Johnston's Farm LLc
To find out more about our principles and beliefs, we encourage you to visit the Polyface Farm. These folks have been the leader in the natural, sustainable farm business. Johnston's Farm agrees with their business model and have adapted it to best suit the needs of our geographic location.
What does the future hold?
We are not so much about raising our different animals as we are about raising grass from management intensive grazing. This is something that Joel Salatin has always stressed in his talks and books. Maybe others are starting to listen. Check out the latest as of this date from the director of Ted Talks.
Many successful entrepreneurial start-ups morph into Wall-Streetified empires that lose their distinctives. And in the process, the business chews up and spits out its workers and founders in a mad scramble to dominate something. Does middle ground exist between the calm talking-stick consensus circle of indigenous eastern tribal cultures and the mad scramble frenzy of western capitalism? Or perhaps more to the point in light of recent Wall Street and economic developments, what values are more important than growth? Especially since cancer is growth. At this juncture of our culture’s reality, I would like us to immerse ourselves for a few minutes in an alternative innovative business philosophy. by Joel Salatin
TRANSPARENCY: Anyone is welcome to visit the farm anytime. No trade secrets, no locked doors, every corner is camera-accessible. GRASS-BASED: Pastured livestock and poultry, moved frequently to new “salad bars,” offer landscape healing and nutritional superiority. INDIVIDUALITY: Plants and animals should be provided a habitat that allows them to express their physiological distinctiveness. Respecting and honoring the pigness of the pig is a foundation for societal health. COMMUNITY: We do not ship food. We should all seek food closer to home, in our foodshed, our own bioregion. This means enjoying seasonality and reacquainting ourselves with our home kitchens. NATURE’S TEMPLATE: Mimicking natural patterns on a commercial domestic scale insures moral and ethical boundaries to human cleverness. Cows are herbivores, not omnivores. EARTHWORMS: We’re really in the earthworm enhancement business. Stimulating soil biota is our first priority. Soil health creates healthy food.
We attempt to model our farm after Polyface Farm as such these are the principals we adopted from them.
Hello folks my name is Allen Johnston. In September of this year I returned from a two year deployment serving our country as a pilot in Afghanistan. All my life I have had an interest in farming and ranching. With the recent growth and interest in healthly natural foods reaching almost every household, I decided to put my money where my mouth was. While serving overseas I decided to use every spare moment I had to study and learn everything I could about producing a healthy alternative to the unhealthy foods that we are bombarded with everyday. When I returned from serving my country I wanted to produce these healthy foods not only my family, but my extended family, the folks in my local community. By October this same year Johnston Farm was formed and operation has began.
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