About Us

A small family farm trying to live in close connection with the ecology that sustains us

We are Value Life Farm

Dan, Jillian and Madison Head

 After the life changing experience of having our daughter Madison nearly 4 years ago, it became very important to think more about what we were eating and feeding our daughter. We had a strong desire to know where it came from and what chemicals were in it (if any). Being the perfectionists that we are, we decided what better way to know this than growing it ourselves. This passion for food perfectionism landed us at our start up location of Bungendore, NSW in March 2018 and then to our permanent location at Forbes Creek in April 2019, where we not only provide this knowledge for ourselves, but offer it to others as well. We are proud to be offering local, ethical and delicious pork that’s ethics and flavour are sure to win you over!

 We are in our infancy, having only commenced in our permanent location in April 2019. So we are working on building our resiliency and diversity, that we aspire to one day be an exemplar in our region for regenerative agriculture. In our infancy, however, we focus on respecting the “pigness of the pig” (Joel Salatin) and utilising animals to help us regenerate the landscape and grow the fertility and diversity of the land. 

We currently specialise in pigs, selling mainly pork, but we recently expanded to selling weaner pigs and supporting those that want to grow their own. We are proud to breed the pork that we sell entirely on our farm with a herd of breeding sows and a Duroc boar.  

In the future we aspire to expand the diversity of the animals we have on the land to enhance our ability to heal the land as well as our product offering. We are also passionate about teaching others that want to learn and are excited to one day offer workshops that will teach others about permaculture in practice and animal husbandry. 

Our Philosophy

Being local to us means we want people to have a connection to what they eat, to be able to access a product that is within their local area, so they know where it comes from, who grew it, how it was raised and have the opportunity to verify the authenticity of it through access to the farm where it came from. 

Having strong ethics is very important to us and we ensure that we give the animal a good life while it is with us on the farm. That means giving the pig access to a natural environment where they are free to roam and get their snout in the dirt and root, enjoy nature whilst having access to food, water, shelter and in summer a muddy wallow (a pigs favourite thing). It is also important to us that we do not have any chemical inputs in either the rearing or processing of the meat. Rotational grazing or deep mulch systems allow us to be free of chemical inputs during the rearing phase and a close relationship with our butcher enables us to have the meat prepared without the use of nitrates. Another part of being ethical is being transparent to our customers. As such people are welcome to come visit the farm to meet us and verify our practices for themselves. 

If our ethics haven’t won you over yet, we are confident that the deliciousness of our pork will. Our farming practices, along with a fantastic butcher, result in exceptional pork. Our customers love our pork and we have a growing number of loyal subscribers (we welcome more).

We sell our pork in a different model to how you may be used to purchasing your meat. We sell in 5kg, 7.5kg and 10kg bundle packs. We aspire to one day be a full CSA (consumer supported agriculture), supported through a base of loyal subscribers. 

We will be sharing our story as we progress with building and developing our farm. You can follow us on FaceBook. We are developing our Instagram page and stay tuned for a VLOG on YouTube.