Farmers who raise organic animals have a lot of hoops to jump through, resulting in higher prices for the retailer, and therefore the customer.
Everything needs to be certified – the feed, the water, the living conditions, and the farm cannot be located within a certain distance from other farms that might be spraying chemicals because of risk of cross-contamination, etc. While these rigorous stipulations result in a quality product, it doesn’t always guarantee the animal is raised locally or free-range (Animals that are raised indoors, with access to the outdoors at certain times of their lives.)
We find that the majority of our customers are happy knowing that the animals are raised close to home, that they’re treated humanely and fed a quality diet, rather than going the extra mile to have it “certified” organic. It’s sort of our “happy medium” – our customers still get what they are looking for, but at a lower price than they might pay for organic.
It is important to us to know where our animals are coming from, and what they are being fed. Let us introduce you to what we source and where we source it from.