Black Tansy Farm is a small family farm in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. We strive to produce high quality agricultural products to feed our local community without compromising the well-being and happiness of our animals or the ecosystem that supports us.
We care deeply about the welfare and happiness of our animals. Recently, our pig herd was certified Animal Welfare Approved (AWA) by A Greener World, and we hope to achieve certification for our other livestock within the next year or two. AWA certification has been recognized as one of the highest animal care standards and requires on-farm auditing to ensure requirements are met.
Safeguarding and improving soil, air, and water quality for future generations is one of our core values. Black Tansy Farm is actively working to restore ecosystem health by partnering with the US Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). We have several projects currently underway, including:
- Building soil fertility through rotational grazing and application of okara (a byproduct of tofu/tempeh production that makes an amazing organic fertilizer).
- Enhancing wildlife and pollinator habitat by constructing hedgerows and planting native vegetation wherever possible.
- Reducing our irrigation water usage by replacing worn-out equipment/infrastructure and by allowing pasture forages to grow taller, which decreases soil moisture losses.