Real Farm. Real Food.

When you shop for meat at a supermarket, it’s easy to look at the piles of plastic-wrapped chicken breast and not realize where it came from. We did it for years, never connecting the meat in the store to the living, breathing animal it originated from.

That’s what we’re trying to change, and why we’re so passionate about sharing our pasture raised meat with you directly. If you’ve never purchased from a small farm before, there’s three things that you should know.

Whole animals.

Simply put, a chicken is more than a breast, and a pig is more than bacon. We take so much time and care to raise these animals right, we feel a personal responsibility to make use of the entire animal. That means opting for less popular cuts like drumsticks and ground meats, using bones and feet for bone broths, and getting adventurous with offal (or feeding your dog raw!).


It also means that we won’t ramp up production to meet the high demand for chicken breasts and bacon, unless we know we can use all the accompanying off cuts, organs and bones.


Grown, not made.

When some companies run out of product, they simply make or order more. When we run out of chicken breast or whole chickens, you may see the dreaded “sold out” sign for some time- and that’s ok. That means we’re taking our time to grow more, and do it the right way.

There’s definitely a path to ramp up production quickly, but it comes with compromises we’re not willing to make. Our chickens are a slow growth breed, taking 12-13 weeks to reach market weight, as opposed to the industry standard of 6 weeks. To grow them faster, or add too many more to our pasture would sacrifice the health of the bird and the health of the land. Not worth it.

Small family farm.

Although we’ve grown in popularity over the past year, we’re still a small team and family still comes first. That means every member of the Primal team is also out in the field (so we might not get to answer every phone call), passionate about regenerative agriculture (we may geek out on you from time to time) and feeding this same meat to our families (meaning no compromises ever).

We’re so thrilled to be sharing our pasture raised meats with even more families across the country, and really appreciate your support as we grow!

If you have any questions, or just want to say hello, feel free to drop us a line at info@primalpastures.com. We promise we’ll get back to you as soon as the chickens are moved and pigs are happy.

 

 


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4 comments

  • Thank you for caring about your animals welfare. CAFO’s are dangerous to both humans and animals, morally wrong and should not be promoted or supported by our government. I have a question about something that seems to always be avoided and that is the slaughter. When addressing animal welfare, that should certainly be a big concern. Is it true that even if animals are raised in good environments and treated well, they are still ultimately picked up by the same companies, packed on to hot metal trucks with & no food or water for sometimes days no matter how hot the weather, and end up at the same slaughterhouses as the big commercial farming industry companies where your animals will meet their final fate, at the hands of the same brutal workers, and barbaric kill tactics? Obviously there’s no question that animals are intelligent sentient beings,so I truly don’t understand why this barbaric end to their life still exists and we never seem to here anything about moving forward to make changes? I’m truly concerned and confused. As a christian, I can say, that God never intended His creation to be turned into big business profits and brutally killed for our desires. I appreciate any light you can shed on this.
    Thank you

    • Shelley
  • Love what i have seen and read. thanks for the info and keeping it natural. greetings from Kenya

    • Hudson
  • Super impressed with your philosophy and operation. It encourages me NOT to completely give up on meat…will have to give you guys a try.

    • Ron Williams
  • If you want to actually see the farm your meat is raised at, go to it. Inspect it. See for yourself first hand the quality of the land. The land itself will tell you what it produces and how it is managed. You will NOT find bags of fertilizer or drums of pesticides/herbicides or fridges full of antibiotics. Instead, you will find green natural pastures, fresh clean water, happy and comfortable livestock all under the watchful eye of Duke and his security team. Without a doubt, the dedication to responsible land management by Paul, Rob and the rest of Primal Pastures farm team is unwavering. Thank you all for a very transparent tour of your farm and thank you for sharing your knowledge and passion.
    • Angie Blankenship