Where to obtain product:

(1) At the farm (currently by appointment only, call 607-334-4928) Sunday through Friday from noon to sundown.

(2)  At Norwich Farmers Market in East Park, Norwich, NY, on Wednesdays year spring, summer, and fall (see news page for specific dates).

(3)  Deliveries free of charge between Plymouth and Norwich.  Free deliveries within 10 miles of Plymouth with orders of $50 or more.  All other deliveries at $.54/mile.

Prices:  contact us through e-mail for current prices and availability.

 

EGGS:  We prefer the health benefits of genetic diversity.  Our flock started with a small group of chickens which had gone wild for 100 years on another Chenango County farm.  We don't know the identity of the breeds of the original heritage group.  Gradually we added Barred Rock (to calm down the broody hens so we could collect eggs without being attacked), Cornish Rock, New Hampshires, Astrolorp, Rhode Island Red.

LAMB AND GOAT MEAT:  The most popular cuts are boneless roasts, ground, shoulder chops, and boneless stew (for speidies, stir fries, and shishkabobs).  Special cuts like leg of lamb, ribs, and other types of chops can be arranged prior to the time of processing.

DANDELION GREENS By far our most popular green.  Other wild greens available are mustard and lamb's quarters.  Grown outside, in hoop houses, and greenhouse for year-round availability.

OTHER PRODUCEbrassicas, salad & soup veggies, herbs, squashes, root crops, berries, apples, nuts.  Current growing plan at the bottom of this page.

FIBER PRODUCTS:  Our Icelandic sheep come in a variety of colors.  Our wool is never dyed.  We have had the wool processed into yarn, rovings, and felt.  Contact us through e-mail for current availability.  Unwashed (raw) fleeces can be obtained.  We are currently looking for a volunteer to take charge of our fiber management..

POULTRY:  Chicken and goose are sold whole and frozen.  Giblets are sold separately.  We do not sell fryers since our poultry have the opportunity to wander outdoors (free range) and musculature is well developed (making it less suitable for frying than confined or genetically engineered birds).  However, our stewing chickens (aged less than 2 years) are tender when prepared properly, and our soup chickens (older birds) are unsurpassed for flavor.  Goose comes whole.  For fresh, unfrozen birds you must make a deposit and arrange for pick-up the day of processing as our birds are typically frozen immediately upon processing.  See news page or contact us through e-mail for current availability.

OTHER PRODUCTS:  

compost

firewood

livestock (only when we have an abundance)

dried flora for craft work.

2018 product plan:  We are in serious need of help on the farm.  Currently we are harvesting wild greens, berries, apples.  After the first hard freeze in the fall we will again be harvesting Jerusalem artichokes, horseradish.  Of course, our meat products and eggs are available year round.

Mulberries ripening on our one and only tree

The donors of this farm were founding members of NOFA-NY.  We, the directors of the 501(c)3 nonprofit that now owns and operates this farm, continue to honor the NOFA Pledge.  These standards are much stricter than the watered down definition of "organic" that USDA uses.  Old-style organic growers are sustainable farmers and are committed to the humane treatment of all living creatures.  LQfarm does NOT mutilate their livestock, nor force them into over production.  In addition we put more back into our soil than we take out.  We treat the soil as a biological environment and not a chemistry set.