Good Morning from your farmer,
"Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is" is a phrase used to show by your actions and not just your words that you support or believe in something.
If you watched my video last week you noticed I believe that what we need are thousands more small farms that sell direct to consumers vs. all these mega corporate industrial "farms". Additionally, I believe our position should be to help others by duplicating our success with those who are interested in farming.
That is the best solution for Food Security for the ever-growing population of customers seeking healthier food for their families.
If you missed the video - here is the link on our YouTube channel.
All that to say last summer Dr. Allen Williams asked if we would be interested in hosting a Soil Health Academy on our farm in 2024. Well, obviously, YES!!!
Here is an announcement from the Soil Health Academy's website. To learn more click HERE.
The emphaisis will be on multi-species production, our USDA processing plants and marketing. Additionally, I am excited that Allen was able to bring Cory Miller of Grass Valley Farms in MT down to present two sessions on compost. Compost is a farmer tool that I believe will be a game changer long term for those who can effectively implement on their operation.
Why Cory Miller and not Dr. Johnson? Well, Dr. Johnson is great at research and actually developed the Johnson Su Bioreactor. However, Cory has taken what he has learned from Dr. Johnson, Dr. Elaine Ingham, and many others as well as his own experiences and successfully implemented the value of compost on his 2,000+ acre ranch. This would include application principles, environmental considerations, etc. Cory best fits the FOUR Principles to sort out folks I feel who are qualified to learn from:
- 1. Do they own the land?
- 2. Do they own the animals?
- 3. Do they invest their own money towards their operation?
- 4. Are they successful?
Many folks will baulk at the price of tuition - and continue struggling to make their farm profitable enough to quit their town job so they can farm full time, while others will embrace this opportunity to learn and take their farm or ranch to the next level. I know much of our success is attributed to learning from others through the Grassfed Exchange, American Pastured Poultry Producers Assn., successful farms visited, and The Profit Platform course from Seven Sons. You cannot starve a profit out of your farm!
NOTE: Beth & I are opening our farm so others can learn and catch the vision. We do not receive any money for doing so.
To learn more click HERE.
At Nature's Gourmet Farm, our intent is to create a community that evolves around one of the most intrinsically important things of the ages, and that’s the provision of sustenance. That's our passion - to raise healthy food to nourish families and strengthen immune systems.
If you are new to our farm then maybe you have been looking for premium ALL NATURAL GOODNESS of beef, pork, chicken, and eggs raised on pasture as God intended - with emphasis on Regenerative Principles and NOT conventionally raised animals (with growth hormones, drugs, chemicals, and antibiotics) - and where animals are treated humanely - then you have come to the right farm. Our delivery schedule and product availability are listed below along with order buttons that will take you to our website where you can browse over 90 product choices and place your order from the convenience of your home. It's that simple!
** Product Availability Update **
NOTE: Restocks are made about 6 PM on the dates indicated below!
Chicken - Next restock will be January 24, 2024. Yes, we will be raising chickens throughout the winter months. NOTE we pushed out the Jan 10th restock as the chickens are growing slower with the weather changes. Also, with the severe cold this week our batch of chicks could not be shipped and are delayed two weeks. That will affect availability 8 weeks from now (it will be 2 weeks before the hatchery can replace them)
Turkey - Whole turkeys are sold out. Restocked Ground, legs, thighs, and wings Jan 10th
Eggs - Restock each Wednesday. Received 950 new pullet hens Thursday, Nov 9th. Starting to get a few small to medium eggs
Beef - Fully Stocked. Next restock will be February 23, 2024
Pork -Fully Stocked - except for bacon. Expect to restock again by late February
Lamb - Restocked September 13th. Scheduled to process lamb in November, but this has been delayed. Probably Mar 2024