Prior to World War II, most farms in the United States were chemical free. But in an effort to boost farm productivity, caring for the land in traditional ways became an afterthought, which led to the proliferation of factory farms. Pork production in particular shifted from small farms to large factory farms, and the 2017 USDA Census of Agriculture reports that roughly 98 percent of U.S. farmed animals now live on factory farms. Regenerative agriculture isn’t new, but it’s enjoyed a resurgence in recent years as many farms work to rebuild soil, cultivate biodiversity, and improve food quality. Practices such as reducing (or eliminating) tilling, supporting the soil’s microbiome, creating pollinator habitats, and allowing animals to graze freely all help contribute to a better farm future for all.
The History of Singing Pastures
Singing Pastures Farm raises heritage breed pigs in the grassy fields of coastal Maine. Ninth-generation farmers (and co-owners) Holly and John Arbuckle help oversee the farm’s pork production, and are committed to the regenerative practices that keep the farm thriving year after year. The name comes straight from nature—the constant song and cacophony of activity from animals that call the farm home. From birds and frogs to insects and fish, they all play a role in keeping the land healthy and balanced.
Singing Pastures Company Mission
Singing Pastures supports a wildly regenerative philosophy and believes regenerative agriculture improves soil and revitalizes ecosystems. With soil as the foundation of clean water, abundant wildlife, and a greener planet, this eco-friendly brand advocates for creating healthy food in partnership with the planet.
Benefits of Singing Pastures
Singing Pastures’ regenerative farming practices set it apart from other snack brands out there, which is one of the reasons we love it. Environmentally friendly farming practices not only raise healthy pigs, but create an even tastier product. All the pork in its snack sticks are Non-GMO Certified, pasture raised by the American Grassfed Association, and work for a variety of diets such as ketogenic, gluten-free, paleo, and dairy-free. Singing Pastures maintains a close relationship with its farmers, who all stand behind the same responsible farming practices.
Top Singing Pastures Products
Upgrade your snack sticks with Singing Pastures’ favorite flavors.
Roam Sticks, Bacon
Bacon lovers will come running for these pasture-raised pork sticks, crafted using natural fermentation and real wood smoke. Each serving clocks in at 100 calories and offers 4g of protein. Thrive Market member Kim from Arizona has one simple word to describe them: “Delish!”
Roam Sticks, Pineapple
Pork and pineapple make the perfect match. Juicy fruit adds a touch of sweetness to this satisfying snack pack of 12 paleo-friendly sticks that are only 70 calories each. For extra convincing, member Holly from Missouri says, “These are seriously the BEST snack sticks because they’re juicy and my wife and kids love them—great for keto diets too.”
Roam Sticks, Jalapeño
Ready to spice things up? This favorite pasture-raised meat stick (starring smoked pork) is infused with zesty jalapeño for added flavor. Each stick has 100 calories, 4g of protein, and 8g of fat.
Benefits of Regenerative Farming
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