WHERE: Waller, TX
MILES TO MARKET: 49
PEOPLE : Christian and Lisa Seger
ABOUT: In 2006, we started Blue Heron Farm in part to show that it was possible to run a profitable farm while treating the land, the animals and the people involved with dignity and respect. We were young and naive – but it turned out we were right. It IS possible. We manage our land using sustainable agricultural principles – no synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides or fungicides. We use rotational grazing to encourage better fertility, water usage and carbon sequestration as we rehabilitate the 10.5 acres we call ours. Our herd of Nubian goats are pastured, but with regular access to dry, safe shelter. Same goes for all of the other animals we raise – hogs and poultry, specifically. Our animals are managed using Animal Welfare Approved standards as a basis for most decisions. They are our family and their long term well being drives every decision made on the farm.
FUN FACT: Cheese is just fancy spoiled milk.