As defined by the EPA, is “based on a simple principle: everything that we need for our survival and well-being depends, either directly or indirectly, on our natural environment." Sustainability creates and maintains the conditions under which humans and nature can exist in productive harmony, that permit fulfilling the social, economic and other requirements of present and future generations.”
All living things thrive in non-stressful environments. For our animals to do so, we must provide natural, biodynamic soils that create nutritious grasses. We are a grass-finished farm because the bovine (cow) was designed to forage and be completely sustained on a green pasture diet. By grazing, the cows keep the soil fertile returning native minerals and nutrients to the earth. Cattle are not designed to eat grain, which is force-fed to animals raised in feedlots for a mass produced food system.
This is crucial for us, to make sure we have and will continue to have the water, materials, and resources to protect our health and environment. At Marview Farms, our goal is to be as self-reliant as possible and maintain our unique approach to farming. Marview Farms has been working to close the gap between sustainability and dependency from outside sources since day one and we will continue to improve.