Practices

At The Carolina Homeplace Farm, LLC, our perspective on farming and health is multi-generational so we focus on building soil that will be productive for the generations we have yet to meet. This is how we define regenerative agriculture.

Whether vegetables or pastured raised proteins, we know that food can only be as healthy as the soil in which it grows.  We use permaculture principles.  We practice “fertility farming.” We regenerate rather than degenerate the land. We use no herbicides or pesticides.  We hold to a minimum standard of non-GMO feeds for all of our livestock and we use organic when available.

We rotate our animals on pasture year round. Our dairy cows are primarily grain-free outside of seeds they forage.  We feed one scoop of organic alfalfa pellets at milking.  In the winter, our cows are fed certified organic hay and haylage from Cohen Farm in Silk Hope, NC.  We take a long view on genetics and aim, through selection, to breed a landrace of cows that thrives on our land under our management principles.

We recycle fertility. Our pastures and gardens are regenerated using our livestock and organic matter from the farm.  Watch the video below to see one fun example of how we spread fertility.