Our livestock enjoy unlimited access to carefully created “gourmet salad bar" pastures to provide the best-tasting meat possible. We renew pastures with rye, barley, millet, clovers, turnips, and kale, while supporting the wild and native forbs and flowers such as curly dock, amaranth, and chicory. Our cattle have been fed here for 20 generations. We finish our pigs on these same pastures, but they also have access to non-GMO sorghum, barley and peas (not soy and corn, the typical lower-cost alternatives). Our hens live in open pastures with guard dog and donkeys protecting them, grubbing and foraging but also getting free access to mineral and enzyme supplements. Our animals eat only the best – so our friends and neighbors can enjoy the best food anywhere!
Our food comes to you free of GMOs, hormones, and antibiotics. Our cattle are 100% grass fed and finished without grain. Our hogs and hens live on pastures and are supplemented only with non-GMO feeds. We do not feed corn and soy, the cheaper feed alternative used in 99% of conventional meat production, because they hurt flavor and are among the top 10 food allergens. Occasionally, our animals need antibiotics, just like humans do. In these rare cases (two animals in the past year), we feel that withholding antibiotics from these animals would be unethical. So we treat them, tag them, and sell them into commodity markets where antibiotics are already the norm. If you are concerned about your health, choose Lick Skillet Farm pastured proteins!
We reject industrial farming. Period. While industrial agriculture is known for its negative impact on our environment and unethical treatment of livestock, our farm practices actually protect and improve our local ecosystem and provide a healthy, stress-free life for all our animals:
Our family has built our farm's foundation on the core values of sustainable and ethical production.