FarmEats farm animals live their entire life on the Sweet Tree Farm.
Frank Johnson's Sweet Tree Farm is a 200-acre family farm in beautiful Schoharie County, New York.
We are committed to sustainable farming methods and raise our animals naturally and stress-free. We do not use growth hormones or routinely use antibiotics.
Our beef is 100% grass fed and finished, with no grain and no confinement, ever.
We humanely raise the cattle that live their entire lives at the Sweet Tree Farm in Carlisle NY.
The cattle are rotationally raised on the pasture- separated into different aged groups, moving from fresh pasture to the next. This cycle occurs spring, summer and fall (during the summer the fields are harvested to make bailage that is stored, to feed the cattle during the winter). There is never any hormones or antibiotics or pesticide or herbicide or grains- fed or administered to the farm animals or pasture.
The manure is regenerated back into the soil and in the spring new pasture is fertilized naturally and holistically.
There is no need to spur growth by adding hormones, feeding the cattle stuff they wouldn't normally eat-corn/soy or drugging the farm animals, because while it takes longer to raise our cattle this way, it is healthier for the environment, the farm animals, and us.
The terroir of the Sweet Tree Farm pasture affects the taste of the meat of the farm animals. Like a fine wine, the quality of; the grasses, climate, soil, terrain, and knowing the right time to "harvest" the animals is the key to the fine quality of Sweet Tree Farm animals.
The quality of the beef is testament to the process!
After slaughter at the small family owned, certified humane butcher- The Double L Ranch (20 minutes away from the Sweet Tree Farm), the beef sides are dry aged for 2 weeks. Then the beef is custom cut by Lowell, and USDA inspected, vacuum packed, and fresh flash frozen, at 0 degrees, to ensure no bacteria growth.
All of our farm partners are part of the Eat Wild community.