Keith and Suzanne Gebelein raise Certified AWA dairy goats in Osteen, FL. Both Keith and Suzanne grew up in families with agricultural backgrounds, and gardening was a constant throughout their childhood. The couple now has a small 10-acre farm of their own and they are working hard to improve the condition of the pastures using sustainable methods.
Down to Earth Farm is a sustainable family farm located in Liberty, North Carolina, offering AWA-certified poultry and eggs. The farm was started in 2009 by founders Joe Moore and his son, Aaron, and is situated on 30 acres of family land, carrying on a farming tradition passed down through several generations.
The Moores’ initially began farming to supply high-quality food for their families, but the father and son team have expanded the operations to include pastured chickens and eggs to satisfy the growing demand for locally sourced, high-welfare products. “We saw that our community was in need of high-quality, locally-sourced pastured meat products, so we decided to go into business to provide it,” Joe says. As he explains, the farm is continually evolving: “Our family’s farming background created the passion for this work, but we also strive to learn and work with professionals and other farmers in our community to better our operation – not only for our animals, but also for our customers.”