Canal Junction Natural Meats & Farmstead Cheese is a grass based farming operation where we believe in raising our animals for food the way that God intended them to be raised. We have a dairy herd along with beef, pork, lamb, broilers, turkeys and layers. We direct market all of the products that we produce on the farm. We recently started to make Raw Milk cheese from our own milk.
The dairy, beef, and lambs are 100% grassfed. They do not receive any grain. The pork, broilers, turkeys and layers all are raised on pasture and are given supplemental feed. The broilers and turkeys are moved every 24 hours to another section of pasture. The layers are free ranged within the paddocks that we have the cattle in.
We have very heavy clay soil that at one time was a swamp (The Great Black Swamp). It has been drained off since the second half of the 19th century. What was left behind was a soil that is extremely high in naturally occurring minerals. Through proper utilization of grass farming we capitalize on the available nutrients for grazing animals, which in return makes the final product more nutrient dense. It has been said that food grown on heavy clay soil is some of the best tasting in the world. Find out for yourself today. Order some cheese or stop by the farm and buy some meat to try for yourself.
We sell the raw milk cheese and meat off the farm. The meat is in nice sized small packages and the cheese is in approximately 3/4 lb packages. Bigger blocks of cheese are available, just ask. The cheese we will ship, the meat must be bought through the farm store. We do have a wholesale price for the cheese for any retailers or restaurant owners. Cheeses available: Cheddar, Colby, Jack, Garlic & Herb, Jack & Dill, Pepper Jack, Italian Herb, Black Swamp Gouda, Miami Erie Canal Swiss, Wabash Erie Canal Gruyere, and Canal Junction Blue.
Meat is also offered in bulk. Beef is available by the whole, half, quarter, or half of a half. Pork and lamb are offered by the whole or half. Unless other arrangements are made, it is the customer’s responsibility to pick up bulk orders from the butcher shop once the order is finished.