Anchor Ranch Farm

Anchor Ranch Farm

We’re a small, family-run farm and we raise meat animals outdoors on pasture and in the woods. We regularly move our animals to fresh pasture so they can forage in fresh vegetation. Our animal partners are helping us improve soil fertility on the farm. We feed our pigs and chickens a locally-sourced, non-GMO, soy- and corn-free feed mix containing mostly Oregon-grown grains . Our sheep eat grass and hay.

Where to Find Our Products

We have a monthly, year-round meat subscription CSA with several pickup locations (and we’re adding more).  Please sign up for the CSA before January to ensure a spot in the coming year.

We offer bulk discounts on orders of a half hog share or of five or more chickens.  Contact us to get on our waiting list for lamb shares.

We attend a few farmers markets. Check our website blog for market dates.  Anything sold at the market is also available for on-farm pickup.  Contact us to find out availability.

Production Practices

We use regenerative, animal-partnering farming methods such as rotational grazing, using chickens to fertilize the fields, and pigs to clear bracken.  We feed non-GMO, locally-sourced feed and do not use pesticides or herbicides on the fields.  We appreciate and support our local, independent, humane-slaughter meat processors.  We use approved antiparasitics to deworm sheep when necessary; otherwise we avoid the use of antibiotics or other medications except to save the life of an animal.  All feed is natural and unmedicated.

Grazing, Pasture, and Nutrition Management

Chickens.  Our meat chickens free range in the daytime and sleep in protected mobile coops at night.  We move the coops regularly to distribute manure and encourage foraging.

Pigs.  We have multiple feeding and watering stations and shelters for pigs along the field border where we need frequent pressure to prevent invasive blackberries from taking over the field.  The pigs spend most of their time back in the woods.  We use electric polywire to rotate pigs through different areas of the woods seasonally or semi-seasonally depending on how fast they clear the dense bracken (to reduce fire risk).

Sheep.  We use electric polywire to rotate our sheep through the pasture, moving them every few days depending on forage.  Lambs are born naturally, in the field.  We do not dock tails.  Our sheep shed their wool naturally without need for shearing.

Environmental Conservation

This farm land was conventionally farmed for several decades which included intensive plowing and regular chemical applications.  We have converted it to pasture and eliminated the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides, which would have run off into the local waterway, Thomas Creek.  Through rotational pasture management we are naturally improving the soil fertility.  We keep farm animals well away from the riparian zone.

How to Find Our Products

On Farm Sales

Through a CSA or Herd Share

Contact Info


Address: 39463 OR-226, Scio, OR, USA

More Details

Offerings: CSA, Chicken, Eggs, Lamb, Pork, Sheep

Allows Visits and Tours: Appointment Only

CSA or Herd Share Offered: Yes

Certifications: Non-GMO

Farm Practices: Non-GMO

852 568 anchorranchfarmers