Little Flower Farm is dedicated St.Therese of Lisieux, the little flower. We raise and promote heritage breeds, with a special focus on non-GMO Belted Galloway beef, pastured raised poultry, woodland raised pork, and Santa Cruz sheep. In fact, all of our animals are grass fed and enjoy roaming in our open pastures, just the way God intended it to be!
Several years ago my wife was prescribed Cipro (Ciprofloxacin) for an infection. After one dose of Cipro her arms started to tingle and then go numb. Shortly thereafter, other side effects such as anxiety settled in, and this frequently prescribed antibiotic changed our lives forever.
Within an hour or so of the initial side effects we made a visit to the local emergency room and the doctors told my wife to "go home and take a bubble bath" and that she needed to "relax". Subsequent trips to the ER resulted in similar unsatisfying results. This was the start of a year long journey and struggle for recovery.
We quickly learned that many doctors didn't want to hear or learn about the side effects of drugs they prescribe. Many refused to believe that such side effects exist even though they are printed right on the drug label. Fortunately we found help from a doctor who had studied and written about the thousands of people suffering from the side effects of Cipro. We also learned that chicken farmers will use Cipro, and other antibiotics, in the chicken feed and water to help keep their chickens "healthy". We were told that my wife should never again eat store bought chicken. It was this singular event that lead us to look at our lives and begin to take the necessary steps to know exactly where are food comes from and how it was raised.
It wasn't too many years after that life changing experience that our family moved out to a 32-acre farm in Lewisberry, Pennsylvania and began our journey to raising our own grass-fed, antibiotic and hormone free meats and poultry. We have dedicated Little Flower Farm to St.Therese of Lisieux, the little flower, who believed that is was the simple things in life that draw us closer to God. We raise and promote heritage breeds, with a special focus on Belted Galloway cattle and Santa Cruz sheep. We also raise, on a seasonal basis, woodland raised pork and pastured chicken and turkey (non-GMO). In fact, all of our animals are grass fed and enjoy roaming in our open pastures, just the way God intended it to be!