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We raise our poultry on pasture. We house our flocks in moveable pens, which are portable shelters that allow the flock to be transported to new pasture daily. We supplement their free-range diet with non-gmo feed from Sunrise Farm in Virginia. We have a policy to never use hormones and antibiotics. Small-scale, pastured poultry farming creates a sanitary and low-density environment in which pathogens do not flourish. Free-range poultry has a remarkably better taste than their factory raised counterparts. Exercise, socialization, high quality feeds, and a stress-free environment are important components that contribute directly to the taste and nutritional value of our poultry products. Since we raise chickens in small batches, we can ensure that every bird is healthy and processed in a humane manner. We comply with animal welfare standards. Our chickens can be found at the Western Wake Farmers Market, Downtown Raleigh Farmers Market, and Standard Food. Please feel free to contact us for on-farm pickup as well. Our first batch of chickens we be ready April 13, 2016. We will have a steady supply of chickens for the rest of the year....Read More
We grow seasonal mixed vegetables for direct sale. We grow our vegetables using sustainable, organic methods without the use of chemical fertilizer, pesticide or other amendments. Our focus is on promoting soil health to produce the highest quality vegetables. We cultivate soil health through the incorporation of compost, crop rotation, cover cropping, green manures and integration of our poultry flock. We grow a variety of roots, greens, tomatoes, peppers, melons, squash, herbs, flowers and several other specialty crops. ...Read More
Here’s the link to sign up for the 2016 CSA. If you sign up via the link please mail a check (details in the form). You can also purchase a share in our shop and pay via PayPal. For more information on our CSA see below. Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a direct sale production model that forges a commitment between farmer and patron. The system provides advantages for each stakeholder. Each CSA member contributes a share at the beginning of the season. This allows the farmer to pay off his or her variable costs immediately. Old Milburnie Farm’s variable costs amount to the purchase of seeds, soil amendments, tools, repairs, labor, fuel, packaging, irrigation, etc. In addition, the system allows the farmer to efficiently plan crop rotations, planting dates, and manage capital inputs. The share that each CSA member paid for during “pre-season” is paid back over a series of weeks in incremental distributions of produce. The CSA model provides each member with the advantages of receiving the freshest produce (we pick our produce less than 24 hours prior to delivery), a direct and personal relationship with their farmer, first-choice and knowledge of upcoming products and sales, recipe exchange, discounted bulk pricing, and the satisfaction of supporting a local, sustainable business. Many people claim that getting their weekly produce box is akin to the excitement of receiving a Christmas present! CSA shares are mainly for vegetables only, but mushrooms are include from time to time. However, we do offer a member discount for our other farm products. When we have chicken, pork and mushrooms available, we will bring pre-orders to the CSA pick up. CSA members are welcome to pre-order additional vegetables at any time to pick up with their share. Please visit our website to view a comprehensive list of produce we’re offering. Our CSA boxes will contain a mix of the vegetables currently available during a given week. For an idea of vegetable availability over the course of the season please take a look at our Produce page. CSA Shares: We offer a 7 month, 28...Read More
How we raise them Our pigs are fed a mixed diet of: 100% GMO-free feed, vegetable scraps from the garden and local restaurants, and brewers’ grain from local breweries. Some of our restaurant and brewery partners include: Stanbury, Standard Food, Garland, AC Restaurants and Trophy Brewing Co. We raise heritage breeds of pigs as nature intended, rooting and foraging in the woods. Our pigs are raised without anti-biotics. Our hogs are Berkshire/Cheshire crosses. Where to buy them Our pork is available in two ways. The first is at our farmers markets. Secondly, we seasonally offer bulk pork orders. Bulk orders require the purchase of a half or whole hog . Customers can select between three options for their meat. A whole or half hog order allows the customer to save money and try some new cuts of meat. Our bulk pork price is $7/lb. This is a bit higher than other farms, but is a direct result of our decision to use GMO-free feed for our hogs. For more information click here. For the spring pork sale, bulk pork orders need to be made by February 20,...Read More
We raise our poultry on pasture. We house...
We grow seasonal mixed vegetables for...
Here’s the link to sign up for the...
How we raise them Our pigs are fed a mixed...