Old Type Rhode Island Red chicken

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The rich, reddish-black plumage and red comb of the "Old-Type" Rhode Island Red chicken is an iconic symbol of American agriculture. It is a successful dual-purpose bird, and an excellent-tempered farm chicken, with a highly productive brown egg-laying rate.  Since the 1940's, the Rhode Island Red has been selectively bred for more efficient egg production, becoming smaller, lighter colored, and less broody as a result. Of greatest conservation interest are the "Old-Type" Rhode Island Reds, which are larger, darker, and more broody. The "Old-Type" Rhode Island Red chicken has an incredibly rich flavor that is most appropriate for (and best released in) stews

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Frith Farm

  Scarborough, ME

Frith Farm is a diversified Organic farm on 14 acres in Scarborough, Maine. We offer vegetable CSA shares and pasture raised eggs, chicken, pork, lamb, and Thanksgiving turkeys. Our mission is to build soil, increase biodiversity, and strengthen community through the growing of wholesome food. (more...)


Freedom Farm

  Houlton, WI

Multicultural family cooperative small farm, ten acres, seeking food indepence with a real food system, fermented and wild foods as well as heritage and traditional seeds and breeds. Buy Fresh - Buy Local member Clean produce, vegetables,CSA, some fruit, poultry, eggs and looking to add a milk cow and feeder pigs this season. (more...)


Frazier Lane Organics

  Covelo, CA

Our family farm is 68 acres of permanant pasture where our heritage breed Highland cattle, Duroc pigs and Heritage turkeys and chickens are allowed to roam free. We are working with Heritage Foods to be one of the farms that has been selected to raise the Red Wattle pigs. (more...)


Four Acres Farm

  Concord, NC

We are a family farm interested in helping children and families develop a better understand of where their food comes from. Providing quality, locally grown food is very important to us. We want to meet and get to know us. Your comfort with our farming practices is important to ensure your confidence in our quality food. (more...)


Foggy Bottom-A Salmagundi Farm

  Hudson, IN

We grow a large variety of vegetables, herbs, fruits, ducks, geese, chickens, guinea fowl, dairy goats, bees/honey and the highly sought after American Black Guinea Hog. Our hogs are for both breeding and meat. The meat from the American Guinea Hog is highly sought after and is rated #1 by Slow Food International. (more...)


Finn Meadows Farm

  Cincinnati, OH

Finn Meadows Farm, located near downtown Montgomery, raises vegetables, meat, eggs, and flowers without the use of chemicals. We are currently raising grass-fed beef, free-range laying hens, meat chickens, pork and Thanksgiving turkeys. (more...)