Farm Journal

Posted 11/13/2014 5:54am by Renee Savary.

Reserving your Turkey is now just a click away ....

http://www.twinoaksfarm.net/store/preserves-chutneys-and-more-turkey-reservation?page=1

Check our delivery schedule below ...

Turkey Time ....

 For a truly Farm To Table Thanksgiving:
We are raising Certified Organic Soy Free Turkeys.
They have been raised slowly on pasture for almost 6 months, enjoying the bugs and the sunshine.
We supplement with our certified organic mix of real grains NO soy.
This year turkeys are doing fantastic and should reach a nice size with some larger ones.
Our turkeys are $10/lb.
To reserve a turkey :
$75 now
Balance at pick up.
 
Pick up schedule:
  • Seaside Farmers Market: Saturday November 22
  • Yellow Green Farmers Market in Hollywood FL: Saturday November 22
  • Dothan, Al: Sunday November 23
  • Tallhassee, Fl: Tuesday November 25 @ Orchard Pond Organics
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Posted 11/11/2014 6:39am by Renee Savary.
Check our delivery schedule below ...
Turkey Time ....
 
For a truly Farm To Table Thanksgiving:
We are raising Certified Organic Soy Free Turkeys.
They have been raised slowly on pasture for almost 6 months, enjoying the bugs and the sunshine.
We supplement with our certified organic mix of real grains NO soy.
This year turkeys are doing fantastic and should reach a nice size with some larger ones.
Our turkeys are $10/lb.
To reserve a turkey :
$75 now
Balance at pick up.
 
Pick up schedule:
  • Seaside Farmers Market: Saturday November 22 ....
  • Yellow Green Farmers Market in Hollywood FL: Saturday November 22
  • Dothan, Al: Sunday November 23
  • Tallhassee, Fl: Tuesday November 25 at Orchard Pond Organics.
 To reserve either email us or see us at the markets.
turkey 2014
 

 Please forward this email to your email list and help us spread the word about Real Food.

Thank you for supporting a better way to produce healthy and wholesome food.

Twin Oaks Farm - USDA Certified Organic - Bonifay FL 32425

www.twinoaksfarm.net - www.facebook/twinoaksfarm

 
Posted 10/29/2014 9:20pm by Renee Savary.
This Saturday November 1st
we are opening a Twin Oaks Farm space
at the Yellow Green Farmers Market in Hollywood, FL.
 
Open every Saturday and Sunday from 8am to 4pm.
 
Come visit us, booth # 243.
 
From our certified organic soy free eggs to our incredible 100% honey, we will bring to the market most of our farm production which also include all certified organic chicken, broth, preserves and more.
 #1 eggs
 
Be sure to reserve one of our pasture raised soy free certified organic turkey for Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving turkeys
 
Twin Oaks Farm is a USDA certified organic farm located in North Florida. We raise heritage chickens and ducks, for eggs and meat, lambs and pigs on pasture, the old fashioned way. We are 100% soy free farm. At the farm we produce a whole line of artisan food only using organic and/or local ingredients. Our production is small and authentic. The Taste of Real Food. 
Our pasture 

Please forward this email to your email list and help us spread the word about Real Food.

Thank you for supporting a better way to produce healthy and wholesome food.

Twin Oaks Farm - USDA Certified Organic - Bonifay FL 32425

www.twinoaksfarm.net - www.facebook/twinoaksfarm

http://www.cornucopia.org/organic-egg-scorecard/

 
 

 

 

 

Posted 10/24/2014 6:42am by Renee Savary.
New Leaf Market 7th Annual Farm Tour is this
Sunday October 26, 2014 from 10am to 4pm
Farm Tour at 11am and 1pm 
 On going throughout the day, a detailed showcase of our chickens, our hogs, our sheep, our turkeys, our apiary and our donkeys.

We have a nice line up ready for you :

The Ladies from The Choctawhatchee Bay Spinners Guild will be here, carding and spinning the fleece from our own sheep, they will also display the result of last year spinning...

Bring your kids, we will start some seedlings with them to take home...

Our Bistro will be open and let me just say that this year, all new, menu is to die for...

Our Bees will be out and about and on display and this year honey will be available for purchase ...

We will be turning a compost pile and demonstrate how we build our compost ...

Our shop will be open with lots of new goodies ... 

Farm Tour with your favorite Farmer at 11am and 1pm, no worry I wont make you walk around our 94 acres ... We will have a nice chat in the shade overlooking it all.

We look forward to see you All ...

Direction: I-10 to exit #112 Bonifay, go north on SR79 for 8 miles, untill the small bridge with the kid's playground on your left (the Corner of Creek Road). Turn left into Creek Road, follow parking signs.

This is working farm, wear closed-toe shoes.

Bring a cooler, our shop will be open and we have fresh eggs, chickens etc etc etc ...

No pets.

 

 Please forward this email to your email list and help us spread the word about Real Food.

Thank you for supporting a better way to produce healthy and wholesome food.

Twin Oaks Farm USDA Certified Organic - Bonifay FL 32425

www.twinoaksfarm.net - www.facebook/twinoaksfarm

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Posted 9/28/2014 3:14pm by Renee Savary.

Have you reserved your Thanksgiving Turkey yet ???

Turkey 2014

They are raised on pasture, enjoying the bugs and the sunshine. We supplement with our certified organic mix of real grains 

NO soy.

