Go Grassfed Initiative

Go Grassfed is a marketing and resource campaign championed by Future Harvest to support grass- and pasture-based farmers, the customers they feed, and to promote meat consumption that’s good for you and the planet.

Go Grassfed. It’s good for you, it’s good for the planet, and it’s good for farmers and animals.

For You: There’s less fat, fewer calories, more omega-3 fatty acids, more conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), more protein. Eating only grassfed meat linked to decreased risk of cancer, diabetes, some types of immune system disorders and cardiovascular diseases. Not to mention, the meat is more flavorful.

For the Planet: Managed rotational grazing increases the health of the soil and improves water quality. The stable soil system maintains more water, and thus prevents polluted runoff. These fields can store carbon from the atmosphere. This is the kind of farming that mimics nature and works with nature, and it’s just a beautiful way to farm.

For Farmers: Feeding through self-sustaining pastures means farmers don’t get locked into importing a lot of grain or growing a lot of grain. Being on pasture is better for animal welfare, they’re grazing on delicious forage, which is very nutritious for animals.

On our Go Grassfed site, we have gathered resources to help farmers and consumers link up directly. Through our Amazing Grazing Directory, eaters can locate farmers in their region who are raising animals the right way. Through our Buying Club Toolkits you can download everything you need to start a buying club for your farm or in your community. 

Amazing Grazing Directory

The Maryland Grazers Network generously funds the publication of Future Harvest’s Amazing Grazing directory. In order to help consumers and grass-based farmers connect, we compiled this directory, intended to be a comprehensive listing of grass-based farms in the Chesapeake that sell directly to consumers.

We update the directory every five years and will do so again in 2024. If you are a grass-based farmer interested in having your farm added to the next edition of Amazing Grazing, please fill out the Amazing Grazing Addition/Update Form Here online!

Member farm listings may also be found using our interactive online directory map.