- At the Farm
At the Farm
Our Butcher Shop is open in Malta, NY as of September 2017. Conveniently located at 2421 Route 9, we provide more than just your average butcher!! It is our mission to provide excellent customer service, quality foods and locally made products, not only from our farm, but from LOCAL farms too!!
We pride ourselves in supporting the local farms and businesses!
Our Local Farm Address:
591 Saddlemire Hill Rd
Sloansville, NY 12160
Our Butcher Shop address:
2421 Route 9
Malta, NY 12866
Meet Your Farmer
Born and raised in Liege, Belgium, Laurent first came to the USA at the age of 15 as an exchange student. He fell in love with Upstate New York, and after heading back to Belgium for two and a half years, he decided America was home, and he returned, raised a family, and pursued his dream of owning a farm.
Laurent first worked as an apprentice with a custom carpenter for a year and then moved on to build his own successful construction & contracting business. He was married, and raised three beautiful kids. Growing up in a loving home, and being provided with the knowledge, skills and determination of both their mother Debi, and their father Laurent, the three children are proof that the farming dream was one that has provided more than what an average farm would. This provided them with peace of mind, a drive to change their lives and the lives of others, and proof that risk and hard work, pays off.
It was after a diagnosis of breast cancer struck the children's mother that the family researched animals and plants raised with the use of hormones, antibiotics, pesticides and herbicides in our foods, and realized the link of those foods and their processing, to cancer.
In the beginning, Arcadian Pastures was established as a natural family ‘health insurance’ for their family. We at Arcadian Pastures believe that what we choose to feed our bodies determines our health.
At Arcadian Pastures, we manage a 136 acre property, with beautiful scenery and bountiful pastures. Converting the land into a prosperous working livestock farm was [is] an undertaking of mammoth proportions at times, but each day we are able to be grateful for the progress we have made.
Each day is a new journey, bringing new challenges and new beginnings and we continue to learn, grow and progress along the way.
It is our mission to help provide the food and knowledge to people to be able to feed themselves in a healthier way.
Our philosophy is a simple one. We believe that by giving the animals we raise the best possible life, stress-free and without the use of any hormones, sub-therapeutic levels of antibiotics, or exposing them to pesticides, the nutritional value of the meat & eggs that they produce is of the highest possible quality.