What Farming Means To Us
Farming offers something that can be elusive in other types of work: tangible results that are a direct outcome of our efforts. It also honors a proud heritage that’s been unfairly marginalized in today’s society. Farming is productive, meaningful, and important work that takes skill and grit, and not everyone is suited to it. We get rained on, snowed on, sunburned, bug bitten, scratched by animals, covered in mud and other matter – all part of the job (and you can read about it in our blog). We know our animals rely on us for their wellbeing, and we take that commitment seriously.
We believe food is the key to health and that it should be local; raised and processed humanely; eaten in season when possible; and free of antibiotics, genetically modified organisms (GMOs), herbicides or pesticides. Further, we think everyone should know where their food comes from and take responsibility for their choices, like eating meat.
Of particular importance to us is treating our animals with the respect and caring that they deserve. Yes, these are food animals, but we believe – based on our experience – that providing the appropriate environment for their physical and psychological well-being results in an exceptional product; happy animals = good food!