The following farms and ranches have certified
that they meet Eatwild's
criteria for producing grassfed meat, eggs and dairy products.
Contact them directly for additional information or to buy their
The Anoka-Butte Lumber Company – Marlowe Farm's is
a small grass based farm located in the hills of Northern Nebraska.
The Anoka-Butte Lumber Company was owned and operated by my family
from 1936-1993. I am in the process of resurrecting it. Hogs and cattle
were a part the family business.
I moved onto this farm in August of 2003. I raise cattle,
sheep and pigs. All animals are raised on pasture. Cattle
and sheep are fed exclusively grass and a limited amount of hay in
the winter months. The cows, sheep and pigs are rotated through a series
of paddocks. The pigs are fed varying amounts of grain depending on
class. Sows and gilts graze/forage for the bulk of their diet with
some corn fed as an energy supplement and to keep them docile. Growing
pigs are fed a ground corn/soybean ration. Low-grain pork and No-grain
pork are available upon request.
By keeping livestock in the pastures manure is spread
evenly across the ground. What manure is collected around the barns is
spread on my poorest ground. I'm hoping the application of manure to
my poorest ground will in time make it some of my best ground.
At this time I only have pork available for sale.
I do ship.
Anoka-Butte Lumber Company - Marlowe Farm's, Christopher
A. Marlowe, 48412 907 Road, Butte,
NE 68722. (402) 775-5000.
Website: www.anokabuttecattle.weebly.com. Facebook: htpps://www.facebook.com/marlowefamilyfarms.
Boettcher Organics is nestled in the center
of the Sandhills of Nebraska, where nutrient rich grass is abundant,
water flows freely from the Ogallala Aquifer, and cattle are
free to roam in wide-open spaces.
We provide certified organic grass-fed beef—beef
in its purest form.
We are committed to providing consumers with beef which
can positively impact their overall well-being while preserving the environment
of the Nebraska Sandhills. We are certified organic by the Ohio Ecological
Food & Farm Association.
Please visit our website for more information.
Boettcher Organics, Bruce Boettcher or Amy
Schaffer, 87061 Edgewater Avenue, Bassett,
Diamond Down Ranch is a Certified Organic Ranch
nature as our guide and
are passionate about raising our livestock and grains with the highest quality nature has to offer!
Our livestock are raised
organically but not certified organic. They include grass fed beef (longhorn and crossbreds), pork, goats (meat and dairy), ducks, and chickens. Will be adding sheep soon.
organic: Pasture, hay (small squares and rounds), corn, soybeans, rye, wheat, oats, barley, vetch, etc.
Sea 90 (sea salt for livestock,
fertilizers, and human
consumption); Soil Secrets (soil conditioners, mycorrhizal products, organic fertilizers, bio-stimulants and enzymes); Powerflex fencing, batch latches, etc.; Medi Dart pasture cattle treatment equipment (less stress!);
Small square straw bales.
Diamond Down Ranch,
Kerry and Deb Kopecky,
49070 888th Road, O'Neill, NE 68763. (402) 336-7008 or
DS Family Farm – raising healthy grass-based poultry and beef for your family.
Located just west of Lincoln, Nebraska.
Animal Welfare Approved and Certified Grassfed, “pasture-grazed beef,” no grains and no GMO forages. Cattle spend their entire lives on tallgrass prairie and woodland pastures. Free-range beef, never confined to a feed-lot. Beef harvested from our tallgrass native prairies have been tested and display an omega 6:3 ratio of ~1.7:1.
Herd movement mimics nature’s process of soil and prairie regeneration. Cattle always have access to fresh grass in a continuous planned motion across our pastures. Fresh pasture allow us to raise cattle without antibiotics. We do not treat our cattle with supplemental hormones or any kind of pour on pesticides. No broadcast chemical based fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides are used on our pastures.
Beef and Poultry harvested from actively growing native prairies and processed at local USDA plant. Visit our online product catalog for currently available cuts and minimally processed items such as 100% grass-fed hot dogs, brats and beef sticks. E-Mail or call for specialty products and availability of custom beef and poultry orders.
Poultry raised using Joel Salatin portable shelter method, fed locally sourced non-GMO grains.
Delivered to your home in the Lincoln – Seward Nebraska area. Product also available on the Nebraska Food Coop or pickup at the farm.
Healthy soils, healthy prairies, result in healthy animals for you, your family and our community. Let us know about your need for clean food.
Visit us on-line through our website/blog, FaceBook, or Instagram. You will get a feel for our farm, animals and production methods. Contact us for a farm visit to see the animals in motion!
