Meet the people who make it all possible.
Our family farmers are proud to make sure the meat we produce is healthy, pure and humanely raised. It’s more than a job. It’s a promise.
Reckamp Farms is a family-owned and -operated hog farm in Wright City, MO. The family farm originated in 1953 as a cattle, hog and crop farm. The farm includes 185 acres, 40 of which are dedicated to produce, including pumpkins. The farm is actively managed by Mr. and Mrs. Reckamp, a true husband-and-wife team looking after about 2,000 head of hog, and is a farrow-to-finish hog operation. All their hogs are crate free, no antibiotics ever, no hormones, 100% vegetarian fed and never fed any animal by-products. The Reckamps also operate a farm shop and sell much of their produce, including honey.
The Roth family owns about 3,000 acres of farmland. Ron and his daughter, Amanda, focus on raising and caring for sows and their piglets. They believe the needs of their animals come first, and they look forward to the day when the Coleman way becomes the standard way for all farms to raise animals.
On Delbert Fry's farm, his hogs' needs come first. That’s why he's moved beyond the industry standards to crate-free gestation and farrowing, no antibiotics ever and all-vegetarian feed. He was skeptical of these changes at first, but they've paid dividends—he immediately saw a difference in his hogs, and his farm performed better.
Now, Delbert and his son embrace a personal touch to farming—putting their animals' needs above what’s easiest for the farm. They grow and grind their own feed for their hogs and interact with the animals several times a day. He believes that this philosophy, being crate free and his holistic practices set him apart from some of the megafarms, stating:
"There's something to say about taking care of the animals like they want to be taken care of, not the way you want to take care of them."
The Zimmermans do more than raise animals on their third-generation, 50-acre farm in Pennsylvania. They teach their three kids the value of hard work and good morals, as well as the importance of understanding where their food comes from. Together, they help us bring nutritious products to families across the nation.
The Swartzentruber Homestead has been in the family for nearly 100 years, and organic since 2000. Richard Swartzentruber is proud to partner with Coleman Natural Foods in helping to improve the way people think about farming. He and his family have a holistic approach to raising their chickens, and they believe in working with nature—not against it.