OUR MISSION: At Johnson Family Pastures we are committed to producing nourishing food for the local community in a sustainable way. This includes preserving heritage breeds, utilizing perennial and natural feed sources, using organic methods of pasture-management, and producing antibiotic and hormone-free food. Our livestock are adapted to living outdoors where they can benefit from a diverse diet of pasture grasses & forbs and receive a good quality of life. They are given year-round access to fresh air, water, shelter, and pasture or hay. We believe that what we eat matters and therefore it is our responsibility to raise good food while protecting the environment.
WHO WE ARE: Johnson Family Pastures is Chris, Tamara, Henry, and Daisy Eloise Johnson, our livestock, and our community farm members. Our pasture-raised meat business began in 2014 in the Kettle Moraine area of WI. Running a sustainable, family farm was our dream. We tried almost everything our first year - chicken, beef, pork, ducks, dairy, microgreens, preserves and partnering with a CSA. We learned a lot and our biggest lesson was that we absolutely wanted to continue farming!
In 2016, we moved our family farm to Centuria, WI in the St. Croix River valley - 1 hour northeast of the Twin Cities. We are working with Tamara's family at the Baker Orchard, a u-pick orchard with an art gallery, hiking trails, restored historic barn and more! We are continuing to raise pork, chicken, eggs, and vegetables and have added grass-fed beef back to our growing farm operation