DS Family Farm, Doug & Sheila Garrison, 13550 W US Highway 34, Malcolm, NE 68402. (402) 796-2208.
E-mail: email@example.com. Website: http://dsfamilyfarm.com/.
https://www.facebook.com/DSFamilyFarm/. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dsfamilyfarm.
The Grain Place, Inc. offers
beef from animals that have been raised exclusively on pasture or have
been finished on grain for 30, 60 or 90 days. You get to choose.
All orders must be placed by June 15th. The meat
is available in split halves, halves, or whole beef. (The Grain
Place is also a supplier of organic grains.)
The Grain Place, Inc. Michael R. Herman, 1904
N Highway 14, Marquette NE 68854. (402) 854-3195.
L & L Jacobsen Farm is located in Hamilton
County, Nebraska. We raise beef on our quality soils and abundant
underground water, which allows us to maintain forage quality and performance
during dry periods. We use a blend of cool season grasses and legumes
on our pastures. We do not use implants or other artificial hormones,
do not use antibiotics on our grass finished animals, and do not feed
grain or grain by-products nor animal by-products.
We are not certified organic, however we have not
used commercial fertilizers for 2 years on our grass finishing pasture,
and do not use herbicides on our pastures. We also are in the commercial
hay business, which gives us a consistent source of quality alfalfa and
other hays. We do not grow GMO alfalfa or feed GMOs.
Our beef is available year around but we would need
up to 8 weeks to accommodate special cutting instructions. It is available
by the individual cut, or by quarters, half or whole beef. Our beef is
processed in a USDA inspected plant and is vacuum packed for improved
We can ship via UPS. We also sell through The Nebraska
Food Coop and at the Village Pointe Mall Farmers Market in Omaha NE.
It can also be picked up at our farm.
L & L Jacobsen Farm, Luke and Lori, 2204
North R Road, Marquette NE 68854. (402) 854-3104.
Mentink Family Farms has been growing beyond-organic food for our family since 2008. We currently have grass-finished lamb, pastured eggs, pastured broiler chickens, and heritage pasture-raised pork available. We are growing our grass-finished beef and raw milk, treatment-free honey, fruits and vegetables, and ancient grain production; Lord willing, we plan to provide these in the near future. We are just starting to ship out.
Our farm got started after I struggled to find the quality products I desired. I had also learned about the fraud and deceitful labeling laws in the organic industry. I was convinced that the only way to know what we were eating was to grow most of it ourselves. As people saw this and tasted the difference, we had many requests to grow things for them. This is how our business developed.
We are passionate and excited about the health benefits we have witnessed in our family and customers!
We are not certified organic but go beyond certification recommendations. We are transparent in everything we do and avoid GMOs, soy, hormones, chemical dewormers and fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides, even on our yard. We use compost and rotational grazing to build our soil. We use free choice Thorvin Kelp, Redmonds salt, organic apple cider vinegar, and food-grade diatomaceous earth to improve animal health.
We love to answer questions about our farming practices and welcome visits to our farm. We have a lot of information on our website and strongly encourage you to sign up for our monthly newsletter for the most up to date information and to be the first to know about product availability.
Mentink Family Farms, Cory and Angie Mentink, 12574 P Road, Stromsburg, NE 68666. 402-764-2212.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: http://mentinkfamilyfarms.com.
Nebraska Natural Meats is
a cooperative of eight farmers from northeast Nebraska who work together
to provide a year-round supply of hormone-free, naturally-fed beef,
chicken, duck, pork, and buffalo.
Our beef and buffalo meats are naturally lean because
the animals are raised on a high-protein grass diet, and they get plenty
of exercise while grazing. Some of the cattle are finished on a small
amount of grain and all the buffalo are raised on grass only. You can
request grass-only beef if that is your preference. Meat from animals
raised on organically certified pasture is also available.
Buffalo (bison), beef and pork are available year
round. Lamb and poultry are sold in season only. The beef and pork are
available in whole, half or split half carcasses. Once your order is
placed, the animal will be delivered to an agreed upon processing facility
and your meat will be cut and wrapped to your specifications. All of
the meat is handled in accordance with state and federal regulations.
Prices are competitive with grocery store prices.
Nebraska Natural Meats, Betty Henzler, Route 1,
Box 180, Pierce
NE 68767. (402) 329-4277.
Nemaha Valley Farms is a small family farm just south of Lincoln. We raise pork on pasture using sustainable methods and animal-friendly procedures. We want to provide the same quality meat for you that we demand for ourselves. We sell pork by the half or the whole but can also supply feeder pigs if you want to take things to the next level and raise your own meat at home.
