Tired of wondering how your meat was produced?

At the Moving Feast Farm, our animal conditions aren’t a dark secret—they’re our pride and joy. Given half a chance, we’ll talk your ears off about the land-healing, life-giving agriculture we’re practicing and what we still aspire to.

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Beef

All the beef products currently in our store are 100% grassfed beef, from Longhorn-mix cows born right here on the farm. They’re never given shots, drugs, or hormones, and none of them have seen the inside of a barn. We just let them enjoy being cows, doing what cows do best—grazing! In the winter or a deep summer drought, when the pasture’s grass can’t support them, we feed them hay purchased from neighboring farms.

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Pork

Pigs are omnivores. Like us, they thrive on a diet that includes a large amount of leafy plants and also plenty of protein, so that’s what we provide them. From the time they’re brought to the farm as piglets, they live out on pasture in large pens that always have plenty of fresh grass and other plants, with access to a peanut-based feed. But the pigs’ favorite activity is rooting through the soft soil with their perfectly specialized dirt-moving noses, eagerly searching for roots, nuts, and even bugs, just like their wild cousins do. They do so well in this natural habitat that we don’t even need to think about shots, drugs, or hormones, and they enjoy naps in the sunshine every afternoon.

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Poultry

Our pasture raised meat chickens are Cornish Cross broilers, a breed developed to grow very quickly, cook up tender, and develop plenty of white meat. Keeping these heavy-production birds healthy and active takes a lot of high-quality feed, water, vitamin and mineral supplementation, and green plants—but we’re up to the challenge! As soon as they’re big enough, they go out to the pasture to floorless shelters that are moved every single morning. Watching them excitedly get to work devouring the day’s bounty of fresh grass and leaves is the best part of our day.

Like our broilers, our Peking Jumbo ducks are large, fast-growing birds who require a lot of care. The biggest task is supplying them with plenty of water for splashing and playing in so they can clean their bills and enjoy water the way they were made to.

We use a natural, peanut-meal based feed mix for our chickens and ducks, sourced from a local mill, and we never give them antibiotics or any other pharmaceuticals.

Once they’re ready, we process all our poultry by hand right here on the farm in the fresh air and sunshine. We rely on actual cleanliness rather than chlorine baths for safe meat, and package each chicken or duck with joy and care.

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Still curious?

Please feel free to reach out to us at farmstore@movingfeastfarm.com. We’ll be happy to answer any more questions you may have. If you’d like to see the farm, ask to schedule a tour. No secrets here!