Address: 22755 East Garrett Road, Calhan CO 80808 / (970) 310-0852
About Us / Heritage Belle Farms History: Heritage Belle Farms is a very new working ranch and gardens committed to the health of our animals, people, community and the environment. Therefore, we refuse to use pesticides, herbicides, poisons, or commercial fertilizers on the land, nor do we killed local predators such as coyotes; and we absolutely refuse to administer growth hormones, anabolic steroids, or antibiotics to any of our animals. We are inspired to increase the production and availability of organically grown produce and raised meat at an affordable cost. As all natural growers and raisers, we have gained a new respect for the beauty and complexity of natural systems.All of our animals are raised very humanly and live very happy lives because they are raised with the utmost respect.They always have access to fresh clean water in addition to access to ample amounts of food. We do this because we find that our animals are healthier and happier when we give them the option to decide when they are hungry and when to eat and of course as much as they want to eat. Our livestock are grass fed and finished. Our pastures are never treated with any chemical forms of fertilizer, pesticides, herbicides or any other synthetic chemicals. The native Pikes Peak prairie grasses that our livestock feed on, and our animal's outstanding quality of life combine to produce meat that is leaner, higher in omega-3 fatty acids and completely free of man-made additives. Because of our very generous sponsors, our poultry and pigs get about 1 ton of fresh organic and naturally grown fruits and vegetables a week! We like to boast about how our animals eat better than we do as they dine on such things as avocados, pineapple and mangoes year round in addition to their grassland foraging.Our gardens are grown and our livestock are are raised with a 100-percent environmentally sustainable process called Holistic Management. The animals harvest the energy of the sun in the form of native forages (prairie grass). We carefully manage our livestock's grazing pattern to develop natural relationships between the land and the animals such as, hoof impact and fertilization which are so vital to the Great Plains. We try to mimic what once was provided by the herds of migrating bison, elk, deer and other herbivores. Our highly developed grazing plans seek to avoid damaging affects to our land by avoiding three types of land management that are commonly practiced that include: leaving the land to fallow, continuous grazing, or overgrazing.