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Welcome to Cascade Meadows Farm! We are a small 40 acre permaculture-based small-farm homestead
nestled in the foothills of Oregon’s beautiful Cascade Mountain Range. We are located about 20 miles
East of the City of Portland, Oregon near Mt. Hood, close to a national wilderness area. We have the
perfect combination of highly compatible heritage livestock breeds and plants to help us be self-
sustainable in as natural of an environment as possible. Each animal and plant on the farm has a serious
and important working role. We have tons of working homesteading and permaculture experience in the
Northwest and we love to share our knowledge and our genetics with others. Contact us for any
questions, or contact us to schedule a visit to our farm.
A Permaculture-Based Small-Farm Homestead
Cascade Meadows Farm
Dexter Cattle - These delightful and friendly small heritage cattle from Ireland
provide excellent high-quality grass-fed beef and milk, while keeping our pastures
well-mowed. Cows and bulls are very friendly and compact and easy to keep for
beginners. Cascade Meadows Farm has the highest quality genetically hornless
(polled) Dexters available (both red, and black), tested free from all genetic
problems. We select our Dexters to be compact and very hardy and
trouble-free. We happily teach beginners how easy it is to keep these small
friendly trouble-free cattle. We have the most extensive polled herd in the west
and we have tons of experience. We regularly have some excellent stock
available for sale. Read more about Dexter Cattle.
American Guinea Hogs - These VERY friendly compact heritage farm pigs are
easy to manage and they recycle leftover farm produce/kitchen scraps and
provide excellent pork for the table and lard for cooking - they graze grass and
clover all day long and rarely root if grazing is available. We couldn't run our farm
without them. These hardy hogs require no shots, no chemicals, no deworming.
Male guinea hogs raised for meat do not need to be castrated. It's very easy to
keep a breeding pair and to provide your family with a constant supply of the
best pork you've ever tasted. Our farm helped rescue this breed from near
extinction over a decade ago, and we happily teach others to raise these
important animals. We always have some excellent stock for sale. Read more
about American Guinea Hogs.
Icelandic Sheep - Colorful and hardy, they eat pasture weeds, provide wool for
home spinning/felting and provide the most mild and flavorful gourmet quality
lamb meat you've ever tasted. They've greatly improved our pastures. We can
provide you with a starter flock and instructions on how to raise them. Read
more about Icelandic Sheep.
All of our pure-breeds have been selected for their manageable compact sizes and simplicity, grazing
abilities, friendly dispositions, natural disease and parasite resistance, compatibility with each other, and
their excellent outputs. You've never tasted better beef, pork, lamb, chicken, eggs, milk, apples, plums,
hazelnuts than we have on our farm and our Icelandic wool is beautiful and useful.
Our animals do all of our mowing and weeding for us and we provide them with a natural, cage-free,
chemical free, humane environment. We utilize multi-species, intensive, rotational grazing to improve
the quality of our pastures. Our livestock are regularly moved to fresh pasture and lead natural, happy
lives. Because of their moderate sizes and excellent dispositions, they are easy keepers requiring little
except clover, grass, and hay and they are very easy on the land.
In return for the quality lives we help provide our animals, they provide us and our customers with high
quality free-range pasture raised eggs, chicken meat, grass fed beef, lamb, pork, and beautiful Icelandic
wool. Our animals also provide us with superior breeding stock to share with other farmers and small
We love sharing our experience and knowledge with others, send us an email, text, or call to schedule a
visit or to just ask questions.
We're in Northwest Oregon, but Washington, Idaho, Montana, and California aren't too far away.
Cascade Meadows Farm