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From Our Family Farm to Your Family Table

Grass-fed Beef • Pastured Pork • Pastured Chicken, Turkey & Eggs

Our Story

We’re Pat’s Pastured — family-owned, family-operated and family-farmed by husband and wife duo Patrick and Kelly McNiff since 2002. With Pat’s experience bringing vegetable gardens to urban areas and Kelly’s background in education, we set out together to build a sustainable farm and provide wholesome food for our community. We’re passionate about raising the highest quality pastured and grass-fed meats, enriching our land with regenerative methods, and raising our livestock as nature intended.

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Our Farm Animals

Our Farm Practices

We humanely raise all our livestock on our own land with love and care, including 100% grass-fed beef and pasture-raised chickens, ducks, turkeys and pigs. We make sure to give our animals a good life where they can fully express their natural instincts in pastured fields with access to plenty of fresh air and sunshine. Our pigs root, run and play. Our chickens peck, scratch and crow. Our turkeys gobble and strut, and our cows graze outside.

When it comes to feeding our animals, we never use antibiotics, hormones, GMOs, or steroids. Our animals are fed a natural, pasture-based diet year-round that includes lush green grass in spring, summer and fall. During the winter months, they’re fed dried grasses (hay). Since chickens, ducks, turkeys and pigs need some grain in their diet, we give them certified non-GMO whole bean grains with corn, roasted soy, fruits and seasonal items like pumpkin added.

During the growing season, thanks to our loyal livestock guardian dogs, our animals are kept safe and sound from potential predators. And when it comes time to process our poultry, we do it with care on-site at our own processing facility. The benefits of doing it ourselves means they can be harvested at exactly the right time with no waiting and no middle-men.

Grass-fed Cows

Our Land

With more than 150 acres of green pasture and woodlots spread over Rhode Island, our animals have plenty of space to roam free. The main farm is located in East Greenwich, Rhode Island on the historic Briggs Boesch Farm property. We care about our land just as much as our animals. Thanks to our pasture-based, organic and regenerative farming practices, we help protect the environment and reduce damage to the earth. Our rotation management system with livestock prevents overgrazing and naturally helps build healthy soil and thriving ecosystems.

Our Guiding Principles

  • To allow our livestock to express their natural instincts fully in a pasture environment
  • To provide the highest quality products to the community
  • To improve all land we farm using carefully-managed organic methods
  • To share our skills and resources through educational programs and community events
  • To operate our business with openness and transparency
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Rhode Island Grass-fed & Pasture Meat

Our Products

All pasture-raised meat and eggs along with our partner products are sold through weekly home delivery, at our farm store and farmers markets (pre-order is available). Our products are also available wholesale to restaurants.

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FAQ

Are your cattle ever fed grain?

No, our cattle are 100% grass-fed, meaning they only eat grass in the growing season and hay (dried grass) in the winter. 


What breeds do you raise?

To help increase animal vigor we raise a variety of breeds. Our chickens are Cornish Rocks and Red Stars. Our ducks are Pekin, White Hybrid and Golden 300s. The pigs we raise are Yorkshires, Old Spots, Large Blacks, Tamworths, and Berkshires. Our cows are Red Devons, Herefords, Red Angus, and Black Baldies.


Are your practices organic?

Legally, only USDA-certified organic farms can use the word “organic”. However, our farming practices have always been and always will be 100% natural and sustainable. Plus, we never use antibiotics, hormones, steroids, or GMOs. Our cows are 100% grass-fed, and our animals eat an all-natural diet of green grass, hay, and non-GMO grains.


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