Awesome Harvest Day at the Farm

Saturday was a super successful harvest day at the farm. We had 6 families join in the harvest with over 120 chickens and turkeys and all 18 adults and children participating. We are making plans now for 2014. Contact us about joining our CSA (community supported agriculture) so we can grow and harvest to meet your needs. There is nothing like locally grown eggs, chicken, turkey, pig, beef and produce. Contact us for more information. Harvest Crew Parking Lot Party

Farm Chicken Harvest Day Sept. 16th.

We are scheduling a chicken butchering day at the farm on September 16th.  We will begin processing at 10 am if you want to drop off your chickens in the morning or if you want to drop off your chickens after work we will begin processing at 6 pm.  This is also a great opportunity for those that want to learn how to grow or butcher chickens.  Hope to see you on the 16th.  Cost is $3.00 per bird.  Must call to schedule number of birds you want processed.  405-426-7070.

Farm Fresh Eggs vs Store Bought Eggs

Are Eggs From Backyard Chickens Better?

from the Backyard Poultry Blog

by Cristian Rojas | August 16, 2013Image

They already look better before and after cracking them, right? But are they really better for you? A study done by confirmed in 2007 that eggs laid by your own hens at home are not only good looking, but good for you too.

When comparing a standard grocery store egg’s nutritional value (as measured by the USDA) to an average backyard egg, the study gives the latter an advantage:

  • 4 to 6 times as much vitamin D
  • 1/3 less cholesterol
  • 1/4 less saturated fat
  • 2/3 more vitamin A
  • 2 times more omega-3 fatty acids
  • 3 times more vitamin E
  • 7 times more beta carotene

Why the edge? Because backyard chickens have a better diet of organic feed and most importantly…bugs — for real. Chickens not only gorge on chicken feed but the natural environment you provide them will also supply a healthy amount and diversity of little plants, bugs, grasses and leaves that are at the core of a wild chicken diet. Something their industrial peers miss.

Reading this article was so exciting.  I love knowing that raising our own hens for farm fresh eggs is not only fun but that we are helping to grow better food for folks.  Sign up with us to get a regular supply of eggs.

What to Do With Whole Chicken?

What to Do With Whole Chicken?

The comment we hear most often from folks regarding purchasing our pasture raised chicken is “I don’t know how to cut up a whole chicken”. Roasting a whole chicken in the oven with potatoes, carrots, or other vegetables can be one of the easiest and quickest dinners you can make. If you don’t want to heat up your oven during the summer then put the chicken in the crockpot and come home to a delicious smelling house and a mouth watering meal. If you want to learn how to cut up a chicken there are several YouTube videos that take you step by step through the process or call me and I’ll be happy to set up a time for you to join me at the farm for a personal demonstration and practice session. The great thing about a cooking the chicken whole is that after you settle down for that first dinner you then have enough leftovers for chicken salad, chicken and noodles, chicken tortilla soup, etc. The possibilities are endless. Hope to see you at the farm Sat. July 20th or Sat. July 27th noon – 5:00 to stock your freezer with chicken. You can also contact me to set up a pickup or delivery time that works with your schedule.