We strive to provide our animals with a healthy natural diet, believing that is the
best way to maximize the flavor and nutritional quality of these products.
Raw Honey: Bees are provided with acres of organic nectar crop as well as
wildflowers on the 60 acre property. This encourages them to stay home and out of
fields where they might come into contact with pesticides and GMO pollen. Many
people who try our honey tell us it’s the best they’ve ever tasted.
Beef: Our Grain-Free beef cows are rotationally grazed on 8 acres of diverse
pastures Spring through Fall. They have access to a balanced mineral supplement
and frequently get yard and garden trimmings as a treat. In the winter, they are fed
Organic hay from our fields. This system requires zero off-farm inputs (except the
By the side or
Steaks, roasts, and ground
Pork: American Guinea Hog, a heritage breed featured in the Slow Food Arc of Taste.
Also dubbed the “homestead hog”, this breed finishes at about 100 lbs and they are
able to thrive on a diet of scraps and forage. This is a lard-type hog so the meat is
rich in fat and there is much lard for cooking / baking available. They are fed a wide
variety of nutrient-dense organic foods as well as various forages and garden scraps.
By the side or
Hams, bacon, sausage, chops, roasts, steaks, hocks
Chicken: Our birds live in “chicken tractors” which means they are always on the
ground and moved to a fresh patch of grass daily. They are turned loose most days
to run and flap and forage on bugs and plants around the yard. Their diet includes
chick starter for the first few weeks until they are transitioned to whole grains,
nutrient-dense Organic foods and garden scraps. Birds generally weigh 3-5 lbs when finished.
Whole, quarter, or piece
Eggs: Laying hens will free range most of the day and spend the night in a mobile
coop. The mobile coop protects the birds overnight and
Lard: Saturated fats have been given a bad name in recent generations. Studies are
beginning to show that not all fats are created equal. Fats from conventionally
produced (confined, medicated and fed conventional grain) are bad for your heart
and cause inflammation. Fats from pastured animals provide “good” cholesterol,
which makes them good for the heart and brain; they are also a great source of
Vitamin D. Animal-based fats are also more heat-stable than plant-based oils so
they are the best choice for cooking and baking.
Beef or pork
Pork leaf lard for baking
Concentrated bone broth: Bone broth is gaining a reputation as a powerful
superfood because it has positive effects on a broad range of bodily functions:
Glucosamine and chondroitin improve joint function. Calcium and Magnesium build
strong bones. Gelatin and collagen help the digestive system. Amino acids are anti-
inflammatory. Broth even helps the immune system. All the bones used on our
broth are from our own, naturally raised livestock.
Beef, Pork, or Chicken