Do I have a favorite door? It depends.When I hear the porch door of our house open, I know my daughter is home. The screen door is my tall, lanky, usually hungry son and the front door is my husband who hangs his coat and hat on a hook.The store door means I get to see customers ,some regulars some new.
The barn door gets opened every morning around 6-6:30 to a symphony of animals saying Good Morning!(or feed me now). I'll go with Good Morning! The brooder barn door opens to chick or turkey poults who are growing a set of feathers before they head out to live on the pasture, The door to Katy's Ladys gives a constant low content cackling of girls who are happy to see me, Again with the feed me now!
It is with this thought in mind that we believe all farm doors should be open. Consumers must educate themselves on the food that they are serving to their families. While we don't expect you to know everything about farming we welcome conversation and queries on our practices. I have said this many times and I will say it again, you are the reason we are able to do this job. We continually look for resources ie. books, you tube, courses, local knowledge and anything farm related that we can learn from. Taking care of animals is a BIG job and we take it very seriously. They are after all, our income. Health and welfare are at the top of our list when raising animals
. If you were to walk through our barn, it may not look picture perfect and pristine as you may see on the labels of foods that can be purchased in a grocery store. A working farm is akin to running a household with children. There is a continual battle with keeping it clean and running efficiently. Just when you think you have it under control, the washing machine breaks down, the kids have flooded the bathroom and the kitchen counters have foodstuffs and dishes strewn across them. You see where I'm headed with this! Lets just call the barn another household in a sense. There is a constant flurry of activity that requires our attention. Feeding, cleaning and general repairs and sometimes our creatures just wanna have fun and take free run of the barn. This usually means a major clean up, some repairs and a healthy scolding( all the while chuckling under your breath at their shenanigans). So in essence that is the picture of what goes on behind our doors. It is a place of busyness that requires full time attention in order for it to be a farm. It is not perfect by any means, but it is a place that we are comfortable to have ours doors open!
Please feel free to visit our Store door every Saturday and Wednesday 9-5
Delivery to Parry Sound Thursdays
Other days are by appointment/chance
Katys Ladys are laying beautiful brown and white eggs. Fresh eggs are put in the outdoor fridge daily. Leave your change in the can and choose a dozen of our finest.
We have a great selection of Pork Products in our store.Fire up your grill and try our delicious Ham Steaks and Smoked Pork Chops. We also have 6 flavours of Sausage.
Beef Boxes will be available mid July. It is best to reserve these . They are our best seller!
Pastured Chickens are available July 10th. Pasture fed chicken is said to be higher in vitamins A,E and K as well as Beta Carotene and Omegas and lower in cholesterol.
" Taste the Difference"