Episode #189

Julie Friend

Raising Multi-Species in a Forest & Pasture-Based System

Julie Friend
Grocery labels are misleading. Knowing the farmers producing your food provides a sense of clarity; nothing’s confusing when you know where your food comes from. - Julie Friend Click To Tweet

Julie Friend is a regenerative farmer and founder of Wildom Farm. We chat about how she holistically and humanely raises multi-species in a forest and pasture-based system. 

It’s really sad how much waste there is in processing. Animal byproducts are really sustainable and should be used, not dumped in landfills. - Julie Friend Click To Tweet

Tune in to the episode to hear us discuss:

  • What inspired Julie to leave Chicago (and a job in fashion) to become a farmer
  • What it was like adjusting from urban to rural life
  • Why buying from local farmers eliminates food confusion  
  • How to build an intentional brand around a farm and diversify 
  • The perks of opening a farm store
  • The differences between forest and pasture-raised pork
  • How species-appropriate diets and native foraging affect pigs
  • Achieving nose-to-tail utilization with small processors 
  • The wave of women in the regenerative agriculture space

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