Meet the Farmers


Grass Fed Pork
Farmers Dave and Jodi
Dave and Jodi along with their three sons; Hunter, Timber, and Ryder are very proud of their northern Wisconsin farm and their grass fed pastured pigs. They raise all of their pigs outside on pasture with no confinement. 
They boast that their pastured pigs are "true grazing pigs" that enjoy eating both grass as well as alfalfa/grass hay.  Some pork farmers put a trough on a pasture and call the pigs "grass fed." That is not the case with their pigs, which are hand fed one pound of grain each day to help supplement necessary minerals. The lions share of their diet is native grasses, clovers, alfalfa, and barley sprouted fodder.  

 

Grass Fed Beef and Pork
Farmer Dan
Farmer Dan has been raising his own herd of 100% grass fed registered Angus cattle on green pasture for many years. The 120-acre farm is located in southern Minnesota and features rolling hills and a meandering creek where the cattle enjoy drinking. Farmer Dan is proud that he has been using rotational grazing since 1993. “Grazing is experiencing a rebirth as many people forgot how to do it when the emphasis shifted to machinery and chemical use in the 1940’s.” He says raising cattle on pasture “is good for the land, good for the cattle, and good for the people on the land.”
Farmer Dan has six children, including one set of twins. Tending the cattle is a family endeavor. As a family, they stake their claim to enhancing their own lives and the lives of the animals and land they tend.

Farmers Jon, Terri, Jared and Valerie

Jon and Terri and Jared and Valerie farm together in the rolling hills of Goodhue County. Their focus on pasture-based farming systems started when Jon worked for 8 months on a grazing dairy in New Zealand. Now they care for a herd of registered Red Angus and Hereford cattle and love the time they get to spend out in the pasture with the cattle.

Their family has been farming for many generations and one of their primary goals has always been to leave the land in better condition than how they received it. They believe grazing is an integral part of reaching their goals and they hope their focus on regenerating the land will allow the farm to continue for many generations!

 

Grass Fed Beef and Pork
Farmers Chuck and Joan
Chuck and Joan have been dairy farming most of their lives together. They have four wonderful children who will tell you how glad they are that they were able to live and work on the farm. After moving their youngest daughter to college, Chuck and Joan decided that their days of dairy farming were complete and began cross breeding Hereford and Black Angus breeds of beef cattle. Their delightful farm is located near Hudson, Wisconsin and has 200 acres of rolling land mixed with pasture and stands of wood.
Their pasture and hay is a mixture of grass, clover and alfalfa. Chuck and Joan have not fed their cattle any corn or grain, and are very proud of the 100% grass fed beef that they produce. The beef is very lean, tender, and delicious. They are very proud to be able to farm their land and produce good and healthy beef for themselves and others to enjoy.