About our pasture based farm

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The soil is the foundation of our farm. Our permanent pastures are managed for the long term protection of the soil, increasing stability and mineralization, and decreasing erosion and water evaporation.
No-till farmland is an effective carbon sink, helping to reduce atmospheric carbon. Carbon is a key factor in holding soil particles together.

Our permanent pasture contains a wide variety of plants and biological diversity in the soil. It is living soil, rather than the dead soil of land which is subject to tillage and toxic inputs. We do not use synthetic fertilizers on our farm. Legumes in the pasture, such as white clover and crown vetch fix nitrogen from the atmosphere into the soil at the root level, providing free and natural fertilization with no excess nitrogen run-off to contaminate surface water.

We raise all of our livestock on our pastures, the only proper environment for them to live in. The lambs consume only their mother's milk and fresh plants. The poultry eat plenty of plants and insects, reducing the amount of feed needed. This helps to protect your health by consuming the correct omega-3 fatty acid balance in your meat and eggs. We feed certified organic whole grains to the poultry. We feed OMRI listed organic kelp as a vitamin and mineral supplement. Kelp, a sea grass, has the optimal balance of minerals necessary for excellent nutrition, and builds soil fertility. The result is a higher level of health and nutrition in the pasture, the animals, and you.

We keep a permanent flock of layer hens and sheep, and we breed our lambs here on our farm. Our livestock are treated humanely and have plenty of space, eliminating stress and illness. We participate in the USDA voluntary scrapie flock certification program. These sustainable methods maintain our topsoil, promote public health, and produce nutritious, safe, and delicious food.

We take advance orders throughout the year. Please make your lamb order early in the year, as we are often sold out by the end of April. You can buy a whole or half share of lamb and it is ready for you in June/July.

Whole chicken is raised on spring and autumn pasture and is available most of the year. You may purchase as few as one, or take advantage of a 10% discount for a box of 10 or more. We offer this discount to encourage efficiency of the transaction. A larger order is more time efficient for us, and more fuel efficient for the transport of the food; important concepts in the "local" food production economic model.

Heritage turkey orders for Thanksgiving are taken throughout the year, but should be made by March 1st to ensure we will raise one just for you. After March 1st they are 'first come- first served' until sold out.

Eggs are available in the spring, summer and fall. They can be ordered online, and they are also available on our farm stand, self serve.

Honey, organic herbs, firewood, and more are available on our farm stand seasonally. You are welcome to visit and see how we raise your food.

To Your Health!

David & Anna