Applegate was founded in 1987 by Stephen Mc Donnell, based on the desire to produce natural hot dogs with an ingredient list that the health-conscious consumer would not be afraid to read. Once that was accomplished, Applegate branched out to also produce natural and organic deli meats, bacon, cheese, and more. Their delicious products are free of added chemical nitrates, nitrites, and artificial preservatives that so many conventional hot dogs and deli meats contain.
For over 30 years, Applegate has been holding to the core value of producing meat from farms that treat their animals humanely and allow them a natural life. This means meats and cheese made from non GMO ingredients, no antibiotics, no artificial growth hormones, no artificial ingredients or preservatives. All of their beef is sourced from 100% grass fed and grass finished cows.
One of Applegate’s main goals is to inspire people to think about their food more deeply: where it comes from, how it’s raised, and how it’s made. Choosing foods that reflect our values results in a more satisfying eating experience!Shop Now !