Local Farms - Supporting a Local Economy
At The Big Bad Woof, we make it a point to purchase goods from local sustainable farms to support a strong local economy. We also feel that working with local farms by promoting their activities, and sharing with them helps us become better stewards of the land.
Smith Meadow Farms
“At Smith Meadows, we take great pride in our mission to create a healthy farm environment, thereby producing healthy and contented animals.
Our cattle, pigs, goats sheep and chickens are regularly rotated to a fresh paddock of grass. All of our animals are handled humanely from the day they are born. They are never fed animal by-products, given growth hormones or antibiotics.”
Historic Ayrshire is unique in the region as a working farm that has met the 21st Century with one foot firmly planted in the 19th. The Farm is a certified organic farm, specializing in rare and endangered breeds livestock and heirloom fruits and vegetables. It is a working manor farm, historically a place of efficiency, sufficiency, and serenity.
The owners of The Big Bad Woof are members of Arcadia Farm and are happy to support their core programs of Education & Community Engagement; Environmental Stewardship and Food Access.
5 a Day CSA | Muirkirk Farm
5aDayCSA are experienced farmers, health professionals and chefs committed to excellence in everything we do.From choosing the best seeds to providing the latest health and wellness information, we pride ourselves on always learning and growing to bring you the best we can offer so that you can be the best you.Our personal chef services can help you get back on track to healthy eating.
- We support local food artisans and businesses
- We support food insecure clients of local non profits with farm fresh vegetables and fruit
- We are a full cycle farm with onsite composting and water conservation
- We are working 155 acre classroom with students interested in agriculture, aquaculture, hydroponics, agricultural engineering and nutrition
The Big Bad Woof stores are local drop-off spots for Wellness boxes during the growing season. You can place your orders online and pick up from the store!
Heritage Hollow Farm
The Big Bad Woof is proud to sponsor Heritage Hollow Farms as a Trustee for their Kiva Zip loan in October 2014.