We breed and raise heritage pigs on pasture to compliment the cattle in the pasture and woodland on our farm. They are given room to graze, roam, wallow in mud, and root. Our pigs are fed non-GMO feed grains as well as sustainably procured veggies and fruit. Using electric fence, the pig are utilized to renovate compacted land and sacrificial winter areas. They prepare and fertilize better than any other animal on the farm. We pride ourselves on the cuts of meat we are able to obtain, which are rich and marbled thanks to their activity and slower growth. Check out all of our pork products in our store.
Pastured Poultry: Chicken and Turkey
We sell Cornish Rock Cross and Freedom Ranger chickens, raised on pasture and a non GMO ration to round out their nutritional needs. These birds are rotationally grazed free to forage and supplement their feed with grass, bugs, and veggies – everything a chicken is SUPPOSED to EAT!!! We are rewarded with a succulent bird that you can’t compare to the typical grocery store bird. Cornish Rock Cross birds (4-8 lbs) have the large breast that you get from the grocery store, moist and delicious, with a light yellow skin. The red-feathered Freedom Rangers (4-7 lbs) have yellow skin and a slightly darker meat and richer taste than their white cousins. If you prefer dark meat, the Freedom Ranger is for you.
We raise a limited amount of Broad Breasted (18-30lb) turkeys for Thanksgiving that will make you wonder why you ever ate a grocery store turkey. Reservations are now open for Nov 2021.
We have a mixed herd of Hereford and Red Angus cattle, our main source of the best fertilizer created by the sunshine provided by the Good Lord. These animals are never on grain, as they are truly 100% grass fed. We rotate and intensively graze these animals in the spring, summer, and fall. In the winter, they are fed hay harvested from our farm and other local farms. The diversity of forages in their diet creates a nutrient-dense meat unlike what can be developed in a feedlot. We like to compare our cattle to athletes as they range over all of our farm and produce a healthier product because of it. We currently sell beef through our monthly meat CSA and as retail cuts. We do not sell by the whole beef, half or quarter.
Just like our meat chickens, our girls are allowed outside on pasture and fresh grass, free to forage and supplement their feed with grass, bugs, and veggies – everything a chicken is SUPPOSED to EAT!!! Some of our ladies enjoy scratching in the tilled fields and garden before it's planted. And all get our extra produce. They are fed a ration of no GMO feed to round out their nutritional needs. We are rewarded with eggs in many colors ranging from light to dark brown, as well as blue and green from our hens. All of these eggs have rich and tasty yolks courtesy of their diet and outdoor environment.
The produce portion of our farm has been handed over to our two sons, who are 14 and 12 years of age. They have plans to start an assortment of vegetables and fruits, as well as summer sweet corn. Their list this year includes lettuce, tomatoes, peppers, pumpkins, beets, cucumbers, zucchini, beans, peas, broccoli, cabbage, sour cherries, juicing grapes, apples, peaches, pears and whatever else they find intriguing.
Pastured Meat CSA
We have developed a monthly subscription package of our meats that will allow your family to order a smaller portion of our products that includes pork, beef, chicken, and turkey. Ask any of our current members, they like the benefit of a variety of our quality meats, while not having to commit 2-3 freezers to receive the bulk discount or end up with their favorites buried at the bottom of the freezer. We currently offer this all year and requires a season commitment to your share. Please contact us for more information.
We currently are offering CSA shares as monthly or every other month packages. Please contact us for more information.