Livestock raised with deep respect at Nehalem River Ranch

Nehalem River Ranch“We’re looking at building a community that cares about good food, supporting local economy, and flavor and quality is top notch” said Jared Gardner, owner of Nehalem River Ranch.

Nehalem River Ranch is a pasture-based farm committed to the highest standards of animal welfare and land stewardship.

Nehalem River Ranch says their location 100-acre ranch in the lush and temperate Nehalem valley allows their livestock to thrive on the verdant, year-round pastures.

“Our grass-fed/finished beef, pastured pork and poultry are raised with deep respect for both the animals and the land,” Gardner said. “We raise all of our livestock humanely on pasture at our farm where paddocks are buffered from riparian areas and are managed using intensive, multi-species, rotational grazing techniques.”

Many Tillamook Coast chefs and restaurants seek out Nehalem River Ranch products, including the late Tom Flood of the Schooner Restaurant and Lounge in Netarts.

“My relationship with Nehalem River Ranch developed because I wanted a quality beef product, a locally raised beef product, and an ethically raised one as well,” Flood said.

“The food we produce is not only healthier, but better for the environment as natural, grass-based farming uses less fossil fuels, does not introduce chemicals or hormones into the environment, decreases tillage and returns natural fertility to the soil,” Gardner said.

Visit their website to order beef, pork, honey and cheese. Nehalem River Ranch can be visited at 22885 Foss Road in Nehalem.