Vital Mission Farm is a small regenerative farm with a big focus on being a part of the climate solution.
Their mission is to produce the highest quality food in a manner that is nurturing for the animal, healthy for the consumer, regenerating for the soil, providing habitat for wildlife, and healing for our environment. They never use any antibiotics, hormones, vaccines, chemical fertilizers, herbicides, or pesticides. All of their animals (pasture-raised ducks & turkeys) are raised outside in fresh air and sunshine where they forage for grass and bugs for a large portion of their diet. They move them every couple of days leaving their manure behind which helps fertilize our grasses and trees and sequester carbon.
They believe transparency and knowing where our food comes from is something that has been missing from the large corporate food industry. The connection between seeing what is in the food we eat and how it is raised is vital. They encourage everyone to visit their farm for tours and see firsthand how food should be raised.
The Heritage Foods cooperative was founded in 2001 to preserve endangered species of livestock from extinction. Their partner farmers grow 100% heritage breed pigs, turkeys, lamb, chickens, ducks, guineas, and geese. All animals are raised humanely, outdoors, on pasture, using traditional farming techniques. They reproduce naturally and are never fed any antibiotics or growth hormones. Heritage meats are juicy and tender from their marbling and boast a profound taste and depth of flavor that has not been squashed by a corporate culture that only cares about rapid production.
Established in the fall of 2007, after Kyle and Emily Becker purchased a 100 acre farm in Mooreland, Indiana. Their initial focus was freezer beef and since that time, they have diversified their farm offerings to also include pork, chicken, turkey, eggs, and milk. They sell their products direct-to-consumer at farmers markets and through a CSA program, as well as to restaurant in East-Central Indiana.
With a long history of family farming beginning in 1927, Mahaffey Farms takes a holistic approach to everything they do. Their passion is regenerating the landscape, building a resilient community, and providing valuable nourishment that doesn’t come at the cost of degrading the land.