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We are offering a Get 1 Give 1 share; donations go through Heart of Hope Outreach, serving the Quad Cities.

We were approved for food nutrition lab testing!

High nutrient-density pastured Eggs

Pastured, beyond-organic-fermented-fed, high nutrition, beta-carotene, vitamins A, D3, & E, & omega-3 eggs.

Pastured, beyond-organic-fermented-fed, high nutrition, beta-carotene, vitamins A, D3, E, B12, K2 MK-4, CLA, & omega-3 eggs.

Beyond-organic-fermented-fed with feed mix including a huge diversity of over 80 all-organic ingredients.

Pastured on >1200 square feet per chicken per year, which is >10 times the Certified Human Pasture Raised standard of 108.

Rotationally grazed with diverse vegetation for soil biota, avoiding pathogen cycles, with clean pasture and a fresh salad always available.  Their nutrition is your nutrition.

Recipes

high-phytonutrient vegetables

Yummy recipes curated for the foods as they are in season, with advice on healthy cooking, eating, & lifestyle.

Highly-pastured, rich & tasty American Bresse Heritage Chicken

pastured chicken roast

* Higher nutrition from higher degree of natural live-food foraging

* Pastured, beyond-organic-fed, rotationally grazed chicken, with rich, tasty meat

(7-8 lbs, 2-3 whole chickens, optionally dressed no charge)

(One-time pick up at the farm, on a week near end of July &/ October, weather dependent, emailed in advance)

  • Bred in France for hundreds of years for a highly-pastured diet
  • American Bresse are imported from the Bresse region of France, and we give them more pasture than the French Bresse standard.
  • Bresse “has the reputation of being the best quality table chicken in the world”.
  • In 1825, one of the world's first and greatest foodies, the 19th-century epicure and gastronome Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, described the bird as "the queen of chickens, and the chicken of kings".
  • *pastured on >1200 square feet per chicken per year*, which is >10 times the Certified Human Pasture Raised standard of 108
  • pastured on diverse vegetation for vitamins, minerals, soil biota, and your nutrition: higher omega-3s, CLAs, & vitamin E
  • pasture maintained with a minimum of 95% live forage cover
  • rotationally grazed for avoiding pathogen cycles, with clean pasture and a fresh salad every day
  • beyond-organic fed with feed mix including a huge diversity of over 80 all-organic ingredients, manuka honey, and raw goat's milk
  • humanely bred & raised for mobility, very low stress, health, & heartiness
  • ethically selected, growing both males and females
  • able to express natural species behavior, foraging, scratching, digging, & thrivng
  • outdoor enrichments of shade, sun, perches, shaded water
  • entire life on farm with continuous outdoor living on pasture by 4 weeks of age
  • harvested ethically with no road time, for very low stress hormones, precision dressing for maximum nutrition, & no artificial chemicals
  • exceeding the animal welfare standards of even the Polyface and French Bresse methods

Savanna-pastured Lamb

  • 100% holistically savanna-pastured, including mother's milk, highly nutritious tree & shrub forage, organic produce, (no dry grain, no barn time)

  • 19 separate supplemental free choice mineral combinations, no added hormones or antibiotics

  • Rotationally grazed for avoiding pathogen cycles, with clean pasture and a fresh salad always available

  • Pasture maintained with a minimum of 95% live forage cover

  • Single biggest dietary source of CLA; high omega-3, glutathione, carnosine, minerals, & vitamins B & K

  • Harvested ethically for low stress hormones, dressing for maximum nutrition, & no artificial chemicals

  • Red meat butcher certified Animal Welfare Approved, HACCP, & USDA inspected

  • True lamb, under 1 year old

Vegetables, Fruits, Herbs, Flowers, and more

Vegetables, Fruits, Herbs, and more

  • High phytonutrient & antioxidant wild vegetable varieties

  • Pure non-treated herbs, including thyme, tarragon, comfrey

  • Heirloom fruits

  • Fresh cut flowers, in season

  • Low glycemic index maple-only sweetened fruit preserves

  • High nutrient-density, due to high mineral availability, due to highly active soil biology, due to no-till garden methods

Compare our pastured eggs and chicken:

pastured egg high beta-carotene, vitamins A & E, & omega-3 Courtesy of Mother Earth News

 

pasture sq ft per chicken per year minimum

 

What we're growing this year

From amaranth to zucchini, here's what we're hoping to produce this year;
many have multiple varieties &/ multiple schedules:

amaranth, bean, beet, bok choy, basil, bergamot, bitter melon, broccoli, calendula, cantaloupe, carrot, cauliflower, celery, chicken, comfrey, cow pea, crabapple, cress, dill, eggplant, eggs, fennel, flowers, fruit preserves, garlic bulb, garlic chive, ginger, gooseberry, honeyberry, hyssop, kale, kohlrabi, lamb, leek, lemon balm, lemon grass, lettuce, marjoram, mint, mulberry, muskmelon, mustard green, onion, oregano, pac choi, parsley, pea, pear, pepper, potato, pumpkin, radish, rhubarb, rosemary, rutabaga, sage, savory, spinach, squash, strawberry, Swiss chard, tarragon, tatsoi, thyme, tomatillo, tomato, toothache plant, turmeric, turnip, watermelon, zucchini