About Our Farm
All MeatMe® proteins are born and raised in the USA on our own Ayrshire Farm and carefully selected partner farms.
A regenerative farm with hundreds of acres of lush pastureland in the Virginia countryside, Ayrshire Farm is dedicated to producing ethically raised meat. The farmers, animal caretakers, manufacturers, and office workers who make up our small company are proud to contribute to the important and noble tradition of rural agriculture in America.
Since 2001, Ayrshire Farm and our partner farms have adhered to the stringent standards of Humane Farm Animal Care (HFAC), the nation’s only ISO 9001-compliant independent farm animal welfare organization. Our animals are carefully raised in a nurturing and healthy environment in order to promote their health and well-being. When HFAC standards are not yet available, Ayrshire Farm develops equivalent humane standards and closely monitors our partner farms for compliance.
Since 2005, Ayrshire Farm has produced fully traceable meat products from farm to bowl. We maintain control over quality and consistency using proprietary processing methods thanks to our vertically integrated business. Monitoring every step of production enables us to have full transparency while creating food of unparalleled quality. Our partners are small, family-owned and operated, committed to the health of rural America, the Earth, and the animals in our care.
We believe that the health of humans, animals, and the Earth is inseparable, so farming and environmental stewardship should be integrated. Our dedication to using sustainable, regenerative farming methods means that our products support not only the well being of pets but also the well being of the planet.
Certifications and Standards
- Certified Organic in Virginia since 1999
- USDA via Oregon Tilth since 2005 (includes Non-GMO Project Verification)
- Certified Humane® since 2004
- Predator friendly certified farming since 2002
- Non-GMO Project Verified beef and poultry since 2013
- Third-party inspected abattoir
- Savory Institute Hub
Industry Leaders: A series of Firsts
- First Certified Humane® and organic operation in Virginia
- First certified wildlife/predator friendly farm in Virginia
- First Certified Humane® Restaurant
- First Certified Humane® butcher shop in the USA
- First to retail Certified Humane® pet food in the USA (as The Furry Foodie)
- First Four-Star SustainaBuild™ status from the Green Restaurant® Association in Virginia
Visit the Ayrshire Farm website here.