It’s never been more important to choose natural and healthy foods to fuel our body. We live in a world where food is increasingly modified from its original state with the addition of harmful chemicals, toxins and preservatives as well as excessive amounts of sugar and salt. By choosing food high in fat and sugar, we are actively hindering ourselves, undermining our health and disabling ourselves from living our best life possible. The same principle rings true in relation to poultry and eggs.
The decision to choose pasture-raised poultry rather than chickens raised in factories and cages may seem like a simple and ultimately small decision. However, the difference between the two are far-reaching and can have long-term effects on one’s health. That’s exactly why here at Wormuth Farm we are proud to share with you the benefits associated with pasture-raised poultry. We believe you as an individual hold great power and through each and every one of your choices, you can make a positive difference to the world.
MAKING HEALTHY FOOD CHOICES
Change starts with knowledge. By understanding what a pastured system is and the harmful nature of caged-eggs as well as the benefits of pasture-raised poultry, you are equipping yourself with the knowledge you need to be an active and empowered citizen. Because we believe that with the right knowledge, you can make the best possible decision for both your own health as well as the health of the environment and the animals that are a part of it.
Our priority is to ensure our animals enjoy their best possible life while also offering you the highest quality poultry and eggs. Because we believe in the health of both you and the planet.
BENEFITS OF PASTURE-RAISED FARMING
According to FoodPrint’s issue ‘Raising Animals Sustainably on Pasture’, there are an array of environmental benefits associated with pasture-raised poultry. FoodPrint explains, “Unlike at confinement operations, a closed loop pasture system takes advantage of animal waste as a beneficial fertilizer, because it is at a scale that the land is able to absorb without the runoff common to the spread of large amounts of manure.”
Unlike industrial farms where chickens are frequently kept in excessive numbers, confined in inhumane spaces and pressured to lay an unnatural amount of eggs, pasture-raised poultry is a far more sustainable alternative. Furthermore, there are a great number of environmentally-friendly benefits to pasture-raised poultry. These farms do not rely or require fossil fuels to move feed. They do not use pesticides and herbicides to grow feed in mass quantities and do not require energy to regulate cage temperatures as chickens live in open spaces which are naturally regulated. Pastured systems also allow animals to feed themselves which proves to be more productive both in relation to labor and financial expenditures.
Unlike caged chickens where animals are forced to live within their own waste, pastured systems allow waste to be reused as a fertilizer. This process creates a closed-loop system where nothing goes to waste, creating an efficient, effective and ultimately, environmentally sustainable farm.
Considering the current health and climatic crisis we as a humanity face, it’s never been more important and fundamental to our future to choose, support and adopt sustainable practices in relation to agricultural production. That’s why our pasture-raised poultry provides the perfect solution as an eco-friendly, productive and holistic farming option.
Mike and Yanni