Philosophy

Mission:We raise beyond organic food by never using chemical fertilizers, growth hormones, antibiotics, and by letting our animals freely range in our pastures and woodlots as much as seasonally possible.  Our suppliers adhere to the same philosophy and must meet our protocols.  The following are the guiding principles we live by.

Transparency:  Anyone is welcomed to ask questions, visit our farm or the farms we work with, to ask and see how the animals are raised.

Community:  We believe by knowing our customers and by our customers knowing us, we build community.  We are inspired to continue raising healthy food and heal the land and customers are inspired to tell their friends about us and continue supporting us with their food dollar.

Natural Tendencies:  Our methods mimic the natural tendencies of animals to feed and move as they do in nature.  We want the pig to be a pig, the cow to be a cow and so on.  The result of this when managed properly is the building of soil and grasslands while raising, clean, nutrient dense food.  Think Buffalo roaming the grasslands of old.

Grass Centered:  Grass is the heart of everything we do.  We move livestock through our system of fields and wood lots which rejuvenates and improves the soil. (Again think a herd of buffalo packed tight for predator protection, fertilizing and aerating the soil as they go!)

Respect:  We raise our livestock and poultry with respect for the animal and the community around us.  Just because we are raising an animal for food does not mean that it doesn’t deserve to live as God intended it to.  The community around us should not “smell” our farming operation or be negatively affected by it either with harsh chemicals, herbicides, and suffering animals to look at.  No confinement eyesores or obnoxious air.

Connectedness:  We believe that everything is connected to everything else.  We cannot in good conscious raise animals for food without taking into account the effect our methods have on the animals themselves, the land, the community, and our health.  We intend to leave this planet better than we found it for the next 7 generations.