Walker Meadow Farm beef. Marilyn's cousin Paul has taken over the cattle. He sells meat under the name Walker Meadow Farm, in honor of their mutual ancestor. We had kept Marilyn’s father’s herd of cattle, and the current herd is descended from them, with some genetic diversity. Paul is keeping this a Hereford herd. They are the source for much of our composted fertilizer. We pasture them using the sustainable practice of rotational grazing.
Our beef never eat hormones, steroids, antibiotics or soy. The meat is lean, smells and tastes like beef used to taste (and still does in some parts of the world), and is healthy for you. We have chosen not to certify our beef organic because the cost of importing certified organic hay into Kitsap County would price our beef beyond the reach of most people. Most certified organic beef operations can raise enough feed for their own animals. We cannot. Our herd grazes on our certified organic pastures, eats local hay that is naturally raised but not certified organic, and in winter eat alfafa.
Just so that you know, we are committed to the health and well being of our animals as well as committed to your health and well being. Because our farm is on bottom soil, they are vaccinated and wormed. They do not receive medications, steroids, and such in their food. We follow all guidelines for any medications we may use. Happily, most of our animals are never medicated.
Our philosophy is that these animals live and die so that we can live better, so we treat them very well because of their place in our lives.
The Poulsbo South Weather station is at the Kitsap Conservation District, which is a couple miles south of us. We have this here for our convenience, but everyone can use it to see what the weather is like on our farm.
The Kitsap Conservation District (KCD) office is home to the Kitsap agricultural weather station. It is one of the few ag weather stations in Western Washington. It is in real time and lets you know the soil temperature at 8 inches, the light units, and leaf wetness, and more. The weather information gathered at the KCD is fed into AgWeatherNet. It is sponsored in part by WSU. The KCD is at 10332 Central Valley Road, Poulsbo, WA 98370