Vancouver Natural Fed Beef By Painted River Farm

We are a family owned and operated natural fed beef producer located on Vancouver’s Barnston Island on Fraser River.

We produce hormone-free & antibiotic-free meat – we don’t use hormones or antibiotics on the livestock, nor do we use any chemical or pesticides on our land. We do not use any animal by-product in the grain we feed to the animals and we are able to trace where our grain sources come from trough our feed mill.

We will, however, treat an animal if they require treatment, but that animal is than never used for our beef sales.

Organic Vs. Natural

So how is our product different than a typical organic product? While we ensure our beef is healthy and chemical-free, we are able to keep our price down since you do not have to pay for our organic certification when you buy our product!

We are the first beef farm in BC to be certified with the BC SPCA farm welfare certification. We got their certification in 2004 and we have been part of their program ever since.

We also received certification trough the BC Verified Beef Production. This program is an on-farm food safety program for beef producers in Canada.

Price Increase fall 2015

We at Painted River Farm Strive to raise the happiest ,healthiest beef in the Valley from our family to yours. Do to the recent increase in cattle prices across North America and the … | Read More

Smokies are in Stock

Beef Smokies ideal for the BBQ season ready for pick up from the farm get them while in stock they will not last long. They are gluten free and come in 4 per … | Read More

Gift Certificates for Holiday giving

Not sure what to give that hard to buy for family memeber? Give them the gift that will keep their belly’s full and smiles on there faces. While helping support the local family … | Read More

Vlog: Feeding Kids (baby goats for the uninitiated)

feeding baby goats

These are the baby goats being fed today. See how they are mobbing my camera guy? Funny as heck ;-)

Gift Certificates

Painted River Farm Gift Certificate

Looking for a gift that has value; something that they’ll really get to use? Talk to us about our gift certificates: Also, make sure you check out a great article by Bob … | Read More

Bob Collins: Gov’t Needs To Revisit Meat Regs To Save B.C.’S Beef Industry


In 1979, my neighbour Norm sold his calves for $1.25 a pound. It was a pretty good time to be in the cattle business.

In 2008, the same calves are being sold for 85 cents a pound … | Read More