In 2008 we decided as a family that we needed to have some control over the food that we were eating and how it was being raised, grown and processed. There are plenty of books (Omnivores Dilemma, In Defense of Food, Joel Salatin’s series) and movies (Food Inc., The Big Squeeze, Fast Food Nation, Gasland I & II, Food Matters) which detail the fragile state of the developed worlds food supply system.
We started with chickens and pigs, and are now also raising turkeys, laying hens, milk & meat cows, sheep, and alpacas.
The more you start to question where your food is coming from, who is producing it, how they are doing it, and what does and what does not go into the production of that food, the more you see the benefits of organic farming.
Organic certification and the requirement of regular third party oversight will give the consumers of our products peacce of mind that we are operating our farm with the minimum impact on our environment and with maximum care for the health and happiness of the animals we raise.