Every Monday is Member Photo Monday where we feature a member photo on our Instagram and Facebook pages. Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund is proud of our members, and we take great pleasure in highlighting their operations and the awesome work they are conducting in sustainable farming, animal husbandry, artisanal production, and homesteading. See below for a roundup of October’s member photos!
Kevin Farrar grew up on his family farm in Missouri. After the passing of his parents, Kevin, his wife, and young family reluctantly sold the land. In 2007, seven years after saying goodbye to the old farm he loved and grew up on, Kevin and his family moved to a new farm in Adrian, MO. Inspired by documentaries such as Food Inc. and Fresh and Joel Salatin’s Polyface Farms, Kevin and his family wanted to provide naturally raised wholesome food using sustainable farming methods that mimic the patterns found in nature. They raise grass-fed, grass-finished beef; farm fresh eggs; pasture-raised chicken and turkey; and forest-raised pork without the use of chemicals, antibiotics, or growth hormones.
Jon and Julie Refer raise heritage breed livestock, including Oberhasli Dairy Goats, Tunis Sheep, and Red Poll Cattle in Pulaski, Tennessee. The happiness and well-being of each and every one of their animals is the number one priority. Leatherwood Creek Farm animals are raised on pasture and hay, with the dairy goats also receiving grain. They breed for parasite resistance, good mothering instincts, low inputs, fast growth and are working towards selecting for twinning in their Tunis flock.
Jenna is an advocate for regenerative agriculture. In the spring of 2017, Croakers Crossing Farm began their first rotational grazing venture with a small herd of cattle. In the fall of 2017 they planted 30 acres of cover crop, started working with the local conservation district, and in January of 2018 they purchased their first chicks to raise on pasture using rotational grazing. Jenna is amazed at how happy her animals are, the way the soil and plant life are improving, and the impact this has on the end product. Jenna is a huge proponent of regenerative agriculture and believes that everything stems from the health of the soil.
Price Creek Farm is a small family farm just south of Lake City, Florida. The farmers, Scott and Kay, are dedicated to the highest quality meats and eggs that are raised humanely and free of any chemicals, antibiotics, or hormones. All Price Creek Farm animals are raised on grass or in woodlots and are able to get plenty of sunshine and exercise.
Eagle Ridge Ranch is a small acreage, regenerative agriculture farm located in the Flint Hills of Kansas. The owners, Jacob and Danielle Stenger, focus on healthy and sustainable animal husbandry and land management practices by raising multiple species of livestock with rotational grazing practices mimicking natural grazing patterns. The Stengers believe that healthy, happy animals provide the most nutrient-dense foods and products and strive to allow their animals plenty of sunshine and grass through intensive rotational grazing. Without pesticides or chemical fertilizers, they believe they are doing their part to maintain and improve their slice of heaven in the Flint Hills. Jacob and Danielle believe in transparency and educate their customers and anyone else interested in where their food comes from via frequent social media updates and an open door policy. They have plans to expand in current and new areas as interest grows and currently provide free range non-gmo chicken and duck eggs, pastured poultry, forest-raised pork and grass-fed lamb.
Thank you to all of our wonderful members! We are a nationwide membership-based nonprofit organization and couldn’t do the work we do without our members. Learn more about membership here.
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