Welcome to Leafy Creek Farm!
We are a small family-owned and operated farm in Central Texas that raises certified organic, certified grassfed, grass finished beef cattle for direct sale to consumers as well as certified organic hay for those who need it.
We have been Certified Organic by Natures International (our certificate) for crops since 2015 and for livestock born after mid-March 2018. This means that we do not use growth or other hormones, antibiotics, pesticides, GMO plants, and a wide range of other practices that are thought to diminish the wholesomeness of food. We were certified by the Real Organic Project in June 2020. This means that we are located in the United States, are not a large corporation gaming the National Organic Program, and are what you are probably looking for: a small family-run farm that does things the right way.
We are also certified Certified 100% Grass-fed by American Grassfed Association effective 2019. Please note that this certification standard includes rigorous animal welfare requirements, which we meet.
Please note also that the term "grassfed" properly implies "grass finished". However, it has been distorted by marketers who say to themselves, "Gosh, all cattle are grassfed for the first year or so of their lives so if we feed them grain for the last 6 months or so of their lives (which is the
Our Products for the 2021 production year:
|Grass-fed Beef cattle (Certified Organic and Certified 100% Grassfed).|
Our grassfed steers have been processed since June 2020. The meat is USDA inspected or Texas State inspected (which by law is at least as rigorous) and is now available for purchase. The meat is dry-aged 14-30 days before packaging to improve flavor and tenderness. The reports from our customers are favorable: "delicious" and "tastes like real beef and requires minimal seasoning" are common. Please note that this meat is grass-fed, not grain-fed, and must be cooked properly to avoid excessive toughness. Some of these animals are also certified organic although there is no certified Organic processing plant in Texas so the meat will not be certified Organic.
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|Hay (Certified Organic).
We have 4×5 ft net-wrapped rolls available now. These are WW B-Dahl Old World Bluestem. Cattle find this hay quite tasty, and sometimes prefer it to Coastal. We also have some Coastal hay. Please see here for pricing.