Do you know where your food comes from?
Do you know what it's fed, or the quality of life it experiences?
We think you should! Our goal is to produce food we feel good about feeding our family and to our customers. Food grown according to natures perfect design. Because we believe in a deeper philosophy than “You are what you eat,” but digging deeper to, “You are what you eat, eats.” Simply put, we provide our livestock with as much organic natural forage as they would like, and supplement with the highest quality, Non-GMO Project Verified Feed that’s also tested and guaranteed to be free from herbicides, pesticides and fungicides.
Our mission is to produce premium grade, healthy, humanely raised, pasture and free-range based meats. All raised locally, sustainably and responsibly by healthy farmers, for healthy families.
Mimicking Nature. Pigs don’t belong on concrete floors, chickens shouldn’t live in chicken houses, and cows don’t thrive in feed-lots. These environments aren’t natural, and force farms to feed copious amounts of antibiotics due to the constant stress and risk of infection. We allow each and every animal to do what it does best in nature. Cows should only eat grass and natural forage every day. The use of grain in cows has many negative health effects to the animal and their products, be it dairy or meat. Pigs love to root around in the ground looking for roots, grubs, acorns, and other tasty morsels. And, chickens, well, they like to be chickens and eat a balanced diet of fresh forage, insects and freshly milled or cracked NON-GMO grains. Through the use of electrified netting or wire, our animals have large areas to range freely.
Rotational Grazing. We practice adaptive grazing management where all of our animals are moved frequently with electrical fencing and/or netting to promote animal health and stimulate pasture growth while using multiple animal species to create a poly-cultural environment. We do not use any antibiotics, hormones, or chemical wormers on our animals, nor do we use any synthetic fertilizers, herbicides or pesticides on our property – PERIOD. It is our belief, that with patience, proper management, and the repeating pulse of grazing and growth, all of that can be avoided by promoting the health of the animal and the land resulting in untainted food for our livestock, and eventually ourselves.Nutrition and Diets. As eluded to above, our herbivores DO NOT CONSUME GRAIN; However, omnivores like pigs and chickens do. All of our animal feeds are high-quality NON-GMO Project Verified, fully balanced diets. We hold our feed supplier to the strictest standards. This is the major difference between us and most major farms. What animals are fed in most food systems is simply atrocious. How healthy could you honestly be if you ate an animal that has had the equivalent diet of Twinkies and Coca-Cola, and an immune system propped up on steroids and antibiotics to continue to live and grow?
Building healthy soils. When we returned to my childhood farm (including what we bought) most of it had been farmed conventionally. Our long term goal through our natural farming practices is to turn this land into an Eden of fertility. We intend to accomplish this through proper land management by the combined use of pigs for their ability to till, cattle in their ability to stimulate perennial growth through managed grazing, and the natural sanitizing by our flocks of chickens. At no point will we use petroleum based, synthetic fertilizers, endocrine disrupting herbicides, or beneficial insect destroying pesticides to achieve these goals, opting instead for large scale composting and proper re-mineralization.
Regenerative. Lastly, our ultimate goal is to have a truly regenerative farm. That means we practice: 1) minimum to No-Till planting 2) maintain a living root as long as possible 3) manage for a diverse pasture of grasses, legumes, brassicas, and broadleaf plants 4) keep the ground covered at all times and 5) use animal impact. In the past 8-years we have learned a lot from folks like Dr. Allen Williams, Gabe Brown and many more. And, today we work to help regenerate other farms by encouraging and helping farmers learn key regenerative principles.