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Michael Antoci was born and raised in southern California, but found himself called to southern Oregon for a second chance at life. After raising two children and working his entire adult career in the food service industry, he decided that it was time for a change. At the age of 43, he left city life to pursue natural passions and bought a 100-acre farm in Days Creek, Douglas County.
As a full-time ‘beyond organic’ farmer, Michael Antoci started Pachamama Farm with a commitment to sustainable farming. He’s farming with the practices of our grandparents and always embracing healthy methods. From burning fields for weed control to recycling manure as organic fertilizer, Michael is committed to producing the highest-quality, health-conscious natural products through environmentally-friendly, sustainable farming.
You’ll find him running with the livestock protection dogs and wandering in the open forest pastures with the heritage hogs, sheep, lambs, goats, chickens, and turkeys. With meat that looks and tastes great, Michael has earned many accolades for the Pachamama Farm and is pursuing ongoing partnerships with local restaurants.
Michael’s next adventure with Pachamama Farm will be to expand forest pasture grazing for heritage lambs and goats in addition to raising pasture birds for eggs and meat. Adding chicken tractors to the farm will allow him to move the birds with the free-grazing herds in the forest and maintain his commitment to wholesome, sustainable farming practices.
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