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Dede Boies from POST-protected Root Down Farm raises heritage breed chickens, pigs, turkeys and ducks. Last week when I was out visiting the farm we got to talking about her philosophy and approach to stewarding the land.
She’s very careful about how she farms and makes decisions based on what’s best for the health of the animals, the land and her customers.
That’s why she chooses to only raise heritage breed animals.
At first I nodded like I knew what she was talking about, but then I just had to ask, “Wait a second, what does “heritage breed” mean and why is it important?”
We invited her to be part of our second Minute With Matt (watch the first one here) to explain why she raises heritage animals. I figured if I didn’t know what heritage breed meant that maybe you didn’t either.
Here is what she had to say:
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