All of our birds enjoy the best of care, fresh air, sunshine, green grass and feed of the highest quality crafted from local, naturally grown non-genetically modified (non-gmo) grains. Our birds are fed non-gmo grains from day 1 to finish—we never use conventional feeds as a filler. We butcher on our own farm to ensure the least amount of stress to our birds. We never use medicated feeds, antibiotics, chemical dewormers or insecticidal dusts on our poultry.
Our pigs are raised on wooded pasture and are fed only non-gmo grains, milk from our home dairy, produce from our garden, and local apples and pumpkins. We do not use antibiotics, hormones, chemical dewormers or anything else you would not want in your pork.
–Sylvie Rowand, Laughing Duck Gardens & Cookery
We will continue to add new products throughout the year, so check back often! Ask to be added to our email list if you’d like to receive occasional updates from us as fresh products become available.
Our hens free-range in the truest sense of the word. They chase bugs, eat grasses, sneak into the garden and eat strawberries, and hang out in the shade of the trees. They are supplemented with non-gmo grains, and never receive antibiotics or chemical dewormers. In short, these are happy chickens.
Whole roasting chickens ($4.25/lb) and portioned chickens (price varies) available. Also available through CSA. Available fresh or frozen. Frozen chicken is available May through December. Contact us to be notified of processing dates if you would like fresh, never frozen chickens.
Heritage Dorking chickens available in limited quantity, $5.99/lb. These are bred, hatched and raised entirely on our farm. The Dorking won first place in a Livestock Conservancy blind taste test of several chicken breeds.
Stewing hens are available seasonally, $2.99/lb.
Looking for something in particular? We have raised many different varieties of chickens and can cater to your needs with a custom batch of chickens–minimum purchase 25 chickens. Prices vary.
We are now accepting reservations for whole and half hogs for your freezer that will be ready in August and October 2014. Our hogs are born and raised entirely on our farm. We feed only non-gmo grains, as well as hay and greens, milk from our home dairy, local pumpkins and apples. We never use antibiotics, hormones, vaccines or any other drugs or chemicals on our hogs. Our heritage hogs are a cross of the Ossabaw, Tamworth, Berkshire and Large Black breeds yielding some of the most amazing pork you’ve ever tasted. Here’s what one of our customers said:
“I cooked up some of the pork tonight and I can’t believe how good it tastes! I think it is the first time ever I have eaten a dish where I thought my fresh garden produce detracted from the flavor. Is it because of the breed of pig as well as the better growing conditions? I really can’t get over how tasty it is!” -Sarah Vallieres, Owner, Flying Fish Restaurant
How to Buy:
Whole-hogs may be reserved with a $200 deposit, and half-hogs with a $100 deposit. Deposits are non-refundable except in the unlikely event we cannot supply your hog. Final price paid to us for the hog is $4/lb based on the hanging carcass weight after the hog is slaughtered at a local certified humane USDA processing facility. We cannot guarantee any specific weight, but we expect these hogs to have a hanging weight in the range of 150-200 lbs (whole hog). You will choose how the butcher cuts your hog as well as options such as sausage seasoning, curing and smoking. You will be responsible for all butchering fees. Basic butchering fees are a $50 kill-fee per hog ($25 for half) plus 70 cents/lb for cutting and wrapping, and sausage seasonings, curing and smoking incur additional small fees. Your hog will be ready to pick up at our farm store in mid-February, or we can deliver it to you for a small fee. Don’t need a whole hog? Consider splitting with a friend and stocking your freezers with a tasty supply of healthy pork!
Old Fashioned Lard soap, hand-cut bars – $3 each.
Milk Soap, hand-cut bars – $4 each.
Cinnamon Soap, hand-cut bars – $4 each.
2 oz. Fancy soap balls – $2 each/6 for $11/12 for $22.
Beautiful wool felted soaps – $8 each. Each one is a unique work of art. Stop by the Farm Store and take a look.
Handmade soaps retain their natural glycerine, which has been removed from most commercial soaps and replaced with artificial conditioners that can leave your hands dry and chapped.
We offer pure maple syrup from New Hampshire, where Kevin’s family has been sugaring for generations. Try it in your coffee or combine with our eggs for some delicious egg nog! $11/pint and $20/quart.
We also offer raw, unprocessed honey from our next-door neighbors at Silk Ear Farm. We love having honey bees for neighbors because they visit our garden and pollinate our plants.
How to Buy:
On the Farm:
Come on out to the farm and see where your food is grown! We are open Monday-Saturday by appointment. Please call 540-937-4490 for directions.
Become a member of our farm and receive a year’s supply of pastured, gmo-free chicken. Click here for details.