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5 things to think about when buying chicken

Dave KranenburgAugust 03, 2018

UPDATED MAY 2019 We wanted to share what we've learned about chickens so that you can navigate the claims being made by farmers, restaurants and grocery stores.  While we talk solely about chickens, most of this applies to all other meat.A year ago, we knew just about as much as...

Trust and Transparency

Dave KranenburgSeptember 28, 2017

In last week's blog post, '5 Things to think about when buying chicken', I talked about the decisions we made about how we would raise our chickens and briefly mentioned the Artisanal Chicken Program. On Tuesday, we had our official audit as part of this program and we're going to...

About our Chickens

Dave KranenburgJuly 01, 2017

Artisanal: Normally to raise more than 300 chickens you need quota (the 'license' to farm chicken). Last year, Chicken Farmers of Ontario introduced a new program called the Artisanal Chicken Program so that farmers could raise up to 3,000 to a higher standard (ex. free-range & organic). We are proud...

Permaculture chickens

Dave KranenburgJune 16, 2017

The baby chicks are almost ready to move into their new home...this pasture next to the brooder building.  The large overhang will protect them from the weather until the row of trees - including this newly planted apple - is large enough.  My hope with the apple trees is that the fruit will attract...