LA FARGE, Wis. – Organic Prairie and Lorentz Meats have forged a partnership that will allow Organic Prairie to consolidate regional production, increase capacity and sustain its standards of product quality.

“We are very pleased to establish a partnership with Lorentz Meats, our longtime processor located right here in the Midwest that is still run by the family that started it,” said George Siemon, CEO of Organic Valley and Organic Prairie. “With the Lorentz brothers, we have grown up in the organic meat industry and share a common mission of helping smaller regional farms stay in business.”

“The partnership with Organic Prairie will make it possible to expand our capacity and serve a larger segment of the farming community,” added Mike Lorentz, founder of Lorentz Meats, Cannon Falls, Minn.

Lorentz Meats specializes in organic and grass-fed meat and operates a full-service facility. It processes and finishes a wide variety of organic products from grinds and sausage to portion-cutting and packaging of beef, turkey, chicken and pork. Organic Prairie offers a full line of organic beef, pork, chicken and turkey — ranging from steak to grass-fed burgers — that are available year-round in stores nationwide and online.