Our Pasture-Raised Products
Heritage 'Delaware' Meat Chickens
You can find whole heritage chickens and all the parts (feet, heads, livers, hearts, necks) at these Farmer's Markets.
If you find yourself in Pescadero, schedule a time to purchase right here from the farm.
What is so great about heritage meat chickens, and why should you eat them? Read on!
FREEDOM Ranger MEAT Chickens
That's right, we strayed from the all-heritage-all-the-time way in which the farm began. Freedom Rangers are a slower growing meat chicken, but not a heritage breed. The biggest differences between the two are the rate of growth (Rangers grow in 9-11 weeks, heritage birds in about 16-18 weeks) and the way in which they cook. Heritage birds appeal to some people who want a full flavor chicken and want to cook it slow and low while Freedom Rangers appeal to folks who want to do a simple roast or grill without a lot of preparation.
Now both breeds are available at all our Farmer's Markets!
We originally raised flocks of heritage breed 'Saxony', 'Silver and White Appleyard', and 'Rouen' ducks with mixed success. Our goal was to have all of the pieces: heritage breed, relatively calm demeanor, and delicious flavor. We have since let go of raising heritage ducks and raise a Pekin cross. The reasonings behind this would warrant an entire essay, but factors like access to processors, trickiness of waterfowl feathers, and customer demand for larger duck breasts are just some. Ducks fit well into our systems as they are incredible foragers with great personalities, not to mention delicious meat and incredible fat!
Whole ducks are currently available at all of our Farmer's Markets.
This year we are featuring the following breeds: Berkshire, Berkshire X Cinta, and Mulefoot X Old Spot x Hampshire. Each of these breeds produce incredibly flavorful pork and thrive in our pasture setting.
We sell all cuts from sausage to roasts, hams to chops. All cuts are now available at all of our markets! The Ferry Plaza Market, West Side Santa Cruz, Mission Community Market, Half Moon Bay Market, Stonestown and Clement Street Markets.
Interested in a whole or half hog? Email us!
Heritage Thanksgiving Turkeys
This year we are raising crosses of these heritage breeds: Standard Bronze, Narragansett, Spanish Black and a few White Hollands. This year we were able to source the poults (baby turkeys) from Bill Niman Farms and drove them to the farm the day they hatched! These poults are by far the healthiest we have ever had and we attribute that to Bills incredible work and selection along with the very short travel time. They are thriving! Heritage turkeys are wonderful and curious creatures and make for the most delicious Thanksgiving turkey, with just the right amount of fat. Our turkey poults arrived in April and are busy being funny and slowly growing until November.
Pre-order your holiday Turkey HERE starting September 1, 2019!