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Questions To Ask A Homesteading Farmers

These questions to ask a homesteading farmers could benefit so many people so they could avoid mistakes, grow a bountiful harvest and nurture a love for the land.

Questions To Ask A Homesteading Farmers

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There are important questions to ask any farmer when you’re looking for truly sustainably raised foods that support sustainable farms. Here are some things to ask your local farmers:

Poultry Farmers:

• Are your chickens/turkeys raised indoors, confined or on pastures?

• How much time is spent outside by your chickens/turkeys each day?

• What do your chickens/turkeys eat daily?

• Do you give your chickens/turkeys antibiotics?

• Do you give your chickens/turkeys growth promoters, steroids or hormones?

Beef Farmers:

• Are your cows raised on pastures?

• What do you feed your cows other than hay and grass?

• What is the finishing process for your cows? When do they start on grain?

• Are your cows in a feedlot and if so, how old are they when you send them there? How long are they in the lot? What is the population of the feedlot?

• Do you give your cows antibiotics, steroids, growth promoters or hormones?


• Are your pigs raised indoors or on pasture and what bedding to you supply?

• Are pigs born in a farrowing pen on your farm? If not, are the mothers held in a farrowing pen?

• How much time is spent outside by your pigs every day?

• Are your pigs given hormones, feed additives, or antibiotics?

Eggs and Dairy:

• Are cows every given rBGH or antibiotics?

• Are your hens raised indoors, on pasture or caged?

• Are your hens force molted?

• What feed do you give hens?

• Are your cows or hens given any antibiotics?

Vegetables and Fruit:

• Where is the farm that grows your fruits/vegetables located?

• How large is the farm?

• Does it use herbicides, fertilizers on crops or chemical pesticides?

• Is the farm diversified with different varieties of vegetables and fruits?

• Are fruits or vegetables ever genetically engineered?

• Does the farm promote heirloom varieties of fruits and vegetables?

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Melissa Francis
Melissa Francis
Greetings! I'm Melissa Francis, the founder and primary contributor to The Homestead Survival. With over 20 years of experience in homesteading, sustainability, and emergency preparedness, I've dedicated my life to helping others achieve a simpler, more self-reliant lifestyle.

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