In our farm operation, we want to model a way of farming that nurtures health and balance for both the land and the surrounding human community. We believe this locally focused endeavor has far-reaching implications.
Our cows live a stress-free, happy life filled with fresh air, space to roam and good food. The babies stay with their mothers and grow up with the small herd. Our cows are New Zealand Jerseys mixed with a few other breeds - aiming for genetics that allow the cows to thrive on a grass only diet. Our production goal is quality over quantity which means a quality life for the cows.
Respecting people & the planet
We live on a planet with finite resources, and yet our industrial growth model tends to follow a blind belief in unlimited growth. This model of production has resulted in extreme financial success for a few, further accentuating the gap between people who have resources and those who do not, often ignoring quality of life questions for local communities and the natural world. Conflict analysis shows that the discrepancy between wealth and impoverishment is a root cause of many forms of violence.
It is our belief that food production is related to these patterns of global economic injustice, and environmental degradation. According to Wendell Berry, when family farms are replaced by large operations where the connection to the land and community are remote, the farming methods often become destructive to the land and surrounding life systems. We believe that one way to address this global trend is to begin locally. We strive to meet our daily needs through dependence on local networks that are based on mutuality and respect for each other and the earth we live upon. People like you, who understand, value, and support this way of producing food and honoring life make this vision a reality.