March 28, 2014
Artisan food producer is leading the region in the Non-GMO movement
Brownwood Farms announces that 18 of their 30 products (listed below) have officially been verified according to the Non-GMO Project. Committing to the Non-GMO Project was a natural fit for Brownwood Farms, who is proud to use pure ingredients in simple recipes. The Non-GMO Project has rigorous standards for GMO avoidance, and Brownwood Farms is looking forward to sharing this achievement with their loyal customers.
“We are thrilled about our Verified products,” says President and owner Jeff Hughes. “This wasn’t a small project to take on, but it was important to our customers and to us. Our goal has always been and will continue to be to provide our customers with the highest quality products made with simple ingredients. While our team celebrates the success of this milestone, we continue to work with the Non-GMO Project to get our remaining products Verified.”
GMOs, or ‘genetically modified organisms,’ are plants or animals created through the gene splicing techniques of biotechnology (also called genetic engineering, or GE). This experimental technology merges DNA from different species, creating unstable combinations of plant, animal, bacterial and viral genes that cannot occur in nature or in traditional crossbreeding.
Most developed nations do not consider GMOs to be safe. In more than 60 countries around the world, including Australia, Japan, and all of the countries in the European Union, there are significant restrictions or outright bans on the production and sale of GMOs.
This is why the decision to seek the Non-GMO Project Verification made sense for Brownwood Farms. Verified products currently include:
- America’s Original Cherry Butter
- Barbeque Mustard Glaze
- Cherry Raspberry Preserves
- Cherry Salsa
- Cranberry Butter
- Jalapeno Cherry Butter
- Jalapeno Cherry Salsa
- Leelanau Strawberries Premium Pie Filling & Fruit Topping
- Michigan Blueberry Preserves
- Michigan Cherries Premium Pie Filling & Fruit Topping
- Michigan Cherry Preserves
- Mixed Berries Premium Pie Filling & Fruit Topping
- Old Mission Blueberries Premium Pie Filling & Fruit Topping
- Peach Salsa
- Pear and Cinnamon Preserves
- Pepper Jelly
- Red Haven Peaches Premium Pie Filling & Fruit Topping
- Strawberry Preserves
For more production information, store locations and recipe ideas, visit Brownwood Farms online at www.brownwoodfarms.com
ABOUT BROWNWOOD FARMS
Brownwood Farms is a small company located in Traverse City, Michigan. What started as a roadside stand selling America’s first cherry butter in 1945 turned into a company that provides a variety of jarred products across the Midwest, including mustards, BBQ sauces, preserves, fruit butters, fruit salsas, and pie fillings. Brownwood Farms proudly sources all of their fruits from Michigan farmers, many of which have been worked on by the same family for generations. All of Brownwood Farms products are made in small batches, which are hand measured and gently stirred.