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the pecan grove at our sustainable farm

Our Sustainable Farm

We believe in raising our livestock in a low stress environment and practicing regenerative farming methods so we work with nature, not against it. By doing this, our meat and eggs have the fullest flavors and highest nutritional value that nature has to offer. Our core values are stewardship and transparency, so you can trust that you're really getting what you're paying for.

Maintaining an environment where the animals work together in harmony with the land and each other is one of our greatest passions! For example, the way we graze our cattle over the growing season mimics the way bison used to roam across our native Oklahoma grasslands. Our chickens organically fertilize the grass, which makes higher quality forage for the cows. And the beneficial management of our animals doesn't end there. Keep scrolling to get a more detailed look at how each of our animals is managed.

grass-fed, grass-finished beef cattle

Grass-Fed, Grass-Finished Beef

Our cows are 100% grass-fed and finished on our Oklahoma farm. We believe that the redemption of our Oklahoma grasslands is one of our biggest responsibilities as regenerative farmers. 

Inserting large ruminant animals back into the landscape and managing them with rotational grazing or 'mob grazing' we see increased diversity to our grasses and the return of native species that have been lacking for generations. This is important because healthy, diverse grasslands with deep root systems naturally take in carbon from the atmosphere as they respire and store it deep underground where it rebuilds valuable topsoil that has been stripped away by years and years of conventional land management and erosion. 

Rotational grazing naturally lowers levels of intestinal parasites in the herd without chemical de-wormers. Our cattle are antibiotic-free, hormone free, and experience no-stress handling when working, sorting, and loading. Our USDA-certified butcher is owned and operated by the Quapaw Indian Nation and has been certified by Temple Grandin, a pioneer of humane livestock handling.

(Compared to factory farms: Cows are typically bred, grazed, and raised on overgrazed monoculture pastures of one or two types of grass with little diversity, given vaccinations, antibiotics, and chemical wormers, and sold in high-stress livestock auctions at the age of about 12-18 months old. They are purchased from these auctions by large conglomerates, shipped to concentrated animal-feeding operations (also known as 'CAFOs') to be exclusively corn-finished in crowded lots where they are given hormone-releasing ear tags to promote quick growth and are knee-deep in manure and mud. Cattle are likely to break their legs in the muck and high stress conditions, and corn alone makes ruminant animals like cows violently sick. Their sensitive digestive systems with multiple stomachs are built for digesting grass alone, and the exclusive diet of corn raises the (typically low) PH of their digestive systems. This is not only significant because the cattle literally experience constant heartburn, but can also be wildly dangerous because it raises the cattle's digestive PH to a level similar to our own human digestive systems. This removes a natural safety net and makes it easier for E. Coli bacteria to make the animal-to-human jump.)

forest-raised pork

Forested Pork

Grocery stores only offer one type of pork: conventionally raised inside on slats. You're not going to see any pastured pork, forested pork, or pannage pork lining supermarket shelves. If you want to know what pork is supposed to taste like, you're going to have to try our pork. (Spoiler alert: it's not dry and flavorless, and it's NOT the other white meat.)

Our pork is forest-raised on our farm under the canopy of 160 acres of pecan grove where they have access to nuts, berries, mushrooms, roots, grass and leaves. To promote a balanced omnivorous diet, we supplement their natural forage; with a GMO-free feed offered on a free-choice basis. 

Our pigs are humanely treated and we never limit their ability to indulge their natural pig instincts like rooting up the earth, clearing our grove of small saplings and thorns, and exploring. They never receive any hormones or antibiotics. They are herded, sorted, and loaded in a low stress manner and processed by a USDA-inspected facility owned and operated by the Quapaw Indian Nation. Their facility is pristine and has even gone through the lengths to become humanely certified by Temple Grandin herself, the pioneer of humane livestock handling.

The result is pork that is bright red and well-marbled like a prime steak, with an insulating cap of healthy fat that is firm-but-buttery, packed with healing vitamins and nutrients, and sure to keep from drying out during any type of cooking. You won't believe it until you see it. Try our unique pork.

(Compared to factory farms: Pigs are confined to packed hog houses with slatted floors and artificial lighting where they are strictly fed GMO-laden feed with no natural forage or access to grass and sunshine. They remove the pigs' sharp teeth and clip their tails to prevent their nervous energy resulting in cannibalizing each other. This methodology is not only extremely inhumane, but results in pallid, flavorless, and dry pork with fat that is gummy and lacking in all the vitamins and nutrients it should have.)

pasture-raised chicken

Pastured Chicken

Looking for cage free chicken or free-range chicken? 

Pasture-raised chicken is what you're really looking for.

At our farm, chickens are only kept inside our brooder house long enough for them to grow feathers and be big enough to thrive outside, and then we move them out to pasture where they are REALLY free-ranged, and 100% pasture-raised. They're rotated every single day in their large, protective pens so they always have fresh grass and bugs, safe from predators in low-stress living conditions. 

Our chickens get to feel sunshine on their feathers and grass beneath their feet, and moving them across our farm fields organically fertilizes the grass and builds valuable topsoil as they go, helping wildly improve our grasslands. This provides better grass for our cattle, who then graze and trample the grass down to make way for our chickens again — an example of beneficial symbiosis between our animals in our farm ecosystem. Their forage is supplemented with 100% GMO-free feed, suited for their omnivorous diets. Antibiotic Free. Hormone Free. Always.

(Compared to factory farms: Raised in overcrowded closed chicken houses where they never see sunshine, feel grass, or chase bugs. Even factory ‘free-range’ just means having a small door to an enclosed concrete pad or dirt lot, where chickens hardly go. They are fed GMO-laden feed that is laced with antibiotics from the start to control disease. This is needed due to the high numbers of birds in close proximity. Their manure, a nitrogen-rich asset, isn't harnessed as organic fertilizer and is instead washed into 'lagoons' where it is pumped into the air with sprinklers or allowed to run off into waterways where it pollutes and overwhelms the aquatic ecosystems)

pasture-raised eggs

Pastured Eggs

Looking for cage free eggs or free-range eggs? 

Pasture-raised eggs are what you're really looking for.

Our chickens are beyond cage-free, free-range, and 100% pasture-raised on our farm. They're rotated twice a week so they always have fresh grass and bugs, with low-stress living conditions. Their manure is evenly spread over our pastures where it naturally fertilizes our grass, making better soil and healthier pasture for all the other animals on the farm. They naturally scratch and spread cow manure to break up the brooding environment for the harmful horn fly pest, and turn bugs, grass, seeds, small vertebrates, and water into eggs.

Because chickens are omnivores, they need a diverse diet of protein, vegetables, and grains to thrive. Our farm provides this through unlimited natural forage, GMO-free feed on a free-choice basis, and oyster shells available for supplemental calcium if the girls feel they need it. All of our pastured eggs are collected by hand, washed and packed on site by the very farmers who raise the chickens. We are deeply connected to the entire process from the beginning to the end.

(Compared to factory farms: Raised in overcrowded closed chicken houses. Even factory ‘free-range’ just means having a door to an enclosed concrete pad or dirt lot, where chickens hardly go. They are never able to forage and are strictly fed antibiotics-laced feed from a young age to combat sickness from high numbers of concentrated birds. Their manure, instead of being spread over pasture like the nitrogen-rich asset it is, washes into local waterways and pollutes the environment or is washed into 'lagoons' where the resulting slurry is then spread into the air via sprinkler system)

Whether you’ve been a loyal customer for years or it’s your first time stopping by, we couldn’t be more grateful you’re here. We appreciate your continued support of regenerative farming practices, fueling our local economy and bringing our Oklahoma grasslands back to life.

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