508-533-8737 or 508-533-6158
Lets Work togther...We are a small business, therefore we would like to help other small businesses as much as we can. If you have locally crafted products that you would like to be displayed in our farm stand, we would be more than interested. We are still a growing business and an increase in product variety will only increase what we can offer to our customers and community.
Our chickens roam the back of the farm freely accompanying sheep and llamas. The chickens have a diet that mainly consists of fruits and vegetables that come from the farm itself. The Chickens, because they are outside, will eat most organic matter whether it is grass hay or worms. Due to the fact that the winter months in New England can be a particularly harsh enviornment, preventing any organic crop to be sustained, we have to supliment the chickens diet with small portions of grain. Because of how we feed the chickens you may notice that the shells are sometimes harder than those you will find in the grocery store, you can also note that the eggs have a much darker yoke. Some of the larger commercial egg producers will try to fool customers into believing that their chickens are free range by feeding them marigolds to darken the yoke and crushed oyster shells to harden the eggs. We however, do not do any of that and you can really taste the difference.
Why Choose free range eggs over caged?
• 1⁄3 less cholesterol• 1⁄4 less saturated fat• 2⁄3 more vitamin A• 2 times more omega-3 fatty acids• 3 times more vitamin E• 7 times more beta carotene
All of our honey products come from hives in our own orchard as well as other hives in franklin and surounding towns. Franklin Honey Company not only does a great job of maintaining the hives in the orchard to help pollenate the apple trees but provides us with some of the best quality honey.
In addition to the honey there a numerous other honey based products such as mosturizers and lip balm. For more information about honey, the bees or any other products visit their website at http://franklinhoney.com/
As with the chickens, the treatment of our sheep, and all of our animals is far surperior to the animal welfare practices of large factory farms. The sheep feed on the grass from our two pastures and in the fall, after the apple season has passed, they graze throughout the entire orchard. The past few years while establishing the flock there feeding needed to be suplemented with occasional feedings of grain. This spring marks the first full year we have not had to use grain. The clearing of the second pasture has allowed them feed solely on grass and hay. The only non-pasture part of their diet are the homemade bagels that we recieve from our friends at Elizabeth's Bagels in franklin. Due to the fact the bagels are baked fresh every single day there's no place for leftovers, as a result the sheep get tasty treats every once and awhile. The sheep are completely steroid and antibiotic free. The fact that our sheep are grass fed and not pumped full of chemicals makes our freezer lamb some of the freshest and healthiest you can get.
Why eat grass fed lamb?
For more information on the benefits of grass fed meat visit http://www.eatwild.com/healthbenefits.htm
All of our meat is cryovac sealed and flash frozen, everything is inspected and USDA approved. Every type of cut is available call for more information or prices. 508-533-8737
Garden Farms has given us some of the most delicious tasting assortment of spreads, jams and jellies for all sorts of taste buds. We have a variety of mustards, relishes, mamalades and jams all made locally in Belligham.
Artfully crafted signs are created free hand by CJ Koshivas. All the signs are burnt using a very simple burning tool to give the wood a real rustic aged look. All of the signs are one of a kind because they are all done free hand, and anything can be added or created not just letters. So if you are interested or would just like to look at some of the peices that have already been created stop by the farm stand or call 508-533-8737