"Good neighbors are worth more than an extra sixteen trees."
-David Mas Masumoto
The Fiechter Family: Caleb, Kelly, Judah
The Monroe Family: Joseph, Abbie, Ruth and Angus.
Valley Spirit Farm began in 2015 when the Monroe and Fiechter families embarked on a shared farming journey. Living and working together on 118 acres in Henry County, Kentucky, we strive to grow exceptional produce, mushrooms and pastured meats.
Land stewardship and management
Valley Spirit Farm also raises pastured pork. Similar to cattle, pigs who are able to express their natural behavior on pasture are healthier and happier, thus producing healthier meat.
While forage does provide nutrition for pigs, it is necessary to supplement. We feed our hogs non-GMO grain sourced from a local feed mill (Bagdad Feed Mill). We do not use antibiotics.
Our farm currently hosts a 17 black angus cow-calf herd, We also custom graze black angus cattle for other local producers.
We manage our cattle based on rotational grazing principles and work hard to not only provide high quality forage, but to build precious organic matter within our pastures through frequent moves of the herd. This keeps our grasses in a vegetative state and encourages root development, thus improving soil quality and quantity.
Along with ecological benefits, purely grass-fed cattle have healthier fat content, a higher quanitity of omega-3 fatty acids and elevated levels of antioxidant vitamins.
In addition to grass-fed beef and pastured pork, Valley Spirit Farm also grows seasonal produce and mushrooms.
In our vegetable production we utilize tillage as little as possible and strive to nourish the soil food web, our most valuable resource. All of our produce is grown without chemicals or synthetic fertilizers. We strive to use biological controls when resisting pest pressure and any resources used are OMRI (Organic Materials Review Institute) listed and organic.
Our mushrooms are grown on inoculated wood chips and fruited in a shaded greenhouse. Nothing makes us happier than enjoying pork chops and Shiitake mushrooms on the grill midsummer!
Do you have any questions about how we do what we do? Contact us and ask away!