NC Local, Humanely-Raised, Pastured Pork & Grass-Fed Beef

We (literally) wrote the book on sustainable, humane ways to raise animals in NC

Find us at the NC State Farmer's Market!

"Delicious, Nutritious Meat Comes From Happy, Healthy Animals"

"At Mae Farm, the animals are never confined and instead live out their lives grazing in the property's vast woodlands and pastures. The pigs and cows are never given sub-therapeutic antibiotics or added hormones and pigs receive a special feed recipe that Jones says produces a better tasting product, while the cows are grass-fed."

Why Is Our Pork Special?

 Conventional  vs  Free-Range 

Conventional

Where They Live

In corporate hog farms, the animals live their entire lives standing on a concrete floor, confined to a 3-foot-by-2-foot space.  They can't move. They can't do anything hogs like to do, like root, graze or wallow.

What They Eat

Conventionally raised pigs are typically fed mostly corn and soy (which are the most heavily GMO'd crops available BTW).  They are also bred to get the biggest as quickly as possible.  This increases the fat content and dilutes the flavor.

Is The Meat Healthy?

When pigs are fed grains that are heavily sprayed with pesticides, those pesticides are absorbed into the animal's meat and fat.  And these toxins can transfer to anyone who eats this meat.  Feeding pigs grain also is bad for their digestive system, which prevents the pigs from getting healthy.

Antibiotics?

Routinely given antibiotics and growth hormones to prevent meat growth and suppress disease.

Free-Range

Where They Live

MAE Farm free-range pork is raised on open pastures & get plenty of fresh air & room to roam. They sleep in hay beds, and when it's hot, they wallow in mud, which acts like a sunscreen, and repels insects

What They Eat

MAE Farm free-range pork  are free to eat off the land as they were intended.  They are also supplemented with locally-grown wheat, produce, & acorns when needed. The result is an elegant pork that is sure to linger in your mind long after your plate is cleared. 

Is The Meat Healthier?

Pigs fed their native diet like ours get everything they need to grow healthy and strong.  The meat contains many more nutrients like Omega-3's, CLA, calcium, magnesium, vitamins, & minerals.  This makes for a much healthier and happier animal, and therefore much more flavorful and healthy meat for you!

Antibiotics?

MAE Farm animals are only given antibiotics or hormones at the direction of a veterinarian to treat a health issue for a specific animal.  They are not standard practices for us and are not routinely given.

 Conventional  vs  Free-Range 

 Conventional 

Where They Live

In corporate hog farms, the animals live their entire lives standing on a concrete floor, confined to a 3-foot-by-2-foot space.  They can't move. They can't do anything hogs like to do, like root, graze or wallow.

What They Eat

Conventionally raised pigs are typically fed grains like corn and soy (which are the most heavily GMO'd crops available BTW).  They are also bred to get the biggest as quickly as possible.  This increases the fat content and dilutes the flavor.

Is The Meat Healthy?

When pigs are fed grains that are heavily sprayed with pesticides, those pesticides are absorbed into the animal's meat and fat.  And these toxins can transfer to anyone who eats this meat.  Feeding pigs grain also is bad for their digestive system, which prevents the pigs from getting healthy.

Antibiotics?

Routinely given antibiotics and growth hormones to prevent meat growth and suppress disease.

Free-Range

Where They Live

MAE Farm free-range pork is raised on open pastures & get plenty of fresh air & room to roam. They sleep in hay beds, and when it's hot, they wallow in mud, which acts like a sunscreen, and repels insects

What They Eat

MAE Farm free-range pork  are free to eat off the land as they were intended.  They are also supplemented with locally-grown wheat, produce, & acorns when needed. The result is an elegant pork that is sure to linger in your mind long after your plate is cleared. 

Is The Meat Healthier?

Pigs fed their native diet like ours get everything they need to grow healthy and strong.  The meat contains many more nutrients like Omega-3's, CLA, calcium, magnesium, vitamins, & minerals.  This makes for a much healthier and happier animal, and therefore much more flavorful and healthy meat for you!

Antibiotics?

MAE Farm animals are only given antibiotics or hormones at the direction of a veterinarian to treat a health issue for a specific animal.  They are not standard practices for us and are not routinely given.

Because we raise our pork to the highest standards possible, you will find that MAE Farm pork  has generous marbling, rich color, flawless texture, and exquisite flavor!

Why Is Our Beef Special?

