ABUNDANT EARTH FAMILY FARM
Pasture-Raised Poultry Products
Producing healthy food and resilient ecosystems
We are a family of three – Shane, Natalia and Gareth – with a mission to produce both healthy food and a healthy environment. Food is one of the pillars of human health. In our search for healthy food we came to realise that the quality of food is dependent on the health of the animals and ecosystems in which it's produced. Indeed, in the complex ecologies in which we live everything is interdependent.
Our philosophy is the treat the farm as an ecosystem. That means we work to maximise energy flow and nutrient cycling, to stimulate photosynthesis, to promote biodiversity and to build soil. Our animals are not just end products; they are also the tools we use to continually improve the farm's ecology (which in turn continually improves our meat and eggs).
Our farm is located near Holton in West Michigan. We'd love to see you out here one day.
Pastured Poultry Products
We run Rainbow Ranger birds, which are a slower-growing alternative to the common meat birds usually on your plate. The birds are rotated daily onto fresh pasture using Salatin-style 'chicken tractors' so that they supplement their non-GMO feed with greens and grubs.
Our hens spend all day foraging on pasture and supplemented with non-GMO feed and oats. We love to see them hunting down earth worms in the morning. The clean eggs are never washed but simply collected as is.
Our turkeys spend all their time out on fresh pasture every day, finding bugs, worms, clover, grass seed and other forages.
We run a small flock of Khaki Campbell ducks. They wander wherever they wish during the day, and are usually seen with their bills snuffing around the ground.