Herondale Farm raises 100% grass fed beef and lamb, and pasture raised chicken and pork.
They are trying to turn back the clock—to produce meat and poultry that tastes as good as it did several decades ago before farms got turned into factories. By raising the animals in their natural environment and with their natural diets Herondale Farm is simply letting nature dictate the quality of their lives and their meat.
“We raise healthy and happy animals. We use no hormones or antibiotics. Our chickens and pigs are a seasonal business—from spring through late fall—to ensure that they have grass as a big part of their diet. As soon as the chickens have feathers they are living outside in the paddocks surrounding the barns, gleaning a great deal of nutrition from the pasture. The pigs are always outside rooting up marginal fields or woodlots. And the cows and lambs graze the fields as long as the grass is standing, after which they enjoy the alfalfa baleage and hay that we put up for supplemental winter-feed.”