These are some of the farming practices of Simpson Farm run by Darby and Brandy Simpson and their two sons, Ethan and Zach. This farm in Martinsville, IN has been in the Simpson family for 7 generations, beginning in 1828. In 2007, through much prayer, Darby and his family returned to the farm and began raising 50 meat chickens. Each year following, they added an animal to the farm- pigs, cattle, and then turkeys.
The goal is "authentic food"- full of healthy nutrients from happy animals that are treated humanely. What makes these animals happy?... Here are a few ways that the high standards of the Simpsons make for happy animals and quality meat that will benefit all who eat it!
- The Chickens, Turkeys, and Pigs are fed GMO-free grains.
- The Pigs are allowed to roam in a mature hardwood forest which is a natural habitat for them. This allows them to eat naturally- nuts, berries, and tree roots.
- The grass fed and finished cattle are moved daily. This is a healthy practice for both the animals and the grass. There is much planning put into this practice- as it requires determining what types of grasses are planted, how the grass is maintained, how much space is needed, and how much grass is needed to keep the cattle happy and well-fed.
Darby, Brandy and their sons believe in relational marketing- getting to know and building relationships with their customers, and allowing the quality of the meat provided “speak” for itself! You can find these amazing and delicious meats this summer at Binford Farmers Market and Bloomington Community Farmers Market. Home delivery is available for those living and around the Martinsville area.
You can find much more information along with many great recipes on their website http://www.simpsonfamilyfarm.com/