GRASS FED BEEF - PASTURED PORK - CHICKEN - EGGS - RAW MILK
PLEASE NOTE ARE NOW ALL GRASS FARMS. PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK FOR THE NEW WEBSITE & TO PLACE ORDERS WWW.ALLGRASSFARMS.COM. YOU CAN ALSO VISIT OUR FARM STORE ON IL ROUTE 31 NEAR DUNDEE - THE STORE IS OPEN DAILY FROM 10 AM - 6 PM.
Barrington Natural Farms is a diversified "pasture farm" providing our Chicago-area customers with organically-raised 100% grass-fed beef, raw milk, free-range broiler chicken and eggs, and woodland pork. In 2014 we started offering organically-grown vegetables through a CSA program, and in 2015 we expanded that offering to include a full-diet CSA offering a weekly pickup of vegetables, raw milk, eggs, chicken, beef, and pork. We have also added free-range broad-breasted bronze turkeys for a special Thanksgiving meal.
Growing the highest quality, nutrient-dense "clean food" possible is our goal. We believe that clean food is both nutritious and delicious. We believe the way to raise livestock is to provide an environment that is sustainable and mimics their natural living conditions. This means they are raised outdoors on fresh rotated pastures for the majority of their lives, with the omnivores (pigs and chickens) pasture forage supplemented with certified organic, non-GMO feeds.
We don't inject or feed our livestock any hormones, chemical dewormers, sub-therapeutic antibiotics, vaccines, or any other type of pharmaceuticals. We only use antibiotics if an animal's life is in danger and we have no natural or homeopathic options for treating them. We keep them happy and healthy with lots of sunshine, fresh air, open space, rotated pasture forages, and a low stress natural lifestyle.
We are passionate about being good stewards of the land and want to be socially and environmentally responsible so we can leave the land in better condition for future generations. We don't use any pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, or synthetic fertilizers on our pastures, gardens, or woodlands.
Pastured/Woodland Pork - We will be raising 3 batches of hogs on 20 acres of rotated woodlands and meadows in 2016, ready for processing in July, September, and December. Our hogs free-range on rotated pastures and woodlands, supplemented with extra raw milk from our cows, whey leftover from cheesemaking, leftover organic vegetables, and a certified organic grain ration. They do not receive any antibiotics, hormones, or chemical dewormers.
100% Grass Fed Beef - we raise a small herd of Beefmaster/Angus cattle on rotated organic pasture year round. During the growing season they are moved daily to fresh grass using portable electric fencing, and never eat any corn, grains, soybeans, or protein supplements. In winter they eat organic hay. For 2016 we will have beef available monthly.
Grass Fed Raw Guernsey Milk - Our small herd of grass-fed registered Guernsey cows produce a very rich, golden delicious milk high in protein and butterfat. We are transitioning to a herd share program effective January 1st, 2016, please see our FAQ page for more details on the herdshare program and agreements. If you are interested in purchasing a share of our herd and obtaining raw milk from your own cow, please email us your name, contact information, number of gallons per week you are interested in accessing, and your available pickup days.
Pasture-Raised Chickens - In 2016 we are exclusively raising Freedom Ranger red broilers chickens, who free-range on rotated organic pastures supplemented with SOY-FREE, certified organic, non-GMO feed mix for superior taste & healthiest meat. Fresh birds available June - October, we should have some frozen available through January.
Fresh Free Range Eggs - Our hens free range on rotated pasture paddocks surrounded by electric netting which is moved frequently to fresh pasture forage. We supplement their pasture forages wiith organic, SOY FREE, non-GMO grain mix as well as leftover organic fruits and vegetables. Eggs are available to customers that have pre-ordered other products. We are unable to sell eggs as a standalone item until the farm store opens in 2016. Please refer to the FAQ page of our website for directions on picking up eggs at our farm.
Organically-Grown Vegetables - in 2016 we will be growing 6-8 acres of vegetables at our new Brunner Farm location, under the direction of experienced CSA grower Bob Vierow. We will be offering a 10 week and 20 week CSA box featuring only the healthiest heritage cultivars. Each week during the growing season you will receive a box featuring 7-10 freshly harvested vegetables. Pickups began in June and end in late October.
Full Diet CSA - we piloted a new CSA program in 2015 that included a weekly pickup of fresh local vegetables, raw milk, grass fed beef, and pasture-raised chicken, eggs, and pork. The program sold out very quickly and ran from June - November. This program is sold out for 2016.
PLEASE NOTE WE ARE TRANSITIONING TO A NEW WEBSITE WITH ONLINE ORDERS - VISIT THE NEW SITE AT WWW.ALLGRASSFARMS.COM
Barrington Natural Farms is a small-acreage family farm located just 6 miles west of Barrington, Illinois, about 40 miles northwest of downtown Chicago. Find out more about us!