Check Out Our Chickens
Our meat bird program helps us improve the health of our soils while producing a clean and healthy source of protein. We raise our baking chickens in a mobile chicken coop/run that we move between the rows of our wine grape vineyard. Our birds have access to soil, fresh air, sunshine, and fresh forage at all times. Rotating our birds through the vines allows us to utilize many of the intrinsic characteristics of each chicken. They fertilize the soil, eat insect pests and weed seeds, and turn organic matter into the top two inches of soil. This helps to improve the health of the soil which in turn helps to improves the health of the bird.
Check Out Our Piggies
Our heritage breed Red Wattle pigs have the space and freedom to run, jump, and frolic in the fields, and indeed they often do. We use a rotational grazing pattern with all of our livestock in order to keep them moving. They never stay in one spot for too long, allowing them access to new areas to explore while mitigating any damaging effect they may potentially have on the land. We supplement our pigs’ feed with kitchen scraps from local restaurants, our home kitchen, and with forage crops grown in between our grape vines. Our piggies get to express the entire potential of their piginess.
Here at EcoCulture Farms we’re dedicated to improving the natural landscape while simultaneously producing healthy food. We do this by farming in harmony with the natural systems of our environment. Our vegetable production beds are planted following the natural contour of the land. Our permanent raised beds look a bit like the lines on a topographic map. By designing our production beds to match the natural contour of the land, we cut down water usage, improve soil health, and reduce erosion.