Who are we?
Pasture2 Table Farm provides high quality, pasture-raised meat and eggs for consumers who want to know where their food comes from. We were tired of the gap between farmers and families. So we closed it.
We have a 100% open door policy. If at any time you want to come to the farm, we would love to show you around.
What goes into our meat and eggs?
Pasture grass. Sunshine. Bugs. Fresh water. Chicken feed.
What does NOT go into meat and eggs?
Hormones, vaccines, fecal dust, life spent indoors, “pretend organic practices”
Total and Complete Honesty
We do not claim or pretend to be Organic. Why? I’m sorry to say this, but all those cliché words you hear: “Organic,” “All-Natural,” and “Free Range”… are all horse-pucky. Marketing scams piled on marketing scams.
They mean nothing, and it changes nothing about how the animal is raised except that the prices are doubled.
What is Pasture2 Table “labeled” as?
Nothing. Not a single thing.
Our chickens spend their entire lives relying on their own immune systems to thrive. By moving birds to fresh grass every day, they are clean and healthy. We raise our birds in their natural environment their entire lives. We don’t claim to have any “labels” nor do we want any.
Hello, my name is Giovanni, and I have had an interesting journey to get where I am now. I was in my second year of college when I showed an interest in farming. At the end of the semester, I decided to try an internship on a ranch in Oklahoma. There I realized that chickens were the key to my life.
I moved to Nebraska, met my wonderful wife to be, Abbey. Started a “farm” while I worked full time and served in the National Guard. After a while we succeeded some and failed more. After some MORE time, we got the hang of it and now that’s what we do for a living. It wasn’t easy, it will continue to not be easy, but it is absolutely worth it. I love my wife, and I love my job.
Hi, my name is Abbey and I have been exposed to “the farm life” since I was a wee child. Growing up in Valentine, NE, I had many opportunities to immerse myself in agriculture!
Considering I was scared of sheep for the first 5 years of my life, I have come a long way to meet my husband, Gio and make farming my livelihood.
Gio had his very first batch of chicks in the pasture on our first date (yes, it was at the farm) and the rest is history!
Together, we have learned how to farm in a way that is good for the animals, the environment, and the community. I could not be more happy with my choice to say “yes” not only to the man of my dreams, but to the farm as well.
Spend the first 3 weeks in a cozy area we call the “long house”. Baby chicks are vulnerable and they need several calculated environmental conditions to keep them nice and healthy. They live in a sort of playground that has very deep woodchips. These woodchips absorb all ammonia, and naturally decompose which creates warm bedding.
After 3 weeks of age they go out to the field. Each day they are moved to a new plot of pasture to eat grass and hunt bugs. Here they enjoy fresh air, sunshine, and constant cleanliness from being moved so frequently. This is where our meat chickens spend their time until they are ready to arrive on your dinner table.
Hens, or layers, are a lot different than broilers. They spend their time having total range ability to go wherever they please and eat whatever nature has provided for them.
They sleep in these cool trailers we call “egg wagons.” Essentially, it’s a large structure on wheels. The hens lay their eggs inside and sleep in it at night. The rest of the time, they are out and about enjoying freedom.
Allowing birds to do what they do best is what gives you those big eggs with orange yolks. Nothing fancy or high-tech about it. Just let the chickens do what they do best…because the fact of the matter is, they know how to chicken better than humans do.
Bring back the “pigness of pigs” (Joel Salatin).
Just like all our animals, pigs know how to pig better than we do.
By allowing pigs to have total range freedom, they eat what they want to and do what they want to. Its nothing short of ultimate awesomeness. Being in knee high grass and watching pigs all around you just going to town on a salad bar is truly amazing. The best part about it is they are just as clean as all our other animals. You couldn’t smell “pig” if they were right in your face!
Commercial pigs take 3-4 months to get to full weight. Ours take anywhere from 6-9 months. That is no mistake. Slow and steady wins the race, especially if you’re awarded with lean, dark, and flavorful meat instead of the alternative.