Welcome to Auburn Meadow Farm

Auburn Meadow Farm is a small, diversified farm, dedicated to the craft of raising extraordinary food.

This farm was born because I love good food and wanted to know more about it. 

Ethically raised food is in danger of being lost to American non-farming citizens, and, we aren’t paying attention to that loss.

As I explored our broken food and farming systems, I had lots of burning whys that books and Google simply could not answer.

I wondered why can’t food be raised without chemicals and synthetic inputs? Why do animals have to be housed in dreary confinement and denied the pleasure of sunshine and freedom? Why does food have to be made in factories and filled with chemicals?

Do we really have to grow enough food to “feed the world”?  Why are we spending so much time, money and resources to grow more, then throwing nearly 40% of that food into landfills? Can changes in farming slow or reverse the impact of climate change?

Since water supplies are changing, can we grow food and adapt our diets to help not only conserve, but replenish water supplies? Is it possible to step outside of the commodity system that is slowly strangling our independent family farms?

 So I decided to try for myself.

Thing is, the future of our food is up to us.  Building a local food economy, complete with stable, healthy local producers and processors is key to our future food security. It is not up to the powers that be to tell us what we may have, it is up to us to show them what we value. There is no more powerful vote in the United States than the consumer dollar. 

Certainly the efficiencies offered by Wall Street-backed food and farming conglomerates made the marvel of cheap food possible. And it is a marvel.

But more and more, the true price of that “cheap” food is revealed in terms of environmental, economic, societal, animal welfare, and personal health costs being dumped on taxpayers and consumers. 

Auburn Meadow Farm is not all about high-mindedness though. Selfishly, well raised food is the most delicious and nourishing too. Turns out,  what’s best for people, animals and planet, is what tastes best too.  When it comes to food and farming, virtue does have rewards. 

We start by selecting breeds of livestock best suited to our climate and systems. Our preferred breeds are known for extraordinary flavor, moderate impact on the land,,  and self sufficiency.  Selecting the right animals, then staying out of their way so they can socialize, roam, and enjoy space and sunshine is our recipe for the most delicious meats possible. 

Whether our efforts to contribute towards a stable, local food economy and put delicious, kindly raised meats on your table are a lasting success is ultimately up to you.

We are counting on you!

Special

Our Grass-Fed Local Heritage Dry aged steak burger $6/lb !!

Recipes

Pickled Grapes, Dirty Rice, Apple Pectin Stock, Pickled Eggs, Bacon Jam,...

This farm is home to..

spunky, old fashioned livestock…

…selected for hardiness and extraordinary flavor, not fast production or large, uniform size.

We raise American Milking Devon Cattle, Gloucestershire Old Spot, Large Black and Duroc hogs, Dewlap Toulouse geese, and a variety of classic farmyard hens for the most flavorful, nutrient dense beef, pork and eggs we can produce. We are small, and intend to stay small, so when it’s gone, it’s gone.

Good food matters

You may be tired of hearing about safe, fair, sustainable and regenerative food and farming systems, but seriously? Being virtuous has rewards.  

 One taste of a pastured pork chop from an old-fashioned hog, an egg from a truly free-ranging hen, or an old-world Devon grass-fed burger, and you’ll see why we are so passionate.

Sure, we starting by raging against commodity food systems, unhealthy processed foods,  joyless lives lived by commodity livestock, and the loss of local farms and foods.

 But being mad all the time is not our style.  Turns out, it’s really all about the thrill of deeply knowing the taste of our Pennsylvania home.

Funny thing is, what is best for the animals and the environment happens to also be what tastes best, is most joyful, and nutritious.

 Good food is good care, and if price was measured by nutrient content instead of by portion size, one could easily see what a bargain well-raised food truly is.

 

Extraordinary Ingredients
make great meals fast & simple.

We tend to make dinner more complicated than it needs to be. When it comes to feeding yourself and your family, one simple guiding rule makes it all so easy. Start with extraordinary ingredients, in season, and allow them to shine.

Fresh, locally raised ingredients don’t need help or added commercial seasoning products, and they are an everyday celebration of Pennsylvania’s four amazing seasons. Plus, you don’t need to be a scientist to understand the ingredients.

Yes, indie-farmed food does not come with BOGOS or gimmicks, that is true. But should you choose to accept the challenge and learn a few new pantry skills, you will surprisingly find that, extraordinary, fresh, local ingredients in season can save money in unexpected ways, offsetting the cost. And once those new skills become habit, wholesome, unprocessed food does not take more time, just time spent differently.

Farm Journal

Rustic Rhubarb Tarts

Read more at our Auburn Meadow Farm blog... I have really been enjoying Liana Krissoff's book Canning for a New Generation . It's fresh, pretty and packed with great tips and ideas. It's so homey and personable I feel like Liana and I are old friends, though we've...

Dr. Pitcairn’s Healthy Powder Recipe

This recipe is an important ingredient to be used in Pupcakes.  It is from Dr. Pitcairn's excellent reference: Dr. Pitcairn's Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs & Cats. Truly no pet owner should be without this valuable resource, I can't recommend it highly...

Corned Beef Spread

This is a great way to enjoy your leftover corned beef. Ingredients: 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1/2 cup sour cream 1 1/2 teaspoons coarse grained mustard 1/4 cup chopped onion 1 TBS finely chopped fresh parsley 2 cups cooked, finely chopped corned beef Combine mayonnaise,...

Let us help.

I want to help you learn new ways to bring the joy of real food into your everyday life. 

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 mission.  A calling. Small, independent farms mean a lot to us.  And I am confident that soon, they are going to mean a lot to you too.

Will you join us in working to build a strong, safe, Pennsylvania food network?

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