Pasture-raised. Grass Fed. Ethical. Vital. Delicious.
All our animals are raised on green grass, with fresh air, clean water, and compassionate shepherds tending them. They're raised with respect, loved, cared for, and killed with gratitude and respect. Every being dies to feed us, plant and animal. What if, instead of shying away from that reality, we instead tried to live as if we were worthy of such a gift?
For the last few years we've raised a Mangalitsa, Red Wattle cross that's produced big meaty animals with excellent marbling. The Mangalitsa is a Hungarian lard-breed, and the Red Wattle is a breed from Texas known for being a big meat-pig. Together they make porcine perfection. Our pigs are raised on pasture, fed a transitional/ organic feed, and given all the leftover produce from our fields. They also get all the whey from our homestead goat cheesemaking, and any leftover milk, too. We've even been giving them bags full of acorns in the fall when the mast ripens.
*All our bacon and sausages are made WITHOUT nitrates, nitrites, or other preservatives.
Our freezers are fully stocked, and ready for your orders or market shopping. And we're now taking orders for whole, half, and quarter hogs for 2020. Get in touch if you'd like to order or ask questions.
Lamb and Goat
We raise Icleandic Sheep, Angora goats, and a mixed herd of dairy goats.
Icelandics are a delicious and mild-flavored lamb, almost no gaminess, and tender.
While goat is not as common a thing to find on a menu as lamb or pork in this part of the world, globally goat is the number one food animal. Goat is tender, almost sweet, and mild. In short it's delicious. Goat burgers are a great place to start for folks curious but unsure. But the roasts are absolutely sublime--long and slow in--in a cool oven.
We keep our market freezers stocked but we do sell out every year. So don't be afraid to stock up or order early.
Our chickens are pasture-raised in our chicken tractors--open floored shelters that keep the wind, rain and predators off, but give them wide open access to grass, bugs, worms, and all things delicious to a chicken. Their tractors are moved twice a day to ensure their grazing ground is fresh--and to distribute their fertilization services evenly through our pastures. We give them a soy-free, transitional organic feed, fresh water, and all the fresh air and sunshine they can take.
While our chickens are amazing, and of the utmost quality, we're not going to be producing chicken for the time being due to a loss of our main processor. Right now the closest chicken processing facility is over three hours away, which is not cost effective for our business, or ethical for the chickens to be in close quarters for such a long time. I've heard rumblings that a new facility will be opening soon. So hopefully chickens will be back for 2021.