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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2 days ago

Luna Field Farm

I have been seeing/hearing media (EAT Lancet Report) about how lentils and soy are a better protein source for the environment and your health than grazing animals and meat and how eating refined sugar (8tsp a day) is more acceptable than eating a 1/4 of an egg.

We heard this report on the radio yesterday; on the CBC. I usually listen to the radio while I am driving, and I am most often driving in rural Manitoba where I can see the fields that were planted to soy the year before.

"Snirt" a.k.a snow dirt in the ditches is the telltale sign that the field was a soy field. See, "snirt" is a real problem, and a real word.. I think. Soy is a low-residue crop which means there’s little left on the surface after harvest to anchor the topsoil... so, after harvest, and through the winter, the soil blows away. Dry conditions in the spring can be disastrous for a soy field with no cover.

Now, farmers can plant cover crops. Some are also interseeding but it is not ideal and there are a lot of complications. Soy production is increasing on the prairies and more and more fields are left bare for much of the year.

Firstly, I take these reports, like the EAT Lancet report with a pedon of soil. Such reports are incomplete, biased and often the researchers have undeclared conflicts of interest. but I can't stop but feeling down about it. Some of the photos you see in this post are of what more soy and lentil consumption looks like. These photos were taken in my area.

I am not saying that cropping can't be done more sustainably, there are folks out there trying really great things, and doing a heck of a job but to promote a globalized food system dominated by plant proteins, simple rotations, monocrops and the heavy use of glyhosate and anhydrous ammonia is so destructive. Crazy really.

Our farm feels truly alive all year long and I simply can't accept that the farm down the road is providing healthier and more sustainable food. The farm down the road produces a commodity that will be used for food processing.

We love to share photos and info about the farm on our Facebook page. We love to tell the story of family farming, grazing, soil, community food systems and the possibilities that exist for others to venture into this vocation.

Sometimes, as the trees come down around us and the soil blows away and the "snirt" piles high I wonder if people really know what they are eating or what they are supporting. What we know, what we do, and what we say really matters.

How do we support med sized mixed family farms once again?

How do we create enough agricultural literacy for people to push for public policy that supports sustainable cropping systems, livestock integration and good grazing management and supports/incentives for creating and maintaining ecosystem services.

We think about the years to come, and that we must do better!

The photos are of 1) an area soy field 2) our mixed farming system that produces meat and eggs.
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3 days ago

Luna Field Farm

With all of the cold weather warnings earlier this week you might have thought that we were headed for the deep freeze, but these cold, still, sunny days are really beautiful and the animals seem quite alright! ... See MoreSee Less

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