We realized early on that if we want to create value for our clients, we must transcend marketing stories, practice truly sustainable agriculture and provide our clients with exquisite, unique products.
Regenerative or sustainable farmers make the following claims:
Economic impact: we produce high quality, exquisite products for a niche market. Clients pay a fair price. The value proposition must be balanced. Clients do not pay for our inefficiencies. Money flows into our community.
Environmental impact: efficient production minimizes waste and we maximize recycled inputs. Local production and sales means les pollution. We detail a agro-environmental plan for manure management.
Animal welfare impact: animals can express their natural behaviors. They have lots of space and live in a fitting environment.
Impact on climate change: more carbon sequestration because of intensively rotated pastures.
Social impact: no hidden costs that have to be carried by society or future generations. Honest relationships with suppliers and employees. Family farm.
Impact on consumer health: more omega-3, more CLAs. No antibiotics. No hormones. No synthetic pesticides. (We use some organic bio-pesticides on our veggies.)
Pork: we recommend Berkshire pork
Economical pastured pork
If you like the kind of Duroc-Yorkshire pork you can buy in the store, but want it raised on pasture and without antibiotics or industrial byproducts, this is the pork for you. Half or whole pig only. Coming soon!
Pastured Berkshire pork
Most people who taste our Berkshire pork, say that they never knew what pork was supposed to taste like! Tender, juicy and marbled. Born and raised sustainably on the Ferme d’Orée.
Pastured Mangalitsa pork
If you want to taste something rare and exquisite try our Mangalitsa pork. Super marbling and 40% fat.
Born and raised sustainably on the Ferme d’Orée.
Beef: we recommend grass-fed-and-finished
Most beef (baby beef) is grass-fed until weaning. The hard part is finishing a beef (after weaning) without grain. Grass silage or hay alone does not contain enough energy for quality growth in beef over winter. We add tonnes of recycled vegetable cuttings to grass-finish our beeves.
Economical grain-finished beef without antibiotics and hormones
You are not convinced that grass-fed-and-finished is more healthy or more sustainable, but you want high quality beef for a good price...this might be the beef you need. Quarters only. Coming soon!
Texel Lamb: we love it!
Texel lamb is so much leaner and more tender than muttony grass-fed lamb of New-Zealand or the fatty Suffolk crosses that are staples in Québec, that we will not even offer anything else. We can produce good lamb on pasture! Coming back in the fall 2020...
Eggs and chicken: we recommend Ferme Rose de Vents
Ferme Rose des Ventes Chicken
We believe that contemporary, fast-growing meat birds are too fragile to be raised
outdoors : chickens raised outdoor have a 30% or higher mortality. We are not going to be responsible for that kind of carnage! So we sell chicken that is raised indoors by the Ferme Rose des Vents...without apologies.
Pastured Bresse chickens
A french folly. These slow growing chickens are raised on pasture.
Quality is awesome, but they grow for six months. Prices reflect slow growth, we do not even take any profit. We will try and offer regular pastured chicken again this summer instead of the Bresse.
Hens are much hardier and can be raised outdoors in our eggmobile until there is snow on the ground. In winter we need to bring them in. You will taste the difference.
Honey and veggies
Nothing destroys the taste of real honey like pasteurization and ultrafiltration. Miel d'ORee does not!
Ferme Côté Jardin
Seasonal, organic vegetable baskets. Surplus baskets (Ferme D'ORée) or subscription (Ferme Côté Jardin)