The Parker Family has been farming in our region for as many generations back as they can count. Tiffany Parker Lunsford raises the pigs, chickens, and cows. She ensures they're all nourished and roaming on healthy pasture the way nature intended. The farm is a multi-generational family operation, and the Parkers say they strive to be good stewards of the land and animals that God has provided; in turn, the land and animals give back to make their farm a success.
The pigs Tiffany raises for COPA are Berkshire cross. The pigs are fed an all-natural diet and are not given any animal proteins, antibiotics, or hormones in their feeds. The pigs have the freedom to roam in the open pastures and graze on a variety of grasses. Pastures are maintained by rotating the animals periodically and reseeding the pastures when necessary.
Different breeds of chickens are raised to produce a variety of egg colors and sizes. The chickens are allowed to roam freely about the farm to scavenge for bugs and forages. They are also given free choice of a grain feed mix. The result is a more nutritious egg with less cholesterol and saturated fat, plus more vitamins A and E, beta carotene, and polyunsaturated omega-3 fatty acids. In other words, less of the "bad stuff" and lots of "good stuff."
"We believe that we are given the opportunity to serve a community of people who care about their land and where their food comes from. We strive to be better stewards of what we have and to take care of this wonderful home called earth." –Parker Family Farms.