Meet the people who make it all possible.
Our family farmers are proud to make sure the meat we raise is healthy and pure. It’s more than a job. It’s a promise. See why they’re dedicated to providing premium chicken and no-antibiotics-ever poultry, pork, lamb and beef products that make your family smile.
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.
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.
The philosophy is quality over quantity at the Witzig farm. They've always raised their small litters of hogs with extra care—even hand-feeding them early on—and have kept this mindset and these practices ever since. They find that addressing things naturally* vs. chemically is more rewarding and better for both their hogs and the families they feed, making them a natural fit for Coleman Natural.
*Minimally processed. No artificial ingredients.
On the H Family Farm in Indiana, the commitment to quality is a family affair. When the family decided to go antibiotic free, they immediately saw how the all-vegetarian feed, additional square footage and turnaround pens benefited their hogs.
But, they didn't stop there. They grow their own corn for feed and hand-grind it to ensure the hogs are getting nutrition they trust. They even give the hogs bowling balls so they have something to play with. Because in the end, the H Family Farm found that going above and beyond the standards is best for everyone—the hogs, their family and the families they serve.
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."
More stories on the way!