100% ORGANIC MEAT
100% Grass-fed, Free Range Beef and Pasture-raised Pork
We strive to raise our animals in harmony with nature. We believe nature did not intend for ruminant animals such as cows, goats and sheep to eat grain. Ruminant livestock have difficulty digesting grain and frequently develop health disorders as a result of grain feeding. Additionally, grass-fed products are less likely to be contaminated with acid-resistant forms of E. coli bacteria. Therefore, ruminant animals should be raised outside on lush pasture and have access to plenty of hay in the winter. For the healthiest and best tasting beef, insist on 100% grass-fed.
We also raise our pork on pasture where they can feed on grass, and get exposure to sunlight and fresh air. Since pigs are not ruminant animals they are also fed grains soaked in milk which also promotes health in pigs. And although there are many factors that can influence the flavor and tenderness of meat, marbling (or fat content) is the best indicator of flavorful, juicy meat.
Organic, Free Range Poultry
Chickens, turkeys, ducks and geese are more grass-friendly poultry species. They can obtain the majority of their daily feed from pasture and this will be reflected in a significant increase in the healthy aspects of their eggs and meat.
Many poultry products that are sold as “free-range” do not allow the poultry daily access to green, living pasture and only have access to dirt pens. For healthier poultry, they must have access to short fresh green growing grass. Frequent moves for daily access to fresh pasture and insects are best. Laying hens, ducks, turkeys and geese should be allowed enough space so that self-caught insects can be a significant part of their diet.
Chickens should be raised in small moveable production units on pasture rather than large, fixed, commercial poultry houses. In industrial confinement systems, chickens are de-beaked to prevent them from fighting. However, de-beaked chickens can’t naturally grasp and pull on forage preventing them from clamping down on grass, and pasture insects which creates tastier meat and rich orange-yolk eggs.