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Autumn's Harvest Farm

Location: Romulus, NY

Farmers: Tim & Sara

Products: Beef, Pork, Chicken, Eggs

Standards & Certifications: Pasture Raised, Animal Welfare Certified

Description:

Autumn's Harvest Farm is a family friendly farm that is dedicated to our animals and to our consumers. At Autumn's Harvest Farm we pride ourselves on being caretakers of creation who shy away from the practices followed by factory confinement farms.

Our goal is to provide our animals with a healthy and enjoyable life free from growth hormones and steroids. Our practices which go beyond organic result in us being able to provide our consumers with the highest quality all natural meats and eggs. All of the animals on our farm our rotated daily to fresh grazing areas.

In addition to this they are fed high quality natural feed ensuring the healthiest possible outcome without jeopardizing the animals quality of life. We encourage visitors by appointment and have a regular supply of products available at the farm.

Nutrition and Vitamins: The grass provides vitamin B for the animals. This is a natural antibiotic, which lowers the use of medications given to the animals. This type of diet also provides a healthier lifestyle. The growth rate ensures more mineral and vitamin intake instead of fats and hormones. This helps prevent diseases, lowers health risks and ensures a healthy quality of meat.

Exercise and Sunlight: Exercise assists in digestion, blood flow and reduces stress on the animals. Sunlight provides spectrum lights, which stimulates the glands, which helps their metabolism. Otherwise, they would be lethargic and sick. In factories, where there is no sunlight chickens are often kept in ammoniated areas, which can be hazardous.

Food Quality: The meat is actually filled with less saturated fat and a higher vitamin content. The eggs have also been proven to lower cholesterol. This is according to the USDA charts on grass based farming.

Politically: Grass based farming is environmentally friendly. In factory farms animals are poorly maintained and often fed items such as chicken feathers, stale gum with the foil wrappers still on it, chicken manure, and other ground up animals often subjecting them to cannibalism. Factory farms are overcrowded and many of the animals never see sunlight or breath fresh air. At Autumn's Harvest farm you can come and see that animals are well taken care of, healthy and allowed to follow their natural habits. The farming practices we utilize allow our animals to enjoy a superior quality of life that you and your family would be proud of.

Environmentally: Whether or not you believe in global warming you can not deny the climate changes the world is undergoing. By purchasing local pasture raised products you are assisting in the reduction of the pollution causing these climatic changes. The average food product at your local grocery store travels anywhere from 500-1000 miles before landing on the grocery shelves. By buying local products, you know where your product is coming from and you are drastically reducing the amount of pollution that product would cause if it had to be shipped in.