What do farmers do during the off-season? We’re glad you asked.
Do you really have to choose between the chicken and the egg?
When it’s your own farm, you’re the only one to blame, or congratulate.
A Laurel Hollow institution is branching out.
If there’s one thing I’ve learned in this first year of farming on my own, it’s that change comes, whether you’re ready for it or not.
Welcome to a new series about a woman who came home to farm.
Patience is needed when the girls go home to roost.
Not ready to make the full chicken commitment? Now you can rent a coop for the season.
Keeping up with the times while honoring past traditions.
That’s right, the North Fork’s Browder’s Birds have begun a locavore poultry project that is sure to have you singing, “It’s the circle of life,” in no time. Mattituck’s organic free-range chicken farmers are currently feeding two of their flocks scraps from the highly touted North Fork Table and Inn and the chickens will ultimately appear on the restaurant’s menu on the weekend of July 25.
Love and eggs are best when fresh — or so goes the old Russian proverb. On the issue of the eggs, at least, we here at Edible East End have to agree. Eggs sold on the shelves of supermarkets just can’t compete with those for sale straight off the farm. And as our own Susan Yager reported back in Spring 2006, East Enders familiar with farm fresh eggs will quickly reveal the reason: the happiest chickens lay the best-tasting eggs.
Chickens were banished from our farm for the third time about 10 years ago. We’d lost our best ratting dogs, the rats became too numerous and my father’s temper blew.