The following farms and ranches have certified
that they meet Eatwild's
criteria for producing grassfed meat, eggs and dairy products.
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AT THE ANDERSON FARM, we raise the most luscious, lip-smackin’ lamb you’ve ever sunk your teeth into.
Sure is tasty
Keeps you slim
In your waistie!
Our lambs are raised naturally on mother’s milk and quality, rotationally-grazed pastures. That’s why they taste so good! And no, we don’t use artificial hormones, steroids or antibiotics.
TO HELP YOU PLAN, a bundle of whole lamb typically includes:
2 legs of lamb
2 packages lamb leg steaks (4 per package)
1 rack of lamb
4 packages rib steaks (4 per package)
1 package shanks cut into 3/4 cross sections
loin chops (4 per package)
IS THE MEAT GOVERNMENT INSPECTED? Yes. Freezer lamb is USDA inspected, cut, double-wrapped, frozen and sold as a bundle.
HOW MUCH STORAGE SPACE DO I NEED? A typical refrigerator freezer compartment can store 2 or 3 lamb bundles. Each bundle requires less than 1 ½ cubic feet of space.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST? Freezer lamb sells for $10.99 per pound. Each bundle weighs approximately 30–45 pounds. Due to market fluctuations, prices are subject to change without notice.
WE ARE ENVIRO-FRIENDLY and just plain friendly. We love it when folks stop over for a farm tour and buy a lamb. Our farm borders Highway 61 just 30-40 minutes from Davenport, Iowa and Rock Island, Illinois.
WHEN IS LAMB AVAILABLE? We try to have lamb ready all year but sometimes we sell out. It’s best to call or email before you come.
Anderson Farm, Kari Anderson, 1575 Underwood Avenue, Muscatine Iowa 52761. Call (563) 554-1397 (please leave a message).
E-mail: email@example.com. Website: http://www.grassfedrecipes.com
Brammeier Farms – Organic 100% Grass-Fed and Grass-Finished Beef.
Brammeier Farms is a family organization and has been in the family for nearly 100 years. We have been farming organically since 1999, and have been certified organic through OCIA since 2001.
We sell our beef by the whole, half, and quarter cow for $4.00 per pound (hanging weight + processing fees). We also sell our beef in 25-pound bundles, which contains a variety of cuts, at $9.00 per pound.
If you wish to just buy ground beef (in quantities of 20 pounds or more), the price is $7.00 per pound.
Brammeier Farms, Gerry Kerkhof, 1993 335th Street, Wilton, IA 52778. (563) 370-6415.
Canaan Sheep & Timber raises
grassfed lamb. The meat is available as whole animals, which
is approximately 50 to 60 pounds of packaged meat. The lambs are raised
exclusively on pasture and hay and are available in November/December,
Canaan Sheep & Timber, Randall Ney, 1006 Dogwood, Wellman IA
52356. (319) 646-6696.
Dakota Harvest Farm is located in very extreme
South Dakota, a few miles away from both Iowa and Nebraska.
Dakota Harvest Farm raises Dorper lambs in a natural environment.
Dorpers are a “hair” sheep rather than wool breed and are
specially developed for the quality of their meat.
All of our lambs are born and raised naturally with
their mothers on our pastures so we can guarantee that they’re
healthy. They spend their time on pastures getting plenty of fresh air,
sunshine, and clean water as they roam. In the winter months, they are
fed alfalfa hay, also grown on our farm, to provide them with optimum
nutrition and health. In turn, they produce a lean, healthy, nutrient
dense and protein rich meat.
We don’t administer growth hormones or antibiotics.
We do not feed any animal byproducts. We do not apply artificial fertilizers
or chemicals on our pastures.
Our specialty items include Lamb Filet Mignon, Lamb
Summer Sausage, and Smoked Leg of lamb. Other lamb products are:
- Leg of Lamb (boneless)
- Lamb Chop
- Spare Ribs
- Shoulder Chop
- Ground Lamb
We do ship our fresh lamb to your house.
Dakota Harvest Farm, Bob and Barb Corio, 33565
Dakota Road, Jefferson SD 57038. (605) 966-5490 (Call after
6 pm or leave a message.)
