Long Shadow Farm

  (Berthoud, Colorado)
Local. Healthy. Happy.

Pastured Poultry in Larimer County

Did you know that the current land use code in Larimer County, for properties like mine that are zoned for agriculture - that we can raise 10 livestock per acre as a USE BY RIGHT. What does that mean? Use by Right are the things you can do on your property without having to ask for permission or permits from the county. Things like living in a house on your property, having pets, parking your car, putting up fences and having a garden.  On property like mine that is zoned for ag, I can have 10 livestock per acre. 10 sheep, 10 cows, 10 llamas,  whatever. I can raise those animals and sell them or their products. 

 But not so with poultry. Poultry, if you want to sell anything, requires a Special Review with the county, which can take months to obtain, and cost over $2000. You won't even know the cost when you get started, as they might hit you with further fees as you go along. 

 10 Cows per acre, and no chickens. Does this make sense to you? Because it doesn't to us. If you would like to tell the county that like all our neighboring counties, you think small farms should be allowed to raise poultry and sell poultry and poultry products - please let the county know. Put a comment in here.  



Turkey Harvest coming up

Thanks for all the reservations, folks! We are processing turkeys this coming weekend, in what we call "Turkey Weekend". Three straight days of turkey processing. It's very exhausting, but most folks go home with a tasty bird for their hard work. We are sold out, but email us if you want to be on the waiting list. Don't get your hopes up, most folks don't forget about their birds!!

Turkey Reservations available!

We are taking reservations for holiday turkeys! Hoorah! All our birds are pasture raised on non-medicated feed, with no antibiotics given. This year we have mostly heritage breeds, so they will be smaller than 18 pounds. $4/pound with a $15 deposit given up front. Deposits are non-refundable and go towards the purchase of your bird. Visit www.longshadowfarm.com for more information, or go directly to http://www.eventbrite.com/e/turkey-reservations-registration-18351418587?aff=LocalHarvest to reserve your bird!

Eggs Again!

After a year hiatus without eggs, we finally have eggs again! And we are overrun!

Organic, GMO-free eggs are $6.50/doz

Conventional eggs are $4.00/doz


All our birds are pastured, non-medicated, hormone-free, happy, healthy and loving life! 


Our CSA has launched!

We recently launched our new CSA program. It's a little innovative, since we aren't your typical CSA farm.

You can find out more here or

You can sign up online or download this form and mail it in!

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