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What we grow
MacDougall Meadows is a small farm obsessed with producing traceable, high quality and secure food.
We practice natural and sustainable food production methods
We recreate what a farm should look like…. the chickens can run, turkeys can fly and pigs can root
We work with Mother Nature through 5 year cycles
Here at Macdougall Meadows we believe in creating symbiotic relations between our animals and the land everything has a job on the farm. We section our land into equal parts. A five year course for one section plays out like this; year one would be chickens. Year 2 we would pasture pigs which turn in the chicken manure and prep the land for year 3. Year 3 the section is put into garden, absorbing the nutrients left behind by both pig and chickens, and the added compost spread by the horses and made by the pigs. Year 4 is a rest year for this section we seed it with a pasture mix which the horses will graze in late fall. Year 5 the section is back to chickens.
MacDougall Meadows only grows quality local food
Our chickens are raised in 12x12 portable floor-less coupes, often called chicken tractors. 50 birds to a tractor. The tractors are moved daily to a fresh salad bar that has been previously mowed a few weeks before hand by the horses. Chickens have the luxury of dining on the new freshly sprouted tender grass shoots to encourage as much green foliage consumption as possible. The chickens are also fed a mix of grains at free choice. Not only do we do the chickens a favour by providing fresh grass, sunshine and fresh air daily they do us a favour by leaving a perfectly spread 12x12 patch of manure daily.
Turkeys are raised much in the same manner as our chickens, except we raise them in the section under garden that year. The chickens take up more room than the garden so we utilize the extra space for turkeys. We plant a a mix of clover and oats for them to forage on along with their grain supplement. Turkeys take shelter in a range shelter which is moved every few days and are enclosed and protected by 1600sq/ft of elctro-netting.
No boundaries here for our ducks! We provide them with a pond and shelter. Ducks roam the property as they wish, but do not venture too far from their beloved pond. We provide them with free choice grain supplement and fresh water.
Our pork is born and raised here on the farm from our purebred heritage breed Berkshire pigs. After weaning, we put the pigs out on pasture. They are free to put their noses down and plow soil like their momma taught them. They get a lot of their nutrients from roots and grubs found in the soil but are also fed a grain mix ration as a free choice supplement.
Our vegetables are not certified organic but we believe they far exceed this standard. We are a 100% spray and chemical free. Ground prep that has not already been done by the pigs is done by the use of team of horses, from spreading manure, ground leveling cultivating and bed prep. No tractor goes up and down our rows. What cant be done with the horses is done by hand.
If you have any questions or want to order by phone give us a call.@ 902 527 7721
Chicken: avg. 5-7lbs
Cut in pieces $5.75/lb
Bone in breast (2pk) $8.50/lb
Bone in thigh (2pk) $7.50/lb
Legs (2pk) $6.00/lb
Wings (1lb) $5.00/lb
Turkey: avg. 15-22lbs $4.00/lb
Duck: avg. 4-6lbs $7.00/lb
*Whole avg. 180 - 200lbs hanging weight @ $4.00/lb
*Sides avg. 90 - 100lbs hanging weight @ $4.00/lb
Shoulder Roasts $5.00/lb
Shoulder Steaks $5.50/lb
Pork Chops $6.00/lb
Ham Steaks $6.00/lb
Freezer Boxes (Pork)
1.3-4lbs of Bacon
6 pack Pork Chops (2pk)
2 Shoulder Steaks
1 Shoulder Roast
1 Pack Ribs
2 Ham Steaks
3 Pack Pork Chops (2pk)
1 Shoulder Steak
1 Ham Steak
1 ham OR 1 shoulder roast and pack spare ribs
*Sides & wholes cuts come standard paper wrapped. Vacuum pack is available on sides or whole. Add $0.55/lb. Sides or wholes are also custom cut. Just let us know what you would like.
MacDougall Meadows is a small farm obsessed with producing traceable, high quality and secure local food.
We only grow Quality local food