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Pasture Raised Poultry


"Know your food, know your farmer, know your kitchen" - Joel Salatin

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Pasture Raised Poultry


"Know your food, know your farmer, know your kitchen" - Joel Salatin

 

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The average age of farmers in Nova Scotia is well above 60. This means over the next 10 years we will lose over half of our farmers. Along with losing the farmers, generations of knowledge will be lost in the process. That is a scary thought because we are losing the locally grown, nutritious foods that we take for granted every time we sit down at the dinner table.

The mission of Loch Abar Farms is to continue the growth of high quality locally grown agricultural products. We should know where our food comes from; we are committed to giving you a transparent look at the process as we move forward.

 
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Know your chicken


Know your chicken


Know your chicken:

We have been believing for years that we are as healthy as the food we eat; however, it turns out not all food is created equal. Our stores are filled with slogans stating “Natural” or “Organic”  but these labels do not necessarily equal nutrition.

This is my reasoning for raising a better chicken. A chicken that lives the way a chicken should live: waking up with the sun outside in a green field and eating what they choose from grasses to clover. This is where healthy chicken comes from - rich in omega fatty acids and full of flavor.

 

Our chickens are moved to new grass multiple times per day so their time is spent eating less feed and more grass that provides enriched nutrition. As the chickens consume the grass and cover new ground each day, they are unknowingly healing the land beneath their feet so that other nutritious foods can be grown in the future. I am not sure of the answer to the chicken or the egg question, but in the case of this little farm... the chicken will always come first.

The farm is licensed by Chicken Farmers of Nova Scotia to produce free range pastured poultry. All feed is certified GMO-free and processing is conducted by federally inspected facilities.

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Know your farmer


Know your farmer


Know your farmer

I grew up in the small farming community of Ohio, just outside of Antigonish, Nova Scotia. I became a surveyor in 2006 and moved to Alberta for work.

In July of 2016 on an evening drive through the community of Lochaber, Antigonish County, I  spotted a "For Sale" sign that has forever changed the direction of my life. I had spent 4 years looking for a way to move back to the Antigonish area. The second I saw this farm I knew I had found the missing piece in my life.

Growing up working on local farms, it had always been a dream to one day be a farmer. That dream has now become a reality to wake up and heal an old forgotten piece of ground that once thrived under hard working hands of the past.  - Dan MacIsaac