West Wind Farms
What will you be bringing to the market this year? Grassfed beef, pastured pork, pasture-raised chicken and turkey, pasture-raised eggs, cheese.
How did your company get started? West Wind Farms is an ideal made into reality. Serving as environmental professionals in Oak Ridge for decades, Ralph and Kimberlie Cole developed a common drive to do more with their knowledge of environmental protection and sustainability.
With little more than a dream and a prayer, they started West Wind Farms over 19 years ago. Six years later, West Wind Farms became one of the first meat and poultry farms in the U.S. to be certified organic, exceeding the then-new USDA organic standards. Whereas the Coles no longer carry the cost and inefficiencies of organic certification for individual meat products, they have not changed their commitment to forbid pesticides, herbicides, synthetic hormones, other synthetic chemicals, and genetic modification technologies in their production.
After many years of both farming and working full-time off-farm to self-finance their dream, the Coles farm now full-time. Over those years, West Wind Farms has grown to be one of the most successful and well-known meat and poultry farms in the southeastern U.S.
The Coles have an unwavering commitment to high quality, local food systems, animal welfare, and the environment. Their customers are adamant supporters, and the Coles attribute their success to their customers' commitment to these same values. West Wind Farms' delicious meats and poultry certainly make it easy to do!
What do you wish people knew about your product? West Wind Farms products are some of the highest quality, most reasonably priced products you can find. They are rich in nutrition and chemical-free. Coming from animals born and humanely raised at West Wind Farms for generations, you can be sure of the integrity of the source. The flavor is outstanding!
What question do you never get sick of customers asking? Why does your product taste so much better than what I've been getting?
Your favorite story about your company or the market? Farming is more than a profession. It's a way of life, intrinsically tied to the people and communities of which it is a part. As a local business, we are committed to giving to our communities in meaningful and practical ways. Every purchase you make with West Wind Farms helps not only West Wind Farms, but your community too. See our performance metrics, attached!
What do you love about the Brookhaven Farmers Market? Besides all the great food, the Brookhaven Farmers Market is full of fun, enthusiastic people!