RESTAURANTS SERVING PEELER FARMS.. please support the chefs and restaurants that go to the effort to support local farms. It takes a lot of extra effort (and money) for them to purchase from farms. Some of those are…IN SA: LUKE ON THE RIVERWALK, THE MONTEREY, UNCOMMON GOODS, KOCH GROCERY STORE, RESTAURANT GWENDOLYN, SANDY OAKS OLIVE ORCHARD…IN AUSTIN: SWIFT’S ATTIC, ELIZABETH STREET CAFE,FRESA’S, CLARK’S, JOSEPHINE HOUSE, SALT AND TIME BUTCHER SHOP, FARMHOUSE DELIVERY, PATE LETELIER
We have been so fortunate to be featured in Southern Living, Top Chef Texas, Simply Ming and Southern Living online. We are also being featured in several upcoming cookbooks..one about Texas and one by Chef John Besh.
COYOTE CREEK FEED..we are slowly switching the entire farm to Coyote Creek organic non-GMO feed. We will still be offering our traditional all-natural fed broilers for awhile. Poultry prices will be adjusted to reflect the new feed.
DUCKS… if you haven’t noticed we have added ducks to our list of products. The ducks were very well received so we are currently raising more for spring. Be patient! As I did with the chickens, I add to my flock slowly to ensure they are raised responsibly and stay healthy. It is very important to me and those who help me that the product we deliver to our customers is exactly what they hoped and paid for…
NEW WEBSITE.. the website is being updated so be on the lookout for the newer version soon.
ANIMAL WELFARE… the welfare or care of the animals on our farm is the primary concern as we go through our day. I have a great co-worker, Melissa, who loves the farm and animals as much as I do. Every day (and I mean every day..a farm never closes..) we clean the pens, check the water and feed them (obviously!). We even talk to them..it can get lonely on a farm. The broilers and laying hens are provided with shelter to protect them from the weather. They always, as in DAILY, have access to fresh land and water. The shelter also protects them from predators. We are constantly running off predators like skunks, raccoons, hawks and coyotes…all with the help of our ‘coyote patrol’ aka Elvira and Gringo (donkeys). The laying hens are constantly fed ‘treats’ from other farms that are beneficial to egg production and overall health. The eggs are gathered daily.
PROCESSING CHICKENS.. we harvest and process the chickens all on site in a state inspected processing facility. And, yes. I do it. For some reason that is the most asked question at the farmers market! The chickens are processed weekly to ensure the freshest chicken for our customers. They are vacuum packed and then put in the freezer until the weekend when they are delivered to the farmers markets.
FARM TOURS.. This spring we will be hosting our first school field trips. Students from Lamar and Bonham Elementary will visit the farm to learn about chickens and gardens. We are also working with St. Mary’s Hall and TMI to help them implement a chicken project into their curriculums. As a former teacher, I am so excited to be working with children again!
GARDENS… we are raking and plowing and moving dirt (literally) preparing for our spring/summer garden. So when Melissa and I aren’t busy tending the chickens, you can find us huddled over seed catalogs! We are really studying what the chickens need..ok, and the prettiest flowers to plant. We may be farmers but we are still ladies! We will be planting lots of flowers and treats for the chickens. All beneficial to egg nutrition and chicken health.
BEEF.. we finally! will be offering strictly grass-fed beef in cuts. Ground beef has been offered for awhile and received very well. The beef is sold in cuts, quarters, half or whole carcasses. Please email me at email@example.com if you are interested in purchasing beef.
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