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Free Protein for Chickens

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Monday February 07, 2011   -   By David

Laying Hen Spring Hill Farms I'm constantly looking for new and free (or cheap) protein sources for chickens. Obviously for us here at Spring Hill Farms it also has to pass clean food test as well. I'm not of the mind that "free" is good no matter...

Mingling in the Winter Sun

Blog: Real Food Farms   -   Tuesday February 01, 2011   -   By Thomas & Kristeen

  Hello from the farm!   The chickens love the warm weather we are having right now. Grandma, aka "Cha-Cha", had snapped a couple of pictures of our layers out mingling in the sun...or waiting for some scratch to...

Rainbow Ranch Farms

Blog: Rainbow Ranch Farms   -   Monday January 24, 2011   -   By Poly

 Rainbow Ranch Farms Rainbow Ranch Farms is owned by a cooperative group of farm members and operated by farm members protocol. A small, private farm, specializing in the delicate dietary and health needs of a close nit group...

WHY EAT LOCAL? From Health to Money Matters

Blog: Rainbow Ranch Farms   -   Sunday January 23, 2011   -   By Poly

WHY EAT LOCAL? From Our friends at www.100milediet.org   Here on www.LocalHarvest.org  you will find the largest selection of farms, close to you. Please be sure to explore, what your local food providers are growing NOW!. 1. Taste the...

Health Benefits of Grass-Fed Products-Eat Wild!

Blog: Rainbow Ranch Farms   -   Sunday January 23, 2011   -   By Poly

Health Benefits of Grass-Fed Products From our fiends at www.eatwild.com   click here for the study data and for the entire article http://www.eatwild.com/healthbenefits.htm Meat, eggs, and dairy products from...

Temecula Farmers Market Vendors vs Farmers

Blog: Rainbow Ranch Farms   -   Wednesday January 19, 2011   -   By Poly

A small farmers market, located in beautiful down town, old town Temecula. Sat. 8:00am - 12:30pm corner of 6th and front street. Below you will find a list of  farmers, Ancillary retail re-sellers and artisan vendors. If you would like more...

Chicken Tractors

Blog: Dark Water Ranch   -   Saturday January 15, 2011   -   By shepherd

Today we took advantage of the warm weather. We loaded up on lumber supplies and hauled them back for later work. We also started plans for the new chicken tractors. We plan to have seperate tractors for each breed, so that our new chicks will all be pure bred...

Forgot...meat drop in Inland Empire?

Blog: Moonstruck Farms   -   Friday January 14, 2011   -   By Rowena

I almost forgot.  Thanks to Local Harvest we have been receiving a lot of contacts from our neighbors just down the hill in the Inland Empire.  Most of the inquiries are for meat since they already have some great produce CSAs down the hill.  I...

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New USDA Labeling Requirements for Meat and Poultr...

Blog: Rainbow Ranch Farms   -   Tuesday January 11, 2011   -   By Poly

As in the earlier post, the new labeling laws will go into effect by Jan 1st 2012. I have posted an informative article here with the link to the Federal Register and the phone numbers for you to call for more information. By Susan Brady Published:...

Happy New Year

Blog: SlowMoneyFarm   -   Monday January 03, 2011   -   By Jan

It is only a slow season in comparison - but very busy in planning! 2011 holds some expansions, as highlighted in our other blog . Our poultry flock will have more Dominiques added and some Rhode Island Reds. We're looking forward to having ducks and turkey...

Express Yourself -

Blog: Green Jeans Ranch   -   Sunday January 02, 2011   -   By Michael

Easier way to get to me is text or call 559-853-4550...blog for all to see.  Green Jeans Ranch is venturing to use QR codes, sms text to help you order and track your fresh poultry, and purchase of our new items, jerky, smoked and baked pastry with meat...

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A Secret Ingredient for your Water Trough

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Saturday December 18, 2010   -   By David

Clean Water Water. A crucial element of life. We spend hundreds even thousands of dollars to ensure we have clean pure water for ourselves and our families. It makes up 75% of our bodies. What about our livestock?  How clean is the water you...

Pastured Freedom Rangers and Carcass Weight

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Tuesday November 30, 2010   -   By David

Freedom Ranger 5 1/2 lbs 68 days We just processed a batch of Freedom Ranger Broilers we ran on pasture. Actually in movable cages on pasture. This was the last batch of the year and we were pushing it to have birds on grass the last day of November. ...

Are pastured chickens better for you than their su...

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Monday August 30, 2010   -   By David

This is a great video showing the nutritional profile of pastured vs conventional chickens. I will be ordering our last batch of birds next week. If you were thinking of ordering now is the time...   Video    

Freedom Rangers..Gettin' Acquainted

Blog: Homestead Pantry   -   Friday August 27, 2010   -   By Homestead Artisa

We had a chance to try out some Freedom Rangers meat chickens.  So this afternoon off we dashed as soon as it cooled a bit, to avoid heat stress since the day was bright and sun shiney.    Arriving at the seller's place, we drove right up to...

Novice (but learning!) Farmer - First time (but le...

Blog: Walnut Hill Farm   -   Monday August 02, 2010   -   By Michael

Well, this is another new thing to learn about! That's OK, because that's my favorite thing about farming. Since we got going about a year and a half ago, learning something new has been an everyday deal. At this point, I think I've learned about 1% of what...

Mid Summer Blues

Blog: Boardtown Organics   -   Wednesday July 21, 2010   -   By Greg

Well, the first plantings have done their thing and we're in the lull between plantings.  I can't say we don't need the rest....until the second planting starts producing anyway!  We expect the second plantings will start producing in about 4 weeks. ...

Another successful Farm Day

Blog: Beatrix Farm   -   Tuesday July 20, 2010   -   By Beatrix Farm

We had a great time on July 17, 2010 at the farm in White Post. We processed around 350 chickens, met up with old friends, fulfilled our customer's orders, and didn't collapse from the heat! It was a scorcher but we had tents and watering stations set up and...

County Fair Is In Town

Blog: Hoosierfarm   -   Tuesday July 20, 2010   -   By Shirley

The county fair is here and I live across the street from the park that host it every year. Lots of noise and excitement going on. A good time for kids to show their stuff. Good luck to all.

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