Our turkeys are doing fantastic and should reach a nice size with some larger ones.

Our turkeys are $10/lb.

To reserve a turkey :

$75 now

Balance at pick up.

Pick up on Saturday November 22 ....

Yes it takes over 5 months to raise a fantastic turkey ...

To reserve either email us or see me at the markets.

Posted 9/16/2014 4:38pm by Renee Savary.

New Leaf Market 7th Annual Farm Tour

Sunday October 26, 2014 from 10am to 4pm

Farm Tour at 11am and 1pm 

On going throughout the day, a detailed showcase of our chickens, our hogs, our sheep, our turkeys, our apiary and our donkeys.

Farm Tour

Twin Oaks Farm is a certified organic 94 acres farm located in Holmes county. We raise heritage chickens, ducks, lambs and pigs on pasture, the old fashioned way.

At the farm we produce a whole line of artisan food only using organic and/or local ingredients. Our production is small and authentic. The taste of Real Food.

On the day of the Farm Tour you will have a closer look at what we do and how we do it from our thriving apiary using smaller bees to our incredible Big Black Hogs (yes our first litter of piglets is growing very fast), from our Rhode Island Red hens (producing the #1 eggs in the country according to the Cornucopia Institute Eggs Score Card) to our gentle Gulf Coast Sheep. We will show you how organic sustainable farming raise healthy animals giving them the space and the life they are supposed to have.
Ducks, geese, turkeys, donkeys ... they all will be roaming freely on pasture and be picture ready.
Stop at our unique Bistrot under the Oak and degust some delicious all organic and farm produced food.
Our shop will be open with a whole cornucopia of goodies.
As we get closer to Farm Tour day please visit our web site for a detailed schedule.

Please forward this email to your email list and help us spread the word about Real Food.

Thank you for supporting a better way to produce healthy and wholesome food.


Twin Oaks Farm

 USDA Certified Organic

 Bonifay FL 32425

www.twinoaksfarm.net

www.facebook.com/twinoaksfarm



Posted 9/2/2014 8:06pm by Renee Savary.

The pix was taken late afternoon yesterday as the storm was kinda rolling in ... it looks like a lot of chickens but when they see me they all run toward me ... no worry NOT out of love for their farmer but for that bucket of grains I was carrying ... !!! 

Raised on pasture

Posted 8/15/2014 3:45pm by Renee Savary.

 

Posted 8/7/2014 8:39pm by Renee Savary.

Our piglets are now 1 week old and doing well.

On day 2, we were able to move the second Mom back into a secured area. It was epic and took several hours for a few hundred yards. We would give Mom a little bit of food, move the babies a few feet but as soon as we would grab a baby, the little punk would scream like you wonder how such a little thing can make such a noise !!!

Mom reacting immediately, us looking innocent !!! Once she calmed down starting all over again ... It was not a fast move but even protective the mom was never aggressive ... 

The big Mama was too far away to be moved but on Friday I came with a grand idea to move them and it did not work at all, the difference was this Mom was super aggressive when protecting the babies so everybody is still out there. 

Both group have access to a pond and the babies already go roll in the mud ... 

Here a few pictures, they are so much bigger and at least double in weight.

The second group, 6 days old ...

6 days old

The first group, 6 days old ...

6 days old

Mama having diner ...

Mama having diner ...

Posted 7/31/2014 4:30pm by Renee Savary.

We got 14 piglets in 24h!!!

I spend the last two nights in the field making sure they stay safe: I am beyond exhausted !!!
On Tuesday, at the end of the day, as we were letting everyone in, our big mama-to-be was missing. It was strange as they (all the hogs) stay together. We look and look and walk all the ditches which are almost dry for once ... Finally we find her, all the way at the other end of the pasture, she had gone through a whole under bush overgrown jungle and build herself a nest and when we got there the first baby was already snacking.
By then it was pass 6pm and I needed to get the rest of the gang in before the night. I knew that both of our sow were close to have the babies, but I was off like 2 weeks !!! As we lock the rest of the hogs in their enclosure I decide to remove the second sow and to put her in a large enclose where we have the rams at night, they usually don't bother each other.
Then run to the house and call my friends to find a tent. I had decided to go spend the night close to the new babies because they were in an area not secure and I did not wanted to take the risk of a predator attack.
Back to the mama, she already got 6 of them !!! 
My friend got to the farm with the tent and we install it.
Check on mama ... 7 little punks sucking the life out of her ...
Libellule with babies
A couple of hours later and I am ready for the night ... very little sleep, super uncomfortable, noisy like hell ... and yes mama snores !!!!
The next morning as we go around opening to everybody we find out the second mama has crawled under the fence and is nowhere in sight !!! 
The enclosure she was in is made for our rams and the fencing is not that strong ... 
Again game of looking but this time is much easier, she did not go far and we find her a few hundred yards away in the ditch WITH FOUR BABIES !!!!
As the sun raise, she is now in full sun, we get some of the old market tent and stretch them over her to create some shade. By then her 7 babies are in or actually out !!!
Coccinelle babies
14 babies in 24h !!! 
There is no way I am going to let that mama spend the night without protection, she is in the open ditch much less protected than the other one ... that is when it is really useful to have camper-friend !!!
Day 2: moms and babies are doing wonderfully well ....
will tell you the rest of the story next week ...
I am dead ....
Libellule and babies 2014