Welcome to Luna Field Farm

Local Manitoba grown pasture-raised & grass-fed meats.

Grass Fed Beef

Grazing for soil & ecosystem health.

Pasture Raised Eggs

Pastured hens, healthy eggs.

Pasture Raised Chicken

From our farm to your fork.

Grass Fed Lamb

Planned grazing for healthy land & good food.

Pasture Raised Pork

Taste the difference.

Chicken

Pasture Raised Chicken

In a pastured poultry system birds are kept outside (seasonally). Portable shelters are used and the birds have access to fresh-growing palatable vegetation. The pastured poultry shelters are moved each day so that the chickens have access to fresh vegetation and so we can manage nutrient deposits on the land.

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Beef

Grass Fed Beef

From the time an animal is born to the time it reaches your dinner table we take great care to consider the wellbeing of that animal and the environment in which it’s raised. Calves are born on pasture in late spring/early summer and cows are grazed using planned grazing techniques whereby they have access to fresh pasture each day.

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Grassfed Lamb

Grass Fed Lamb

Our sheep are raised on pasture and are 100% grassfed. All of our grassfed lambs are raised on mixed perennial pastures and finished on a mix of perennial and annual grasses and alfalfa hay. We use high density planned grazing, moving the sheep every few days, with the objective of raising strong healthy lambs while contributing to healthy soils and healthy pastures.

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Eggs

Pastured Eggs

Our pastured hens are raised seasonally, on pasture, where they roam during the day. We use portable hen houses that follow behind the cows and the sheep on pasture.

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Pork

Pasture Raised Pork

Our pigs are raised in a pasture environment. Just as we do with the other animals on the farm, we move the pigs, changing the location of their paddock every couple of weeks.

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A little bit about us.

Our Mission

Through the use of regenerative agricultural practices we are committed to producing the highest quality pasture raised and grass fed meats in Manitoba. We strive to sustain a viable family farm operation with respect for the animals and the land we steward. We aim to work with nature to produce and deliver food that is good for the community and for you and your family.

Our Guarantee

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase we will arrange a refund on all unused frozen product. We want to work to provide you with the best grass-fed has to offer. We strive to produce food that you are excited about.

What's in a name?

The name Luna Field Farm is inspired by our Livestock Guardian Dog Luna, who faithfully guards our flock of sheep. She is our true shepherd.

A little bit about Lydia

I am originally from Winnipeg. While I was a student at the University of Winnipeg I studied Environmental Science and Geography where I took an interest in systems ecology and soil sciences (nutrient cycling!) Later I earned my Master’s in Natural Resources Management with a research focus on rural livelihoods and gender. My studies have taken me to Mexico and Brazil where I gained an increased understanding and appreciation for agrarian livelihoods and small-scale agriculture. Through my learning and farming experience I have come to realize that pasture based farming and food production are viable livelihood activities for young people in Canada. Farming allows Wian and I to work together, problem solve, learn from others, learn from our environment, and provide our community with healthy food. I am challenged everyday to make decisions that impact how we care for land, animals,family and friends.

The story on Wian

As long as I can remember I have wanted to graze livestock. I began farming in 2005 after moving to Canada from Pretoria, South Africa. From the age of 18 I studied during the winter months and farmed on rented land during the summer. Initially I focused on pastured poultry but dreamed of one day raising sheep and cattle on a mixed-livestock farm. I wanted to raise good food for people in my community. Over the past decade I have had the opportunity to raise chickens, turkeys, ducks, pigs, sheep, goats and cattle. Since the spring of 2012 Lydia and I have been farming in Western Manitoba where we raise our chickens and pigs on pasture use planned grazing management for our grassfed beef and lamb. I have found self directed-study, trial and error, mentorship and the direct application of attained skills to be the most rewarding learning tools.

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We took this pic a week or so ago. These bluebirds have likely fledged by now. We only have a dozen boxes up but had 2 bluebird nest and a few tree swallow nests. Later in the season we will clean the boxes. We have more to put up for next season! Any tips on how to best manage the line for optimal nesting are welcome. ... See MoreSee Less

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4 days ago

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Breakfast! Eggs from our pastured hens with some local veg.

We do a lot, but we don't do everything. Our friends grow most our veg for us. It works out pretty great. We do a veg trade for meat and we are also part of a CSA program. We love hitting up farmers markets when we get the chance so that we can stock up on all of the good stuff.

We are trying to figure out how best to support our farming friends and the sustainability of our own farm by eating food grown by others and outsourcing some of the work we simply can't get to.

It can often be hard to find farm labour help (as we are not close to highly populated areas) and so we have to be creative about how we manage our time.

Lately, one area of focus for us has been care work:

Much of the care work that is needed to run a farm [and a community] is undervalued in our society or not always seen but we have found that focusing on care work as a team and as an everyday and essential part of [farm] life has been critical to managing the day to day.

We have often found that when young people come to the farm to learn about farming, they often don't appreciate the critical role of care work (ex household tasks, childcare, people care, cooking, communication) that it takes to keep a farm and a household going.

In the past, many farms were multi generational and care work was often shared between many. Arguably, farm work has always been gendered to a degree but the space between household and farm was/is fluid. Work can't be seen or valued as paid vs unpaid. On a farm, care work, like field work, is a critical part of the whole and it is needed by all and must be performed/appreciated by all for systems to be operational.

We are not close to [daycare] childcare and we do not have immediate family close by, but we have our neighbours who are like family who help by watching the baby for several hours each week. There is a lot of care work that needs doing and so rather than focusing exclusively on the concept of "farm labour" we have found that finding help (and paying others) for general cleaning, yard care, and casual childcare has been and will continue to be important. We have also found young folks who want to learn from us and who aspire to farm or who want to experience the farming way of life. It is our goal to give them the complete picture.

We were recently asked what advise we would give to folks starting out. We often post about soil, grass, cattle, pasture, water, climate, food, education, etc. but we both agree that one important piece of this puzzle would be to not undervalue [all forms] of care work. Share this work in a way that is meaningful. As a team seek help for this type of work. Take care of yourself and those around you. Your home, the bread you break with others and all of your relationships are critical. It is part of your farm and it is part of your life.

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