Fat Pasture Farm is a small-scale family farm raising small batches of pastured meat. We believe in growing nutrient-dense food that is raised with good stewardship of our animals as well as our land. We raise small batches of 100% grass fed lamb and goat using rotational grazing and a fodder system during winter. Pigs (pork) and chickens are also pastured and fed soy-free certified organic feed.
Meat is inspected, processed, and packaged at a State-inspected locker. Whole, half, or individual cuts of animals can be purchased directly by contacting us through email or visit us on farm in Lorimor, IA.
Look for us Thursday nights at the Valley Junction Farmers Market in West Des Moines, 4–6pm.
Fat Pasture Farm,
Andy and Betsy Boone, 3374 Limestone Avenue, Lorimor, IA 50149.
Fockler Creek Farms is a producer of organically-fed, non-soy, non-medicated pastured poultry. We wish this long list of descriptors was not necessary, but with the current state of our foodscape here in the 21st century, we will be content with such a lengthy title.
Here at the farm we raise our chickens in such a way that keeps them within the context of a "naturally" healthy bird. Last time I checked, our local population of red-wing blackbirds, cardinals, or what have you, didn't need to be kept sealed in confinement housing and dosed with antibiotics to keep them healthy. They certainly aren't dying off en-masse from avian influenza! Why is that and how can our chickens thrive as these wild birds do? Here at our farm we think we have the answer. It might have something to do with the deep composting bedding in our brooders. Or maybe the daily moves to fresh pasture with our chicken tractors. Perhaps a little fresh air and sunshine helps? Just a hunch. What we do know is that we raise a darn tasty chicken that will be healthy for you and your family!
Check us out at our website to learn more about who we are and what we do, browse recipes, or place an order. As fellow food and farming enthusiasts, we look forward to connecting you with the best our farm has to offer!
Fockler Creek Farms, Brian or Amelia Wosepka, 2450 60th ST. Ackley, IA 50601. Brian: 641-373-4621; Amelia: 641-373-1961
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: www.focklercreek.com.
Forest Hill Farm raises certified organic, 100% grass fed beef from registered Red Angus cattle. The beef is dry aged for flavor and tenderness. We follow MIG grazing practices for both cattle and sheep.
Our Lamb is certified organic, 100% grass fed. Organic certification is through OCIA.
Forest Hill farm offers pasture-raised pork from our Gloucestershire Old Spots which graze certified organic pastures. Seasonal plantings of oats, buck wheat, rape seed, clover, and pumpkins add to the quality of our pork.
Pasture-raised poultry is available beginning each June. Free-range, heritage bred turkey is available beginning in November. Duck is available beginning in September.
All our livestock is raised using organic practices, however only the beef and lamb are certified organic.
We sell retail cuts of organic beef, organic lamb, and pastured pork and poultry.
Interested in buying larger quantities?
- Whole, half, quarter steers
- Whole and half lamb
- Whole and half hogs
Iowa Delivery Locations: Cedar Rapids, Des Moines, Dubuque
Illinois Delivery Locations: Oak Brook, Crystal Lake, Woodstock
Wisconsin Delivery Locations: Prairie Du Chein
Forest Hill Farm, Glenda Plozay, St. Olaf, IA 52072. (563) 783-2670.
E-mail: email@example.com. Website: http://www.foresthillfarm.com.
Galen Bontrager Farm is a 'Beyond Organic" direct marketing, grass-based farm featuring Salad Bar Beef, Salad Bar Lamb, pastured pork, pastured broilers, pastured turkey, and pastured eggs.
As a former Polyface Inc. apprentice with Joel Salatin, I raise my animals using the Salatin methods that are highlighted in Michael Pollan's runaway bestseller The Omnivores Dilemma. (I'm actually mentioned in the book because I was an apprentice while Michael was there gathering the information for his book).
I am not "certified organic" but avoid the use of chemicals, growth hormones, genetically modified grains, antibiotics, dead animal parts, chicken litter, or drugs. Sales of some products are seasonal and others year-round; please contact me for availability. Custom beef is sold in wholes, halves, and quarters, and custom lamb in wholes or halves. Broilers and turkeys are custom ordered, processed, and picked up at the farm. On-farm sales of non-chlorinated eggs May–October.
