Marie and Steve Deibele have owned and operated Golden Bear Farm since 2001. They raise 100% grass-fed beef and pastured Berkshire pigs. Their Berkshire pork is a favorite with chefs and you may see Golden Bear Farm on menus in local fine restaurants.
Steve has spent years researching nutrition to ensure his pigs have a nutrient dense diet on which they thrive thereby ensuring that WE thrive. The grain ration consists of barley, field peas, kelp, and molasses. They feed no corn, soy, GMO’s antibiotics or hormones. In the summertime, the pigs and cattle rotationally graze on organic pastures. In the fall, the pigs have their own salad bar. Gardens planted just for them contain a variety of vegetables, like squash, melons, and turnips. During the winter, they feed apples, pumpkins and other vegetables. Pigs live in a very low-stress environment with ample space even in the winter
Steve is the treasurer of the SLO Farmers Co-op. You can find Golden Bear Farm on the web here.