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.
HooftyMatch is an online marketplace for locally produced meats. We aggregate and disseminate data about the local supply and demand of meat products. Our initial product focuses on the Northeast Ohio region; however, we plan to expand nationally.
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.
Wholesome Valley Farm is an education and marketing hub for the Greater Holmes County community.We serve both Amish and non-Amish.The farm has a retail store onsite for producers to sell their product through the store.Joel Kurtz also works to market these products through other channels for the farmer.The farm also produces vegetables and free-range eggs,with plans to produce grass-fed meats in the future.We hope to have healthy affordable food for the community that is convenient to buy.Also make it easy for producers to learn how to produce this quality product and then market it for them.