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Our animals are free to roam in our pasture. From the day our animals are born they are given the freedom and comfort that animals deserve. They have access to shelter or the outdoors whenever they choose. We don't medicate our animals, clip teeth, dock tails, etc... and make every effort to pamper them. We feel that keeping our animals clean and happy is our duty. In return our family and our customers enjoy gourmet quality meats.
Our goal is to offer superior products to our local customers. We take issue with the way 99% of our meat is raised in this country. We understand the economic reasoning behind the Midwest region raising all of our pork and poultry in large buildings and shipping it all over the country. Aside from the treatment of the animals, it troubles us that a product has to be shipped such long distances. It creates vulnerabilities when communities, states, and regions cannot produce their own food. Not to mention the unnecessary consumption of fuel. We hope that our customers not only appreciate the taste and quality of our meats but all the factors that go into it (natural, humane, local, pasture raised, heritage breed, etc...) This is not the cheapest or easiest way to raise meat, but we feel it is the most responsible and ethical approach.
Rather than spend our efforts on labels like "Certified Organic" which has no requirments for the animals' welfare, we choose to spend our efforts on our animals and informing our customers. Well meaning labels are quickly abused by greedy businesses and large corporations. Our customers have a standing invitiation to visit our farm and see first hand how their food is being raised. Our animals live a happy life which is reflected in the undisputed quality of our meat. It is clean, local, and healthy. It is beyond organic even though we are not certified. It is everything you want in your food. No labels are used here, our food speaks for itself!
Our farm is truly a family farm. Our family consists of Christian and Hollie and our three children; Hans (age 7), Dane (age 5) and our new addition Shia (age 1). As a family we are trying to become more self sufficient and less dependent on others for food. As a family we genuinely enjoy raising animals. Our boys love going out to feed the pigs as is evident in the lightning speed in which they can slip on their mud boots and Carhartt jackets. Hollie and I go on "little pig dates" where we hold hands and walk out to the pigs to check on them. It is very therapeutic to lean against a fence post and just watch the pigs. We thank you for your interest in Christiansen Farm and are pleased offer humanely raised grass fed meats from our farm to your table.
(This listing was last updated on Jan 10, 2013)