No hormones, antibiotics, or chemical fertilizers, ever.
NOW TAKING RESERVATIONS FOR WINTER AND SPRING 2024
At Riverplains Farm, we have always understood the importance of grass feeding and finishing beef, even before it was popular! Because cows are herbivores, their digestive tracts are designed to only process grass and forage. The cattle we raise are heritage breeds, both purebred Black Angus and Belted Galloway. That means their genetics have not been selected and altered to require more protein (i.e. grains such as corn and soy), and that they can easily thrive on healthy pastures. The CLAs, Omega 3s, and vitamins such as A and D found in their meat are significantly higher than in their grain-finished counterparts. Our cows are also free of antibiotics, hormones, and chemicals. For those eating a Paleo type diet, or simply a clean and healthy diet, our beef is the best quality you can find.
NOW EXCLUSIVELY RAISING HERITAGE BREED, SOY FREE, NON-GMO PORK
Our pigs now eat a very healthy organically grown soy free mix of organic sunflower seeds, organic field peas, organic swine minerals, Redmond's salt, and locally grown non-gmo corn. They also have full access to pastures where they get to experience their full pigness of the pig.
WHERE WE SOURCE OUR PIGLETS
While we have had a few litters of piglets born here on the farm, to our beautiful Large Black/Berkshire sows, we have decided that sourcing and keeping a boar on the farm is not something we have the capacity for at this point in time. Therefore we purchase the majority of our piglets from Skeenah Gap Farms, home of the Large Black Hog, in Georgia. These are the highest quality Large Black Hogs crossed with Berkshire, or Red Wattle, or Tamsworth. And on occasion we purchase a few extra piglets from our local pig farmer who helped get us started on our journey.
This open-pollinated, heirloom corn (which is non-gmo), is grown in the fertile river bottoms at Riverplains Farm. Some of it goes to a local whiskey distillery, some feeds the pigs and chickens, some becomes cornmeal and grits, and the rest is saved to re-plant the next year. A sacred cycle unbroken, the saving of seed from one year to the next, the seed from this corn belongs to no corporation, only to nature and God.