Our mission is to "Keep it Natural." We strive to raise cage-free brown eggs, pastured poultry, all-natural pork, and grass finished beef. Animal welfare is the utmost goal of the farm. Our livestock are proudly raised under the "Animal Welfare Approved" standards.
The business I am planning is a custom grazing operation on leased land. My customers will be local dairy and beef producers. I will charge a monthly fee per head to graze replacement heifers, dry cows, and stockers year round. Land lease amounts will be established by Animal Units per acre. Sound sustainable holistic management practices will be used in all aspects of the business. The business will employ myself and two employees, who will provide the daily labor required to move cattle and track animal perfornance.
We breed American Milking Devon cattle with plans for premium beef sales and exploring dairy options. Our goal is to find and make use of every single product this farm produces and create a perfect circle where waste of one product generates raw materials for another.
The Countryside Initiative farms are located in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park and exist through a unique partnership with Countryside Conservancy and the National Park Service. Farmers sign a long term lease and farm sustainably within the National Park.
Since 2002, Abbe and Anderson Turner's 14-acre Lucky Penny Farm in Garrettsville, Ohio has adhered to the highest sustainable agricultural practices in providing a home for Nubian, La Mancha and Alpine dairy goats. Using special blends of rich milk from select goat farms, we hand craft artisanal cheeses, yogurt, and confections. Smooth, creamy cheeses from Lucky Penny Creamery and goat-milk based confections from Lucky Penny Candy are sold across the Great Lakes Region at farmers markets, CSA’s, gourmet specialty stores and local and regional restaurants.