Graze Co. provides pasture-raised, hormone and antibiotic free chicken, pork, and cut flowers for your family! Grown and raised with care from our family farm in Carlisle, Iowa. Shop our goods today and come visit soon.
Around here, we're all about restoration. Restoring our land. Restoring agriculture. And restoring a simpler way of life. We believe in the beauty of connecting with the food that nourishes us and find great joy in inspiring others to do the same. Our farming practices are not just sustainable because ultimately, sustainability is like treading water. You never really make any progress besides saving yourself from drowning. We are swimming hard up stream and are commited to healing and regenerating in all that we do. Whether you're looking for wholesome food to serve your family or a dose of old-fashioned inspiration from our farm, we are happy to serve you.
WHAT WE DO
This is your FarM Too...
The local food space is crowded with all sorts of different narratives, marketing phrases, and claims: Natural, Free Range, Non-GMO, Organic, Cage Free, Humane, Sustainable....the list goes on. What do they mean and who can you trust? At Graze Company, we encourage you to become deeply interested in where, why, and how your food is made! The only way to truly know what you're getting is to look your farmer in the eye and decide if you approve of his or her practices. In a sense, this your farm too. You keep us going and the farm running. Because of that we will always operate with honesty.
Our chickens are chickens. We let them be chickens. They have access to sunshine, fresh air, clean water, bugs, grasshoppers, and grass. Lots of grass. They eat NON-GMO feed from a local farm and are moved daily to fresh grass with no manure. You might notice that the chicken you buy from us looks a little different than your normal grocery store or Whole Foods meat. That's because all the nutrients our chicken's receive increases their beta carotene (vitamin A) and leads to fat that is more yellow than white. What does that mean for you? Richer flavor and a more nutrient dense meat for your family.
Our pigs are pigs. We let them be pigs. They live outside and have access to sunshine, clean water, and all the mud in which to root and roll. They eat dirt, roots, bugs, grubs, and grass. Lots of grass. Don't tell the pork industry but pigs are omnivores and we like to honor that. Our pigs are supplemented with NON-GMO feed and NON-GMO organic barley fodder (hydroponically grown, if you're technical). All these nutrients, vitamins, enzymes, and minerals lead to a healthy pig and more flavorful pork. We may be biased, but the Berkshire breed is the best tasting pork around and you need to give it a try!
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