“Quality on the farm translates into quality on the plate.” (https://www.mountainrivervenison.co.nz/) Founded in 1994 by the Hood family, Mountain River New Zealand Venison is a boutique brand recognized for their quality, innovation and vision. Their goal was to produce top quality venison by operating themselves the farming, process and marketing as a partnership. Their focus is on delivering the best quality venison to an ever-growing number of customers. Naturally lean, New Zealand venison has become the protein of choice for health-conscious consumers and has been hailed by nutritionists as the ideal red meat. But not only has the health benefits excited chefs, food critics and consumers equally; but he versatility of the meat has launched rave reviews from chefs who relish innovating new cuisine. Mountain River farms own their own deer as well as receiving deer from local region suppliers and beyond.
Rich in iron, low in fat, Mountain River venison is the ideal meat to include as part of a balanced diet. This nutrient dense food is packed with multiple nutrients, like iron, zinc, and a number of B vitamins including B12, contributing to great heath. Red meat is one of the best sources of easily absorbed iron, and venison contains more iron then any other meat, including beef and lamb. Mountain River Venison has been classified in the USDA National Nutrient Database a having 1/5 the amount of fat, and about 100 fewer calories per 3.5 ounce serving then beef. The secret to this great quality meat? Mountain River uses all-natural methods are used to raise their animals, allowing them to graze freely on their pristine pastures as well as being grass fed and free of any growth hormones or steroids