Spring is a wonderful time on the farm when new life emerges daily! We have chicks arriving weekly, a batch of turkeys on the way and kids filling the barn. Someday I’ll get this lambing post done while we’re still … Continue reading
With the increasing day light our hens are producing eggs of all sizes. Some of our pullets eggs are still getting larger and from time to time one of our matronly hens produces an egg that can only be described as … Continue reading
When the temperature plummets we are often asked how the animals cope, here’s how. Bedding For each animal group we make sure there is ample bedding. For the hens that means fresh shavings on the floor of their coop and in … Continue reading
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We are sold out of Thanksgiving turkeys for 2015. Thank you to everyone that ordered with us this year, we appreciate your support! If you have ordered a bird you will be receiving a reminder about your pick-up date and … Continue reading
After a glorious growing season and mild fall we are headed indoors on Saturdays, from now through April at the Brunswick Winter Market. With more than 40 vendor it is the perfect place to begin your Saturday morning with vendors … Continue reading
All our poultry are raised outdoors on pasture. Their diet of certified organic grain is supplemented seasonally by pasture, apples and greens gleaned from local organic farms. We treat our animals with care ensuring you are purchasing meat raised in … Continue reading
Don’t forget THIS SUNDAY is Bowdoinham Open Farm Day! Apple Creek will be open from 9 am – 12 noon and we look forward to seeing you! Make it a day trip by staying around for the local foods barbeque happening at the Mailly Waterfront Park 3 pm – 6 pm, the meal will include Apple Creek chicken smoked to perfection by event caterer, The Texas Barbeque Company.
What Can You Expect?
- You’ll see baby animals including our (goat) kids, goslings, turkeys and bantam chicks.
- You’ll see our poultry operation which includes both Cornish cross and Red bro chickens, our laying flock and our pullets.
- You’ll see our ruminants including our cows, goats and sheep.
- You’ll hear about how the farm was started and meet the whole farm crew including Abby, Jake, Janet and Pete.
- You’ll learn more about how the farm supports wild life and the ecosystem; including birds in residence, forestry management and pollinator habitat.
- There will be an on-farm store set-up so be sure to pack a cooler to pick up some Rosemary Mutton Sausage, sign-up for a Thanksgiving Turkey or a Christmas Goose.
Things to consider- Our farm is a working farm, we’ll mow the lawn but don’t expect everything to look picturesque! Please bring appropriate gear such as close-toed shoes or boots, a water bottle and snacks for your smalls. We’ll have a boot wash and ask that if you are coming from a farm with any critters that you wash up before you walk around. Likewise if you’re headed to another participating farm, we suggest you rinse off before heading out.
What won’t you see when you visit? Dogs! Having three on-farm dogs, we ask that you make other plans for your canine friends.
The farm is always busy, but in July we really are out straight with our full cohort of critters, haying underway as well as weekly markets and daily chores. But 4th of July is always a highlight as it is … Continue reading