. It was the first nationally available hot dog made with beef raised on verified regenerative U.S. grasslands* and the company’s latest evolution of the humble hot dog. Now, Applegate is excited to add another updated version of an American classic to its DO GOOD™ product line— The DO GOOD BURGER™ beef burger.
March 07, 2022
These bites are perfectly portable, but equally enjoyable for those snacking at home. And while our Genoa Salami Bites are a delicious source of protein on their own (7g protein per serving), we decided to team up with some of our favorite brands to show how you can level up your snack game in 10 minutes or less. These tasty snack combos can even meet the needs of those with specific dietary needs.
March 08, 2022
What is Regenerative Agriculture? The term regenerative agriculture is believed to have been coined in the 1980s by Robert Rodale to describe a holistic system of farming that goes beyond sustainable and encourages continuous innovation and improvement. More recently, the term was promoted and taken mainstream by Allan Savory, the founder of the Savory Institute, who created a system of holistic management that mimics the ways wild herds of animals move to rebuild soil. Today, there is no one definition for regenerative agriculture, but there is widespread agreement on the type of practices used in regenerative farming.
April 20, 2022
Meet Gina Asoudegan, vice president of mission and regenerative agriculture at Applegate. Gina is spearheading the company’s push toward regenerative practices, which she sees as a way to satisfy conscientious carnivores who want to have their meat—and save the planet, too. Gina explains why regenerative is a natural fit for Applegate and how it offers real hope to meat lovers who care about the environment.
June 21, 2022
Meet Finian Makepeace, the co-founder, policy director and lead educator of the advocacy group, Kiss the Ground. Finian is one of the leaders of the regenerative agriculture movement and is helping to spearhead its Regenerate America campaign, which aims to get Congress to support regenerative farming in the next Farm Bill. Finian gave us the scoop on why he thinks regenerative agriculture is inspiring so many people and how each of us can get involved.
July 13, 2022
Do you own a hot dog cart in America? If so, what if we told you we could help your cart become more energy efficient and simultaneously reduce air pollution, emissions and noise pollution?
August 08, 2022
Convenient, crave-able and creative… the three C’s to making a successful bento box meal. A bento box offers you the ability to pack nutritious ingredients from different food groups in a fun and enticing way. Check out these bento box ideas created by registered dietitians using some of our favorite APPLEGATE® products.
Tagged in: Applegatarian, Bento Boxes, Influencer recipe
September 06, 2022
Jamie Ager is a fourth-generation farmer at Hickory Nut Gap in Fairview, North Carolina. Over the last 20 years, in partnership with his wife Amy, Jamie has transformed the farm into a model for regenerative farms everywhere. Mission Matters talked with Jamie about his farm and his work with Applegate to create the DoGoodDog ™.
Tagged in: Hickory Nut Gap
September 09, 2022
Spending an hour or two on ingredient prep on Sunday afternoon can really make meal time so much easier throughout the week. A fridge full of neatly organized chopped and par-cooked ingredients means more time to sit down and enjoy the meal you made as opposed to all the time prepping and cooking it. Here are some great ways to set yourself up for success.
Tagged in: Applegatarian, meal planning, Meal prep
September 09, 2022
We all want to eat healthier, but figuring out what does and doesn't work for your unique context can be confusing, time-consuming and overwhelming. That's why Melissa Urban co-founded the Whole30®program, creating a short-term, structured dietary self-experiment to help you quickly and effectively personalize a better-for-you eating plan that is based on your individual needs.
Tagged in: Applegatarian, Whole 30