September 2021 Newsletter
Busy With Chickens!
We've got a lot going on with poultry these days! We move groups of chickens and turkeys to fresh grass each morning, topping off their food and water and saying hi to the friendly guardian dogs.
Throughout the entire summer every other week, we bring a new batch of chicks or turkey poults into the brooder, to begin their life here on the farm. And every week, we process a batch of fresh chicken to keep the freezer stocked with whole broilers and all our favorite chicken cuts.
If you ask us what Summer means, we'll say "chickens!"
On average, our crew processes between 300 and 400 chickens per week.
We believe in treating every animal with respect from the moment we receive them through harvesting day. We know this isn't something that most people want to think about, but there are many questions that are left open that many don't know what that process looks like and how to form a question to better understand.
So for those wanting to learn more, we highly recommend watching Green Farm Life, Episode 5. It's a very educational episode (video) we recorded to help shed light for our farm friends to be more informed of the process.
Turkeys on Pasture
We raise several batches of turkey throughout the growing season to have delicious, nutrition packed turkey meat for your Thanksgiving Dinner! In order to do this, it's important to have fresh green grass and bugs in their diet, so this means raising them throughout the Summer Time.
During this past month the turkeys were big enough to move onto open grass from their movable shelter designed to keep them safe while they were little.
They walked happily across the field and into their new paddock with a little direction from the crew.
HOW TO COOK A CHICKEN
Have you ever felt intimidated by cooking a whole broiler chicken? Wondered about crock pot vs. oven, basting and cooking times?
Check out this step by step guide for multiple ways to cook your pasture raised broiler to perfection - without the fuss!
Chicken Bundles Available Again!
We're excited to offer our Whole Bird Bundle and our Chicken Parts Bundle again. Chicken sure is a staple at our house, anyone else?
Checkout these bundles and see if stocking your freezer with one of these bundles is a good fit for your family.
Thank you for taking the time to learn more about our farm in this newsletter! We call you our farm friend, because we see you as friend's of our farm. So thanks for being you and supporting our farm in the way you do! We look forward to hearing from you soon!