Many people don’t buy from small local farmers because it cost too much, food safety concerns & inconvenience. The “it costs too much” reason is understandable, but there is a reason WHY it cost more. Most small farmers raise their cattle out on pasture. Pasture rotations, time and lots of grass go into every single animal we raise. 👏🏼Small farmers take their time raising a good quality animal and there is a SIGNIFICANT taste difference!Live animal to meat talk.. small farmers have to transport their animals to a processor, we use a USDA Inspected facility that processes up to 50...
My hope for this blog post is to walk you through the steps we took to raise our first batch of forest fed hogs. I will share our lessons learned and provide you with all the details on how we raise our hogs out in the silvopasture paddocks at Ayers Valley Farm. The way we do things may not be perfect but we try our best to give every animal the best life out in the fresh air with lots of sunshine, the way nature intended. When we picked up our first batch of fifteen pigs Josh and I looked...
After getting fed up with the way I was feeling, Josh and I decided that we were going to raise high quality pastured meats ourselves. It doesn't matter that we have to work full time to be able to afford to do it, we are doing it because it's our health on the line. After experiencing the positive effects on our health and obviously falling in love with the lifestyle, we decided to share our story and our pasture raised meats with people all over the country and that's where we are now.