We are Simon and Karie, and we are parents to Ty and Jamie.
The idea to BE FARMERS, and RAISE ANIMALS for a living, started after our children were born, when we became more interested to find out where our food came from.
We were shocked at what we learned about the industrialized practices and the terrible impact on OUR HEALTH, ANIMAL WELL BEING and THE ENVIRONMENT.
There was also the matter of TASTE. Our family loves to cook and eat. But store bought meat became more and more bland to the point it didn’t taste like meat anymore. We didn’t start off raising our own food, we were simply looking for choices. However, we were surprised at how few alternatives there were for LOCALLY AND SUSTAINABLY RAISED MEAT!
In 2015 our family went on an EPIC ROAD TRIP. We drove a camper van from California to the tip of South America visiting thirteen countries. We spent eighteen months living very simply on the road, spending time on small scale farms all over Central and South America, and studying sustainable farming methods.
When we returned in 2016, we started NEW GROWTH FARM! Our goal is simple, to produce high quality healthy food while being responsible stewards to THE ANIMALS and THE LAND.
So we said goodbye to our old careers, and took the plunge in this farm life. We are excited to work together as a family on the farm and we are also excited to produce the best tasting meat that we LOVE, and share that with OUR COMMUNITY.