Sunday, July 13, 2014

Unto us is born this day...

A calf!

Our Jersey milk cow, Baby Girl, had a wee heifer calf this morning.  Her name is Victoria.


Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Processing our first batch tomorrow!

 Pastured Poultry: What is it?

Pasture-raised chicken, turkey, and other birds are rotationally grazed on grass pastures, not simply allowed freedom to roam in a dirt yard.  Birds are confined within a shelter and/or a fence to protect them from predators and the elements.  Shelters and fences are moved periodically.   The manure is left behind to renew the soil.  This method of raising animals promotes the health of the animals and the land.   In winter, when grass is not growing, animals are housed on deep litter. 

Pastured Chicken – “Broilers”

We raise the industry standard Cornish-Rock cross chicken.  In 2014 we will be feeding NON-GMO feed by Sunrise Farms. You asked for it, you got it!
Our birds are raised in small quantities on fresh pasture.  We believe that this is the key to healthy, delicious chicken!

Where to Buy

Saturdays - Murphy                         Thursdays - Hayesville                   On-Farm     
 Cedar Valley Farmers Market              Evening Harvest Market                       by appointment
 L&N Depot                                                  On the square, downtown                     (Closed Sunday)                         

Online – SAFF web store launching 2014

In 2014 we will process both on-farm and at the USDA-inspected Foothills Pilot Plant.

Fresh, unfrozen chicken will be available 5 days from processing dates.  Thereafter, chicken is available frozen.

Friday, May 9, on farm
Friday, May 16, FPP       
Friday, June 20, on farm      
Wednesday, June 25, FPP
*FAR WEST FARM TOUR June 27-28*
Wednesday, July 30, FPP 
Friday, September 5, on farm     
Wednesday, September 10, FPP
  
2014 Chicken Prices

Whole Pastured Chicken: $4.99/lb
           50-99.99# (whole birds only): $4.69/lb 
           100# or more (whole birds only): $4.39/lb
Half Pastured Chicken: $5.49/lb
Boneless, skinless breast: $11.99/lb
Leg Quarters:  $7.99/lb
Thighs: $7.99/lb
Drumsticks: $7.99/lb
Wings: $5.99/lb
Liver: $6.99/lb
Backs/necks/frames/feet: $2.99/lb

Pastured Turkey and Goose

Turkeys will be harvested in September.  Our goal is to provide 20 birds for market in 2014.  Birds will be fed the same NON-GMO feed as the chickens, with supplemental fish meal.  Available fresh  September 11-13 and frozen thereafter.  Breasts and drumsticks may be available.  $6.99/lb whole bird

Geese will be harvested in September and frozen to provide you with a true taste of England for your Christmas dinner!  Anne Purssord can help you with the plum pudding. $7.99/lb whole bird.

Zack and Jen Stockbridge
POB 342                             828.321.2171  (home)
554 Robinson Rd.         828.541.9393 (Jen cell)
Andrews, NC 28901     828.361.8977 (Zack cell)
stockbridgefarms@gmail.com
                           stockbridgefarms.blogspot.com

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Boohoo. Bleat. Moo.

Victor is gone!  Boohoo.
New goats are here.  Bleat.
 

My cow is crying.  Moo. Mooooo!!

Poor put-upon Baby Girl.  First, her son is missing (so she thinks). Then, two alien creatures with the most obnoxious cries dare to eat her hay and drink her water.  Finally, the humans keep rolling out that dreadful machine to nurse. 

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Updated 2014 Pullet Photos

 Barred rock pullet
  I love these white rocks.  This girl is almost ready to lay.  Check out the waddles.
Rooster taming involves humiliating the uppity bird with a thorough cuddle.
  This NH Red could have been in the Mercedes commercial!
Partridge rock pullet above and a close up of her feather pattern below.  Beautiful birds!

 Ah, the turkens.  These birds are said to be very heat tolerant.  Pullet below and rooster above.
The black australorps are very popular!

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Jen's Hens 2014




Started Pullets (and Cockerels)  Available NOW. Will be laying in April!

Why keep chickens when you can get your eggs cheaper at the grocery store?

*Have more control over what you're eating.

*Build soil fertility through composting chicken waste.

*Save on dish/cable: Turn the TV off and watch "As the Coop Turns" in your backyard. There's intrigue. There's drama. There's comedy. And you can cuddle the actors if you want to.  

*Assemble the cast with Jen's Hens (and Roosters). Available for pickup now.
Call Jen at 828-three-two-one-2171 or 828-five-four-one-9393.  Or email  zackandjen2004 at yahoo.com
Breeds available: White Rock, Black Austrlorp, Partridge Rock, Barred Rock, New Hampshire Red, Turken
                   I believe the birds I thought were Jersey Giants are actually Rocks instead.  Apparently White Jersey Giants have "willow" colored (greenish brown) legs.  These girls' legs are golden yellow.  They are the biggest darned White Rocks I have ever had!

Pick up your birds by appointment
(Closed Sunday)
Price
Between January 29 – February 4
$14 per bird
Between February 5 – 11
$15 per bird
Between February 12 – 18
$16 per bird
Between February 19 – 25
$17 per bird
Between February 26 – March 4
$18 per bird
Between March 5 – 11
$19 per bird
Between March 12 – 18
$20 per bird
Between March 19 – 25
$21 per bird
Between March 26 – April 1
$22 per bird
Between April 2 – 8
$23 per bird
Between April 9 – 15
$24 per bird
Between April 16 – 22  
$25 per bird
Between April 23 – 29
$26 per bird