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We all know pasture-raised is better for you, the chickens and the soil. Raising them with care outside - and moving them to fresh pasture daily as we do - requires a lot of labour, which means pasture-raised chicken is also more…

Getting the Most Out of Your Chicken

  • June 14, 2018

This May we were thrilled to have a male Bobolink set up territory in our upper pasture. Bobolinks are small black birds with a white back and orange collar, or cap. They are best known for the male's bubbly song…

Bobolink in the Pastures!

  • June 9, 2018

In our efforts for water resilience on the farm, we tapped a side hill seep on May 12, 2018. Over our few years here, Drake has noticed a wet spot in one of the lower pastures - even when the…

Tapping a Side Hill Seep

  • May 14, 2018

Thinking about ordering a Chicken Bundle? Here are 7 questions to help you decide before you reserve your bundle.  1. Do you value eating quality chicken that is full of nutrition and flavour?  Pasture-raised chicken is nutrient-dense as a result…

Is a Chicken Bundle Right for You?

  • April 24, 2018

CHICKEN or DUCK RAMEN BOWL Adapted from Wild Greens and Sardines and Fork Knife Swoon, we are loving noodle bowls these days. Stock, spring greens and fresh mushrooms!  Ingredients ~8 cups chicken stock (Classic Recipe or Instant Pot Recipe)  1-inch piece fresh ginger,…

Recipe: Chicken or Duck Ramen Bowl

  • April 23, 2018

Chicken Butchery Workshop with Jamie Waldron Saturday, June 30, 10am-12noon, $65-90  Sparta Church Museum and Cultural Centre, 6073 Quaker Road, Sparta, Ontario   Piecing whole chicken is a great way to diversify your meal options and add even more value to your…

Chicken Butchery Workshop with Jamie Waldron

  • April 22, 2018

Chicken Butchery & Stock Demonstration with Ellen Laing Saturday, August 11, 2pm CANCELLED Orchard Hill Farm, 45415 Fruit Ridge Line, St Thomas, Ontario Piecing whole chicken is a great way to diversify your meal options and add even more value to…

Chicken Butchery and Stock Demonstration with Ellen Laing

  • April 22, 2018

BORSCHT with PORK Adapted from Rebar: Modern Food Cookbook, we love this winter recipe. It is a favourite when we get a winter CSA share from Bee Loved Gardens or winter bundles from Orchard Hill Farm. Traditional recipes use beef stock and pork or…

Recipe: Borscht with Pork

  • March 6, 2018

Improving water quality and enhancing biodiversity within our watershed, Catfish Creek, is a paramount goal for our agroecosystem. To do this, we are rooted in 3Rs: Regeneration, Resiliency and Relationships. As part our strategy, we designed and constructed several wetlands and swales. We are fortunate…

Conservation In Action

  • March 2, 2018
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