I do not ship food anywhere and encourage people to patronize local producers. People are welcome to visit the farm, connect with their food, and see how it's raised. I greatly appreciate your support to keep local family farming alive and well.
For any inquiries about my products, ordering information, farm visits, and full-scale guided farm tours, please give me a call. I look forward to serving you. Joyfully at your service!
Galen Bontrager Farm, Galen Bontrager, 1840 500th Street SW, Kalona IA 52247. (319) 683-3199
Our family at Growing N Grace Natural Farm delights to provide our patrons with
premium pasture products from our natural farm. We have a passion for sustainable farming, pasture raised and chemical free food.
Although we are not certified, all our farming is done with organic methods. We want a transparent trust relationship
with our patrons. We offer broiler chickens, turkeys, eggs, pork, real milk through a herd share, and vegetables.
We are located in Southeastern Iowa fairly near the Iowa/Illinois border.
Growing N Grace Natural Farm, Ivy Steiner or Mahlon Steiner, 23783 North Field Road, Mediapolis IA 52637. (319) 572-9761 or (319) 572-9762.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: http://www.growingngracenaturalfarm.blogspot.com.
High Land Hills is a small-scale, pasture based, sustainable, family farm located in Northeast Nebraska. Our mission is to produce meat that is good for our bodies, good for the animals and good for the land.
We offer pastured pork by the half or whole. Our heritage breed Red Wattles are known for their exceptionally lean and juicy meat with rich beef-like taste and texture. Available only in fall, they come straight off pasture and are delivered to your local processor for optimal nutritional density. Pre-order today, limited quantity available.
Available in summer for on-farm pickups we offer beyond organic pastured poultry at below organic prices. Our broilers and free-range eggs are all-natural: no hormones, no antibiotics, just lots of fresh air, green grass, bugs and sunshine! Place your order, choose your pick up date and plan your annual day-trip out to the farm!
So invest in a deep freeze and ensure your family's year round supply of clean, healthy meat! And thank you for supporting local farms.
Serving Nebraska, South Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa.
Farmers Markets: You can find our products at local Siouxland Farmers Markets, check our website to see where we will be that week!
High Land Hills, Ryan and Jessica Schieffer, 89119 555 Avenue, Crofton NE 68730. (402) 360-0648.
E-mail: email@example.com. Website: http://www.high-land-hills.com.
The Koether Ranch offers
grassfed beef on a year-round basis. We have been organic since
1985, but are not certified. We prefer to sell quarters or split halves,
but we sell individual packages as well. We usually ship frozen meat
2nd Day Air in special containers.
Our goal is to provide the best possible care and
diet for our animals so that our customers can get the healthiest possible
meat. The cattle never eat grain. They eat fresh grass from April thru
November and winter on dry hay. They are fed a combination of kelp, minerals,
and refined natural salt year- round. We complete the cattle's life cycle
with humane slaughter. They are killed in our corral while standing quietly
and then are hauled to the processing facility. This prevents any unnecessary
stress on the animal.
We usually harvest our beef in late October
– early November when the animals are 16 months old. We like to
have large orders placed prior to slaughter, but we try to keep a supply
of frozen meat on hand year-round. We also have lamb, goat and broiler
chickens as well.
This year we are looking to sell 300-400 head of Katahdin breeding stock. They are all naturally raised with no vaccines or wormers. For any further details, please feel free to
Greg Koether, 26046 Giard Road, McGregor IA 52157.
Prairie Creek Cattle Co. offers beef selected
for taste and tenderness produced under a superior sustainable farming
We graze our cattle on salad bar mixes of grasses,
legumes and forbs for an optimum diet in a management intensive grazing
system. We select cattle genetics that excel on pasture and deliver more
desirable cuts of meat that have outstanding flavor. We strive to make
our soils healthy and mineralized for healthy mineralized food. Our use
of management intensive grazing allow for supporting soil biology which
in turn adds to the health of our soils. We strive to make every meal
a gourmet dining experience.
