It is our vision to provide clean, sustainable food directly to consumers.
We believe in a food supply that is transparent and controlled by the people. We will not knowingly contribute to the further degradation and domination of our food supply by corporate giants. To this end, we will choose, whenever possible, to work with genetics that are in the public domain.
Our production practices will adhere to both the letter and the spirit of organic production. We will strive for the smallest environmental footprint possible. Our animal husbandry will be humane and meet the biological needs of the species as naturally as possible.
We selected “Sustainable Agriculture since 1819” as our tagline because it embodies everything we are trying to accomplish at The Stoddart Family Farm. “Sustainable” to us means farming in a way that provides for our family both in the current generation and for the generations to come. We are certified organic by OCPP, meaning that we do not use any synthetic fertilizers or pesticides. Our cropping program blends the techniques farmers have used for centuries such as building the soil using cover crops and compost with modern technology such as no-till planting to create a sustainable low footprint farm.
Our herd of White Park cattle represents an opportunity to preserve genetics that were economically important for 2000 years but have fallen out of favour in the last half century because farming practises have changed. White Park are a thrifty, hardy breed that produce high quality meat on pasture without requiring grain or feedlot production.
The 1819 in our tag line is there to remind us of the stewards of the land that have gone before us.
Harry and Silvia.
“Burn down your cities and leave our farms, and our cities will spring up again as if by magic; but destroy our farms and the grass will grow in the streets of every city in the country”
–William Jennings Bryan, “Cross of Gold” speech, July 8, 1896.