$5/dozen. Our mixed flock of free-range hens produces some of the tastiest eggs our customers have ever eaten. They have full run of our 70-acre farm, and the bright colour of their yolks reflects the varied diet they enjoy. Their free-range diet is complimented with certified organic feed. An egg share is available to all vegetable CSA members at a cost of $95 per season for a dozen eggs and $55 for a 1/2 dozen eggs. The egg share corresponds with the 20 week CSA season from June-October. Eggs are also available at our on-farm store.
Research shows that compared to factory-farm eggs, free-range eggs contain:
1/3 less cholesterol
1/4 less saturated fat
2/3 more vitamin A
Two times more omega-3 fatty acids
Three times more vitamin E
Three to six times more vitamin D
Seven times more beta carotene
Available Now! Taking bulk orders for July 2016
$4.50/lb whole or half chickens
Our chickens are raised in small batches throughout the spring, summer and fall. Chicks are started indoors in our brooders and as soon as they are old enough, are moved outdoors where they can peck around our pasture. Their diet of bugs and plants is complimented by certified organic chicken feed. Whole or half chickens are available frozen throughout the year. We also now carry packages of breasts, thighs, drumsticks, wings and bone-in breasts. Our chickens are butchered at Schefter's Poultry Processing. Visit our farm store or place an order for larger quantities to fill your freezer and avoid disappointment. We sell out fast!
grassfed angus beef
Individual Cuts available now! Accepting orders for Fall 2016
$5/lb hanging weight for whole or half orders
$225 for a 25lb mixed box
Our small herd of Black Angus cattle joined our farm in 2012. Coming from hardy stock of grass-fed cattle, our cows are 100% grass-fed and finished which means they are given no grain in their diet. From May-November they are pastured on our 70 acre farm where we rotate them through paddocks to ensure they have a constant supply of fresh grass and legumes as well as access to clean water and mineral. During the winter months they are fed hay which we cut from our certified organic hay fields. They are given no antibiotics or growth hormones. Our calves are born in the spring and roam the pastures on our farm for a year and a half before butchering.
Cattle are ruminants and thus are designed to eat only grass. They have difficulty digesting grains and frequently suffer health problems as a result of fattening on grain. In terms of health benefits, when a ruminant is taken off pasture and fed grain, it loses its store of vitamins E, beta-carotene, CLA, and omega-3's making it far less nutritionally beneficial for human consumption. In addition, feeding grain to cattle makes the E. coli bacteria more virulent by making it resistant to the natural protection our stomach acids provide.
Flavour and most of the health benefits of grass-fed beef come from the fat. Marbling occurs only in a truly "finished" animal, one that has been harvested at maturity and has gained over 1.7lbs per day for the 60-70days prior to harvesting. For English beef breeds such as the Angus, this will typically be around 18 months of age.
Mixed boxes still available!
$6/lb half pigs, $5/lb whole pigs
$175 for a 25lb mixed box
The heritage Berkshire pig is considered to be one the most flavourful pork producers. Our pure Berkshire sows are crossed with a 1/2 Berkshire, 1/2 Duroc boar to produce high quality, marbled pork with a little less back fat. Our piglets are born on the farm and have unlimited access to the outdoors to wander our lush pasture to enjoy the full benefits of the sun, rain, grass and mud. Their browsing is supplemented with GMO-free, antibiotic-free grain and lots of organic veggies from the garden! Pork is available in whole pigs (~150lbs), half pigs (~75lbs) and 25lb mixed boxes. Cuts include hams, roasts, pork chops, smoked chops, shoulder butts, bacon, sausage, ribs, and ground pork. We also sell pork by the cut from the farm and at our weekly farmers' markets.
5642 11th Line, Harriston
Open daily, 9am-6pm (self-serve)
Saturdays, 9am-1pm May-December
Fridays, 3-6pm, June-August