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criteria for producing grassfed meat, eggs and dairy products.
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Bauer Custom Meats is a family-owned and run business in northern Illinois, centrally located between Chicago, Peoria, La Salle/Peru, Rockford, and the Quad Cities. We serve all of northern Illinois and eastern Iowa. We do not ship and currently do not offer delivery. We raise grass-fed and finished whole and half lamb and beef seasonally.
We believe in the humane treatment of animals allowed to live similarly as they would in nature, not crowded in a feedlot and fed unnaturally high levels of grains and concentrates. Our animals are never treated or implanted with hormones, or fed antibiotics to unnaturally increase rate of weight gain. We use an inspected meat processor nearby and butcher to your specifications.
Bauer Custom Meats, Anthony or Sandy Bauer, PO Box
IL 61344. (309) 288-5110.
The birth of Fockler Creek Farm was the result of two common stories: A father with diabetes, and a son who wanted to farm but saw no way in. Sound like a strange combination? Shouldn’t in this day and age. Through the experience of a serious case of diabetes (6 shots a day) being cured with whole foods, and a dream of farming becoming reality with the use of innovative and unconventional techniques, Fockler Creek Farms took flight! Brian the previous farmer-to-be, and Scott the cured diabetic, along with their wives and children, now raise grass-finished beef.
Fockler Creek Farm’s mission is “To implement and develop systems of agriculture that result in solvent farmers, sane people, and sound ecosystems.” Since we are all part of the whole, the creation, the ecosystem, or whatever other term you use to describe it, our mission directs us to provide you with food that nourishes and heals. We’re very passionate about this as we have seen the difference it has made in our own lives. We’re also very passionate about promoting farmer-centric methods of agriculture and ways of farming that affirm the value of life.
For more detailed and technical information check us out on our website, focklercreek.com. We look forward to connecting you with the best our farm has to offer!
Fockler Creek Farms, Margaret Wosepka,
2450 60th St. Ackley, IA 50601. (641) 373-4971.
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: 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.
Grateful Graze began as a way to provide healthy food from healthy soil to local families. Today we offer 100% grass-fed / grass-finished beef, pasture-raised chicken and eggs, and timber-raised pork online. We offer home delivery around our region, pickup locations, and UPS delivery to select zip codes (enter your zip code on our website to find the location nearest you).
We have worked for many years to adopt soil-improving practices such as no-till, buffer strips, and cover crops on our family farm in Cambridge, Illinois. Now we are bringing livestock back to the land in the way God designed the soil-plant-animal system to work. We believe that soil health, animal health, and human health are linked together in ways we are just beginning to understand.
Our cattle are outside in fields, never eat grain, and move across the land like a herd. They never receive antibiotics, hormones, or insecticides.
The chickens are mobile pastured, moved daily. Our open-air mobile hoop house protects them from predators and gives them the shelter and daylight they naturally want. It holds 600 chickens and is pulled onto fresh grass each day, keeping the floor fresh while leaving the “fertilizer” behind. Using some ingenuity with our homemade remote-controlled winch, we move the house forward while keeping all the chickens safe from the moving building. Like the cows, the chickens never receive antibiotics, hormones, or insecticides.
Our pigs are forest-raised, allowed to forage, and root around in the trees, bushes, and open air. This offers a great life for the pigs; they enjoy a natural habitat creating an environment with no need for antibiotics, hormones, or insecticides.
We are grateful for your belief in us, our team who makes this possible, the animals in our care, and the land we steward. Thank you for choosing Grateful Graze.
Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for weekly updates. Contact us to set up a farm tour to learn how our animals live and how they impact your family's health!
Grateful Graze, Monte Bottens, 10740 E 1500th St., Cambridge, IL 61238. (309) 852-3276.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: https://gratefulgraze.com.
McGreal Family Farm is a small farming business rooted in Clayton County, Northeast Iowa. Farming is our lifestyle, and we strive to work in harmony with nature as we raise quality products for ourselves, our friends, and neighbors. We specialize in pasture-raised, 100% grass-fed custom beef which we raise from birth to butcher on family pastures here in the driftless.
We have mostly black cattle, a mix of Angus and Hereford breeds that are well suited to this environment and have a proven record of quality. Our cattle are pastured using an intensive rotational grazing strategy that allows them to always have access to the most nutritious plants and allows the native flora to replenish. We never feed corn, we never use hormones, and we never use antibiotics as prophylaxis. Our animals are very healthy out in their natural environment and very rarely need any sort of veterinary treatment. The only dietary supplement we provide is in the form of salt and mineral licks.
We currently have beef available for purchase by the pound, either off the farm or if you meet us at our farmers’ market in Dubuque, IA on Saturday mornings. We are also currently taking reservations for quarters, halves or whole beef and we have trips to the butcher planned every month.
