Broad River Pastures is a small family farm dedicated to promoting nutrient-dense food and protecting heritage breeds. We focus on education, sustainability, and humane care of animals. We do not use any chemical pesticides, fertilizers, or herbicides on the land. We are exploring various farming methods compatible with our values to enrich the soil. We participate in conservation of soil and watershed. In addition, we strive for nutrient dense produce by using minerals, soil inocculants, and other sustainable permaculture practices to support a rich soil microbiology. We practice soil testing and are developing a rich compost product using inputs from our own farm.
We welcome visitors by appointment only and have a vibrant intern program for aspiring farmers. We welcome applicants at any time. Our next opening is projected for August, 2014. We also work with local weekend homestead students. Frequent updates on farm activities can be found at www.facebook.com/broadriverpastures.
Our free-range poultry are on pasture from sunrise to sunset, then enclosed into coops for predator protection. The ducks have access to a pond during daylight hours. Our pedigreed, heritage meat rabbits are in large, clean, wire cages in the fresh air and sunlight with shade and water at all times. Our Gulf Coast Native heritage wool sheep and Guinea Hogs are rotationally grazed within temporary electric fences, permanent cross fences, and woven wire perimeter fence. Our lamb is pastured and grass fed. All livestock is supplemented with land and sea minerals to promote their health and to increase the nutrient value of the meat and composted manure.
Member of The Livestock Concervancy, the American Rabbit Breeders Association, the American Guinea Hog Association, Breeders of American Rabbits, the Gulf Coast Sheep Breeders Association, Silver Fox Breeders, Acres, USA (featured in September, 2014 Meet an Eco-Farmer), Chapter Leader for The Weston A. Price Foundation, World Wide Organization for Organic Farming, Good Food Jobs, Biodynamic Farming and Gardening Association, Georgia Organics, South Carolina Organization for Opportunities for Learning, and ATTRA. Grower at AthensLocallyGrown.org. Author of Hogs with Heart: Stories and Care of the American Guinea Hog.
Flexible Farm Trust CSA - What you want, When you want it. Free Range on Pasture Duck and Chicken eggs - fed a soy-free feed.
Season: Year round
Type: single farm
# of Shares: 20
Full Share: Flexible rates: $125; $250; $500 - draw down like a gift card
1/2 Share: Read the description. The CSA works like a gift card. You can charge up your balance after it's spent with $50 deposits.
Work Req? No
Athens Locally Grown online Farmer's Market 2 weeks per month.
Online sales of Lucky Dog Liver Treats, unshelled pecans, and wool fiber.
By appointment only on farm. 706-283-7946.
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Our family farm recently purchased our first quad of BEW Beveren rabbits from Broad River Pastures. The rabbits are beautiful and have done very well in the transition to their new home at Suwanee Creek Family Farm.... [more]