At Sweet Judy Blues, our goal is to produce food of the highest quality using sustainable, holistic methods. A holistic farmer looks not only at immediate results, but also at the big picture: the sustainability of the program in economic, social, and environmental contexts. That may sound complicated, but it's really not. Essentially, we see the principles of holistic farming exemplified in the classic family farm.

You may be aware of the way monoculture has damaged America's farmland and deprived our food of valuable nutrients. This is exactly what we want to counteract. We want our produce, livestock, and land to be as healthy as possible for years to come, so we focus on sustainability.

Holistic farming is better for the land, and it's also better for the animals that graze on it. Just like us, cattle need a variety of nutrients and minerals to be healthy. Fortunately, they're all supplied by nature. All we have to do is make sure nature is able to do its job. We monitor the forage on our land to ensure that a bounty of life-giving plants are available for our cattle. Diverse growth is a sign that plant species with varied benefits are available. We practice management-intensive grazing, which means that our cattle rotate to a new area of land daily so they eat the most nutrient-rich forage available. We never feed our animals grains, antibiotics, or anything synthetic, and we don't use pesticides or herbicides of any kind.