Monday, November 25, 2013

Fresh Capon Still Available for Thanksgiving..

We still have a few fresh pastured, gmo-free, never caged capon available for those looking for an alternative to turkey or a smaller bird to grace your Thanksgiving table.  These are heritage breeds and the breast meat is tender and the flavor is fantastic! 

We will offer free delivery to Springfield on Tuesday (tomorrow).  So, you may still place your order today.  Thank you for supporting your local farmers!

Monday, August 5, 2013

Capon's are growing...

The capon's continue to grow and  show forth their lovely colors!

This marks the spot of our beloved hen from our first flock. She passed away last night.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Taste Show-Down & Mother Earth blog Post- Regulations or Relationships

 Thanks to our sweet customers who both taste-tested and inspired us to do a side by side comparison of the Cornish and Red Broilers!  The winner, while both are tasty, was.... The Red Broiler!  Tenderness, moisture and flavor.  :)

The blog post,  "What Does "Locally- Raised" Meat Mean? caught our attention as a small local meat farm.  Reading we felt with the author having, in our early days, been "burnt" by a few "local farmers" ourselves.  While the author comes to the conclusion that more regulation and oversight are needed, we come to a different conclusion- relationship. 

Yes, dear patrons, it takes more time and energy, but it is well worth the effort.  Here is our reply...

"While we wholeheartedly agree that honesty and integrity are essential in locally farmed meats; it is not regulations that further burden the honest farmer and raise consumer prices, but rather relationships that are necessary.  As both a local honest small family meat farmer and consumer we  see relationship as an all important key.  We know, for instance, our our veggie CSA farmers and spend time on their farm.  We trust them and they are trustworthy.  But it takes time to build relationships.  our best customers are the ones who know us and come out to the farm to see what we are doing and just how we do it.  And for us as farmers, we feel safe selling to those we know.
No organization or regulation can give you the same peace of mind.  That is the reason many folks are buying from local farmers and not the grocery store.  We encourage you to take the time to get out to the farms, sit and chat.  Learn and laugh together.  If you feel uneasy, simply say, "Thank you for your time." and keep going until you find someone whom you can trust.  the initial effort is well worth a lifelong relationship with you farmers."

Thank you to all who have taken the time to call, email back and forth and come out to the farm!  We are grateful to have such wonderful customers!

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Fresh Red Broilers Ready Next Week...

We are glad to announce that the Red Broilers will be ready for purchase next week.  If you would like your Red Broiler fresh,  pick-up will be on Thursday and Friday (July 11th & 12th).  After the curing time, we will have them available frozen.  This is only a small quantity of 100 broilers, some already spoken for, so please contact the farm if you are interested in purchasing so we can get you right on the list and set your chicken aside for you!

Are you wondering, "What is a Red Broiler?".  Similar to the famous Label Rouge of France.  These broilers are a better foraging alternative to the industrial standard Cornish Cross- growing longer and developing a better flavor than the Cornish.  They maintain the large breast and are similar in form, making cooking them just as easy as your average chicken!

We are glad to be able to offer you a more sustainable alternative to the Cornish Cross.  If you are looking for something really special and the most sustainable option available, we will be offering heritage breed capons in the coming months.  If you are looking  for a lovely alternative to the traditional turkey for your thanksgiving meal, you may pre-order a capon by simply giving us a call or email.  All of our birds are gmo-free, pastured and raised with loving care here on the farm!  We can't thank you, our customer's enough for supporting your local farmers.

Monday, June 17, 2013


Have been enjoying both the sun and rain here on the farm.  The red broilers are doing well and will be ready for purchase in a couple of weeks. But it is the capons we have truly enjoyed the most this season.  We are experiment with different ranging techniques and it has been a lot of fun to watch them as they grow slowly.  They look to be wonderful birds to grace your tables for those special occasions! We'll have to get some pictures up soon.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Final Day...

Final day of caponizing these beautiful birds.  So thankful for the Lord's kindness.  They are looking great.  Had a wonderful time of fellowship with a great group of people!  Hope  you all learned a  lot!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013


An amazing day caponizing. The Lord has been so gracious and all are doing well. We give thanks for life and strength and skill.
Photo: An amazing day caponizing.  The Lord has been so gracious and all are doing well.  We give thanks for life and strength and skill.