Growing Practices

Our family is committed to raising plants and animals without pesticides, antibiotics, growth hormones, GMO’s or animal confinement.

We believe our chickens, pigs and beef should all have access to forage and be allowed to live a life as close to the earth as possible with as little stress as possible.

Although there are plenty of people who want you to think eating food with pesticides is completely normal, we don’t buy it.

Pesticides should NOT be a part of our diet or environment.  Not for you, not for our family.

We believe raising food should:

  • Do no harm to the environment
  • Provide the most natural setting for our livestock
  • Produce food that is nutritious, fresh and fabulous tasting

 

Certified Organic Beef and Pastures – Our Grassfed Beef and pastures are Certified Organic by Global Organic Alliance.

 

 

Certified Organic Feed – We only use Certified Organic Feed for our chickens and pigs. This assures you there are NO pesticides, No GMO’s and no cheap inputs or industrial by-products in the feed. It’s real and it’s Certified Organic.

 

Certified Organic Hay and Forage – Only Certified Organic Hay and Certified Organic Pasture for our livestock.

 

Vegetables without Pesticides

Our vegetables are grown without pesticides or GMO’s.  Harvested fresh and delivered to your family.

 

Pastured Meat Chickens

We raise Freedom Ranger meat chickens and multiple laying hen breeds from 2 day old chicks.   All our chickens are raised on Certified Organic grain and Certified Organic pasture.  NO growth hormones, NO antibiotics.  Beaks are never clipped on meat or laying chickens so they can aggressively harvest pasture.   We raise both both female and male chickens (roosters and hens).

 

 

Certified Organic Grassfed Grass Finished Beef

The beef calves are Grassfed and Grass Finished only and never receive grain.  Grassfed beef calves live a healthy life and produce meat that is more nutritious than confined feedlot beef.  NO antibiotics, NO growth hormones.  It takes 2+ years to finish our beef calves on grass giving our beef excellent texture and outstanding depth of flavor.

 

Pastured Hogs

Our hogs are raised on Certified Organic pasture and receive a Certified Organic grain ration.  NO antibiotics or growth hormones.  Our sows are not confined when they farrow.  They are allowed to move freely and piglets will nurse for 4-5 weeks.  We do not castrate our young male piglets so they do not endure the stress and pain of the procedure at just a few days old.   Our pigs are allowed to root and romp, play and run. We never ring their noses to prevent them from rooting.  Hogs want to graze plants just as much, and maybe more, than their grain ration.

 

Susannah’s Flowers

Susannah grows pesticide free flowers and herbs for her bouquets.  You’ll also find wild harvested materials like seed pods, grasses, grain sprigs, evergreen stems and wild flowers.   No chemicals are ever used on any plant material used in Susannah’s bouquets.   These are fragrant, old fashioned beautiful bouquets.

 

Laura’s Herbs

With our move to the new farm, another herb garden had to be planted.   With a little help from her family, Laura has established a culinary herb garden planted with Certified Organic herb plants.   No pesticides are ever used on Laura’s herbs.