grass-fed. pasture raised. grown in the soil.
Why on earth would we go through the hassle of certifying this farm to be organic? It is important to us that our land, our animals and our products give back to humanity - not take away. Being certified organic doesn't let you take the shortcut. As organic farmers and producers we create healthy food and follow sustainable farming practices. We use no synthetic fertilizers, no growth hormones, no herbicides and no pesticides. Did you know that because we are certified organic we are automatically GMO free?
From the soil up it informs and guides every aspect of what we do with our land. We have seventy-five acres of dedicated pasture for our dairy herd to graze, ten acres of woodland devoted to our pigs and another ten acres of edge. The farm teems with life; not just our animals but all the various birds and butterflies that congregate here and make this farm their home. Here on Martha’s Vineyard it might not be important to every consumer that the local food is certified organic. Fact is, once our products leave this beautiful place and go out into the world being certified organic allows our customers the knowledge that the food they are purchasing enriches not only their lives themselves but also the land we all share.
We work with Baystate Organic Certifiers and they have helped guide us along the way. Please visit their website as they have great resources for the general public.