Sugar Bug Farm has been lovingly raising animals more than 20 years. We are a family operated farm, committed to offering handmade goods to those who care about the source of ingredients as much as we do.
Our secret to having quality goods is that we mainly focus on treating our animals ‘beyond humanely’—the way any animal lover would treat them. In return, they give us excellent raw produce.
Sugar Bug Farm began after many visits to other local farms, trying to find the foods grown by local, happy animals. Despite all of the farms boasting 'Organic, Non-GMO' and 'Pasture Raised' all fell short when it came to the diets, care and treatment of the animals. I quickly realized if I wanted healthy animals to provide my family with healthy food and ingredients, I would have to do it myself.
By putting kindness and health first, there are a few things you will notice right away! First, you won't see any adorable pictures of baby goats being bottle fed. There is no need for us to bottle feed them, because we believe that momma should get to raise her babies. The practice of 'pulling the kids' and bottle feeding puts profits first and breaks the bond of momma and baby. At Sugar Bug Farm, we want happy and healthy goat kids and mommas and, as such, we believe in supporting that bond.
Next, you will see that our Angora Rabbits aren't housed in cages. For more than 20 years, our rabbits live in what is known as 'colony style' and simply means they live in their chosen groups of bunny friends. They get to roam Freely within their colony, growing luxury angora fiber.
Our feeds are organically grow and we have ditched all corn or soy. All our animals get species specific diets, which, in most cases, means not grain at all. For any grains that are fed, we are sprout, ferment or grow into fodder, to provide the most nutrient dense feed possible.