We raise a variety of pastured meats, from heritage broilers to pork and grassfed beef. All of our animals are raised without pervasive antibiotics, GMO feeds or growth hormones. We try to raise our animals as naturally as possible, mimicking their ecological function in a grassland ecosystem. read more…
Our hens are free ranging hens, running around in the barn yard, pasture, bushes and sometimes the garden! We feed our hens a homemade mixed ration that includes local wheat, peas, fish meal-soon to be bug meal, calcium, and vitamins and minerals; not to mention whatever they catch on the prowl! This rich and balanced diet gives our eggs a deep golden coloured yolk!
One of our main farm ventures is our garden; we strive to grow the most nutritious and delicious veggies we can. We use organic standards as a minimum for our farm, and haven’t use a synthetic or biological pesticide on the garden in 3 years. We use Integrated Pest Management for weed and pest control, and are developing a zero-minimum till system for our garden.
What is Food Ethos Farm
Curtis grew up on the family farm in Southwest Manitoba, where he helped his Dad raise cattle, chickens, and pigs, and grow mixed grains. He helped his Mum grow a very large garden each summer, full of vegetables and fruit for the family, and preserving much of it for eating over the winter.
He graduated from the Agroecology department at the University of Manitoba in 2012, where he focused on Organic farming practices and soil science.
Ashley grew up in Winnipeg and had a strong interest in social issues, working for many social programs like daycares, Boys and Girls Club of Winnipeg, Youth for Eco Action, and volunteering with I.R.C.O.M. and N.E.E.D.S-helping with programs for newcomer Canadians and inner-city youth. She graduated in 2009 from Recreation Management and Community Development at the University of Manitoba, where she focused on Natives studies and community development.
“To me, LIFE without veal stock, PORK FAT, SAUSAGE, organ fat, demi-glace, or EVEN stinky CHEESE is a life not worth living.”