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Blackberry Meadows Farm

Natrona Heights, PA

You'll find Blackberry Meadows Farm just 30 minutes outside Pittsburgh. Their produce is certified organic and offer a CSA. Farmers Greg and Jen apply permaculture principles to their farm, especially with the animals. For example Blackberry Meadows harnesses the rooting instinct of pigs to eradicate invasive plants on the property, reclaiming the land for organic production and native species. They also try to minimize interventions with the animals, relying instead on a healthy environment and robust genetics.

What They Raise

• 100% grass-fed, pastured beef

• grass-fed, pastured dairy

• pastured eggs

• pastured chicken, duck and turkey

• pastured pork

• certified organic produce

How They Do It

• all animals raised outdoors

• rotational grazing of pigs, supplemented with non-GMO feed

• cows and pigs also fed fermented hay

• dairy cow receives very limited during milking process

• no gestation or farrowing crates

• no hormones or subtherapeutic antibiotics

• no beak-trimming (poultry), tail-docking, or teeth-clipping (pigs)

Where to Buy

• pastured pork, as well as produce, can be ordered at

• Green Market at Phipp's Conservatory: Wed 2:30—6:30pm

• Lawrenceville Farmers Market: Sat 1—4pm

• products also available through Penn's Corner Farm Alliance

For more information, visit their website at

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