WHAT WE DO: 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 regenerative methods for 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.
WHO WE ARE: 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 vegetable CSA. We learned a lot and our biggest lesson was that we absolutely wanted to continue farming!
FAMILY ROOTS: 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 fresh apples, cider, 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.