Our Food

We are all about your food and how we produce it for you.  Our food is:

Delicious.  

Our livestock enjoy unlimited access to carefully created “gourmet salad bar" pastures to provide the best-tasting meat possible.  Every year, we renovate 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 are fed and finished entirely on these pastures, having never tasted grain for 20 generations.  We finish our pigs with free choice access to 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!

Healthy.  

Our food comes to you free of GMOs, hormones, and antibiotics.  Our cattle and sheep are 100% grass fed and finished without grain.  Our hogs and hens live on pastures and are supplemented only with non-GMO feeds we grind ourselves.  We do not feed corn and soy, the cheaper feed alternative used in 99% of 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!

Sustainably and ethically produced.  

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:  

  •   We practice regenerative grazing with the goal of sequestering carbon in the form of soil-enriching organic matter.  
  •   We use no synthetic fertilizers or pesticides and we do not broadcast herbicides.   
  •   We encourage biodiversity by avoiding monocultures and protecting wildlife habitat.  
  •   We respect our animals and work to ensure they have a fantastic life from beginning to end in keeping with the guidelines of the Good Meat Project.  
  •   All our herds range free and are not confined.
  •   We market our food locally because feeding friends and neighbors is what farming should be.

Our family has built our farm's foundation on the core values of sustainable and ethical production.

Come visit the farm and see for yourself!