We are the Morra Family. We started Bethlehem Farm to provide our family a means for purposeful work. We also started the farm to eat the cleanest food possible to impact our health and well being. We are a Christian family whose desire is to glorify God in all we do. We raise our family, our animals and all our food it the most "organic" way we know. We consistently strive to learn more each day to produce food in the manner it was intended We developed most of the bread and pizza recipes we make. We are motivated by some health challenges and a desire to live a more simple life for the Glory of God
On August 2nd 2014 we lost our Dear Alison to breast cancer. Thom lost a faithful and loving wife while TJ and Rose lost their Mother and best friend. Alison was the motivation for starting the farm. Her health challenges caused us all to examine the many toxins in our food, what we eat and how food can contribute to our health and well being. This is why we feed our animals the cleanest food we can. Alison lived well fighting her cancer and we believe our efforts paid off. We have decided to press on and continue our labors on the farm to feed others who are looking for the best food possible for their families. We look forward to the day when we will be united again as a family in the new heavens and on the new earth. Until that time we will continue to labor and remember Alison in all we do
Meet the Parents:
Thom and Nancy
Meet the Kids;
TJ, Rose, Grace and Gabriel
There are two primary reasons why we use organic soy free feed for our pastured poultry. One reason is that organic feed is NON GMO as required by law. For anything to be labeled organic it can not be genetically modified. We are very concerned about Genetically Modified foods and we want to make as sure as possible it does not end up in our personal diets. Secondly. being labeled organic also means the products are grown with limited modern synthetic inputs such as synthetic pesticides and chemical fertilizers. Again we try to grow the cleanest food we know how and organic labeling helps us insure we are using the highest quality ingredients
The Freedom Ranger chicken is more of a heritage (traditional) chicken breed which are slower to grow then the standard Cornish Cross. The Freedom Ranger chicken is adapted well to a more organic free range environment. They are an active breed which we believe is a healthy alternative to the industry standard
Thom was raised in an Italian family in Northern NJ. He grew up on New York style pizza and set out to share that authentic pizza taste and style for his family. He was striving for a way to do this when upon driving home from vacation many years ago he saw a man baking pizzas in a wood fired brick oven. Long story short several weeks later that man and his son were building our first Pompeii style wood fired brick oven (as seen on our home page). This oven allows us to bake our pizzas at 900 degrees which is necessary for the crust to crisp and the cheese to melt. We bake directly on the floor of our oven (both our pizzas and breads) and that is one way we are able to get that old world taste and style.
You can come and visit the farm by calling or emailing ahead. You can also conatct us to make delivery arrangements, pick up products at the farm, or ask us any questions you might have.
137 Miller Rd, Winchester, Virginia 22602, United States
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