How We Grow Your Food
We are serious about your food!
We know that your food affects your body, your mood, your health, the environment and it is so important to get it right. As an organic farm and one that is committed to reducing our carbon footprint (yes it can be done with meat!) we are so proud to offer you the healthiest, nutrient dense, ethical and ecologically friendly food that you can find! All this while knowing that your purchases help our local and international community!
We are slowly converting our pork from Birkshire pigs to a Kune Kune pig. Kune Kune's are a much smaller pig that takes twice as long to grow then a conventional pig. They are an amazing pig that eats only two pounds of grain a day comparted to a conventional pig that will eat 10 pounds a day! Kune Kune pigs will graze the grass and eat hay which means that the meat is much healthier and environmentally friendly.
In the winter our pigs live in a large shed with deep straw. When it gets gets warmer they are in their own area with a shelter. They will be moved every few days so they do not do too much damage to the grass. Pigs have VERY strong noses and have been called "natures plow". This can be great to dig up new gardens but not so helpful in making sure you still have grass left over. They will have access to grass, milk, nuts from the trees, food scraps and certified organic feed.
We raise all our own beef. We have a mixed herd of Angus and Speckled Park (a Canadian breed from out west!). They are moved to fresh grass every two days in the warmer months so they always have access to fresh clean grass. When we move them often like this it's all rotational grazing and it means that the cows are sequestering as much carbon as they are producing. This means your 100% grass fed beef is carbon neutral! The manure from the cows are also increasing the biodiversity of the soil so the plants and soil are healthier! Beef can be amazing for the environment if done RIGHT!
Our beef is 100% grass fed which means that it will be much more nutritionally dense and more flavorful then store bought beef. Grass fed beef is also less marbled because they aren't standing around a feed lot eating corn so the beef is MUCH leaner. In the winter months the cattle have access to fresh water, hay, a barn and 20 acres to roam around on.