FAQs

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
  • Do you have a farm store? We have an on-farm store that is open Wednesday through Sunday from 11am-5pm. 
  • What products do you offer? We offer our quality pork as well as pasture-raised chicken and grass-fed and grass-finished beef from local farms. 
  • What does forest-raised pork mean? Our pigs live in large fenced (hot wire) areas of the forest where they are free to forage, roam and nap as they like. Our forest have both deciduous and evergreen trees including oak, maple, spruce, hemlock and cedar. We supplement our animals' naturally foraged food with Washington grown, non-GMO grains that are corn and soy free. Their feed is comprised mainly of wheat, barley and peas. All grains are grown without the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides. During the winter the pigs are given covered shelter and deep bedding. 
  • What breed of pigs do you raise? We raise a variety of pigs including Berkshires, Herefords and Red Wattles as well as crosses of these and others.  
  • Do you breed your own pigs? We farrow some of our pigs on farm and buy weaner pigs from local farms as needed. We are building our breeding program with the goal of producing all of our own piglets on farm by Spring 2023.  
  • Are your animals fed grain? We supplement our pigs' naturally foraged food with Washington grown, non-GMO grains that are corn and soy free. Their feed is comprised mainly of wheat, barley and peas. All grains are grown without the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides. The beef we carry is pasture-raised, grass-fed and grass-finished. The chicken is raised on grass and they are fed grain but it all may not be soy-free.
  • Are your animals grain finished? Our pigs are provided grain for the length of their lives. We supplement our animals naturally foraged food with Washington grown, non-GMO grains that are corn and soy free. Their feed is comprised mainly of wheat, barley and peas.
  • Are your products organically certified? We are not a certified organic farm. We incorporate our animals into the farm in a regenerative way that supports healthy land stewardship. We source our supplemental grains directly from Washington farmers that are committed to growing non-GMO grain without the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides. We never use antibiotics or growth hormones. We carry pasture-raised chicken that is non-GMO and may or may not be certified Organic and pasture-raised beef that is grass-fed and grass-finished.
  • Where can we find your products? Shop our online store 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and choose from several convenient pick up locations. Visit our on-farm store in Elma, WA, Wednesday through Sunday, 11 am -5 pm. You can find us regularly at local farmers markets throughout the year (see below). Order online for quick and easy pickup at farmers markets. We also offer our full line of products through South Sound Fresh, with weekly local delivery to parts of Mason and Thurston Counties. 
  • Are you offering bulk discounts or whole or half pig shares? We are now offering a variety of bulk boxes as well as whole and half pig shares. If you are already enjoying the selection of pork cuts we offer, this is a great opportunity to stock up and save! 
  • Do you offer whole pigs for roasting? Email info@chehalisvalleyfarm for pricing and availability.
  • Which farmers markets do you attend? We attend the Olympia Farmers Market (Saturdays, January thru March and Saturdays and Sundays, April thru December ) and Proctor Farmers Market (Saturdays).
  • Where is the farm? 69 Taylor Ferry Rd., Elma, WA 98541
  • Can we visit the farm? We believe in the importance of consumers developing personal relationships with those that produce their food. Email info@chehalisvalleyfarm.com to arrange a farm visit. Visits are by appointment only.
  • Do you have eggs for sale? We offer pasture-raised chicken eggs in our on-farm store (when we can get them). 
  • Do you have chicken? We offer pasture-raised whole chickens and chicken cuts in our on-farm store produced by other farms.
  • Do you have beef? We offer grass-fed and grass-finished ground beef and bones in our on-farm store produced by other farms.
  • Do you ship? We do not offer shipping at this time.
  • Do you deliver? We are not offering delivery at this time. You can find our full line of products through South Sound Fresh, offering weekly local delivery to parts of Mason and Thurston Counties.
  • Do you offer wholesale pricing? Email info@chehalisvalleyfarm.com for pricing, terms and availability of wholesale items.
  • Can I pre-order products? You can reserve products in inventory for farmers market or on-farm pickup on our website. 
  • Where are the animals processed? Our pork is USDA processed at Revel Meats in Canby, Oregon. Revel Meats is a small, locally owned butcher Animal Welfare Approved and believes in humane handling of livestock. The beef is USDA processed, facility may differ depending on the farm. The pasture-raised chicken we sell is processed in on-farm WSDA-inspected facilities on the farms. 
  • Are your products always frozen? All of the meat we offer is frozen.
  • Have more questions? Email info@chehalisvalleyfarm.com with any questions you have about our farm, the products we offer or our practices.
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