For many years, we were successful dairy farmers and Holstein breeders so it was a natural transition for us to use our years of experience to raise natural grass-fed, grass-finished Holstein steers for your table. We have been raising grass-fed steers in Vermont since 1989.
Throughout our farming history, starting in 1974, Snug Valley Farm had always raised pigs for family and friends. Adding pork to our retail offerings started in a small way seven years ago, but we always sold out, much to the disappointment of our friends and customers. Snug Valley Farm expanded our pastured-raised heritage breed pork offerings to meet the growing demands of retail, farmers’ market and wholesale customers.
Snug Valley Farm is committed to providing humane and natural care for our animals, raising them without hormones, stimulants and never feeding animal by-products. Our steers and pigs are raised in an atmosphere of kindness, love and respect.
Being good stewards of the land and the environment is part of our philosophy. We ensure the health of our land with intense rotational grazing to produce the best forage possible. Seeking the most nutritious soil, composting Snug Valley’s manure is a given. We have also embraced wind and solar renewable energy. Our goal is to make Snug Valley Farm completely reliant on renewable energy only by 2020.
Our dedication to supporting family businesses is also key to our success. Hence, Snug Valley Farm uses family-run dairy farms for our calves, local farm supply stores, graphic designers, printers and hardware stores. This will help keep the Northeast Kingdom a vibrant and growing farming community.