At Dinner Bell Farm, we grow a wide variety of vegetables, herbs, and fruit, as well as pastured eggs and pastured pork. We raise produce and livestock using only natural and sustainable practices that produce delicious, nutrient dense food while caring for the earth.
Our produce is always grown without the use of any synthetic pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers. You can be assured that we are building healthy soils, caring for the watershed, and using natural practices which produce nutritient dense and delicious vegetables. Produce grown this way not only tastes better, but is better for you and the planet!
Our Animal Welfare Approved laying hens are all heritage breeds living on pasture. We move their coop every week to a fresh field. Their food is a non-GMO, high-grade ration which they supplement with lots of natural foraging and plenty of excess farm vegetables. Recent studies have found that real free-range eggs have less cholesterol and saturated fat, plus more vitamins A and E, beta carotene and polyunsaturated omega-3 fatty acids. You will find the eggs exceptional in flavor with deep golden yolks indicating high nutrition.
Our heritage-breed hogs are known for their exceptional flavor, juicy meat, and great marbling. We raise our hogs outdoors in our pasture edges and forest where they have free range to roam, root, wallow and play. We rotate the herd every three weeks so that they are always on fresh land and have access to plentiful forage to supplement their non-GMO feed.
Free ranging pork contains higher concentrations of beneficial fatty acids and there are no antibiotics or growth stimulators. Pork from pigs raised with sun, fresh air, lots of room to root and ramble, non-GMO feed, as well as a peaceful ending, is night and day different to the sad, dry, white factory-farm pork in the grocery stores.
Without cages, crates or feedlots: only pasture- and range-based management;
Without growth promoters, added hormones or subtherapeutic antibiotics;
Without beak trimming;
With the highest welfare standards from birth through slaughter.
Trust and integrity: AWA is the only farm label rated 'highly meaningful' by Consumer Reports when it comes to sustainability, animal welfare and outdoor access.
Transparency and independence: AWA standards are publicly available and their yearly audits are free for farmers.
Excellence in auditing and certifying: AWA is the only farm certification in North America accredited to ISO/IEC 17065.