Longview Farms is a family farm in Havana, Florida built on the premise that healthy foods come from healthy soils. We feed the soil only natural, organic inputs and we use the interrelationship between animals and plants to build fertility in the soil and resilience in the animals. We raise cows, chickens, and pigs on pasture; and we rotate the cows and chickens regularly to add natural fertilizer to the soil while insuring the animals are eating the most nutritious grasses and legumes. We also raise seasonal vegetables in raised beds.
We have chosen our animal breeds very intentionally, insuring that they all match our intensive rotational grazing program and that they provide the best quality, best tasting meats. We raise Devon cows for our grassfed beef operation. Devons finish very well on grass; they are easy to handle; and they are excellent mothers. Our laying hens include Rhode Island Reds, Barred Plymouth Rocks, and Buff Orpingtons. The laying hens free-range all day under the watchful protection of our Great Pyrenees guard dogs. We raise Freedom Ranger broilers on pasture in moveable (Salatin-style) chicken tractors. All of the chickens are fed a high quality, non-GMO feed from Kraut Creek Farms. Finally, we raise American Guinea Hogs (pork), a smaller heritage breed of pigs that are outstanding foragers and sweet tempered.
We sell directly to our customers through our mailing list, website, and Facebook page. We also have regular open houses on the farm when customers can visit the farm and buy directly from the farm store, and we sell through the Red Hills Online Market (www.rhomarket.com) each week. Our products include fresh eggs from our pastured chickens, whole broiler chickens raised on pasture, grass-fed beef, fresh vegetables and herbs, and various breads and pesto.
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