Seven Sons Family Farms was established in 2000 by Lee & Beth Hitzfield and their seven sons. Our mission is simple; to produce nutrient-dense foods that heal and nourish our land and those who eat of its bounty.
Beginning in the 1980s thru the early 1990s we operated a conventional row crop and confinement hog operation producing pork for IBP and later Tyson Foods. As a result of a family health matter, we became aware of the problems that plague our conventional food system and how it is affecting the wellbeing of consumers. Through our personal life experiences we have come to the belief that how we manage our soil, plants and animals will directly affect the physical and mental health of those who consume the products of our farming choices.
In the late 1990s we embarked on a journey to transition our farm to a sustainable multi-species pasture based farming and direct marketing operation. After years of much effort, learning and dedication, our vision was eventually realized as a successful farm-to-consumer food business that thousands of dedicated patrons know as Seven Sons Family Farms. The vocation of bringing food to your table is not just a business to us, but also a personal ministry and responsibility that we take very seriously!
Preserving The Land
We believe that the grasslands is nature's foundation for preserving our expanses of fertile land. We believe the prairie's natural bio-diverse habitat works in symbiosis to protect and build the precious layer of fertile topsoil which the world depends on for food production. By practicing bio-mimicry and allowing plants and animals to carry out their intended purposes, we have the opportunity and privilege to provide our customers with a harmonious nutrient dense food source!
We believe that all life is created for a specific purpose and that it is each and every person's responsibility (farmer and consumer) to learn and observe what those purposes are so that we all may be better stewards of the earth. We encourage every individual and family to invest time to learn where food comes from and develop a connection with local farmers and food producers.
We believe that healthfulness is not the responsibility of doctors, corporations or for that matter the government, but rather, it is the responsibility of every individual. We believe that every person should take personal responsibility for their own health and the health of their family by learning and observing the positive and negative affects that consumed foods have on the human body and make the necessary sacrifices to secure healthy sources of nourishing foods - REAL FOOD!
As more consumers begin seeking alternatives to conventional foods, the health food movement is seeing its share of aggressive marketers attempting to take advantage of consumer perceptions. At Seven Sons we take our customers' trust very seriously and it's our goal to earn long-term trust and respect by being up-front and honest about the claims we make about our products.
Because of the overwhelming support we are now grateful to partner with a small fellowship of carefully selected farmers and artisans that are committed to producing livestock according our specific standards. We invest time to visit and develop trusting relationships with our partnering farms in order to ensure the quality and integrity of our products. It is also our desire to provide any needed mentorship and support to our farms as we seek to build a likeminded community of producers that share a common goal of enriching their lands through sustainable farming practices that result in wholesome nutrient-dense foods. Click here to learn more about some of our partnering farms.