About

Simply Grazin’ is a family owned and operated farm that believes in allowing animals to graze peacefully and grow naturally — with minimal interference. Certified organic through Ecocert and animal welfare certified through GAP, Simply Grazin’ farms hold organic certificates to reflect the pork, chicken, pasture and hay that we produce.

We didn’t mean to become farmers. In the 1990s, long before the local and organic food movement gained steam, we started worrying about the chemicals and pollutants present on the food they were buying at the grocery store. So, we started raising some produce and livestock of our own to prevent our family from ingesting harmful chemicals. We started handing some pork and other meat out to friends and neighbors, and it tasted so good they kept coming back and asking for more.

Eventually, we quit our “day” jobs, sold the house, bought a farm in Hopewell, NJ, and moved our family to live on it full-time. We started on the farm by raising chickens, then we added heritage breeds of pigs and cattle.

Early on, discerning restaurants in Princeton, NJ caught on to what our family was doing with small-batch, pasture-raised meats on our farm, and approached us to buy for their dinner menus.

That was really helpful early on, because those chefs could tell us what was good and what was not quite as good. Their advice and their feedback helped to get us where we are today.

Where we are today, over 20 years later, is pretty awesome! We own several parcels of land across New Jersey, New York and Virginia where we raise cattle, pigs, chickens, turkeys, goats and lamb.

We are a custom contract grower for large retailers and food manufacturers such as Whole Foods Market, Fresh Direct, Walden Local Meats, Skillman Farm Market and Butcher Shop and several others.

In 2012, Simply Grazin’ was the first farm in the country to receive the highest level certification from Global Animal Partnership, an animal welfare recognition program.

It’s important for us to be able to expand our business while staying committed to our ideals of raising healthy animals in conditions that encourage natural behavior.

We take pride in our family-run farms, where the animals are raised naturally to taste great.

At Simply Grazin’ farms, we have the ability to raise various livestock species, state or region specific. Together with our slaughterhouses and packers, we can offer various packaging, and labeling options, as well as distribution.

If you would like to partner with Simply Grazin’ to offer our quality meats in your location please contact us today.