Address: 384 Greys Mill Rd, Louisburg NC 27549 / (919) 853-6304
Grass - Fed
Animal Welfare Approved
About Us / Lucky 3 Farm History: Take a farm boy/Marine, add a corporate marketing gal and you've got our story! We are Calvin, Traci & Rachel Nachtrab of Lucky 3 Farm.
We are lucky. We've realized a dream - to own a farm, complete with cows, donkeys, pigs, chickens, cats and dogs. And we're still growing. Animals are a passion of ours and that's apparent when you visit the farm. We strongly believe that animals that nourish our minds and bodies deserve the utmost respect and care. And that's exactly what we give them - from birth to processing. We are also very committed to helping heal our earth and providing people with good, clean, honest meats from a real, small farm.
We love the simplicity and peace of farming - it was what we were meant to do and it's in our blood. The land we are farming on has been in Traci's family for several generations. Calvin grew up on a dairy farm in Wisconsin, so he's no stranger to the hard work of farming. Traci was born and raised here in Louisburg, not a 1/2 mile from the farm, and never got "country" out of her system. You know what they say - "you can take the girl out of the country, but you can't take the country out of the girl."
We met while Calvin was in the Marines stationed at Camp Lejeune. It was love at first sight. We got married a few years after and, eventually, moved to Traci's hometown of Louisburg, NC. Calvin missed farming so they purchased some land from Traci's Grandmother and built a home and farm in 1998. This was the same year our daughter, Rachel, was born. (It was a very busy year!)
More recently, we have become interested in ways to reduce waste on the farm and in our personal lives. So we created the ZERO WASTE PROJECT, which led us to find out how we could use some byproducts from the animals we process for another healthy use. We created lard soaps, tallow balms, salve, lip balms & more that are great for our skin and great for the earth!