Our animals are born and raised on our farm, and our family is dedicated to providing them with a stress-free and happy life. For our animals to stay healthy, we must provide natural, biodynamic soils that create nutritious grasses. We are a grass-finished farm because animals are designed to forage and be completely sustained on a green pasture diet. By grazing, our animals keep the soil fertile returning native minerals and nutrients to the earth. Our commitment and dedication is second to none. We live our lives to fulfill the task that God has put us in charge of.
What does it mean to be truly organic? For us, it means that our animals have lived their entire life on the farm that they were born in, they’ve been trailing organic pastures that haven’t been treated with any sort of chemicals for over 5 years, and raised in family units the way God intended them to be raised. We can verify the history of the meats you’re eating and nourishing your body with and we follow mother nature's system of raising our animals.
Science has shown that pasture raised and finished meat is higher in four elements essential to a healthy human diet: it is lower in fat, calories, higher in Omega-3 fatty acids (the good fats), high in vitamin E and conjugated linoleic acid (fatty acid that reduces cardiovascular disease, fight carcinogens, and have anti-cancerous properties). Many animals are not designed to eat grain, which is usually force-fed to animals raised in feedlots for a mass produced food system. We are constantly working on improving our soil and our farm so that we can provide organic quality meat.
In 2009, Fernando and Margarita Mendez fulfilled their lifelong dream and poured their life savings into a 900 acre farm in Crisp County, Georgia. The name of that farm is now Marview, named after his wife, Margarita, and the beautiful view they are blessed with every day. They have since been slowly growing their herd and have reached the point where they are able to supply grass fed meat.
In September of 2013, Marview Farms became a 100% organic fed livestock supplier. By using a method of rotational grazing, it is a farm completely free of hormones and antibiotics. The animals are truly raised free range, without immune system altering vaccinations, harmful steroids, or insecticides.
Marview Farms recently received the Innovator of the Year Award at the Farmer’s Appreciation Banquet in Crisp County, and holds several certifications: American Grassfed Association Certified, Georgia Agriculture Commissioner, and Gary Black’s: Georgia Grown certification.
For the last twelve years, Marview Farms has been committed to producing happier, healthier, and calmer animals than those raised on grain. They raise only grass fed and grass finished beef, goat, and lamb, along with pastured pork, poultry, and eggs.