Our Regenerative Farming Practices
At Chef2Farmer our aim is to farm with a deep respect to animals. The pasture raised hens, pigs and cattle live on the freshest pasture, in their natural environments, foraging, digging, scratching and grazing all day every day, full of sunshine and vitamin D.
The animals are moved daily throughout our property onto fresh salad bar of grasses, legumes, forbes, native species, brassicas (kale, turnips, swede, and radish). This not only improves the landscape to collect and hold water and minimise soil run off but also increases the biodiversity.
We aim to mimic nature by using multiple species of plants and animals to create a diverse ecosystem to cycle the nutrients, minerals, water and manure. We do this by using holistic planned grazing.
How We Farm
Regenerative farming practise encourages the resurgence of smaller family-run farms like Chef2Farmer which helps ensures the provision for local food direct from farm to customers efficiently with low food miles.
Using the animals’ natural behaviours as a tool to regenerate the pastures in turn reduces the need to use machinery and diesel decreasing pollution output.
Our farming methods are about improving our pastures and most importantly the soil. Capturing solar energy to grow as much good quality pasture as we can.
At Chef2Farmer, our aim is to bridge the gap between the consumer and the producer with access to ethically raised produce directly to you through our online store, our local suppliers and markets.
With many years of providing fabulous meals to the community, it is a passion for Todd and Lisa to share their farming experience from a Chef’s perspective and provide customers with a firsthand understanding of the regenerative pasture processes that makes farming sustainable as well as environmentally friendly. Because, you know...we care!.