We sell by the whole, half, and half of a half. We
will work with you on shipping arrangements. Call or email us for more
information about us and when beef will be available. Thanks, Karl and
Prairie Creek Cattle Co., Karl and Kyle Dallefeld, 6729
K & K Road, Worthington IA 52078. (563) 590-7929.
Prairie Quest Farm has
a limited number of certified organic, grassfed Angus and Red Angus beef animals
available for the fall of 2002. Live animal sales only, but we will
deliver to a local locker plant with payment based on carcass weight.
You can arrange with family and friends to divide meat and costs. Delivery
is available through mutual agreement.
Health effects of food are extremely interesting
to me, and I am participating in a USDA SARE grant program exploring
ways to maximize CLA levels in milk and meat. Prairie Quest is committed
to maintaining and enhancing the diversity and health of the ecosystem
while producing healthy food for human consumption.
Prairie Quest Farm, Daniel Specht, 12082 Iris Avenue, McGregor IA 52157.
Prairie Ridge Farms is located in the beautiful rolling hills of southern Iowa. We have a certified organic dairy farm and direct market our grass-finished beef, and pastured pork. Our cattle are raised and finished 100% on grass. Our hogs are fed either non-GMO or organic grains, raw milk and have access to fresh grass.
Our animals are frequently given a fresh smorgasbord of forages. Our grazing management practices promote high soil fertility, and highly mineralized soil. We believe these high quality forages result in superior quality food.
We sell all of our meat by the whole, half, or quarters. Beef is available throughout the year. Pork is available at the end of the year, but check earlier on in the year for availability. Please contact us for more information.
Prairie Ridge Farms, Samuel Maibach, 13854 315th Street, Bloomfield IA 52537. (641) 208-6446.
PrairieSun Organics farm is located 1 mile north of Vermillion. It is a Certified Organic farm by MOSA that focuses on grass-based sustainable practices that result in high quality meat products and eggs. We raise pastured poultry, greenhouse vegetables, row crops, Idaho pastured pork, and fresh eggs. We also distribute organic, grass-fed beef for the local market.
We have been marketing and distributing grass-fed and pastured meats since 2008. After a break in 2013–15, we are back and stronger than ever with a brand new e-commerce website.The special management of the family farm brings a wide range of biodiversity to the landscape through cooperation with nature. We do not use GMOs on our farm or in our processing. The entire chain of custody is certified organic for our meat and egg and vegetable products.
We are very proud of our brand of beef. The flavor is amazing due to the grasses on which the cattle are finished on in fall. The mature warm season grasses native to SW South Dakota impart a flavor, juiciness, and marbling that can’t be beat. Our products are lab tested for nutrition content and food safety. Our lab testing and research back up the claims that Eatwild.com advocates.
PrairieSun Organics, Angela and Glenn, 46516 316th Street, Vermillion, SD 57069. (605) 624-1966 or (605) 638-0748.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: http://www.prairiesunorganics.com.
Red Gate Farm, LLC is a small, family farm, focused on being good stewards of God's creation. Our produce is raised GMO-free, and without chemical pesticides or herbicides. In many cases, we even use heirloom and open-pollinated varieties of fruits and vegetables.
We raise our meat animals as naturally as possible, without antibiotics, hormones, or any other type of chemical or pharmaceutical. Our direct-to-consumer meat sales include heritage Red Wattle pigs raised in the forest, grass fed/finished Hereford beef cattle, meat rabbits, as well as pastured poultry including layers (eggs), cornish-cross broilers, and turkeys.
We also have Alpine Dairy Goats for milk and meat. The Dairy goats receive organic grain as a supplement to their regular hay and forest browse. The biggest milkers might receive about four pounds per day, divided over two milkings, but this is not typical and lasts only during peak season.
In addition to meats, we offer a variety of homestead and self-sufficiency classes and clinics.
Please visit our website for additional information and prices.
Red Gate Farm, LLC, Sean and Danielle Londrigan, 15276 New Salem Bluff Rd, Petersburg, IL 62675.
E-mail: email@example.com. Website: www.redgatefarmllc.com
Redball Enterprises LLC - JMB Cattle Co. Grassfed Beef, no antibiotics, no growth hormones, all natural.
We are certified members of the American Grassfed Association.
