I'm a happy, organic farmer doing my best to heal the land one pork chop at a time.
I love to eat a places that use good organic, local food. Who cares if it's local if it's packed with GMO's, taste's lousy or was raised in a barn? As you can imagine, I don't eat out much.
I love cooking too, but prefer to make things like homemade mayo, salsa, butter, cheese, yogurt, stock and so on rather than cooking actual meals. I also think I love reading about and looking at food as much as I love eating it.
My husband and I run Funny Duck Farms, a small, diverse, certified organic farm practicing sustainable agriculture. On pasture, we raise broilers, laying hens, dairy cows and heritage pork. This makes meal times WAY better in our house, which is good because the pay sucks!
We also do not use soybeans in any of our animal feeds. Fermented soy is great (natto, miso, tamari, etc), but roasted soybeans are toxic to animals and to us!
After the animals, my next love is herbs. I love to created handpicked herbal teas, spice rubs and all sorts of edible skin care. We also grow lots of our own fruits and veggies, not quite enough to last all winter, but pretty close sometimes. We are also expanding to grow our own livestock feed and hay.
We sell our fabulous mouthwatering goodies at our farmgate, by mail order, and at the Ottawa Organic Farmers Market.
We offer a season Chicken CSA program, and eventually would like to offer a full farm CSA that would include: pork, eggs, chicken, turkey, cheese, honey, herbs, and orchard fruits.
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