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ABOUT THE FARMERS
Phil and myself, Kimmie, both grew up in rural towns on acres of beautiful land where we developed a deep respect for the land and the living creatures on it. Originally from Mattawamkeag, Maine, Phil moved to North Carolina nearly twenty years ago. Though trained as a master automotive technician he became intrested in regenerative farming after becoming friends with several Polyface Farm associates. His desire to farm grew as he researched and studied more about our food and farming systems in America. Though I did not originally set out to carry on the family tradition of farming, my life has brought me full circle back to farming. I grew up on a diverse farm in Augusta County, Virginia just several miles away from the world famous Polyface Farm. After attending NC State for my undergraduate and graduate studies I worked in the Raleigh/Durham area. Since becoming a mother I have made my family and the farm my main job. We have three children that are junior farmers. The oldest two, Olivia and Elisah, are responsible for collecting your eggs, helping feed and water the animals, and making sure all trees are climbed if possible. Josiah is responsible for being stinkin’ cute and making sure the lids work on any container he can touch.
What Our Community is Saying
“I’ve been buying commercial (even really good pasture raised eggs) and they [store bought eggs] aren’t the same.”
“Awesome farm food!!”
“Our Local Farm has amazing chicken y’all!! Sourcing local is one thing, but buying a non gmo fed, pasture raised bird is worth every penny, you can truly taste the difference.”
Head Chef, Under the Oak Farms
Getting the Most Out of Our Whole Chickens
Latest Farm Updates
Living on a farm near Raleigh is sometimes like living in a time machine. Yes, we have a lot of technology on our farm (but not chemical pesticides, herbicides, antibiotics, or GMO's) and it is convenient. However, when we we make the less than 20 mile trek into...
Some days Asian flair must be used at Our Local Farm. The aroma of fresh ginger fills the kitchen and the wok can be heard as soon as you enter our home. GMO-free chicken stir-fry is being fixed and everyone is happy. There are two ways to fix this meal. Easy = crazy...
Getting the most out of our pastured, GMO-free whole chicken is important to many of our customers. They want to know how to maximizes the health benefits of our chicken and waste as little as possible. What is important to our customers and our community is...