We breed and raise heritage pigs on pasture to compliment the cattle in the pasture and woodland on our property. 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 baked goods, 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. We are currently taking reservations for half or whole hogs at $3.50/lb on hanging weight plus processing for February 2019-April 2019.
Pastured Poultry: Chicken and Turkey
We sell Cornish Rock Cross and Freedom Ranger chickens, raised on grains grown on our land and locally. These birds are kept outside on pasture, 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 (5-9 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 (4-8 lbs) have yellow skin and a slightly darker meat and richer taste (not gamey like an old rooster!) than their white cousins, as these birds are active participants in the farm food chain.
We raise a limited amount of Broad Breasted (18-30lb) and Bourbon Red(12-20lb) heritage turkeys for Thanksgiving that will make you wonder why you ever ate a grocery store turkey.
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 by the whole, half, or quarter as well as by a smaller standard cut share.
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 and treats. They are fed a ration of grains grown on our land and locally. 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.
We grow lots of vegetables and some fruits, as well as our annual summer sweet corn. We try to plant as early as we can to get the most out of the summer as we can. We have added a greenhouse to our produce-producing tools and have our fingers crossed that we will be blessed with an abundant harvest of lettuce, tomatoes, peppers, pumpkins, beets, cucumbers, zucchini, lettuce, beans, peas, eggplants, broccoli, cabbage and the list keeps going!!!
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 from March to November and it requires a season commitment to your share. Please contact us for more information.
We currently are offering 2019 CSA shares for March thru November monthly packages. Please contact us for more information.