Stokes Family Farm
Pastured Berkshire Pork
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for delicious ideas on how to prepare our lean, grass-fed
beef cattle thrive on open pastures and sunshine, with all
the grass, hay, and water they want. They also enjoy an all-natural seaweed and salt mixture to build strong bodies and
immune systems. On rare occasion, we give a therapeutic dose
of medicine to an animal to save its life, but unlike
commercial producers, we never give daily antibiotics or
hormones. Most of our animals are completely antibiotic- and
hormone-free. We keep records of any animal that has needed
life saving medicines and will share that information at
Stokes' Family Farm
beef is available several times a year. Contact
us for our next availability and current pricing. Animals
are pre-sold by the quarter and picked up at the slaughter
Contact us for availability and pricing.
We are now offering delicious
Berkshire pork, grown here at the farm. Our pigs romp
through open pastures every day. They till and fertilize the
soil as a part of our farm ecology program. They are, after
all, nature's little bulldozers. In winter, they stay
warm in a 1 acre woodlot filled with acorns and hickory
nuts. This past fall, I was amazed to hear the pop, pop,
popping of thick, shelled nuts as our pigs got fatter and
Check our calendar for
upcoming pickup dates. All meats are pre-purchased
before slaughter and require a 50% deposit.
let me know to expect your check in case we have
already sold out. I'll send you an e-mail when it
arrives. If you need smaller share options, I'll be
happy to work with you.
About Our Chickens
We raise three different types of chickens, and sometimes
a fourth. Most of our hens are high-production birds with a
lot of Rhode Island Red in their background. They are
obvious because of their red color. They are very efficient
and produce the bulk of our eggs.
The partridge-colored birds with beard muffs are
descended from chickens kept by the Arauca Indians in Chile.
They lay far fewer eggs, but in lovely shades of olive and
The last group are called Cochins and are mostly
feathers. They even have feathers on their legs. They are
important because they really like to raise babies. They
don't care who lays the eggs. They just want to mother them.
The other group of chickens which we only rarely keep are
for meat production. They lay very few eggs but are kept for
their flavorful meat.
We also keep a rooster around even though they aren't
necessary for egg production. I've just always found that my
hens squabble a lot less if there's a rooster on the farm!
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