Farm description

Kent and Hannah live at the Farm at 5429 Curriers Rd.  We enjoy the farmstead and all the wonderful things it provides for us.  We love to share the bounty with our friends and customers.  We manage our crops and animals sustainably

 

 

Plato Dale Farm raises grassfed Jersey steers for beef.   In the summer, our steers and calves are on pasture.  In the winter, they have access to the barn, a composting bedded pack, good quality hay and a salt lick.  We love our animals and they are cared for the best we know how.  Very high quality grass pasture and grass baleage yields the best quality meats.  Cows are made for grass!  Plato Dale Farm’s Grassfed meats are tender, juicy and FLAVORFUL!!  There is nothing like our Grassfed Jersey Beef!!

We raise several batches of pastured chickens in the summer.  Plato Dale chicken is processed at the farm and are frozen immediately to give you the best quality chicken.  We feed only certified organic grains from Lakeview Organic Grains.  No manufactured additives, antibiotics or pesticides, just wholesome organic grains.  After three to four weeks in a brooder they are moved to our chicken pasture where they have access to fresh ground daily while in our chicken tractors.


We grow sustainably managed vegetables.  Our field is managed with a living mulch system along with plastic mulch and covered beds.  This system is very productive, allows for half of the land to be fallow every year and uses a minimum of water.  The plastic reduces the amount of weeding to be done, raises the soil temperatures, and allows for a hoop and cover system that keeps pests at bay.  We take up the plastic at the end of the season and it is recycled.  A greenhouse and two high tunnels are used for winter production and summer tomatoes that are protected from blight. 

We are constantly challenging ourselves to discover ways to produce healthier food for you and we welcome your feedback.

 Welcome to the adventure!