Welcome to Mirror Image Farms
Connecting the physical to the spiritual
Bringing nourishment to both body & soul.
Here at Mirror Image Farms we observe nature’s methods and integrate natural principles into the way we farm.
Color image courtesy of Melissa Engle Photography
Therefore, our animals live healthy lives on the pasture, being rotated from paddock to paddock, similar to the movement of the great American buffalo herds of the past. The movement of animals in this way creates nutrient dense top soils which produce nutrient dense pastures which produce nutrient dense animal proteins. Currently we pasture beef, hogs, chicken, turkey and rabbit.
Joella and I both grew up on family farms before we were married.
I worked on a conventional dairy, poultry, and crop farm in southern Lancaster County where I learned hard work, ingenuity, the importance of animal health and the value of observing nature. Because of my experience and observation on a conventional farm, I began studying and looking for a more holistic, diverse, and sustainable method of growing food, that is beneficial to people, community, animals, and the environment.
Joella and I have recently moved and are now managing Mirror Image farms on the property of Fertrell in Bainbridge PA. This move has allowed us to expand our product line from mainly hogs, to include beef, poultry, and rabbit as we now have access to more land.
The vision and values, of Mirror Image Farms are broader than just a single farm or particular location. In the future we anticipate the establishment of Mirror Image Farms’ vision and values on other sites and hope to settle on a more permanent location within the next 5 years.