As a working, productive Farm, every animal on our Farm provides us with a useful product or service.
We keep and raise animals for
- eggs: chickens
Our animals are raised humanely. They are allowed to graze and roam on organic pastures and fed on organic grains, hay, and grass.
During your visit, you and your children may witness animals reproducing, birthing, nursing young, or dying. We encourage you to use your visit an opportunity to talk openly about life cycles, and that most farm animals are raised for food.
ANIMALS IN RESIDENCE
(as of May 2015; subject to change)
Lucy Belle (pregnant and due in May) We do not milk our cow. We offer beef for sale approximately every other fall.
Six ewes, four of which are Dorsets, and a ram. All females are bred in the fall. Lambs are born in late winter/early spring, and sold for meat in late spring.
Tilly (brown Nubian), Florence, and Dakota, plus a new, unnamed billy goat and his sister. Does (females) are bred in the fall. Kids are born in the late winter/early spring and sold for meat in late spring. Female goats who have birthed can be milked until they are bred again. We do not sell goats' milk.
2: We have two sows who are bred to have litters in spring. Watching our young piglets run around in the barn yard in the spring is not to be missed!
+/- 100 Layers & Broilers. Eggs are available year-round. They are $6/dozen.The best times to get eggs are at chore time 9 AM and 4 PM. Sorry, but we cannot "save" dozens for people who call ahead. Broilers (meat birds) are available in the autumn on a limited basis. They are sold frozen.
+/- 150 Holland Turkeys. Thanksgiving turkeys may be pre-ordered May through November. They are sold frozen. NCOF members have priority August 1 through October 15. Birds always sell out. Please see our turkey page for additional information.
+/- 20 New Zealand White, Rex, and other mixed breeds.
Bunnies for pets are sold in spring, summer, and fall. You must visit the Farm Monday through Friday (not on weekends) from 9 AM to 4:30 PM to purchase a rabbit and sign adoption papers. Sorry, but we cannot take reservations for specific rabbits. Call to check availability. Note: We do not accept donations of rabbits and we do not take adopted rabbits back.
Bosco, Reiki, and Queenie
Our Farm dogs are often off lease because they have work to do. They are friendly, but please do not feed them or approach them.