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Farm Your Own Dinner for a Day

7th Heaven Farm, LLC invites individuals from the community to work on the farm and experience firsthand how humane practices affect the flavor and health benefits of meat. Visitors will participate in daily chores while learning the difference between grass-fed versus grass-based diets as well as the difference between organic and all natural. The experience includes a fresh lunch made with locally raised products.

Purchased in 2005 by Carla and William Growney, 7th Heaven Farm features rare and heritage breeds of cattle, sheep, goat, poultry and swine; all well cared for, clean and free of disease. The meat produced at the farm is USDA inspected and processed at a local Animal Welfare Approved facility.

“Our top priority is the health and happiness of the animals, allowing them to roam free and exhibit their natural behavior,” says Carla, the main caretaker. “Grass-fed is not just a diet, it’s a way of life, a life that graciously meets the needs of our animals and consumers.”

The flavor of any meat is affected by several factors, including diet, environment, treatment, even transportation and processing. “People are unaware of all of these factors and consumer labeling does not clearly articulate the differences,” explains Carla.

Animals are raised to order and then custom cut, packaged and flash frozen for consumption. Before an animal is processed, a non-refundable deposit is required with the remainder of the balance due upon pick-up.

Cost: $25 to spend a day on the farm. To schedule a day or order products, email Carla at [email protected] or visit

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