Meat Share

Our Practices

You can read our general thoughts on farming on our Farm Philosophy page.

All of our meats are hormone and antibiotic free.

Below are the sources we expect to use for 2017 meat shares and a description of the practices those animals were raised with.  From time to time we add a provider (if, say, we are short on pork, we may add some of Tide Mill Farm’s organic pork into the mix) and we will update you as this happens.

Chicken

Wolf Pine Farm chickens are raised in “chicken tractors” on pasture.  They are fed organic feed, but our butcher is not certified organic (for paperwork reasons only) and so are not certified organic.

Tide Mill Farm chickens are raised in “chicken tractors” on pasture.  They are fed organic feed and are certified organic.

Pork
The pigs at Wolf Pine Farm have spent their lives in our pastures.  For 2017, we got about half of our piglets from Brookridge Farm in Lyman.  These piglets were certified organic.  Brookridge was hoping to supply us with all of our piglets, but many of their piglets did not survive. So we had to scramble at the last minute and could not find certified organic piglets for the other half.  All of our piglets were raised on 100% organic feed and farm scraps using practices that could have been certified organic had all of our piglets been certified.   

Pork from Tide Mill Farm is certified organic and raised in their fields and woods.

Beef
Note: None of our beef is ever grain finished.  

Meeting Place Pastures in Vermont raises 100% grass-fed beef.  Their beef for 2017 shares will be raised using organic practices but will not be certified organic.