Redball Enterprises LLC - JMB Cattle Co., Bill and Deb Robinson, 4413 Woodsonia CT NW, Cedar Rapids IA 52405. (319) 360-0987.
Roller Coaster Farm is a family-owned-and-operated farm located in the rolling hills of southwest Wisconsin’s beautiful Driftless Area. Our family has continually raised animals on the farm for over 30 years and it is currently operated by multiple generations of the family. We are firmly committed to the utilization of heritage breeds and natural farming methods that promote the health of our animals, our land, and our consumers.
At Roller Coaster Farm, we raise delicious, grass fed and grass finished Highland beef and Katahdin lambs as well as pastured Tamworth pork. We use Management Intensive Grazing techniques to rotate our cattle and sheep through lush pastures to produce lean, flavorful meat. Our Tamworth hogs enjoy grazing in the sunshine without any confinement for farrowing or feeding. None of our animals ever receive any added growth hormones, or sub-therapeutic antibiotics or animal bi-products.
To ensure the highest quality product and processing methods, we have partnered with Avon Locker Plant, a state inspected plant just 3 miles from the farm. Custom processing and packaging can be arranged after consultation with Avon. We direct market our products in quantities ranging from entire animals to 20-pound. variety packs as well as supplying select restaurants, catering, and processing facilities that share our vision and value our animals and their stories.
Farm visits are welcome upon request by email. We are located in the southwest corner of Wisconsin, just over an hour from Madison, and 50 minutes from both Dubuque, Iowa and Galena, Illinois.
For a current price list and availability, email us or give us a call.
Roller Coaster Farm, Charlotte Doherty, PO Box 153 / 12971 Roller Coaster Road, Darlington WI 53530. (608) 776-2718.
Short Shadows Farm, located
just north of Sioux City, Iowa, is now offering grass-raised beef by
the pound. Our inputs include: fresh pasture, clean water, sunshine,
and stored hay during the winter months. The herd is comprised of full-blooded,
registered, Belted Galloways. This breed wears a long winter coat,
usually between four and eight inches. This winter coat negates the
need for fat on the animals. We have extremely lean meat product animals
that receive no shots or supplements, other than free choice natural
The Short Shadows Farm price list on meat is listed
on the website along with information on our local CSA and country store.
Short Shadows Farm, Chuck Hinrichsen, 32502 Juniper
Ave, Hinton IA
51024. (712) 239-6886.
Tall Grass Bison, the
largest bison producer in Iowa, maintains their herd of over
300 grass-fed bison on 1000 acres "as close to natural conditions
as possible." The animals are free-range and graze on native prairie
grasses; no corn or other grains are fed. Herds are managed for natural
family order, an evolutionary development that minimizes stress, the
precursor of pathogens, illness and tough meat. Healthy stress-free
lives mean they have never needed nor been given a shot or antibiotics
in their life.
Humane slaughter in the field eliminates the unnecessary
stress of being transported to a slaughterhouse. Meat is dry-aged for
21 days and processed at a State Inspected locker. Bison meat is available
in front quarters, hind quarters and hanging halves.
Tall Grass Bison, Bob Jackson, 1858 220th Street, Promise
City IA 52583. (641) 874-5794.
Thankful Harvest is a grass-based, organic farm applying organic management for the benefit of the consumer, the environment, the animals and the farm. If you grew your own food, we believe you would do it like we do. We supply 100% grass-finished beef; 100% grass-finished lamb; organic, pastured, free-range poultry (chicken and turkey); and organic, non-soy farmstead eggs.
We feed our crops minerals based on detailed soil testing so that the crops are able to put more nutrition into what the animals and the consumers eat. If the minerals are not in the soil, they cannot make it to the table. We feed our chickens organic flax which is shown to increase beneficial fatty acids in the eggs. We strive to deliver maximum human nutrition to your family's table.
We deliver to homes, food coops, and buying clubs in Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota. We also ship nationwide via appropriate shipping options.
Thankful Harvest’s Tenderheart Beef, Tom and
Kristi German, 5139 210th St, Holstein IA
51025-8061. (712) 830-3281.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: http://thankfulharvest.com.
