Thousand Hills Lifetime Grazed

We believe regenerative agriculture is a broad set of holistic land management and grazing practices that build soil health, reduce erosion and runoff, increase biodiversity, maximize photosynthesis, sequester carbon, re-establish diverse grasslands, benefit pollinators and wildlife, eliminates dependence on chemical herbicides and synthetic fertilizers, improves nutrient density in meat, while benefiting rural economies.
 

 

Certified Products:

Keto Ground Beef (70/30)

High-fat, low-carb diets have many benefits – reducing blood pressure, lowering blood sugar, decreasing LDL cholesterol, and successfully promoting weight loss and reducing the risk of heart disease.

 

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Independent Farmer-Owned

Since our founding in 2003, Thousand Hills has been focused on one Mission: To nourish the soil, the plants, cattle, and people by holistically grazing cattle for their lifetime. What began as a passion to simply share the nutritional benefits of Lifetime Grazed 100% Grass Fed Beef with more people has evolved into a full embrace of regenerative agriculture—with its many critical benefits to people and planet.

My home farm, embedded in the rolling hills of Clearwater, MN, is proudly one of 13 North American Savory Institute Hubs—achieved by demonstrating leading holistic, regenerative grazing practices.

After a 20-year career working in conventional food marketing, I returned to the farm I was raised on, only to witness the damaging results of tilling the undulating watersheds for decades to plant a ruthless rotation of monoculture corn/soy crops in all the neighboring farms. All the now-aged, small farmer land stewards were renting their tillable fields to large corporate farmers whose sole interest was to extract a crop this growing season by any means possible. It didn’t really matter to these renters if the soil was degrading every year. When it degraded to the point of not producing a sufficient crop two options still remained: 1) gov’t subsidized crop insurance payments or 2) simply don’t renew the lease. This was the fertile land I grew up on, I couldn’t bear to see this happen!

 

My beginnings into grass-fed beef meant urgently adopting my local community project of recapturing and converting as many acres as possible from these extractive practices and instead re-establish diverse grasslands for grazing. And thus, beginning the process of soil regeneration in my own back yard. We began with 120 acres from our home farm and have now expanded to over 1,000 acres affecting 13 different small farm landowners. The process of regeneration can seem slow, but I remind myself, it took 70+ years to do the damage. Seeing dramatic results after 5-7 years is a testament to nature’s ability to heal itself when allowed.

We now source cattle from an additional 50 hand-selected, like-minded U.S. family farms across 3 regions: Midwest, Northeast, and West. Each of these farms are deeply committed to their own community project of regenerating land to provide for their children and grandchildren—while sharing their output of nutrient-dense beef with as many people as possible under the Thousand Hills brand. This group of Regenerative Renegades has already positively affected 600,000 acres in the U.S.

If we honestly look around at the collective health of our nation we know something is wrong. Who doesn’t have a loved one affected by cancer or a myriad of other diseases? Two of my grandparents, both parents, myself and one of my sisters have all had cancer or died of cancer. The slow drip of our chemically-laden land and food system is killing our land and our people. We feel an urgency to act. The benefit (and detriments) can be traced back to our methods of managing our land.

A renegade spirit has provided the energy for Thousand Hills to forge ahead against all odds. Devoted consumers have sought us out and voted with their dollars. We compete in an industry dominated by titans. We are very small in comparison. Still, we must survive if we are to serve our mission. It’s a constant challenge of competing for consumer consciousness without compromise yet offering products at the most reasonable price possible. Thank you for caring about our land, its people and their health. Please join us as a Regenerative Renegade,

Matt Maier
Chief Renegade/Owner

Keto Blend Ground Beef - Thousand Hills Lifetime Grazed - Certified Paleo Keto Certified by the Paleo Foundation Ingredients: 100% Grass Fed Ground Beef

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About Us : 

Established in 2010, The Paleo Foundation was first organized for the purpose of improving the tolerability of the paleo diet, and to help adherents easily identify products that met its basic tenets.  Since then, thousands of products have been certified through the Certified Paleo, Keto Certified, and lab -tested Grain-Free Gluten-Free certification programs.

 


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100% of  Paleo Foundation revenue is generated through certifications.  We do not accept donations, corporate sponsorships, or financially benefit from the sales of any certified products, product giveaways, or partnerships with industry contacts or retailers for the purpose of maintaining the integrity of an impartial certification standard. 


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Each certification program has a different set of standards.  Certified Paleo is the Paleo Foundation’s first, most popular, and highest level of certification for Paleo-compliant products.  Certified Paleo Products are products that contain Paleo ingredients, but may have some 21st-century processing or packaging methods allowing for shelf stability.

 


Grain Free Gluten Free Certified LogoGrain-Free Gluten-Free: 

Grain Free Gluten Free Certified products are gluten-free and do not contain any grains of gliadin competitive residues.  All Grain-Free Gluten-Free products have undergone two rounds of audits, including lab tests, and a final review to become approved for the Grain-free Gluten-free Certified Program. 

 


 

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The ketogenic diet is a restrictive, demanding diet that can be difficult to maintain, and tolerability of the ketogenic diet is the single most important factor limiting individual acceptance for initiation.  Therefore, improving the tolerability of the ketogenic diet is crucial to preventing diet discontinuation, warranting further investigation into methods for improving palatability, improving the availability and convenience of foods that are compliant with the ketogenic diet, as well as addressing cultural and social acceptance.

The Keto Diet product market may be in a unique position to improve tolerability, especially in social and cultural environments that typically feature carbohydrate-rich “special occasion” types of foods. In 2016, the Paleo Foundation launched the world's first Keto Certified program for products with standards that were developed for adherence to a classical ketogenic diet.