We farm for the well-being of our animals, the health of our pastures, and to support the surrounding community.
Hog farms have all but disappeared from Mississippi, and though there are dedicated farmers raising lamb and beef, most sell their weaned calves or lambs at auction each year. From there, the animals often end up in backgrounding operations and then feedlots, and ultimately huge commodity meat packing plants. Read our blog about the beef supply chain. We believe that by emphasizing land and animal stewardship, we can create a market for regeneratively raised and finished livestock right here in the south. We can save our animals from the fate of feedlots, put more money in our farmers’ pockets, and stimulate our rural economy by growing and selling our food regionally. We believe that a less centralized, more localized food system can have sweeping economic benefits for the rural south. We share this vision with many talented farmers, chefs, and entrepreneurs across our region, and we draw inspiration from these folks everyday.
WE CAN HELP
By supporting Home Place Pastures, you allow us to raise more livestock, and add more revenue to our producer farms. We have a select number of small local farmers who raise hogs, lambs, and beef for us. In exchange for following the same strict set of sustainable and humane production standards we use here on the Home Place, we offer these farmers a guaranteed market and a premium price for their livestock, and technical assistance is implementing our practices and obtaining our certifications.
If you are interested in producing for us, or if you have more questions about our producer program, please contact Marshall at Marshall@homeplacepastures.com