 Grain-Fed Beef  vs  Grass-Fed Beef 

Grain-Fed

Where They Live

Grain fed cows live in feedlots with little or no access to the outdoors.  They are typically cramped into stalls with very little room.  Not very nice to the animals if you ask us!

What They Eat

Conventionally raised cows are typically fed grains like corn and soy (which are the most heavily GMO'd crops available BTW).  This is not the natural diet of the animal and can harm their digestive system.

Is The Meat Healthy?

Feeding cows a grain-based diet is done because it fattens them up quicker.  The more pounds the cow weighs, the more they can sell it for.  But when they are fed grains that are heavily sprayed with pesticides, those pesticides are absorbed into the animal's meat and fat.  And these toxins can transfer to anyone who eats this meat.

Antibiotics?

Routinely given antibiotics and growth hormones to prevent meat growth and suppress disease.

Grass-Fed

Where They Live

Grass-fed cows like the ones at MAE Farm enjoy 100% access to the sunshine and grass their whole lives.  They live happily frolicking with their mooing companions.  You should come watch them!

What They Eat

Our cattle is grass-fed and receives very limited amounts of grain when pasture quality suffers. This feeding process provides the highest quality meat that comes with an impeccable taste!

Is The Meat Healthier?

Cows fed mainly grass like ours and that get plenty of exercise get everything they need to grow healthy and strong.  The meat contains many more nutrients like Omega-3's, CLA, calcium, magnesium, vitamins, & minerals.  This makes for a much healthier and happier animal, and therefore much more flavorful and healthy meat for you!

Antibiotics?

MAE Farm animals are only given antibiotics or hormones at the direction of a veterinarian to treat a health issue for a specific animal.  They are not standard practices for us and are not routinely given.

 Grain-Fed  vs  Grass-Fed 

Grain-Fed

Where They Live

Grain fed cows live in feedlots with little or no access to the outdoors.  They are typically cramped into stalls with very little room.  Not very nice to the animals if you ask us!

What They Eat

Conventionally raised cows are typically fed grains like corn and soy (which are the most heavily GMO'd crops available BTW).  This is not the natural diet of the animal and can harm their digestive system.

Is The Meat Healthy?

Feeding cows a grain-based diet is done because it fattens them up quicker.  The more pounds the cow weighs, the more they can sell it for.  But when they are fed grains that are heavily sprayed with pesticides, those pesticides are absorbed into the animal's meat and fat.  And these toxins can transfer to anyone who eats this meat.

Antibiotics?

Routinely given antibiotics and growth hormones to prevent meat growth and suppress disease.

Grass-Fed

Where They Live

Grass-fed cows like the ones at MAE Farm enjoy 100% access to the sunshine and grass their whole lives.  They live happily frolicking with their mooing companions.  You should come watch them!

What They Eat

Our cattle is grass-fed and receives very limited amounts of grain when pasture quality suffers. This feeding process provides the highest quality meat that comes with an impeccable taste!

Is The Meat Healthier?

Cows fed mainly grass like ours and that get plenty of exercise get everything they need to grow healthy and strong.  The meat contains many more nutrients like Omega-3's, CLA, calcium, magnesium, vitamins, & minerals.  This makes for a much healthier and happier animal, and therefore much more flavorful and healthy meat for you!

Antibiotics?

MAE Farm animals are only given antibiotics or hormones at the direction of a veterinarian to treat a health issue for a specific animal.  They are not standard practices for us and are not routinely given.

"MAE Farm takes very good care of us!" 
(Moo)

"I agree!" 
(Oink)

Meet Mike Jones - Owner

Hi, I'm Mike Jones.  Since I was a young boy I have always aspired to owning and operating my own farm. Now it is a reality. With 20 years experience in the swine industry, my sole purpose is providing you, the consumer, with the best product possible. I am confident that our product will meet or exceed your expectations.

Note: We are no longer selling our meat through Whole Foods.  We are selling only through our farm and at the NC State Farmers Market.

Where Can You Find Us?

We sell our meats at the NC State Farmer's Market.  We are inside the first fully-enclosed building.

Contact us

Call Us: 

252-204-6900

Send us an email at maefarmmeats@embarqmail.com

Find us at the NC State Farmers Market:

1201 Agriculture St, Raleigh, NC 27603

Where Our Farm Is Located

Find us at the NC State Farmers Market:

1201 Agriculture St, Raleigh, NC 27603

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