"Eat healthy, lower your stress, cut out harmful substances and get plenty of exercise, fresh air and sunshine."

- Your Doctor

Farming Philosophy

If clean living is good for us, it makes sense that we should find local meat sources where the animals live according to these standards. What do you see when you imagine mass poultry houses and huge feedlots of cattle? NOMAD Farms is the antithesis of all that.

Cows eat grass. Chickens peck for bugs and fresh salad. Pigs root and wallow.  These creatures are Nomads! At NOMAD Farms, we let animals do what they were designed to do.

Our livestock and poultry are raised on pasture according to ethical animal welfare standards.  And the difference shows up not only in great taste, but in your family’s long term health.   Clean, fresh, local food is something all people should have access to, period.  We believe in that and we are committed to it, so far as our influence can reach.

We envision growing relationships with people who care deeply about food integrity.  To this end we have an open door policy.   Come pick up the baby chicks and play on the farm.  Poke around and see how we do things.   Spend a Saturday volunteering in the fields and getting dirt under your fingernails.

 

“Don’t put that in your mouth! You don’t know where it’s been!” -Mom

It’s easy to fish plastic bags of frozen chicken out of the discount bin at the big box retailer.  It’s cheap—in the short run.  But where did it come from? In what conditions was it raised?  What assurances do the labels “free range” and “organic” actually carry? Is it really okay to eat just because the USDA approved it?  Are government agencies that intrinsically trustworthy?

Most people don’t ask questions about the food they eat because subconsciously they may not want to act on the answers.   But you can be a part of changing that.   The more people connect to local farms, the more restaurants and markets carry fresh local products, and the more government restrictions against local food will be relaxed.

Re-read the quote from your doctor at the top of this page.   Grocery store animals eat cheap grain (junk food), live with constant high stress and in confinement, are addicted to antibiotics and vaccinations to support their weaknesses due to genetic manipulation, and live in crowded, toxic conditions where they never walk around and see the light of day.

How different would it be to know your farmer, to do business with him on a handshake, and to know that you can trust his operation? Wouldn’t you rather walk through the grass and wildflowers on a local farm and know that the meat you buy was raised on the salad beneath your feet?