With nearly 6% of the population, nearly 18 million people, having gluten sensitivity, many of our customers are interested in knowing which of our products are gluten free. Whether customers need to know for their own allergies or for their friends and family who may be receiving gifts from Dakin Farm, we want to provide as much information as possible.
As you may know, gluten sensitivity is a condition that causes a person to react after eating gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley and rye. The symptoms associated with ingesting gluten are no fun, and range from gastrointestinal problems to joint pain and even depression.
The good news is, a gluten-free diet allows for most meat and dairy products as well as Pure Maple Syrup. Since we sell only Pure Vermont Maple Syrup here at Dakin Farm, it too, is gluten-free though the same can’t be said for many store-bought, mass produced brands.
With so many products for sale on our website and in our two retail locations, ranging from meats and cheeses to chocolate covered cherries to peanut butter, hummus and various dips, spreads, relishes, jams and jellies, it is a daunting task to know the gluten status of each product.
Therefore, should you have a question about a specific product not included here, please feel free to contact me, Darcy Morter, at 802-425-6726 and I will find out for you whether or not the product in question is gluten free.
As a general rule, all meat, cheese and maple syrup is typically gluten-free. However, here at Dakin Farm, our spiral-sliced hams and turkeys are glazed with various spices and therefore, not gluten free. Our cob-smoked, non-spiral sliced hams and turkeys are gluten-free, below is a complete list:
Gluten-Free Ham and Turkey:
- Boneless Petite Ham (over 1.5 lbs)
- Boneless Petite Ham (over 3 lbs)
- Boneless Half Ham (over 4 lbs)
- Boneless Half Ham (over 8 lbs)
- Bone-In Half Ham (over 6 lbs)
- Bone-In Whole Ham (over 11 lbs)
- Cob-Smoked Whole Turkey (9-11 lbs)
- Cob-Smoked Turkey Breast (4-6 lbs)
- Boneless Turkey Breast (over 3 lbs)
- Boneless Turkey Breast (over 4 lbs)
In addition to our smoked, non-spiral-sliced hams and turkeys, our bacon is gluten-free, as well, including:
- Cob-Smoked Bacon
- Cob-Smoked, Maple-Glazed Bacon
- Cob-Smoked Turkey Bacon
- Canadian Bacon
- Irish-Style Back Bacon
For the Cabot Cheese Lovers out there, the great news is that ALL Cabot Cheeses are gluten-free with the exception of the Cabot Cheese spreads in Extra Sharp, Habanero and Horseradish. Please do not confuse the spreads with the 8 oz flavored bars, which are gluten-free.
With gluten allergies on the rise, we anticipate that this holiday season we will receive even more requests for gluten-free products and gift selections. Again, feel free to contact me directly to help you build the perfect holiday gift to meet your dietary needs.
For more information about gluten-intolerance, as well as gluten-free recipes, visit http://www.gluten.net/.