FARMERS WITH INTEGRITY
We started our own farm in 2012. Our first broiler chicken was sold in July of that year, our first eggs sold in September and pork in November. We raised 200 broilers, 50 laying hens and 8 pigs. That year consisted of more prepping and tending, before we came to the selling part. Since then, we have grown slowly, expanding our knowledge each year. We are never done learning and look forward to improving our business.
We are now in our seventh growing season, and we can see the difference our farming practices have made on the soil and the plants. This only makes our food more nutrient dense for our family, and yours.
AWA Certified, What Is That?
Our laying hen operation follows strigent protocols so that we can say the EGGS we sell to you are Animal Welfare Approved. So what is that?
- Continuous daytime ranging and foraging area access is required
- Ranging and foraging areas should be used in rotation
- Continuous access to at least 4 sq ft range and foraging area (ours have 18 sq ft)
- 7 in. of perch space and 20 sq in of nest box per bird
These are a few of the requirements to be certified from their 32 pages. We are audited annually to be able to use this label.
Latest on the Farm Updates
Our 2018 season is upon us and we have a couple changes this year to the products we have to offer. We will have pasture raised chicken, pork, rabbit and eggs available for delivery or pick up at the farm. This year we are taking a break from raising turkeys. Mainly...
Nelson Grass Farm will be hosting a Farm Open House and Customer Appreciation Dinner June 9th, 2018.
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