In addition to pigs, we raise bees and train people in beekeeping. We heard from person after person that they wanted to keep bees but just didn't know how to start. Our answer: Beekeeper Academy. We will set up a hive on your property and train you in beekeeping as we manage it that summer. If you want to continue, we will help you purchase and set up your own hive the next year.
Serving Nebraska, South Dakota, Iowa and Kansas.
Nemaha Valley Farms, Mark and Mae James, 61194 73350 Road, Sterling NE 68443. 402-787-1764.
E-mail: email@example.com. Website: https://nemahavalleyfarms.com.
Oak View Park — Naturally Grass Fed
and Grass Fattened Red Angus Beef. Oak View Beef is all natural,
grass fed and grass fattened beef. We administer no hormones, feed
no antibiotics or animal by-products.
We sell beef by the quarter, half, whole carcass,
or cut and wrapped in a USDA inspected locker. Arrangements can be made
for local delivery of the meat. If you're located in the vicinity of
northeast Nebraska we will also deliver a fattened beef to a locker of
your choosing for processing. We strongly believe in eating local and
do not ship across country. We sell hamburger retail off the ranch.
Oak View Park is located on the eastern edge of the
Nebraska Sandhills north of Orchard, NE. Our small ranch is entirely
grass, sprinkled with cedar trees and oak covered creek bottoms. We move
the cattle daily, weekly or monthly depending upon the range management
goals. Fresh water is always available so the cattle can be healthy in
a low-stress environment.
No synthetic insecticides, pesticides, fungicides
or herbicides are applied anywhere on our place. We use organic and conventional
fertilizers. Conventional fertilizers speed up rehabilitation of the
land. Fertility is gradually being restored to soil that was mined out
by conventional farming in the early 1900s. Our goal is to be naturally
sustainable, eventually transforming the ranch to an organic enterprise.
Oak View Park, Dave Hansen, 51193
875 Road, Orchard NE 68764.
Paradise Prairie is a small family farm located a few short miles west of Lincoln, NE in Lancaster County.
Beef is not available at this time, but we still have berries:
Aronia Berries – Having an interest in healthy, healing foods, we planted 400 aronia bushes in 2006. Un-irrigated, but untreated as well, we have an established "orchard" of berries. The aronia berries are available frozen, as liquid concentrate and in blends of organic tea. Please check our facebook page for tea selections.
Aronia Berry Harvest is usually from late August to mid-September. You can come and pick your own during harvest if you schedule a time. Contact us for current pricing.
Because of our small operation, products vary in availability. Please call or email for pricing. Pickup of products is available in Lincoln, Nebraska. We can ship tea.
Paradise Prairie, Charlotte Ralston, Lincoln NE 68528. (402) 890-7277.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/paradiseprairie.
The Perfect "10"
Buffalo Ranch has 5,000 acres of certified organic
prairie grasses sustaining a herd of 800 grass-finished
bison. The ranch is large enough to allow the bison to
roam at will on native prairie grasses, and the herd size
is sufficient to recreate the natural social order of the
animals. The end result is a low stress, healthy environment
similar to the open plains of hundreds of years ago.
The Hutchinsons offer their "Tatonka Gourmet
Bison" in quarters, halves, and whole animals. Individual cuts,
20# packages, and summer sausage are also available. The meat
can be shipped UPS anywhere in the United States. New: bison jerky in
five different varieties is now available for sale as well!
The meat is sold in Lincoln, Nebraska at the Ideal
Grocery, Aikin's Health Food Store, and Open Harvest. (The
meat is distributed to other retail stores throughout the area by Pegler-Sysco
Perfect "10" Buffalo Ranch, Dave Hutchinson,
HC 75 Box 146, Rose
NE 68772. (402) 273-4574. Cell: (402) 760-1323.
Prairie Opal Ranch was started with 11 Angus, 18 Longhorns, and 2 bulls. We currently raise AGA-certified grass-fed beef, fresh pastured chicken and turkey, and free-range farm eggs. We have chicken and duck eggs currently available. All products are non-soy and non-GMO.
AVAILABLE IN SPRING 2022 – Pastured Pork!
We knew from the start that we wanted to be different than most, so we started brainstorming and setting our mindsets to becoming a ranch that would stand out and be distinct. The decisions we made then, and are still making today, have had a huge impact on our life, our animals, and our customers.
