MFMs main supplier of beef and chicken is Ethical Farmers. They have transparency, integrity and love and care for the earth that MFM is also committed to. Their farming methods focus on the soil and the precious community of organisms within it. This is the practice of regenerative farming.
One of the first introductions I had to regenerative farming was through Michael Pollan's 'Omnivore's Dilemma' where he details the farming practice of Joel Salatin. Salatin describes himself as a soil farmer, moving his cattle and chickens with practical fencing methods in a very carefully planned cycle to enable the soil time to replenish and thereby flourish. Dominique from Ethical Farmers follows this same practice. And he is passionate about raising animals ethically, on pasture, in small low stress herds and flocks.
I wanted to also share some very well spoken words, describing the regenerative farming practice by @hillviewfarmsaus
“What’s all the hype from food retailers about regenerative farming?
Regenerative/sustainable farming is a system of principles and practices that aims to rehabilitate and improve the entire ecosystem of the farm by focusing on soil health, water management, natural fertilizer use like cow manure, natural pest control methods and more.
It is a method of farming that improves the resources it uses, rather than destroying or depleting them.
All the practices used in regenerative farming are practices that have been used for thousands of years but have unnecessarily been pushed to the side by a large part of the agricultural sector over the past 100 or so years due to misinformation and the greed to maximize short term financial gains.
Some of the practices used in regenerative farming are conservation tillage, diversity, rotation and cover crops.”