For us, practicing permaculture on our farm means that we try to simulate or directly utilize the patterns and resilient features observed in nature in order to create our own sustainable and self-sufficient ecosystems that produce grass fed, pastured meats.
In the industry, grass fed can mean a lot of things - from feeding grass once to feeding hay in a feed lot. At Permaculture Pastures, when we say “grass fed“ and “pasture raised” we mean that our animals spend their entire lives outside on fresh grass pasture free of chemical fertilizers.
We know that in order for us to eat meat, an animal has to give up its life. That is something we do not take lightly. While our animals are living on the farm, we do our best to create an environment where they can live out a high quality life, and when the time comes, we make absolutely sure to make harvest day calm, respectful, and humane.
Providing a natural environment allows us to raise our animals in a natural way.
Being raised outside, in the fresh air, with a diverse smorgasbord of microorganisms available , and being moved to new, sun-sanitized pasture each day,
it becomes unnecessary to give them antibiotics, vaccines, medicated feed, or specialized GMO feed.
No Added Hormones
Farming sustainably by creating self-sufficient ecosystems is better for everyone’s quality of life.
Consuming high quality, naturally raised meat products with no additives provides us with more nutrition and less side effects.
The animals live better lives by being provided with the diet they were meant to eat as well as being allowed to express their God given instincts of foraging, rooting, hunting, wallowing, etc.
One of the best things about regenerative agriculture is that it heals our planet by enriching the soil, counteracting carbon emission, and encouraging diversification in grass and insect species. And that leaves a legacy of higher quality of life for future generations.
Our inspiration, Joel Salatin, coined this phrase. it essentially means embracing the skills and instincts that God has given each animal for the benefit of the farm ecosystem.
Rather than being confined in feed lots or barns, our animals are raised outside in a more natural environment where they get to be themselves.
Our pigs till up the ground for garden plots and go behind the cows cleaning up the pasture, reducing flies and all of the problems that come with them.
Our chickens are allowed to hunt insects, scratch the ground, and forage for greens. They fertilize the pasture, greatly reduce cattle pests, and eliminate weeds allowing more desirable grass species to thrive.