Vendor Love- Deck Family Farm
Located in Junction City, Oregon, Deck Family Farm raises happy and healthy cows, goats, heritage pork, lamb, and poultry in lush, certified organic pastures. For a customer, this means that all products purchased from Deck will be free from synthetic fertilizers, herbicides, hormones, and antibiotics, creating a finished product that is not only healthier for the animal, but as Deck believes, is healthier for you too.
This consciousness of animal welfare is nothing new to the local food movement in Portland, but it can be difficult to maintain without extensive knowledge, inspiration, and lots and lots of helping hands.
Deck Family Farm first started with Montavilla Farmers Market after a recommendation from their market representative, Sabina. Since then, Deck has helped the neighborhood of Montavilla enjoy some of the most well cared for and pasture raised meat available.
Staying educated is part of the responsibility of running an organic farm, and Deck knows what it means to be well-read. If you still have room on your summer reading list, check out these inspirational recommendations from Deck Family Farm:
Michael Pollen- The Botany of Desire, The Omnivore’s Dilemma, and In Defense of Food
Barbara Kingsolver- Animal, Vegetable, Miracle
Shannon Hayes- Radical Homemakers.
Ron Schmid- The Untold Story of Milk