Welcome to St. Giles Farmstead. Our family decided many years ago to live a more simple and self sustainable lifestyle. It was only in 2014 that an opportunity to purchase St. Giles Farm became a reality. Neither of us had substantial farm experience, but strong business skills and the motivation to make a better life for our children. We, along with our extended family, purchased 92 acres on the beautiful Eastern Shore of Maryland. While more than half of the acreage is currently used in large, industrial grain and hay production, we use the pastures to raise livestock and poultry. We started with American Guinea Hogs and then added Nigerian Dwarf Goats, Belted Galloway cattle, mini donkeys and of course, multiple breeds of chickens, turkeys and guinea fowl. We’ve enjoyed raising these animals and are now in a good position to share our bounties with our local community. We have beautiful, colorful eggs raised by happy hens who free range at their leisure and forage for their food. Our pasture raised pork comes from our American Guinea hogs – a smaller breed, but known for their amazing flavor and marbling. Our beef currently comes from our Belted Galloway cows but in the future will come from Hereford and Dexter cattle.
We plan to continue raising hogs and cattle for meat production while raising hens for their delicious eggs! Please feel free to contact us any time if you have any questions or would like to visit the farm.
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~The LeCates Family