Nestled in the Appalachian mountains of central Pennsylvania, Thistle Creek Farms has been producing high quality grass fed beef for more than a quarter century.
Our main goal is to raise grass-fed beef on the best grasses from around the world. Our grasses come from The Czech Republic, Denmark, Ireland, New Zealand, and Romania. They provide a great tasting product as well as the health benefits of beef raised on grass.
We got into sustainable agriculture even before it became a popular way of caring for the land and environment. We turn more and more cropland back to grass every year. Our soils are teaming with the micro-organisms that nature intended
We plant grasses with root structures that reach deep into the soils….
Our cattle are raised outside all year, we move them to new grass a minimum of once a day but usually twice. We enjoy being out in the elements with them everyday, from the golden beams of early morning sunrise to the last rays as the sun disappears behind the mountains to the west. They spend their lives grazing big areas just as they were created to do.
More and more research indicates that beef raised on grass pasture has incredible health benefits, click here to read more about the benefits of grassfed beef.
We have always been quite concerned about the health of our soils and our livestock. For more than three decades we have not used an insecticide on our farm. We quit using chemical fertilizers at nearly the same time. What we got in return were soils that became alive with earthworms and microbial activity….