Grassfat is more than just a way to describe our meats… it’s our philosophy.
We believe that when animals are raised the way nature intended, they are happier, healthier, and taste better. We give our animals time to fatten on their natural pasture-based diet, because while people should be lean, the meat we eat shouldn’t be.
Ruminants evolved to eat grass as they moved across the plains, so our cows and sheep only eat clean, organic pasture, and they are moved to fresh grass every single day. Chickens like to scratch in the dirt and eat bugs (and grass too, believe it or not) so that’s what we let them do.
Everything we do is 100% organic, and the results speak for themselves: meat and dairy products that are full of healthy fats, high in Omega-3s and cancer-fighting CLA, and the taste… well, that you’ll need to experience for yourself.
Who We Are
A husband and wife, three kids, Maria the Master Butcher, eight cats (yes, eight), a dog, some cows, sheep, chickens, ducks, quail, a goose, a donkey… and counting! Our crazy farming adventure started eight years ago with just a few chickens, some pigs, and a plan to raise our own clean, organic food. When we outgrew our little five acre homestead in “the granite state” we started researching sustainable, low-input farming methods, and knew we needed some serious grass to really be successful. We ultimately relocated to our current 100 acre farm in beautiful South Carolina.
Eating fat doesn’t make you fat! In fact, the opposite is true: science has shown that in order to achieve body fat loss you need to eat at least 1.4 to 3 grams of CLA (conjugated linoleic acid) every day. You can pay big bucks and buy CLA in pill form, or you can get it the old fashioned way… by eating meat and dairy products that contain healthy fat from animals raised on grass.
We raise all our animals out on clean, certified organic pasture, where they can get fat eating lots of grass, the way nature intended. Most grass-fed meats are tough because the animals were not given enough time to fatten, and so they are marketed as “lean” in an effort to make up for the lack of quality. At Grassfat Farm, we know that fat is what makes meat tender (and delicious!) so we wait to harvest our animals until they are good and Grassfat!
When you buy products from Grassfat Farm, you are eating what our family eats. Our farm, land, and processing facilities are all USDA certified organic. Our animals are never given hormones, vaccines, or injected with anything. We never spray pesticides or use chemical fertilizers. Our cows and sheep eat only organic pasture, and our organic chicken feed looks so good you could pour milk over it and eat it like a bowl of cereal!
Fresh Local food
Most steaks from the grocery store have traveled more miles than you will in a whole year! Why buy meat from animals born in Nebraska, raised in Oklahoma, and fed corn that was grown in Iowa?
At Grassfat Farm, our animals are born, raised, and slaughtered right here on the farm, ensuring fresh, stress-free, high quality meats. The only time our animals leave the farm is when they are on their way to your dinner table.
While you probably won’t see us at a Greenpeace march or find any tye-dye in our closets, our animal management practices are modeled after nature, so we give more back to the land than we take.
Our rotational grazing practices build up soil organic content and increases the density and health of plants in our pasture, which not only creates more food for our animals, but continuously increases the amount of carbon removed from the air. Cows raised the right way are not only carbon neutral, but actually have a negative carbon footprint, as they help return carbon to the soil, where it belongs.
Our pastures are also home to millions of microbes and insects that help incorporate nutrients into the soil and feed the rest of of the food chain, including our healthy bird population. We fence our animals out of our creeks, which promotes a healthy riparian environment and further increases biodiversity.