We are a small farm business in Cedar Grove, NC building a beautiful community around better meat that is produced from humane and regenerative agriculture.
Our name is a play on our last name, Edens, but also points to our belief that good animal husbandry is something that originated in the biblical story of creation.
In the story of Genesis 2, God gives humans their primary vocation to preserve and keep the soil, and tasks them with naming and caring for the animals in the garden of Eden.
Our Vision & Mission
We envision a world quilted with a landscape of thriving small farms.
Our mission is to build a beautiful community of members who are passionate about eating better meat, supporting our family farm and rural community, and sharing this journey with us in a mutually beneficial way.
We believe humane and ecological husbandry:
Respects the dignity of animals by allowing them to live a life they were created to live: outdoors, with fresh forage, and without a routine treatment of antibiotics
Utilizes animal manure and the disturbance of grazing to regenerate soil and in turn produce better pasture and vegetable crops
Fosters integrity in the relationship between the animal and the eater by facilitating meaningful opportunities for people to learn more about where the food comes from
Creates a good livelihood for the farmer and farm-worker by paying them wages that allow them to enjoy the work, extend wisdom to the community, and bring love and generosity to the animals.
We also believe that:
- Good animal husbandry is a vocation, not just a job
- A farm is a dynamic ecosystem, not a factory
- Food is foundational to health, culture, and our relationship with the earth, not simply fuel
- Animals are creatures, not production units
- The people who eat our meat are our community, not simply customers
In addition to the meat we produce on our farm, we also purchase-in product from like-minded farmers right here in our neighborhood (like, hyperlocal: all farms within a 8 mile radius). This partnership ensures that we can offer a consistent variety of delicious meat raised in a humane and ecological manner all year long.