7th Heaven Farm LLC, Carla Growney
Jun 29, 2016 12:42PM
By Sarah LaFleur
Carla Gazzara-Growney is the owner of 7th Heaven Farm LLC, an all-natural, humane livestock farm that sells grass-fed meats and eggs in Tabernacle, New Jersey. The farm features pastured pigs, poultry, goats and other animals raised without the use of chemicals and GMOs.
Gazzara-Growney bought the seven-and-a-half-acre property in 2005, leaving her career to raise her family. Her interest in humane and natural farming practices developed shortly afterwards when her mother developed cancer. Dedicating herself to studying natural health, she discovered the connection between wellness and eating habits.
“The most important thing for people to understand is food is curative and preventative. Food can contain disease-containing agents as well,” she says.
She emphasizes the importance of consumers doing their research and supporting local farms. Her commitment to natural consumer health can be observed in the meats she produces. Gazarra-Growney developed 7th Heaven Feed, a certified non-GMO, corn, soy and preservative-free livestock feed for animals that require a feed supplement. The animals receive not only a natural diet but daily attention, care and love. She is diligent in tending to her livestock and hopes to expand her offerings to include organic fruit and vegetables in the near future.
Of being a female farmer, she says, “I don’t believe there are any barriers to entry into the farming industry. In fact, if I wished to use the resources offered by public and private organizations, it would work in my favor.”
7th Heaven Farm works to eliminate barriers to natural health for consumers as well, offering quality, natural meats raised with humane and holistic farming practices.