We are not a certified organic farm - let's be clear about that. We do our best to limit the use of chemicals on our crops and be smart about treatments when they are necessary to protect the crop from pests. Our goal is to farm sustainably and to treat the land and the animals with respect. We want to farm like our grandparents did, out of love for the land and the job. There is nothing better than the sense of pride that comes from growing healthy food to feed growing families.
We are always trying new things and adding new crops to our list of produce but this year we are focusing on a select list of items so that we can increase volume and continue to deliver excellent quality. For 2016 we will have EARLY tomatoes, blueberries, blackberries, rasberries, peaches and plums. You won't find anything this delicious in the supermarket!
What will you be eating this year?
Our herd is predominantly black angus, including our bull named Tennessee. In 2013 we added a group of saler heifers to optimize the size of our beef naturally. We also have a few other lovely ladies of various breeds that are good beef producers and good mothers.
The cows are pastured using rotational grazing techniques to make sure that they always have access to healthy clover and good fescue grasses. In addition they get hay and balage during the winter months and occasionally the herd gets a few buckets of commercial grain to make sure that their diet is well balanced and complete. Being amidst the herd everyday gives us a chance to get to know the cows and be able to detect any illness or injuries quickly.
Beef is sold based on live weight plus processing fees. We deliver the steer to the processor and that is where you will pick up your meat. For 2016, the beef price is $2.35 per pound live weight. Processing fees are approximately $0.48 per pound based on hanging weight. The total price for meat in your freezer is less than $7.00 per pound. A whole beef is approximately 400 pounds of meat! We sell 1/4, half and whole cows for your convenience. By buying local and in bulk, you will save money, time and have delicious meat for your family at every meal.
When you buy beef from the farm here are our standard cuts:
Several times per year we will have USDA processed beef available so you can buy ground beef, steaks, ribs, tongue, heart and tail by the piece/pound. Prices vary by cut - See price list below:
USDA Processed Beef Price List
New York Strip $13.00/lb
Sirloin Steak $10.00/lb
Our herd is primarily Berkshire, a heritage breed of pork. The pigs are pastured and do not live on concrete like most commercial pork.
Pork is sold based on live weight plus processing fees. We deliver the animal to the processor and that is where you will pick up your meat. For 2016, the pork price is $1.70 per pound live weight. Processing fees are approximately $0.50 per pound based on hanging weight. The total price for meat in your freezer is less than $7.00 per pound. A whole pig is approximately 100 pounds of meat! We sell half and whole pigs for your convenience. By buying local and in bulk, you will save money, time and have delicious meat for your family at every meal.
When you buy pork from the farm here are our standard cuts:
Several times per year we will have USDA processed pork available so you can buy sausage, pork chops, ribs, roasts, liver, and fat back by the piece/pound. Prices vary by cut - See price list below:
USDA Processed Pork Price List
Ground Pork $4.00/lb
Hot Sausage $4.50/lb
Mild Sausage $4.50/lb
Pork Chops $5.00/lb
Hog Jowl $5.00/lb
The chickens we grow for meat are called Cornish Rock Cross, which are a hybrid bird that grows very fast and produces excellent meat. Chickens are cage free and are fed a diet of Non-GMO, Non-Soy grains. As with all chickens, these birds are 100% vegetarian and contain no added hormones.
Chickens are available as whole broilers, half broilers, bone-in breasts, leg quarters, gizzards (cleaned and peeled), liver, feet and backbones.
Whole Broilers $4.99/lb
Half Broilders $5.49/lb
Leg Quarters $3.99/lb
Bone in Breasts $5.99/lb
Boneless Skinless Breasts $7.99/lb
Gizzards (cleaned and peeled) $4.99/lb
Feet (cleaned) $4.99/lb