Meet Farmer Evan..
An unlikely journey to farming started during Evan’s Ph.D. in Nutritional Sciences at U of T. While investigating the importance of omega-3s fats for sports performance and diabetes risk reduction. Evan realized the grocery store meats he and the family were eating were contributing to higher levels of unhealthy fats in their body.
In 2014 the Lewis family began their farming journey, moving from downtown Toronto to the rolling hills of Caledon. This allowed them to find mentors and learn about animal husbandry, developing pastures, and hay management.
After raising Berkshire pastured pork for three years, Evan embarked on a new challenge in 2019, grass-fed beef!
Demand from family and friends helped to quickly grow the herd. Moving to Beech Stone Farm in Orton in 2021 has allowed Evan to further expand his grass-fed program to offer the highest quality, healthiest beef available to family, friends and a growing customer base.
The Grass-fed Advantage
Evan’s research quickly determined that grass-fed beef is the optimal protein for his family’s health. Because our cattle only consume high-quality pasture, this results in tender nutritious beef that has high amounts of healthy omega-3 fats and is loaded with vitamins A, B and E and calcium, magnesium, and potassium.
Currently, we specialize in Hereford and Red Angus cross cattle. In addition to being easy to handle, we have found these cattle perform vigorously on our grass-fed program that optimizes overall cattle health, weight gain and yields tender well-marbled meat.
We have welcomed a small herd of Texas longhorns as Evan's speciality cross-breeding program. This is a project that will help develop a cattle breed that is unique to Beech Stone Farm and will provide heritage-style beef with incredible tenderness and marbling. This will be part of our 2025 beef offering, so stay tuned!