Regenerative Farming Methods
Being an integral part of the local food community is one of two important aspects of Tyner Pond Farm. The other is complete dedication to regenerative farming methods with a focus on soil health.
Inspired by Joel Salatin and Holistic Management principles, our approach to farming begins with soil health, for healthier land, livestock and customers. We use environmentally sound practices — like rotational grazing — and innovative, highly effective yet simple equipment — such as mobile poultry houses — to produce all-natural beef, pork and chicken for your family.
Debbie Trocha, executive director of the Indiana Cooperative Development Center, says “I see a groundswell of interest in local foods. People are not necessarily looking for organic food. They are asking, ‘Where did my food come from? Who grew it?’
There is an emerging interest in taking in the whole experience of a farm,” she adds, with people asking to visit the farm, meet the farmers, see animals first hand, and perhaps even volunteer to help with the chores.”
When your family wants a bigger taste of farm life, our farmhouse has been built with you in mind. You can even rent the farmhouse for a few days (two-day minimum), a week or a weekend, and experience firsthand the rural pleasures and cutting-edge innovations of the farm.
Our Commitment to Livestock
Our motto around the farm is that our animals only ever have ‘one bad day’, and that’s the truth. We are proud of the way we raise our animals here at Tyner Pond Farm.
Our cattle are 100% grass-fed and are rotated at least daily to mimic nature according to procedures laid out by mentors like Allan Savory & Joel Salatin. Our chickens are raised on pasture with complete access to insects, grass and fresh air, year-round. Our pigs are also raised on pastures and woodland where they are free to root in the soil, wallow in the mud, sunbathe and enjoy (as Joel says) their ‘piggish-ness’.
We are fortunate to partner with a great local abattoir that is only 15 minutes away from the farm. Our goal is to make the entire process as stress free as possible, and because our animals are around friendly people all day, they are used to human contact which therefore reduces their stress in new situations.