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A bird of a different color.

Blog: Bindel Farms   -   Sunday February 10, 2013   -   By Jason

If you come out to our farm for a tour, the first thing that you will notice is that there is not one Cornish cross chicken anywhere on our farm.  This is the typical meat breed of chickens that you find in the grocery store and raised by most small time...

Dark Cornish Chickens

Blog: The Clark Family Farm   -   Monday April 25, 2011   -   By Maryann

Dark Cornish Chickens Only 25 are being raised this year. Maryann has added some exotic fowl to her menagerie! The Dark Cornish is a traditional chicken developed purely for great taste. We raise then on pasture and witihout drugs. The bird of choice...

Preparing for Spring...

Blog: Rocking A Sustainable Farm   -   Wednesday February 02, 2011   -   By Harlan and Lori

We are getting spring fever here at Rocking A Sustainable Farm! I'm not sure if it comes naturally or if those seed catalogs bring it to us. Anyway, we are looking at the calendar and picking dates to till the soil, move compost, plant seeds and potatoes,...

Freedom Ranger Chickens as Laying Hens

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Sunday November 28, 2010   -   By David

Freedom Ranger Laying Hens In August we were pulling broilers from one of our movable pens on pasture in the pouring down rain. Two pullets ended up escaping into the nearby brush. Since I wasn't really in the mood to chase two fugitives in the...

Pastured Poultry - Fresh Grass Daily

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Friday October 29, 2010   -   By David

Folks often ask me "what's the difference in pastured poultry and free range?" Well for the most part it depends on who is defining it! Grocery stores would want you to believe that "free range" or "pastured"  means the...

A Productive Week

Blog: JustPicked Farms   -   Monday April 19, 2010   -   By Cheryl

April 19 A productive week This has been a very productive week at JustPicked Farms.  On Thursday morning, I got a call at 5:30 am from the postoffice saying my chicks had arrived and I needed to pick them up.  When I got there,...

Freedom Ranger Chicks Arrived - Video

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Friday March 12, 2010   -   By David

Our Freedom Ranger chicks arrived at the farm today today. This video shows us putting them in the brooder. These birds are from the Label Rouge program. We believe them to be better than the standard Cornish Cross chickens for the model we use to...

What's Wrong With Cornish Cross Chickens?

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Thursday March 04, 2010   -   By David

Normal 0 Cornish Cross are the industry standard for meat birds in the United States. I recently mentioned I had switched to Freedom Ranger chickens and had several people ask why. Cornish Cross birds are a lazy bird by...

Autumn Flavors

Blog: Sweet Basil's Restaurant   -   Friday November 07, 2008   -   By Renee

The summer has come to a close and the falling leaves stir our desire for the comfort foods of Autumn.    Here are a few of our favorite October dishes being served this month at Sweet Basil's...


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