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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Waters Organic Farm

  Baxter, TN

We are a growing organic farm with year round high quality fruits,vegetables and cut flowers. We sell through four 12 week CSA's each year including a winter salad CSA, local farmers markets, and direct restaurant sales. (more...)


Walenga Family Farm

  Rolling Prairie, IN

We are a small family farm and we believe that happier animals are better for you. We do our best to keep our animals content and happy. That means no hormones, naturally raised, and outside like they were meant to be. Right now we have laying hens and hogs. We are looking forward to getting dairy goats and learning how to milk them. (more...)


W Koschara & Sons

  Mt. Morris, NY

W Koschara & Sons farming operations was first established on Long Island New York near the hamlet of Selden in 1895 by William Koschara and his wife Gersche. William emigrated to the US in 1887 from Germany. The family farm raised vegetables sold locally, trucked to NYC and as far as Connecticut. (more...)


Vintage Hobby Farm

  East Troy, WI

Vintage Hobby Farm's goal is to bring back Heritage breeds into farming and to grow and provide locally and natural grown Heirloom produce to families who wish to support local farms and the community while also teaching children the important concept of family farming. (more...)


Vaughn Family Farm

  Box Springs, GA    LocalHarvest Sponsor!

We are a rural Christ-centered family & small farm located in Marion County, Georgia. We endeavor to live simply and honor the Lord Jesus Christ. We like to make things with our hands like wood crafts, soaps, apple butter, jams, baked goods, etc. We sell things we produce locally, and occasionally extras online. (more...)


Urban Patchwork

  Austin, TX

Urban Patchwork Neighborhood Farms provide fresh, affordable food for Austin one neighborhood at a time. We believe community is the backbone of health, security and sustainability. (more...)