Fairview Meadow’s farm has been within the family for three generations, however their organic lifestyle is relatively new. According to owner and mother Louise Joppeck, the idea of producing organic products started with the desire to eat healthier. They felt the best way to eat better and give back to environment was to start with the resources nature provides. They researched the mechanics of operating a grass-fed farm but wanted to know more, that’s when they came in contact with Joel Salatin and Polyface Farms. Son Nathan spent a year learning under Joel and the Polyface farm apprenticeship program. Nathan returned home and started implementing his knowledge and innovation to enhance the fast growing Fairview Meadow Farm.
But what’s so special about organic products and healthier eating options? For many multi sport athletes its the desire to give your body back the proper nutrients it needs to excel physically. For the Joppeck’s it’s all the benefits that are now naturally provided through daily foods. The process of grass-feeding livestock works as a cycle with nature supporting the animals and with the animals giving back to the environment. The soil benefits from the natural fertilizers and maintenance from the livestock and the animal’s benefit from being fed only farm-grown grass and the freedom to move and grow in their natural herds. The value provided to the consumers is leaner, healthier meats with no added hormones, antibiotics, or product enhancers. Their products come enriched with vitamin E and omega-3, as well as a lower cholesterol level, the perfect stepping-stone to a healthy lifestyle.
Like every homegrown business, the Joppeck family faces daily challenges with operating a grass-fed farm. The farm has a constant threat from local predators therefore requiring the Joppeck’s to keep a persistent eye on their livestock. The farm’s right hand, Nathan, is looking to update their fencing equipment to better provide for the animals safety and happiness, and ease their burden.
Just as important as the welfare of their animals, the Joppeck’s have a great connection to local community. Being locally owned and operated, the Joppeck’s focus on selling to community friends and neighbors. Orders can be submitted by email or by joining one of their popular buying clubs. Fairview Meadow Farms is devoted producing quality products to be sold to local area residents.
Providing a variety of livestock including beef, pork, lamb, and chicken, as well as fresh produce, Fairview Meadow Farms is an appetizing way to go green. A refreshing alternative to everyday eating, Fairview Meadow Farms is another unique treasure along the Back Roads and Beaches route, the perfect food for thought along your ride!