Our Mission Statement
Our mission in the Brick Farm Group is to create a local tight-loop enterprise that combines a fully sustainable farm, local market and tavern. Our over-riding goal is to provide the best tasting food to our local community in the most responsible and sustainable manner possible based on three pillars of sustainability 1) the humane treatment of animals 2) local food, local employees and local community development and support 3) maintaining a sustainable energy plan.
The unique experience and products at Brick Farm Market start with our meats. All of our butcher shop and café meats are raised by our farm right in Hopewell, Double Brook Farm, or in the case of our grass-fed beef, from Thistle Creek in Tyrone, PA. The animals that provide the meat are raised on pasture, with a diet that is 100% grass fed or supplemented with a carefully sourced non-GMO feed, milled at our farm. To find 100% domestic grass-fed beef and lamb is rare. True pastured chickens fed a Non-GMO diet and harvested on-farm is rarer still and non-confinement pastured pork, born, raised and slaughtered on-farm is unique to Double Brook Farm. We are proud to say that nowhere else in the United States can you truly get as close to the source of such a wide array of pasture raised meats as you can at Brick Farm Market.
Our produce is carefully sourced with the following criteria: 1) our first choice is always our farm which is local and uses strictly organic practices, 2) we further select produce from local farms where we know the farmer and approve of their practices, 3) when growing conditions, seasonality or geography precludes us from local sourcing, we choose produce from organic farms in the most sustainable way possible and, 4) as a last resort, if our farm, or locally grown organic produce is not available we make the best choice possible within the guidelines of our mission statement.
Our pastured, organic practices, open air, farming is subject to weather events and other challenges not seen in commercial factory farms. Therefore, from time to time, you may notice shortages or we may need to source products from other vendors. Although we feel these other products are not entirely comparable to our own, we make all efforts to find products that most closely match our philosophy.
We have chosen to combine 3 of the most difficult businesses involved in feeding our community: a farm, a restaurant and a retail market. We feel that changing the paradigm in our food system is so incredibly important that we spare no effort to constantly improve what we do and how we do it. We are not perfect and nowhere near the finish line, but our commitment to our customers is to provide tasty food that meets our mission. Our tag line is “the food you want from the farmer you know.” This food is local, healthy, sustainable, humane, responsible and delicious. This farmer is conscientious, driven, community-focused and ever improving. We appreciate your patronage and the support of our efforts as we pursue our mission.