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CJEJ Farm

CJEJ Farm

Columbia, NH

CJEJ Farm sits on 90 acres, 7 acres of pasture with 10 acres being converted to pasture and most of the rest in woods. We have 30 head of mostly Hereford beef cattle, 5 sows that we A.I. to farrow twice a year, 4 Percheron horses, 100 laying hens, while we raise 100 turkeys for Thanksgiving and 500 broilers throughout the summer. The farm rents close to 300 acres across the county for forage and grain crops along with two different barns to house the animals during the winter. If anyone knows us, they know that we are all about family – hence the farm name CJEJ, Chris, Joyce, Earl, and Jacob. Chris (AS in Dairy Management) and I (AS in Animal Science) have raised two sons on our family farm since we started it in 2000. They have always been an integral part of the farm and would like to contribute to the growth. Earl is currently working on his DVM focusing on large animals. He has an AS in Animal Science and a BS in Livestock Management, while his wife has a BS in Animal Science. Jacob has a BT in Agriculture Power and Machinery, while his fiancé has a BT in Agriculture Business. Both of the couples add to the farm by owning a few beef cattle and some goats. During the summer we hire 2 part-time employees. Community involvement is very important to us. We are involved with 4-H, FFA, Farm Bureau, school board, town conservation committee, and our church. The surrounding towns have us do horse drawn hay rides for different events throughout the year. The farm hosts the 5th grade county Conservation Day along with a spring Cabin Fever Reliever Day, where we have free events for kids and set up a farm animal petting area.

Bull Moose Produce Farm

Bull Moose Produce Farm

Little Falls, NY

It is a 20 acre produce farm. We have chickens and goats and serve our local farmers markets. we have been through the ups and downs of farming. with our first farm that we had we spent a lot of money and effort only to have family take the farm property away. many of our competators told us that we would never come back from this and that we should give up but we did not listen to them. we listened not only to our hearts ,but to our customers who begged us to come back. in 2013 we bought our current farm which needs a ton of TLC. we tried to save the historic barn that was on the property but we had to tear it down and will have to rebuild it

Talking Breads LLC

Talking Breads LLC

Shermans Dale, PA

Hi! My name is Shana and my fiance's name is Joe. Together, we own and operate a 45 acre farm in Shermans Dale, Pennsylvania. We are first generation farmers who literally built our farm and bakery business from scratch. We have an Austrian stone flour mill on our farm and bake traditional European breads using our whole grain flours. We have a small garden which provides seasonal produce for our baked goods as well as for our own consumption. We also raise pigs out on pasture for meat, pastured meat chickens and free range laying hens for eggs. We are in the beginning stages of growing heritage wheat to use in our bread. Until we can grow enough wheat to sustain the bakery, we are working with local farmers and mill their grains into fresh flour. We sell all of our products at three weekly farmers markets, one local to us and two in the Washington DC area. During the summer months we have 2 - 3 part time employees and 1 volunteer. We are now baking more than 500 loaves of bread a week along with hundreds of small baked goods like veggie pasties, turnovers and scones. We love what we do and want to be able to expand our business to share our bounty with more people who are passionate about local and sustainable agriculture. We would love to be able to offer products in the near future that compliment our bread such as charcuterie and sausages made from our animals.

Windhaven Farm

Windhaven Farm

Alvordton, OH

Windhaven Farm is the dream home of a single mom and her two wonderful daughters. We have a small herd of Shetland sheep and Angora Goats that we raise for fiber as well as a breeding trio of registered and pedigreed American Guinea Hogs, an endangered heritage pig. We have a large flock of heritage chickens. We also are craftspeople and make fiber tools and hand looms for weavers, spinners and fiber artists. We believe in preserving the history of fiber arts through our flock, our own weaving and spinning on antique looms as well as crafting heirloom tools and looms for new artists!

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