About Us

Me & who else? I’m Jackie & this is the one and only Beatrice!

We weren’t born in a barn.

Or raised on a farm.  We didn’t even have a farm granny who made awesome Sunday suppers. We’re suburbanites who after learning more and more about food and farming, couldn’t take it anymore.

Couldn’t take the fact that so many of our food traditions were found only on the pictures gracing labels of highly processed fake knock-offs I bought at the grocery store.  And why, at the office, do so many conversations take place about nostalgic memories for forgotten foods and traditions, but nobody seems mad? Just wistfully accepting of the powers that be.

But why? Why aren’t we mad??

So I decided to do everyone a favor and get mad for all of us.  And then I did something you would probably say is a little crazy. I left my suburban world and bought a herd of old-fashioned cattle and a small farm. And you may be right – only time will tell just how crazy I am.

Why You Need Us

You know you should be paying more attention to what you’re eating, but you just can’t force yourself to sit down and map out change.  You feel a twinge of guilt in the drive-through but you’re there anyway because the thought of going home, figuring out what to make and then making it sounds like an overwhelming amount of work.

All those complicated food labels and conflicting, confusing articles and stories about what’s good to eat, what’s bad to eat and this vitamin this, that fat that, are wearing you out.  And don’t even mention all those stories about killer cantaloupe, salmonella eggs and pigs forced to live in tiny crates…

Someone had to go first. Show it’s possible to raise better food and leave a popcorn trail for you to follow.  So I did.  Now, when I show you the popcorn, I’m counting on you to do your part and pick up the trail…

What We Do

Well, first we want to share great food with you, beginning with our special pastured Devon beef.  Then, we’ll help by bringing clarity, stories, tips, conversation and special mouth-watering treats to eat. And, as we grow, we’ve got an expanding selection of forgotten taste treats planned.

Our entire focus is to help you give the false shortcut of highly processed foods the boot without slowing you down or over-complicating your life.  We’ve already struggled through changes in our shopping habits, getting used to new ways of stocking our pantry, feeding our pets, and switching to new daily food ways.  We want to make things easier for you by sharing tips & tricks we’ve learned so you can get there faster.

How We Do It

Our Blog – sign up to get stories, snapshots,  tips, recipes and articles about farm life, food and issues.  And did I mention it’s my favorite price? FREE.  The blog is also where we spill the beans about any new farmstead products – subscribers always get first crack here. Like everything we do, we do it small and with great care. And, when it’s gone it’s gone.

Our Beef – we have a limited amount of humanely raised, pastured Devon Beef available each year. It’s first come, first serve and when it’s gone, it’s gone until next year. We have some other stuff coming too, but I don’t want to jinx it by speaking too soon… We’re kind of funny that way.

Presentations & Workshops - it’s always fun for me to see how much people enjoy learning what farm life is really like. They get a kick out of meeting the animals and learning about what we do every day. And learn a lot about food and farming issues while you’re at it. I’m happy to bring our light-hearted images and stories to your office, church group, community center or classroom.  Contact me with your idea, and I’ll be happy see how I can help.

Food Swaps – great farm fresh food is more than just something to eat. It’s the soul of a community.  Swaps are a great way to meet fellow DIY-ers and share that exciting preserve you made 5 pallets of and will never use up.  It’s a win-win for everyone with great food, unexpected delights and good, food loving company. Be warned… swaps can be addictive…

Our Philosophy

We’re not here to feed the world. The world is capable of feeding itself. Truly.

We’re here to help you feed your family in a way that’s tastier and healthier for them, the farmers, the animals, the economy and the environment.  Maybe you don’t know yet how enjoyable and empowering it is to eat real food.  We’re here to help put that right.

The main thing you need to know about us is this: this is not just a business or a job for us. It’s a missionA calling. It means a lot to us.  And we’re counting on the fact that it’s going to mean a lot to you too.

We’re not holier-than-thou foodies. We’re not perfect either.  We just want to show you what a pleasure and a joy real food brings to your life.  And how empowering it is to know you have choices.

You can do it.  You do have time.  And it won’t cost an arm & a leg.

Get started today by becoming a subscriber. You’ll be first to know about our next event, beef release or new offering.  Or at least a story or thought-provoking message.