Farming Practices • A DIFFERENT BEAST •

Our approach to farming is much different than how most pigs are raised. Our methods are a combination of the “old fashioned” way that honors animals’ instincts and a forward looking consideration for our environment.

Our animals are "pasture raised," which means that they spend their entire lives outside and in an environment as close to their natural habitat as possible. Expression of their natural instincts leads to a healthier, happier animal, and a more nutritious and higher quality product than animals confined in modern meat factories.

We care for our soil and water, and seek to improve it every year through quick rotation of animals, which spreads out their manure and improves growth of forage and cover crops that we seed continuously. At most livestock farms, manure is a liability; here, it's an asset.

Our mission is to reduce livestock stress and produce the highest quality, best tasting product possible for you and your family.

Beyond Organic


We're guided by a permaculture philosophy called "silvopasture," which calls for a three-tiered, integrated system of plants and animals. At the top is a diverse forest of perennial fruit and nut trees that provide seasonal forage and protection from wind and rain. Underneath is a rotating mix of annual and perennial grasses, legumes, brassicas and other forage crops that promote soil health, water infiltration and absorption and a robust colony of soil microbiology. All of this supports the health and well-being of animals that provide fertility to the system.



Pigs and poultry are omnivores. They prefer a diverse diet and that keeps them healthy and happy. Unfortunately, there's no such thing as "grass fed" pork or chicken. That's a beef thing and forages alone don't contain the amino acids that omnivores require to stay healthy.

Our animals a eat a no corn-no soy ration of wheat, peas, oats, yeast protein, minerals and amino acids made by a family owned, historic mill (since 1877) that's three miles from our farm.

We plant a diverse mix of annual forages every spring and fall for our animals to munch on as they rotate through our fields under fruit and nut trees that drop treats seasonally.

We pick up several tons of fruit and veggies weekly for our animals to enjoy. Wouldn't you prefer your meat eats its veggies?


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