About Our Products
|Pastured Laying Hens||yes||Oregon Tilth||2013|
|Pasture-Raised Pork ||yes||yes||yes||yes||2013|
|Grass-Fed Beef ||yes||Oregon Tilth||yes||yes||yes||yes|
|Spring Lamb ||yes||Transitional||yes||yes||yes|
|Pasture-Raised Broilers ||yes|
Our cows have year-round access to pasture. We use no herbicides, pesticides, hormones, antibiotics, or synthetic nitrogen fertilizers and provide soil fertility through grazing management, seeding different grass varieties, and soil-enrichment using live compost manure. Our cows graze 3 different elevation zones throughout the year, from high slopes in early spring, to moderate slopes in winter and fall, to wet-lowgrounds in summer and fall. This allows us to finish cows year-round.
We use our pigs to turn barn compost for the first part of their life. When they are 2-3 months old, we put them out onto pasture so they can eat fresh grass and exercise (YouTube video of our Pastured Pigs). In addition to grazing on pasture grass, our pigs are fed raw milk, organic produce seconds, nuts, pears, apples, and grain (wheat, barley, and pea) with a hazelnut finish. We attempt to source all of our grain inputs locally. This means buying directly from local grain farmers and mixing our own rations. We raise Hampshire-Duroc crosses and also Red Wattles. Hogs are also used in rotation with grain crops and used to till the soil and break-sod for subsequent grain-seed planting.
||Pastured Chickens, Egg-Layers, and Turkeys|
We raise Freedom Ranger meat birds (a great pasture-loving alternative to the cornish/cross meat birds), a variety of laying hen breeds (YouTube video of layers), and Bourban, Bronze, and White Turkeys. All birds are raised on pasture and housed at night to prevent predation. Check out a heritage turkey recipe.
Our lambs are raised on our pastures and butchered at 9-12 months of age for the most tender product. We will occassionally graze our lambs on other organic land. These are either dedicated pastures or cover crops on other organic farms.