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The Exceptional (Pastured) Egg

Blog: Harvest Michigan   -   Thursday June 12, 2014   -   By Local Foodette

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DNR backs down against Baker's Green Acres

Blog: Coach Stop Farm   -   Wednesday March 26, 2014   -   By Conni

After a 2-year ordeal, the Michigan DNR totally backed down from going after Baker's pigs in order to not have to testify as the court hearing was finally scheduled! Read this for more info, but, WOW! Of course, as the Bakers point out, this ruling only...

Chicken Paddock Planting Plan

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Thursday February 13, 2014   -   By Katie

Last spring’s Chicken Week seems a world away now as I look out onto giants mounds of fluffy snow. That week of posts introducing our first flock of chickens also discussed our plans and tips for chicken keeping. One of the central concepts in our plan...

Pastured Turkey

Blog: Harbridge Farms   -   Saturday November 23, 2013   -   By Stephen

Thanksgiving Turkeys are still available! we have a few fresh, never frozen birds left.   These are Broad Breasted Bronze Turkeys that were raised on pasture with out antibiotics.  They are 15 to 18 lbs and are priced at $74.99...

Hello again,...

Blog: Homestead Pantry   -   Saturday August 03, 2013   -   By Homestead Artisa

Hello again, it's been a long while.  I notice that I neglected to save and publish my last entry before the Big Backache.  <sigh>  Well, spring was very late this year, having two days back to back in two weeks back to back of freezing...

Chicken Paddocks Update #1

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Wednesday July 10, 2013   -   By Katie

Back in April we brought you Chicken Week to celebrate our hen’s introduction to the wild backyard. At that time, I wrote a post about pastured poultry in paddocks. Here’s a quick summary: There are many methods for raising chickens, including the...

How does a Happy Hen get happier?

Blog: Wild Things Farm   -   Friday May 31, 2013   -   By Terry

At the Farmer's Market and with the CSA members, everyone loves Fresh Eggs from the Happy Hens.  The girls were pretty happy with their two coops, large fenced in area, fresh veggies and lots of different grains.  I wanted more...... More...

Pastured Poultry in Paddocks

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Thursday April 11, 2013   -   By Katie

Though the iconic mental picture most of us get when it comes to raising chickens is the standard coop and run, there are many methods for raising chickens. Here’s a quick overview of your options: Coop and Run. A dwelling for the chickens with an...

Chicken Week (Psst! We Have Chickens!)

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Monday April 08, 2013   -   By Katie

Guess what? We have chickens! We are the proud owners of six ISA Red egg-laying hens who are six weeks old as of today! If all goes well, they’ll be supplying us with fresh, brown eggs by the end of the summer. We selected ISA Reds because they...

How Many Miles Are on Your Chicken

Blog: Our City Farm   -   Wednesday March 13, 2013   -   By Jeri

I recently wrote a blog post on our website titled, "How Many Miles Are on Your Chicken?" . I think it's important that everyone know why I wrote this. I have the unique perspective of being a fairly new farmer. I can remember the choices I made as...

New happenings

Blog: Twin Creeks Farms- Wesley Stephens and Bethany Stephens   -   Saturday February 23, 2013   -   By Wesley and Bethany

It has been much too long since we posted anything on the blog, and things have steadily progressed here. We have been working to expand our beef and pork production, and have been selling products on an online local farmers market called Down East Connect for...

Next Home-Farm Event: Feb. 10th

Blog: Rainbow Ranch Farms   -   Tuesday February 05, 2013   -   By Poly

     Our next home-farm, event is scheduled for Sun. Feb. 10th. Gates open at 11:00 A.M. Please RSVP.          Rainbow Ranch Farms, Heritage -Breed, Pastured, Free-Range Poultry,is grown without any grains....

Now taking orders for our summer flock of meat chi...

Blog: WannaBeaFarm   -   Thursday January 31, 2013   -   By Cynthia

We order all of our pastured chicken from www.mcmurrayhatchery.com the chicks arrive at the post office with in one day of hatching, delivery date is dependent on the hatch date. The chicks are raised on local feed and scratch purchased from the Mieserville...

Most Pork is Contaminated With Pathogens

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Wednesday December 12, 2012   -   By David

Health information floating around on the internet and every other form of media can boggle your mind at times. Heck you can have a conversation with a friend at the water cooler and end up wondering if we're all going to die of some horrid disease from...

How is Your Chicken Raised?

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Tuesday September 25, 2012   -   By David

  When I first started raising pastured poultry I used the standard Cornish Cross birds that are used in commercial operations. I explain why I stopped raising them here. Many pastured poultry farmers use these birds because they are convinced...

Free Range Eggs - A Top 10 Superfood

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Monday September 12, 2011   -   By David

Fresh Brown Eggs I have long been a proponent of eggs from pastured hens. Eggs get a bad rap many times but the truth is they are a great source of: Nine essential amino acids One of the highest quality proteins you can find. Proteins are ...

Eating Grass Fed - Increases Blood Levels of Omega...

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Monday July 25, 2011   -   By David

Tamworth Pigs on Pasture I have long been a proponent of Grass fed beef, pastured pork, and poultry. It always thrills me to see studies as they emerge proving out more positive benefits of eating grass fed meat. A recent article discusses the fact...

So much rain the worms are drowning

Blog: Gravel Knolls Farm, CSA   -   Friday April 15, 2011   -   By Linda

April 15... Just a few days ago I stepped into the plastic covered hoop house protecting our crop of transplants for the farm and noticed 3-4 dozen worms of all sizes laying still on top the hard, muddy ground and not a one showing the tiniest of wiggles....

All Cooped Up!

Blog: Homestead Pantry   -   Sunday March 20, 2011   -   By Homestead Artisa

Today we worked on the brooder house/coop.  Again.  This has been an awfully long, ongoing project for the size of coop it is, but that happens when you're training your workforce as you construct, and when those happy hens keep interrupting...

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