Footprints Farm

Gibbon Glade, PA

Jeremy and Ellen Swartzfager (along with their children Elsie, Isaac, and Hannah) raise a diversity of plants and animals on their farm. They use a number of traditional farming techniques to optimize the health of their animals, and thus the health of the food they grow. Their methods include rotational grazing, crop rotation, and guardian animals, all of which harness natural processes in a way that produces nutritious food for all.

What They Raise

• pastured chicken

• pastured eggs

• pastured turkey

• 100% grass-fed beef

• 100% grass-fed lamb

• pastured pork

• vegetables, herbs, and edible garnish

How They Do It

• pasture-based with rotational grazing

• lambs and cows are never fed grain

• all feed is non-GMO

• some hay is grown on the farm

• no hormones or subtherapeutic antibiotics

• no farrowing or gestation crating of sows

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

Where to Buy

• Look for their products at restaurants in the Pittsburgh area

 Several buying options for individuals and families at the Footprints Farm online store and website, including discounted pre-orders, a buying club, and à la carte ordering. Deliveries made to drop points around Southwestern PA, and home delivery to be offered starting in 2018

For more information about Footprints Farm, visit their website at

Ethical Farming Fund • • (412) 353-9744 • Pittsburgh, PA

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