We work with nature, not against it.
We don't follow a calendar but the cues from nature. We know when tasks need to get done by the weather, the color of the leaves, and what bugs are around.
And, of course, you deserve to know everything about how your food is produced. Transparency is paramount.
Beiler Family Farm is just naturally "organic", because that's the way we farm. But, we get the certification so our customers can easily know if our base values align with theirs.
We hold the PCO Certified USDA Organic Certification for hay, pasture, beef, cow dairy, slaughter, and lamb.
That's right. We do not spray our fields or include artificial chemicals in any of our farming practices. The same (or better) result can be achieved naturally.
This includes rotational grazing, fertilizing with manure, planting cover crops, companion growing, and much more!
The animals forage for foods they love to eat, whether grasses, seeds, or bugs. They also get plenty of exercise.
No confinement, no cattle prods, no branding, no routine antibiotics or hormones. Just lots of love.
They eat fresh pasture when the weather is warmer and dry pasture when the weather is colder. They aren't fed grain - ever.
We hold the PCO 100% Grass-fed Certification for beef, dairy, and sheep.
If the soil isn't healthy, then neither are the plants. If the plants don't have optimal nutrition, then neither do the animals.
We take a lot of care to produce nutrient dense foods that are satisfying to eat and can give your body what it needs to thrive.
To us, natural ingredients are simple. They are something that you can grow and make in your home kitchen. It's all GMO free and soy free.
A natural lifestyle and feed result in naturally healthy and happy animals.
In turn, they produce the most healthful foods.
Our dairy cows are a Jersey-Devon cross breed. These cows are multi-purpose and adapted to a high forage diet and a variety of climatic conditions. They are healthy, long lived, and thrive on good care and management.
Our cows are 100% grass fed and they are free to graze on hundreds of acres of beautiful pasture. When the weather is inclement, cold and wet they have access to a large barn with straw-bed pack that they can choose to use as needed.
The lamb share their pasture with chickens. The sheep have their own barn.
The lamb is 100% grass fed and received our farm grown hay in the winter when needed.
Our pastured lamb is masterfully butchered.
The broiler and layer chickens live alongside the sheep. They have portable huts for shelter and laying.
The chickens forage for bugs and seeds and also receive a feed made of organic corn, camelina meal, fish meal, wheat, peas, minerals, and oyster shells.
Our pigs are born and raised here on the farm.
They are fed a non-GMO grain that is sourced from local farmers as well as our own farm grown hay.
The quality of our pork reflects the quality of our pigs' lives.
James is the dairyman and herd manager, who grows a variety of quality hay and non-GMO grains for the animals to eat. Darla, James' wife, processes their milk into delicious products.