The freezers are once again full, as the ducks have now been harvested, once again we used the Friendly Farmer to slaughter and process. It is so much better to get all the birds done at the same time instead of doing a couple each week.
|A dozen duckling oven ready. Plus the livers for duck pate'|
We will still hatch the quail and laying hens, we enjoy raising the chicks and they require very little work.
|Poultry drop off point? Dog at the ready!|
It is so nice to find 'Small Farm' enterprises that are really working, the Friendly Farmer is one such farm, not only does he provide a service to other small producers in the way of poultry processing, he also farms small flocks of free range chickens that really are 'free range'
www.drumanilra.ie, a small mixed farm that got it's full Organic licence in May, they specialise in rare breeds such as Dexter cattle , Jacob sheep and rare breed pigs. They now have a butchers shop in Boyle and also a great little café, where they sell their award winning burgers amongst other things. We have our lunch there every week after the farmers market and the place is always busy. Their prices are very good and you can eat there knowing exactly where your food has come from and how it was produced. They have created seven full time jobs as well as networking with other local organic farmers from whom they back up their supply of meats. Most importantly, Justina has a good rapport with her customers remembering from week to week who likes what with what!