Triple Creek Farm raises pastured
broilers and turkeys.
Broilers are processed in our state inspected
facility and are available June–August.
Giant White turkeys are processed in late
November, to be fresh for Thanksgiving.
Generally, free range hen eggs can be picked
up at the farm anytime.
Contact us for a short Power Point of our poultry
Triple Creek Farm, Wes Moser, PO Box 77 / 2245
West Iowa Highway #9, Lester IA 51242. (712) 478-4622.
Wacholz Farm Grass-fed Meats offers grassfed beef and pork.
We are a small farm and focus on quality for the animals.
Our cattle are rotated on pastures in spring, summer
and fall. NO antibiotics or growth hormones
are given to our animals. During the winter the cattle get alfalfa hay.The
feed for our cattle and pigs is all grown on our farm without herbicides
and pesticides.The hogs receive grass/legume pastures and soaked oats.
During the fall the hogs are fattened on fall
apples; they don't receive soy in their diets.
Our beef is sold in 1/4,
1/2, or Whole. Pork is sold by 1/2, or Whole. Your animal will be processed
at a locally owned and inspected butcher shop.
Wacholz farm is located near the I-35/I-90 intersection near Albert
Lea, less than 10 miles north of the Iowa border. Come visit
and see the animals!
Wacholz Farm Grass-fed Meats, Cazzi
175th Street, Hayward, MN 56043. (303)
Wallace Farms is the ultimate
one-stop shop for conscientious consumers who insist on only
the best foods to support their family’s health.
100% Grass-Fed Beef
• We Believe……Cows were
built to eat grass, not grain
• We Believe……Soil health
is pivotal to the quality grass that our cows thrive on
• We Believe……Cattle should
be rotated to fresh pasture daily
• We Believe……High levels
of CLA in grass-fed beef support a strong mind and body
• We Believe……Our grass-fed
beef is not only healthy, but tender and flavorful
• We Believe……Grass-fed
• We Believe……Pigs should
have access to plenty of mud and sunshine
• We Believe……Agriculture
should be sustainable and diversified
• We Believe……Healthy eating
gives new meaning to family life
Free-Range Chicken & Turkey
• We Believe……Poultry need
access to green pasture, bugs and sun
• We Believe……Small family farms
can be resurrected by producing quality, artisanal foods
• We Believe……Animals should
remain free of antibiotics and growth hormones
• We Believe……Seafood should
always be sustainably fished – not farm-raised
• We Believe……Cook Inlet
waters are the best in the world
Wallace Farms utilizes the “Buying
Club” approach, which allows our customers to pre-order
a wide variety of foods. We ship to all 50 states and currently offer
pick-ups at the following locations:
Ankeny, IA; Ames, IA; Cedar
Rapids, IA; Clive, IA; Des Moines, IA
(Downtown); Johnston, IA; Iowa City, IA.
ILLINOIS LOCATIONS: Chicago,
IL (Downtown); Naperville, IL (Western
Chicagoland) – NEW WAREHOUSE!;
Wauconda, IL (NW Chicagoland).
Wallace Farms, Inc., Keystone,
IA. (319) 442-3244.
Yoder's Natural Farm is nested in the rolling hills of Davis County, 15 miles from Missouri and 60 miles from Illinois. On our 159 acres we produce beef, pork, lamb, chickens, eggs, turkeys and dairy products. Dairy products are available through a private membership association.
Our farm consists of approximately 100 acres of pasture and the other 59 acres in forest—lots of oak, hickory and walnut trees. Our beef and lamb is 100 percent grass-fed, grass-finished. Chicken and pork get fed rations of non-GMO grains mixed with Fertrell minerals. Although not certified, we use organic practices. Our farming philosophy could well be likened to Joel Salatin's of Polyface Farm of Virginia.
Farmers Markets: Fairfield, Iowa, Saturdays, 8am–1pm, May through October outdoor; 9am–1pm November through April indoors.
Stores: Everybody's Whole Foods, 501 N 2nd Street, Fairfield IA 52556.
Yoder's Natural Farm, Robert Yoder,19222 Jade Avenue, Bloomfield IA 52537. (641) 664-2060.
Iowa page updated 3/23/18.