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New eCommerce Website For WDF

This week we migrated the farm’s online sales to a new eCommerce platform. This has felt like a never-ending project, so it was a relief to have the opportunity to switch things over. Planning started last spring, and it seems …

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Pasture Raised Poultry

Reflections on Avian Influenza

Several people have asked about the ongoing 2022 outbreak of Avian Influenza, so this is something I want to discuss, both as it affects the larger agricultural system and as it affects us here on our tiny little corner of …

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Recipe: Turkey Cottage Pie with Mushrooms, Parsnips, and a Celery Root-Goat Cheese Crust

This week Katy turned toward country-style cooking, and made a meat pie with our organic, pasture raised ground turkey. I think the addition of goat cheese was an inspired choice. Enjoy!

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Pasture Raised Poultry

Chicks to the Brooder

This week marks the beginning of chicken season, with new chicks hatching and going into the brooder. I created this video to explain the basics of our brooder setup and to discuss how we get the chicks off to a …

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Pasture Farming

Welcoming a New Livestock Guardian Dog to the Farm

On Monday we were pleased to bring another Maremma livestock guardian dog to work on the farm. It is fascinating to consider the centuries of careful breeding by shepherds in the mountains of Italy culminating in such a dog. Maremmas …

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Recipes

Recipe: Turkey Tender Parmesan with Lemon Caper Sauce

This time we’re riffing on chicken parmesan, but using our turkey breast tenders (sometimes called turkey tenderloins). Many chicken breast recipes can be reworked without much adaptation to substitute turkey tenders, and it helps in meal planning to know that …

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Raw pasture raised chicken with rosemary and lemon.
Food PolicyPasture Raised Poultry

Whole Chickens and the Acorn Squash Problem

Whole chicken started it all. The first product we sold from our farm was a whole chicken. A few months later we added half pigs, and the next fall we had half beef options. It was simple. We didn’t need …

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Certified organic, pasture raised turkey drumstick shown roasted on a serving paper with a carving knife alongside turmeric rice, lime slices, and yogurt sauce.
Recipes

Recipe: Tandoori Spice Roasted Turkey Drumstick with Turmeric Rice and Lime Yogurt Sauce

This recipe was developed with our turkey drumsticks in mind. Turkey legs are mighty and meaty, and this tandoori-style treatment is a great fit. The complex interplay of spices and textures makes for an outstanding dinner. It’s great if you …

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Recipes

Introducing Turkey Breakfast Sausage Patties

This is something we’ve been working on for the last two months. We’re glad to be sharing our turkey breakfast sausage with you, made with our pasture raised ground turkey and 100% certified organic ingredients.

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Pasture Raised Poultry

Why Pasture Raised Chicken Is A Seasonal Food

We had another chilly week, and although spring is coming, we’re still snowbound here with just a few bare patches of brown grass showing through on the most windswept fields. I thought it might be a good time to talk …

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