We currently grow three varieties of mushrooms on our farm; Shiitake, Lions Mane, and Oyster. Mushrooms take a lot of love and time to grow as the logs must sit for over a year before fruiting.
Our farm is home to our herd of Angus beef cattle. We have a cow/calf operation, meaning our cattle are bred, born, and raised here on the farm. Our cattle are intensively rotated and are 100% grass fed. Rather than cut and bale hay all Summer, in the Fall, we stockpile our grass so that the cattle have enough to graze on all winter long. We move our cattle every day, and sometimes several times a day, from November through April.
In the Fall, we select the steers that we will be finishing the following Spring for our beef shares. It's important to get your order in early to guarantee your share!
Our goat herd works in harmony with our cattle, clearing up brush and broad leaf plants that the cattle don't eat. They help us have a lighter impact on the land because we aren't haying and bush hogging each season to keep weeds back. And, they're entertaining to watch!
Goats work hand in hand with cattle to lessen the parasite burden in each species. They help each other by consuming the parasites that affect the other, and as we rotate both species through fields, we allow for enough rest time between rotations to break the life cycle.
We also use moveable electric netting to let the goats clean up areas of the farm that are overgrown with things like spiny pigweed and poison ivy. They're nature's weed eater and garbage disposal!
Goat meat is the #1 consumed type of meat worldwide. It's lean, has a smaller carbon footprint, and is tasty! If you're interested in giving it a try, let us know!