Diestel Family Ranch, Sonora, Calif., expanded its lineup of thoughtfully-raised products to include new antibiotic-free Uncured Black Forest and Uncured Maple-Honey Ham Slices.

Delivering handcrafted, artisanal flavors, these deli meats feature an easy-to-understand ingredient list, and are made from butcher-quality, whole-muscle meat (no fillers).

Diestel partners with small family farms who share their values of treating animals with respect and doing things the right way, without compromise. The deli slices start with pork from sustainably-raised pigs given individual care, a 100% vegetarian diet, plenty of fresh air and room to roam. The Black Forest ham is seasoned with coriander, juniper berries and a hint of garlic, while the Maple-Honey ham features a light drizzle of maple syrup and honey. Both are completely free of antibiotics, artificial ingredients, preservatives, nitrates, nitrites, gluten, carrageen, casein, phosphates and MSG.

"When you raise animals the right way, there's no comparison in taste and quality, and that's extremely apparent with our new pork deli slices," says Heidi Diestel, turkey farmer. "The farmers we team with to produce these premium meats are passionate about sustaining a way of farming and living that has existed for generations and are proud to be producing food that's made with integrity. Building long-term relationships with these ranchers has allowed us to expand our offerings of wholesome, nutritious meat that is truly the best available."

Diestel’s ABF Uncured Black Forest and Maple-Honey Ham Deli Slices come in 6-ounce packages for retail and foodservice operations.