Thaddeus Farms is located on 3.5 acres in Wadmalaw Island, SC. Farmers Patrick and Lindsay McKinley raise goats, rabbits, and quail, all for meat. “We decided to be meat farmers because we felt that, generally, people see meat as something that comes in a styrofoam tray from the grocery store. We wanted to educate people that every piece of meat they consume was once a living, breathing animal.”
Patrick and Lindsay plan to expand their property and continue to grow their herd of 34 goats as well as their rabbit and quail operations. Eventually, they’d like to have their own processing facility to allow them the utmost control of their products, from the beginning of life to the time it reaches their customers’ tables.
“We believe it is extremely important for people to reconnect with where their food comes from, and exactly what it takes — for both the farmers and the animals — to get that protein to their plates. We believe that all animals should be treated with the utmost respect and be given the best life possible. On processing day, we thank every animal for what they are about to sacrifice for our nourishment. One bad day.”