David and Kim began David's Pasture in 2011 after growing tired of corporate America and the lies in our food system. They began with a single batch of chickens, and the business slowly grew over the course of time. In January of 2019, (most of) the Kesten family moved back to their home state of Florida to be with and care for relatives. Even so, they are still a part of David's Pasture.
Hi, I'm Remi! I was 11 years old at the start of this farming adventure in 2011, and when my parents moved back to their hometown in 2019, I decided to plant myself in Missouri and continue running the farm. Kaitlyn and I got married in March of '21 after working together most of 2020. She's not only the coolest person in the world (IMO), but she has a passion for animal care and holistic living.
Together, we manage all aspects of poultry and pig care, as well as orders, farm events, and customer experience.
We find fulfillment in caring for creation and serving others, and we love doing both from our small farm in Concordia, MO.
John manages beef production and leads our team. He is an integral part of the planning and inner workings of the business. The oldest Cox children participate in daily animal moves and have begun growing their own shiitake mushrooms (stay tuned!)
While he's not the original "David," Dave Pratt is still a big part of DP. Each week he makes our deliveries to the Kansas City area and serves as our extra man when it's all hands on deck. He loves spending time with his wife, Pam, and their grandkids, and he's like an adopted grandfather to Kaitlyn and me.
We've recently harvested our grass-fed lamb for the year, and there are lots of cuts to experiment with. Personally, I have not cooked a lot with lamb, so this has been fun! This recipe is made with ground lamb and is really simple! The spices are warming and perfect for a cold winter day.
I usually make whole chickens in the crock pot. It's so simple and easy to get started in the morning. Today, I decided to try something new and throw it in the oven instead! Gotta love that oven-baked crispy skin. The butter, lemon, and garlic combination put this chicken over the edge!
Air fryers seem to be the new rage these days. Unfortunately, I don't have one. But, my friend April does! She tested out some DP chicken breasts to make chicken nuggets in her air fryer that were munchkin approved!