Quality and Care Above All
Mike and Kim started raising their own meat years ago, wanting to control the diet and lifestyle
of their animals for the better. When friends and family ate at the Ranch, they invariably
commented on the quality, and asked where the meat came from, and voila, a business was born!
Today we select our breeds for their meat quality, hardiness, and mothering abilities, so that they
can produce the best quality product without chemical intervention. We give our animals the
best lives possible, operating in a sustainable and ethical manner. We eventually expanded our
activities to growing some vegetables for sale, and the bees came along as we were concerned
about their survival difficulties, aware of how important they are to so many plants!
If you are concerned about your foods environmental footprint, so are we!
We take environmental concerns into account when we make our daily travel choices, using the most fuel efficient vehicle for the task at hand, and combining as many errands (or deliveries) as we can into every trip we make.
We use only drug-free feed, and do not use hormones or prophylactic antibodies to speed growth.
You simply can't rush perfection!
We have spent years learning what is best for our animals, and what produces the best product.
We continue to try new approaches to create the best lives for our animals, and the best meat for
We take old breed animals, prized for their meat, mothering, and health characteristics, and give
them the time to mature in a natural environment at their own pace. We avoid unnecessary drugs,
hormones, and un-natural foodstuffs. We let them roam their pastures, and enjoy the life that
they were designed for, a lifestyle that makes them comfortable.
At Roadapple Ranch, we do our very best to give our animals the best life they can have.
We keep them outdoors as much as possible, and grazing on mixed vegetation. They do not stand
around in a pen unless absolutely necessary.
We let the babies stay with the mothers for as long as possible to enjoy a normal life, and we do
not force the mothers to breed again right away unless they want to.
Our farm practice came about from our desire to know that the food products we ate ourselves
were the best that they could be.
Now we are proud to share these products with our customers.