The nutritional benefits of organic, pasture-raised meats are many, including lower saturated fats and omega-6 to omega-3 ratios and higher levels of vitamins, protein and collagen. (Read this summary from Food Animal Concerns Trust, along with their bibliography of studies.)
Our animals are raised on 550 acres of prime Central Kentucky soil at Elmwood Stock Farm. They are fed no antibiotics, hormones or steroids, ever. All of our animals live outdoors and are rotated through fresh pastures regularly. Every step of our animal-care process is outlined via our Organic Systems Plan, which is updated each year to maintain our USDA organic certification.
Read about each of our meat offerings here:
Purchase Our Organic, Grass-Fed Beef
You might hear talk of grass-fed beef being overly lean. Not so with Elmwood Stock Farm’s organic beef, graded USDA Choice. We never feed grain—only grass and hay produced on our Central Kentucky family farm. Our cattle are born here and rotationally grazed through hundreds of acres of pastures for more than 850 days. This holistic farming system optimizes climate remediation through solar energy capture and carbon sequestration while delivering a clean and wholesome product–great-tasting food with integrity.
Purchase Our Organic, Pasture-Raised Chicken
Elmwood Stock Farm’s chickens are raised outdoors on pasture with a diet of wholesome, organic grains enriched by forages, fresh air, exercise and sunlight. Housed in chicken tractors surrounded by electric-fence enclosures, they’re kept safe from predators while roaming fresh pastures each day. Elmwood Stock Farm’s chicken is the result of a commitment to doing things the right way—not the easy way or the fast way—producing great-tasting food with integrity.
Purchase Our Organic, Pasture-Raised TurkeyTurkey is a traditional food at fall and winter holiday meals, though we invite you to enjoy this delectable meat all year, as we do. At Elmwood Stock Farm, both our heritage breed turkeys and broad breasted turkeys are raised on pasture, supplemented with non-GMO organic grains. This organic, pasture-based system is at the core of all production on our sixth-generation family farm, providing you with great-tasting food with integrity.
Purchase Our Organic, Pasture-Raised PorkAs the newest livestock family to join Elmwood Stock Farm, pigs have fit right in to our rotational-pasture system. They have room to roam, root in the dirt for tasty snacks and build mud holes to express their natural piggy behavior. Their diet of organic grains and minerals is supplemented by an unlimited supply of drinking water, forages from our pastures and dirt. Organic pigs are never treated with antibiotics, growth promotants or chemical dewormers, producing great-tasting food with integrity.
Purchase Our Organic, Grass-Fed Lamb
Our sheep are the first animals you see at Elmwood Stock Farm’s entrance. American-raised lamb is a great source of protein and healthy fats, though it’s not easy to come by. Our small flock of Dorsett/Katahdin sheep thrive on the forage grown on our sixth-generation Central Kentucky family farm. Kept outdoors, on pasture, and with USDA Organic certification, they’re given no grain, antibiotics, steroids or hormones, producing great-tasting food with integrity.