Who we are
The Pine Haven Colony was established in 1994. As Hutterites, we believe in pacifism and community living. Here on the farm, our number one focus is to sustain healthy living soils, which contributes and makes possible the production of nutrient-rich food. Maintaining and enhancing the natural system of soil, water and air are simply vital to the future generation. We value two-way communication and mentorship. Pine Haven’s senior team members lead by example, mentoring and instilling traditions into the next generation to carry on our community way of life. We all follow methods to preserve and fine-tune our high standards and best practices. Because each individual is an owner we share honesty and strong loyalties. Through continuous improvement, our determination is to produce food in healthy soils, bright sunlight, and fresh air.
“Our number one focus is to sustain healthy living soils, which contributes and makes possible the production of nutrient-rich food. “. – Tim Hofer
In Canada, most cattle are raised on grasses and then finished on grain. Our herd is fed ONLY grasses throughout the full life cycle — grasses that are chemical-free, nutrient-rich, low in toxins, and environmentally sustainable. This results in delicious tasting meat. Our Forage Raised Angus beef herds are never fed grains of any kind and are raised without antibiotics or unnecessary artificial growth hormones.
We maintain high production standards that are verified by independent third-party auditors. Pine Haven Premium Grass Fed Beef is registered under the national beef on-farm food safety program — Verified Beef Production (VBP) compliant.
“Pine Haven Colony raises the bar when it comes to land stewardship and care for their animals. Those ethical standards, combined with incredible flavour, have secured my business again and again.”
– Alexei Boldireff, Chef
“The Meat Shop at Pine Haven Colony was the missing link that brought our restaurant from the small pop-ups to the big table. Their dedication to sustainability and their transparency makes buying anything from their store easy and comfortable. I get the assurance that the best product is reaching my guests and that we’re working towards a more sustainable future”.
– Eric Hanson, Executive Chef and General Manager
Our specialty pigs benefit from healthy rations of natural, 100% vegetarian feed and fresh clean water. Pine Haven Premium Farm Raised Pork is grown and raised without antibiotics. We use methods and production protocols that emphasize animal welfare right from when they are born to the time we lead the animals to our provincially inspected abattoir – right here on our farm – resulting in less stress for the animals. We care for the pigs during the entire production and apply ourselves to understanding their behavior and ensuring that they are comfortable at all times. The outcome is flavourful, clean, nutritious, sustainable meat for you to enjoy.
Our Pine Haven Premium Farm Raised Pork is registered under the Canadian Quality Assurance (CQA) and the Animal Care Assessment.
“We have the upmost respect for the Pine Haven Colony. The pride that they take in their land and their animals speaks volumes through the taste and quality of their meats. We’ve been lucky to experience first hand the passion they have for what they do”.
– Corey & Amanda Meyer, Owners
Pine Haven Premium Farm Raised Chickens run freely and are comfortable at all times. Flocks are housed in large environmentally controlled facilities, with straw-bedded barns. Our flocks only receive nutrient-rich grain feed with no animal by-products, no antibiotics. We grow our birds to a more mature size and age than conventional producers. The result is a more flavourful product packed with nutrients and taste.
Our Premium Farm Raised Chickens are produced according to our comprehensive production system procedures and inspected by third-party auditors. We are totally committed to maintaining the highest level of Animal Care and Food Safety.
The Meat Shop at Pine Haven carries great products from their “No Hormone Grass Fed Graded Beef, Pork and Chickens to their great Sausages and Hams.” Awesome customer service! Our customers love their products!.”
– Dave Van Leeuwen, Owner/Operator
To compliment the fresh meat flavors, we choose to create our products using only carefully selected spices, herbs, salts, and natural smoke in the appropriate amounts. No unnecessary fillers.
“I like the products from the Meat Shop @ Pine Haven for their high quality. Their principals in raising, handling and feeding their animals matches our beliefs, how our food should be made. This is also, what our customer expect from Pine Haven products, each time!All this, together with their passion for quality food makes pine Haven the ideal partner for my store.”
– Jakob Jud, Owner