I’m Betsy Boone, along with my husband and our two small children, I have a small farm in Northeastern Iowa in the Driftless region of the Midwest. We raise 100% grass-fed sheep, rotationally-pastured heritage-breed pork, and rotationally-grazed, free-range chicken.
Recently, I took a chance and reached out to Cristina. I took a chance that she might read my email, that she might hear our story, and she might hear the vulnerableness in my words. Farming is hard, and making a living at it is even harder. Here in the Midwest, so many consumers are looking for healthy, grass-fed meats, but are still unwilling to pay the prices that are required to raise high quality, nutrient-dense food well.
WE DO IT DIFFERENTLY!
We have chosen to set ourselves apart from Big Ag and even other small farmers that are using conventional and confinement style practices.
Surprisingly, this is still what the majority of pork farms are doing. Driftless Hills Farm is focused on raising the most nutrient-dense food using regenerative agriculture practices such as rotational grazing, cover cropping, and crop rotation. We are pasturing our animals as much as possible to increase the nutrient density of our food, always working to increase our Omega-3 fatty acids and reduce our omega-6 fatty acids. By giving our sheep a 100% grass-fed diet, we can increase the levels of Conjugated Linoleic Acids (CLA) in our lamb as well. The most nutritious food we can raise while still doing the best farming practices is our highest goal.
You can find out how to purchase our meat online or see where to find us at regional farmers markets or by joining our regional buying clubs. Check out our website at driftlesshillsfarm.com for pick up locations and to get information about shipping possibilities, and to subscribe to our mailing list which will keep you informed about what we’re up to. Instagram handle driftless_hills_farm.