In 1799, the Tunis sheep's ancestors arrived in the United States from North Africa. Once arrived, the Tunis Sheep quickly spread throughout the mid-Atlantic and the southeast, as they were well adapted to the heat and humidity of these regions. The Tunis was the mainstay of sheep production in the upper South until the Civil War, when nearly all of the Southern stock was destroyed. In the last decade, the Tunis Sheep has had a resurgence in the Southeast, as it is considered a gem within American agricultural history. The Tunis sheep is striking and attractive in appearance, with cream or ivory colored wool that is set nicely contrasted by a cinnamon-red face and legs. The meat from the Tunis sheep is tender and flavorful without having a strong mutton tas
SB Farms was founded by two guys; Paul who is Greek and I am a LA farmer
(lower Alabama that is). SB Farms believes in preserving small farms, all-natural
animal husbandry, all-natural crops(garden to row), and homesteading. SB Farms is here to serve our customers. We are transparent in our of our processes
here on there farm. We believe that it should be everyones right to know about
their food from start to dinner plate. We make and sell Gourmet and Artisan
Red Rope Farm in Douglassville, PA was started in 2004 by Dave & Kim Day. We began with 2 dozen laying hens and our farm has grown very much since then. We now have about 30 hens, 6 ducks, 3 turkeys, a goat and 12 sheep. We focus on grass feeding at Red Rope Farm because it is most natural for the animals. Our sheep and steers are rotationally grazed and supplemented with some grain.
A small family farm, our primary goal is to feed ourselves and others good, healthy food grown without synthetic inputs. We want to teach people to grow their own food, and we're dedicated to being a part of the burgeoning movement in the Upstate to reestablish a local, secure food system while preserving heritage breeds and heirloom varieties. We want to strengthen ties to the community and encourage the next generation of farmers, gardeners, and eaters.
We are a YEAR-ROUND market offering all locally produced/prepared products. Free Range Chicken, Grass Fed Beef, Naturally Raised Pork and Lamb, Pastured Cage-Free Eggs, Cow and Goat Cheese, Raw Cow's Milk, Raw Goat's Milk, Goat Yogurt, Kefir, IPA Fruits and organic Vegetables, Breads/Baked Goods and more. The market is open every Saturday from 10:00am until 2:00pm. The Piazza also features great restaurants, shops and galleries.
We raise two types of purebred sheep at Old Quarter Farm -- Tunis and Texel. While both of these breeds are classified as meat breeds, the Texel is known for its superior muscularity. Both breeds are excellent at what they do; that is, produce a tender, mild, delicious flavored meat. Tunis are a heritage breed and have lovely red faces and legs, creamy white wool, and wonderful, calm dispositions.
We are currently signing up for our July CSA season! Our mission is to produce great tasting, high quality, wholesome meats with only the finest ingredients- grass, certified organic/natural feed, and clean water- the way nature intended it to be. Try our monthly mixed meat CSA program or our grass fed beef, and certified organic fed pork sold by the quarter. Finished beef and pork are mixed with premium cuts of steaks, roasts, chops, and ground meat.