Welcome to Luna Field Farm

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

Grass Fed Beef

Grazing for soil & ecosystem health.

Pasture Raised Pork

Taste the difference.
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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Pork

Pastured 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 ecologically sound grazing and livestock management 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, the land we steward and our community. 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

Improved pasture hen house still in progress. We used the frame and roof and redid the interior:
1) More floor space for the hens when they are inside
2) Roll away nest boxes are centred and a belt will run on a generator for easy egg collection (an enclosed egg picking room has been added on to one end)
3) More enclosed to protect from inclement shoulder season (May & October) weather when they are inside for the night.
4) Heavy enough that it won't blow away
5) Not pictured - automated feed run off of a generator and automated water from a pipeline.

This thing is built on 3/8 " wall 4 inch pipe skids. Pulled by a tractor and moved to new pasture every few days. It still moves well.

A valiant effort on Wian's part to re engineer our pasture hen system so that the hens have everything they need when they need it and so that we can save our backs and hands (from carrying pails and bending to pick eggs)

He and our hired help worked on this all week.

Hen pics coming soon!
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Improved pasture hen house still in progress. We used the frame and roof and redid the interior:
1) More floor space for the hens when they are inside
2) Roll away nest boxes are centred and a belt will run on a generator for easy egg collection (an enclosed egg picking room has been added on to one end)
3) More enclosed to protect from inclement shoulder season (May & October) weather when they are inside for the night. 
4) Heavy enough that it wont blow away
5) Not pictured - automated feed run off of a generator and automated water from a pipeline. 

This thing is built on 3/8  wall 4 inch pipe skids. Pulled by a tractor and moved to new pasture every few days. It still moves well.

A valiant effort on Wians part to re engineer our pasture hen system so that the hens have everything they need when they need it and so that we can save our backs and hands (from carrying pails and bending to pick eggs)  

He and our hired help worked on this all week. 

Hen pics coming soon!Image attachment

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Genius! Great work Wian!

Looks amazing!

Wonderful !

Ideal....pragmatic

Awesome 👏

Got anything planned for seniors? Looks comfortable! 😁🇨🇦

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1 week ago

Luna Field Farm

Restocked: Bacon, Pork Chops, and a summer sausage variety we have not had listed for some time, Southwest.

May dates are coming up!

May 13th in Winnipeg and May 18th in Brandon

www.lunafieldfarm.com/order-food/
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Restocked: Bacon, Pork Chops, and a summer sausage variety we have not had listed for some time, Southwest.

May dates are coming up! 

May 13th in Winnipeg and May 18th in Brandon

https://www.lunafieldfarm.com/order-food/Image attachment

1 week ago

Luna Field Farm

At around the same time that Epicurious announced that it was banning beef from it's publication, Ian Cook, Grassland Conservation Manager at Birds Canada wrote the second instalment in a three-part series exploring the connections between the Canadian Prairies, prairie producers, and birds titled "Livestock Producers are Powerful Allies For Grassland Birds"

www.birdscanada.org/livestock-producers-are-powerful-allies-for-grassland-birds/

All of the photos in this post were taken on our farm Luna Field Farm, on land dedicated to pastures where we manage our cattle.

When thinking about conservation and sustainability broad land use patterns and land management strategies are important.
We need to think about the bigger picture and we need to know the difference between well managed agroecoloigcal systems and poorly managed agroecoligical system. We also need to think about the people and communities that bring that food to our tables.

I absolutely appreciate how hard it is for people with no experience in prairie landscape ecology and grazing livestock/land management to understand the nuance of these landscapes and the role cattle can and do play in healthy prairie ecology and conservation.

Simple solutions to complex problems are...well...simpler, which is nice but it is too bad that land managers, ranchers and people like those working in conservation at Birds Canada don’t get the publicity Epicurious received. There are people working day after day on the land and it is frustrating to hear this story replayed on the airwaves - that a major publication has announced that their singular effort to solve the climate crisis is removing beef recipes from their publication.
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Well said , and unfortunately ,in my opinion ,it is more likely than not that large multinational food companies who fund university and medical research in nutrition and health and stand to see their bottom lines enriched by a reduction in beef consumption in favour of plant consumption, have influenced editorial opinions in publications on health and nutrition , consistent with the following piece : twitter.com/belindafettke/status/1388653640252940289?s=21

To Luna farm, one to solve climate change. Is a varied one, to blame it on cattle producers and ranchers. Is wrong, climate change has been ongoing since time. Numerous reasons for it. Although mankind has not helped it. Nuclear testing, pollution , and the Industrial Age. Epucurious, need to get their facts straight. The earth also through a rotating roughly every 3500 years. Look at the Grand Canyon it should different layers. To ban meat in recipes is ridiculous and dangerous to ranchers and farmers. Most normal people eat a balanced dinner . Depending on where you live. Some live on wild game.Some live on iguanas. Depending on geographic regions. Don’t blame on cows and pig, give your head shake, epurcoius I thought you where smarter than that.

If you get a chance to watch The biggest little farm, it is super interesting and inspirational

Great pictures and great post!

I for one agree with this idea of getting rid of cattle is not the solution to climate change. It’s being used as a propaganda to entice people towards plant base eating. There are so many other larger issues that is causing climate change to address

i look forward to seeing burrowing owls at some point!!

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