Beckon Hill Farms
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Free Range Eggs
Farm Fresh Eggs from Happy Chickens
All our eggs come from our free-ranging flock who have access to our gardens and pastures all day. The majority of our flock are heritage breed chickens like French Marans, Silver Spangled Spitzhaubens, Buckeyes, Houdans, and Cochins. It also includes a variety of Ameraucanas, which lay beautiful blue and green eggs.
Our current flock is only producing enough eggs for our current customers, but we hope to be able to serve additional customers in Spring 2023, once our current pullets reach maturity and begin laying. Send us an email to be added to the waitlist.
*Also in Spring of 2023, we anticipate being able to offer baby chicks for sale in our local area. We've had great success incubating our flock's eggs and raising wonderful heritage breeds and crossbreeds, and would love to share them with you!
A Vegetable Garden Like Grandma's
Our goal is to grow heirloom vegetables just like our grandparents' generation, and that's what we're able to do with the help of indigenous seed-savers and companies like Baker Creek, Pinetree, and Eden Brothers Seeds. Heirloom seeds are seeds that are at least 50 years old that are open pollinated, which basically means without human intervention. Heather's favorites thus far have been the indigenous corn varieties (Oaxacan Green, Hopi Purple, Glass Gem, Indian Giant, Bloody Butcher, and Turquoise Hopi), purple sugar magnolia peas, pumpkins (Cinderella and Caspar), and squash (Haifa, Caserta, and Cocozelle).
Heirloom vegetables hold more nutritional value than hybrid alternatives. This is because hybrids are bred with the purpose of yielding more vegetables at a time, which results in lower nutritional value per plant. We don't use any non-organic pesticides in our vegetable garden, and our chickens produce more than enough fertilizer. The garden soil is visibly healthier each year as we practice the principles of regenerative agriculture.
The diversity of heirloom plants is considered by many researchers as critical to maintaining the genetic diversity of the world's food crops. Heirlooms are also critical to our food security. They contain genes distinct from those in the plants grown as monocrops, which risk dangerous collapse should a pest or disease outbreak strike.
Availability varies. Contact Heather to be put on the FAN (Friends And Neighbors) mailing list to be the first to know when our harvest exceeds our little family's demand.
Flowers & Herbs
An Herb and Flower Garden Like Grandma's
Our goal is to cultivate heirloom variety flowers and herbs as well as native species of perennials. We were lucky enough to inherit an amazing flower and herb garden from our farm's original owners. These heirloom varieties of flowers and herbs make for a pollinator-friendly garden. They often produce more pollen than conventional, hybridized varieties, and are a nectar food source for bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds (all of which we have in abundance!) Heirloom varieties are also known to have more fragrance than modern hybrids. Because heirloom varieties are usually taller, they are excellent for cutting gardens.
We don't use any non-organic pesticides in our gardens, and our chickens produce more than enough fertilizer. The garden soil is visibly healthier each year as we practice the principles of regenerative agriculture.
We have abundant peonies and lavender in season. Contact Heather to be put on the FAN (Friends And Neighbors) mailing list to be the first to know what's blooming.