Broad Arrow Farm uses regenerative, soil-based methods to raise pigs, lamb, poultry and eggs on pasture and in the woods of Mid-Coast Maine’s Pemaquid Peninsula. We also grow seasonal vegetables.
We sell our products directly to consumers in our on-farm store and through FarmDrop in the Portland, Maine area. We also cold-pack ship our pork and lamb products sold through our online store. Additionally, consumers can find our products in some of Maine’s finest restaurants, butcher shops and specialty grocers.
Although we are not certified organic, we use organic agricultural methods. We never use chemical fertilizers, herbicides or pesticides. We never use GMO products of any kind. We use soy-free, organic feed for all of our livestock—except our lambs and ewes whtich are 100% grass-fed. We have reclaimed more than 30 acres of dense woods, converting them into silvopasture from which all our livestock species can derive plant-based nutrition.
We run a year-round, farrow-to-finish pig operation incorporating heritage breeds (Large Black, GOS, Hereford, Duroc as well as Mangalitsa and Kune Kune) that thrive on forage. Our pigs have free access to pasture and woods all day, everyday. We employ rotational grazing methods to maximize the amount of nutrition our herd derives from forage and to promote soil health.
We chose the Katahdin breed of sheep because it subsists on the more diverse forage environment of our silvopasture. Katahdins also shine as mothers, regularly giving multiple lambs and producing abundant milk.
Our seasonal meat-bird operation includes chickens, turkeys, ducks and geese. We keep a year-round chicken laying flock for on-farm egg sales. Our poultry is processed humanely on-farm and sold in our farm store.
We grow seasonal vegetables from organic seed, using organic compost, fertilizer and mulch when needed, and sell them in our farm store.