About Broad Arrow Farm

The rooting pig is the basis for our logo: It represents our commitment to raising animals in a natural setting, using best practices for their health, for the soil, and for consumers.
 

Broad Arrow Farm grew out of a desire to provide an alternative to the industrial food model. 

We wanted to grow real food that reflects the place where it’s grown, promotes Maine’s economy and gives the community a local choice.

We believe that our approach is better for the animals, better for the soil and better for the consumer.

 


At Broad Arrow Farm we use regenerative, soil-based methods to raise pigs, lamb, poultry and eggs on pasture and in the woods of Mid-Coast Maine's Pemaquid Peninsula. We also grow seasonal vegetables. We sell our products directly to consumers in our on-farm store and through FarmDrop in the Portland, Maine area. We also cold-pack ship our pork and lamb products sold through our online store. Additionally, consumers can find our products in some of Maine's finest restaurants, butcher shops and specialty grocers.

Although we are not certified organic, we use organic agricultural methods. We never use chemical fertilizers, herbicides or pesticides. We never use GMO products of any kind. We use soy-free, organic feed for all of our pigs and organic feed for all of our poultry. We have reclaimed more than 30 acres of dense woods, converting them into silvopasture from which all our livestock species can derive plant-based nutrition.

We run a year-round, farrow-to-finish pig operation incorporating heritage breeds (Large Black, GOS, Hereford, Duroc as well as Mangalitsa and Kune Kune) that thrive on forage. Our pigs have free access to pasture and woods all day, everyday. We employ rotational grazing methods to maximize the amount of nutrition our herd derives from forage and to promote soil health.

We chose the Katahdin breed of sheep because it subsists on the more diverse forage environment of our silvopasture. Katahdins also shine as mothers, regularly giving multiple lambs and producing abundant milk.

Our seasonal meat-bird operation includes chickens, turkeys, ducks and geese. We keep a year-round chicken laying flock for on-farm egg sales. Our poultry is processed humanely on-farm and sold in our farm store.

We grow seasonal vegetables from organic seed, using organic compost, fertilizer and mulch when needed, and sell them in our farm store.