2017 Vegetable and Meat CSA Now Open!
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. We have plenty of frozen birds now. Our first batch of fresh chickens for the year will be ready April 1, 2017. We will have a steady supply of fresh 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 2017 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. This year OMF is offering both Vegetable CSA and Meat CSA shares. If both CSA shares together are is too much of a commitment, pre-orders will be available for other farm products at your pickup. And, CSA members get 10%-off other farm products (vegetables, meat, and mushrooms). These items can be added to your share and paid for at CSA pick-up. CSA members are welcome to pre-order additional product at any time prior to share pickup. Please peruse the website to view a comprehensive list of produce, mushrooms, and meat we’re offering. Our CSA boxes will contain a mix of the vegetables and/or meat currently available during a given week. Vegetable CSA: We offer a 7 month, 28 week CSA season that runs from Apr 12 to Nov 15, 2017. Full shares are $700 and typically feed...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...