Currently, we manage 100+ head of cattle that cross-graze approximately 1,900 acres of grassland pastures. We practice regenerative farming and ranching for grass-eating animals. We want to mimic how animals lived in the wild before industrialized ranching took hold. We aim to boost microbial activity, carbon retention and water infiltration in soil. We practice sustainability by implementing managed grazing programs. We rotational graze our beef, chickens, and turkey. We are building wildlife friendly habitats, and bringing in beneficial insects, plants, and different animal species.
We love knowing where our food has come from and how our animals are treated and raised. We take pride in knowing our animals are well cared for and happy. Loved animals equal happy customers.
The future is bright here at Prairie Opal Ranch and we hope you will join us on our journey. We look forward to sharing our fresh products with you.
Prairie Opal Ranch, Matt or Tanya Schlepp, Wray, CO. 80758. 719-343-0070 (Matt) or 719-343-3111 (Tanya).
E-mail: email@example.com. Website: www.prairieopalranch.com.
PrairieSun Organic Farm is located in Clay County, SD, and Certified Organic by MOSA. We focus on pasture-raised livestock that result in high quality meat and eggs. We raise pastured poultry, greenhouse vegetables, row crops, pastured pork, and fresh eggs.
We have been marketing and distributing pastured meats since 2008. We process our chickens on-farm in our certified organic semi-portable processing plant.
PrairieSun Organic Farm, Angela and Glenn, 46516 316th Street, Vermillion, SD 57069. (605) 638-0748.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: www.prairiesunorganics.com.
Seifer Farms All Natural Pasture Poultry don’t
do drugs. If you’re hankerin’ for delicious,
farm fresh fried chicken just like Grandma used to
make, you’ve got to start with the best chicken available.
The best chicken available is a Seifer Farms All Natural
Pasture Raised chicken.
Seifer chickens are fed the finest, most nutritionally
complete food we can get. This diet, coupled with fresh air, sunshine
and free range exercise (there are no fences around these chickens, they
are truly free range) is an essential part of raising our healthy chickens.
All this clean living pays off in better flavor and food value.
The chickens are processed on the farm in a USDA
Inspected Custom Exempt facility and can be picked up the day of butchering
or fresh frozen for pickup at a later date.
Seifer Farms has 3 delivery routes in Southwest,
and Western Nebraska. We also sell at the local farmers market in North
Platte, NE starting in July, every Saturday from 8 AM till Noon.
The chickens are marketed whole, cutup, whole breasts,
leg quarters, thighs, wings, and giblet packages.
You may order these chickens by calling Irene Seifer
at (308) 386-2390.
Seifer Farms, Ray Seifer, 1442
S Seifer Road, Sutherland NE 69165. (308) 386-2390.
E-mail: email@example.com. Website: https://seiferfarms.com.
Straight Arrow Bison Ranch of Broken Bow, NE is located in the heart of the state's grasslands. We have been raising and marketing bison meat since 1995.
In 1995 when we started raising bison we followed the conventional pattern of feeding grain to finish the bison. After reading the information on www.eatwild.com and other sources about the benefits of total grass-feeding, we began marketing a few bison which were 100% grass-finished. After receiving favorable responses from our customers, we converted to 100% grass-feeding for all of them.
Our animals do not receive any vaccinations, hormones, animal by-products, or antibiotics. We add apple cider vinegar to their water supply to keep them healthy and have had no need for other treatments since we started that. We believe in feeding the microbes in the soil to produce healthy animals which will nourish healthy people.
The animals are field-harvested to prevent stress prior to slaughter. They are shot and bled in the pasture, then dressed out in a state-inspected on-farm facility. The hanging quarters are transported by refrigerated truck to a USDA facility for packaging. The meat is sold by individual packages (steaks, roasts, stew meat, hamburger, summer sausage, hot dogs, jerky) or in bundles of various size.
We make monthly deliveries to Grand Island, Kearney, North Platte and McCook as well as having the meat available at our ranch. The meat is also available from Lone Tree Foods in the Lincoln/Omaha area and at Wildflour Grocer in O’Neill, NE. We can also ship by UPS.
We have freeze-dried raw organ meat pieces for dogs or cats; all the nutrition of raw with the convenience of dry food. We are also experimenting with freeze-dried bone broth.
Bleached skulls, tanned hides and a few other items such as vests and purses from hides are also available.
Straight Arrow Bison Ranch, Marty and Karen Bredthauer, 79330 Sumner Road, Broken Bow, NE 68822. (308) 872-3066. Texts may be sent to (308) 870-4045 or (308) 870-3537.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: www.straightarrowbison.com.
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: email@example.com. Website: http://thankfulharvest.com.