Farming activities at Seven Oaks are not limited to our vineyards. With over 60 acres of fenced pasture and ample farming support structures near the eastern end of the property, we have the ability to engage in substantial farming operations. Currently, we are raising free range Pekin duck and grass fed cattle on the property. We are proud to be in collaboration with Free Union Grass Farm for both of these activities, and we offer duck and beef for sale through that partnership.
At Seven Oaks Farm, we believe in traditional, sustainable farming practices for our livestock and respectful animal husbandry.
Traditional farming provides improved conditions for free range animals, allowing them the benefits of a natural environment with plenty of sunlight and fresh air. It is simply a more humane way to raise animals.
Advocates of traditional and sustainable farming cite superior taste and evidence of health benefits from eating products of pastured animals. For example, research shows grass fed beef is leaner than feedlot meat and therefore lower in calories. It also contains between 3-7 times more “good fats” (omega 3s) which are important for your heart and brain.
Our Pekin ducks are raised in heated brooders in our barn until they are mature enough to roam the pasture. While in the pasture, we protect the ducks from predators with moveable electric fences that still allow them ample movement. Raising ducks in the free range environment leads to heathier ducks and a more flavorful meat. Look for Free Union/Seven Oaks Farm products in many local markets and restaurants.