We also raise pastured Berkshire pork and have half and whole hogs available each fall. We will also have pork to sell by the pound while supply lasts.
Contact us at email@example.com or give us a call at 563-245-1041 with any questions or to place an order.
McGreal Family Farm, Jake McGreal, 20447 Elm Road Strawberry Point, IA 52076. (563) 245-1041.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: https://www.mcgrealfamilyfarm.com/. Find us on Facebook @mcgrealfamilyfarm.
Nettle Valley Farm has pastured pork available by the whole and half hog each fall. Our heritage breed hogs are raised on a certified organic, corn/soy-free diet (made from peas and barley) and lush pastures on our farmstead in southeastern Minnesota. Home delivery is available.
Through a partnership with an organic vegetable farm, our pigs also feast on thousands of pounds of culled produce like apples, pumpkins, squash, melons, and carrots which gives our pork an incredible depth of flavor. Tours available by appointment!
Nettle Valley Farm, Dayna Burtness, 23970 County Road 19, Spring Grove, MN 55974. Phone: Email is best.
E-mail: NettleValleyFarm@gmail.com. Website: https://www.NettleValleyFarm.com.
Okoboji Organics is a small, woman-owned and family-run Certified Organic (by OCIA) farm raising healthy food for you and your family. Our organic practices are good for you, the livestock, land, and water. We raise certified organic pastured chicken, turkeys, and pork.
Our chickens get fresh pasture twice a day and are free range, our turkeys are free range throughout the whole farm, and our pigs live 100% outdoors and get a fresh paddock twice a week.
Okoboji Organics, Kate Mendenhall, 22598 Nature Center Road, Okoboji, IA 51355. 585-944-2503.
E-mail: email@example.com. Website: www.okobojiorganics.com. Facebook https://www.facebook.com/okobojiorganics
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 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.
R|C Farm is a small family farm located in rural southwest Iowa. It is owned and operated by Caleb and Rebecca Baker. We are perennial pasture-based and specialize in 100% grass-fed beef cattle.
As a farmer, it is my belief that the quality of our food directly depends on the quality of the soil in which it was grown. At R|C Farm, we understand the importance of healthy soil for our farm to thrive and produce nutrient-dense food. We’ve adopted regenerative farming practices not only to improve our environment, but to produce nutritious foods for your table. We follow Mother Nature’s lead to ensure that the soil stays fertile and productive.
We believe how our food is produced translates into a positive change in agriculture and nature. As we farm from the ground up, we want to share with you our passion for sustainable farming and celebrate producing quality pasture-raised foods for a healthier you.
R|C Farm, Caleb Baker, 1195 150th St., Clearfield, IA 50840.
E-mail: email@example.com. Website: www.rcfamilyfarm.com. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rcfamilyfarm/.
Shire Regenerative Farm – Happy soil, happy plants, happy animals, healthy food
We grow high nutrient-density pastured Eggs, highly-pastured rich and tasty American Bresse Chicken, highly-pastured Duck Meat and Eggs, savanna-pastured Lamb, high antioxidant and phytonutrient Vegetables, Fruits, Herbs, Flowers, and more. Learn about our farm and schedule a visit at https://ShireRegenerative.Farm.
Our farming practices go beyond humane to happy, beyond conservation and beyond sustainable to regenerative. We orchestrate these knowledge-intensive practices to reinforce each other, to enhance the nutritional content of the food. We optimize for human health, and as a natural consequence this optimizes for environment, water, soil, plant, and animal health.
We use no soy, no GMOs, no toxic chemicals, and all organic feeds.
We serve the Quad Cities Illinois & Iowa regions; schedule a visit!
Shire Regenerative Farm, Coal Valley, IL 61240.
E-mail: See contact form on website. Website: https://ShireRegenerative.Farm.
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.
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
Wacholz, 81999 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.
Wilsch Family Farm was formed when Lauren Wilden and Jared Schmidt (WIL+SCH) moved to Northwest Iowa. We have long desired to create a small and sustainable family farm that proudly supports our community and future generations.
We raise our animals in the most natural way possible, allowing them open access to pasture and wooded areas throughout our farm. We support and practice sustainable farming for our animals and our environment. Constant rotation allows us to be good stewards of the land, tapping into the natural resources it provides our animals while allowing us to fertilize and contribute back to the soil. Just the way nature intended.
We also believe that the attention and care we provide our animals produces a more quality product.
We offer our products, mainly pork and eggs, at 107 Main Street, Battle Creek IA. Local delivery is available. We also do some local farmers markets.
Wilsch Family Farm, Jared Schmidt, 4858 270th Street, Battle Creek IA 51006. 515-720-2457.
E-mail: email@example.com. Website: www.wilschfamilyfarm.com. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wilschfarm.
Iowa page updated 8/18/2023.