September 6, 2023 • 0 comment(s)
We've been soy-free for years and have heard so many folks expressing thanks and appreciation for it that we decided to take our chicken to the next level.

Say good-bye to Corn Allergies & Sensitivities in chicken! :)

Corn-free is officially here for all sizes of whole birds, parts, and popular boneless skinless chicken breast.
August 22, 2023 • 0 comment(s)
Morning milking ends as a new day dawns.

Streams of sunlight brighten the sky while mist rises slowly off the land. Cows eagerly trot out the field-lane to find their waiting breakfast of lush pasture grass.

It is a beautiful morning to be alive on the farm!
May 30, 2023 • 0 comment(s)
Top of the Day to you, Family Cow Friends!

Recently our family and team gathered at the close of a busy farm day to sing one of our favorite songs. We thought we’d share it with you like we did at Christmas. It seemed like you all enjoyed that, so we hope you enjoy this too. :)
May 25, 2023 • 0 comment(s)
We now have all chicken parts & whole birds in stock! :) If we do sell out, it will only be briefly between our weekly harvesting throughout this summer and fall pasture season.

In case you forget, we move our chickens to new grass morning and evening on our certified organic pastures.

This daily moving is extremely important since it allows our birds to forage a balanced diet of bugs, grubs, flies and a complete salad bar of grasses along with the clean grains we grow ourselves.
April 24, 2023 • 0 comment(s)
Good morning!

The grazing season of 2023 has begun in earnest! Happy Jersey Cows on lush spring grass give delicious raw milk!

Here is a quick 25-second video that Wesley shot a few days ago. The cows are so happy to be out "harvesting" their own grass again.
April 18, 2023 • 0 comment(s)
Friday morning dawned crisp and clear.

Early rays of sunlight began to brighten the sky while fog drifted lazily in the valleys. Grass dripped with dew, birds sang in the trees, and cattle grazed peacefully around me.

It was a beautiful spring morning to be alive on the farm!
April 13, 2023 • 0 comment(s)
We've been getting a lot of questions about mRNA vaccines recently so I decided to send an email to reassure those who have not asked yet. :)

I will keep this short and to the point.

We do not allow mRNA vaccines anywhere near our animals.
March 14, 2023 • 0 comment(s)
Spring is almost here... and farm life is showing it!

Just last week we got our first batch of day-old-chicks to raise in the "brooder" till the weather is warm enough and they are big enough to get out in the fresh grass and sunshine.

My wife and I had fun showing chicks to Kataya for the first time. She loved them and even held one little fuzz ball for a bit! See our Spring Chicks Photo Story to get your own virtual tour. :)
February 22, 2023 • 0 comment(s)
It seems each year we find new things which will make our farm and your food just a little better.

Today I'm happy to announce a few ways you can help us reduce plastic and reuse more packaging.
January 10, 2023 • 0 comment(s)
Did you make a New Year's Resolution to eat more healthy meals this year?

Did you ask yourself how it's going to happen with an already tight budget and prices on the rise everywhere you look?

Today I'll give you 5 tips so you can save money and still feed your family
December 25, 2022 • 0 comment(s)
Top of this Christmas Sunday to you!

Guess what... We have a surprise! A Christmas surprise.

Just close your eyes and listen... Imagine the whole Family Cow Team is on your doorstep this morning to sing a few carols for you!

That could be sort of neat, right?
December 23, 2022 • 0 comment(s)
Christmas is the unusual time of the year when it's OK to ask each other personal questions. Like, "Are you ready for Christmas?"

My great grandmother, Naomi Shank, is remembered to say that she wasn't so concerned about being ready for Christmas. Christmas is a wonderful time to remember, of course. But it is a past event.

Did you ever think about that? Christmas is all about remembering. The real event is past.

The first Christmas was when God gave us the ultimate Christmas gift...
November 28, 2022 • 0 comment(s)
Did you ever wonder why the emotions which run closest to our hearts are difficult to say out loud?

We end up being silent, not saying anything or at least very little. We'll chat about surface things but the deep things go unsaid. Maybe I'm over-analytical, but I have meditated on this phenomenon a lot.
October 10, 2022 • 0 comment(s)
Secure your specialty turkey as soon as possible. These birds are in very limited supply and sell first-come-first-serve.

Thanksgiving Day is a month away, but we need to harvest these birds now before the weather gets too cold for them out on pasture.

If this batch sells out fast, you will have another chance in a week or two when we butcher the last of the turkeys.
October 4, 2022 • 0 comment(s)
The long awaited day has arrived.

After months of perfecting the recipe in our own butcher shop smokehouse... Ready-to-eat Smoked Chicken Legs are finally here!

ALSO on Monday at 7 AM our new ready-to-eat Smoked Brisket will be available for everyone to buy.
September 20, 2022 • 0 comment(s)
I guess our farm must be a bit unusual because we get this question a lot.

"Why does your family grow grain? I thought The Family Cow is pasture-based."

It seems many pastured chicken growers, grass-fed beef ranchers and those who manage woodland pork often specialize in only that.
August 31, 2022 • 0 comment(s)
I have exciting news: On September the 12th we'll open our annual Pastured Chicken Savings Event!

So what's the point of a Chicken Savings Event?

It's simple... food security and saving money all in one fell swoop. I somehow doubt if anyone will object to that combo! :)
August 24, 2022 • 0 comment(s)
"Know your farmer... Know your food."

This pithy bit of wisdom has been kicked around the foodie world for the last decade or so. But what if there was a side to your farmer that you never knew? How would that affect your food?

Good question. Let’s find out....
July 18, 2022 • 0 comment(s)
Today you get to see our new team picture.

We got together at a park for a team picnic the other evening.

After supper we had a great time playing volleyball, corn hole and taking team pictures.
July 6, 2022 • 0 comment(s)
Good morning Family Cow Tribe, Today it's my privilege to announce our first ever, Wild Seafood Savings Event!

Monday the 18th you get access to our absolute best prices of the year on Alaskan Wild Caught Sockeye Salmon, Pacific Cod Loin, and Louisiana Gulf Shrimp.
June 7, 2022 • 0 comment(s)
It's been a few years since we shot 'pasture pictures', as our family affectionately calls them. I think the last was 2019. So it's time again!

But first of all, just a bit of nostalgia... As I recall, Summer of 2010 was our first pasture picture. Some of you may remember that too! It was 12 years ago!
May 16, 2022 • 0 comment(s)
Today I'll share my favorite way to grill Grass-fed Ribeye Steaks.

This method never fails to give me juicy, tender, absolutely delicious results every time. Follow along and you won't be disappointed.

One quick note before I dive into steak prep details:
April 25, 2022 • 0 comment(s)
Friday morning dawned crisp and clear.

Early rays of sunlight began to brighten the sky while fog drifted lazily in the valleys. Grass dripped with dew, birds sang in the trees, and cattle grazed peacefully around me.

It was a beautiful spring morning to be alive on the farm!
April 19, 2022 • 0 comment(s)
Good morning,

It feels like Thanksgiving in April!

Just over a year and half ago, we bought our own butcher shop. The primary goal was to secure your meat supply even when other small butcher shops were booked out 12-18 months.

Since then, we've been pleasantly surprised. Running our own butcher shop has more benefits than we ever imagined.
April 5, 2022 • 0 comment(s)
Good morning Family Cow Tribe!

One of you emailed recently with a question for us...

"I was watching 'Kiss the Ground' about soil conservation and regenerative farming techniques. The first thing that popped to my mind was if the farm we order our milk from also practices Regenerative farming techniques."

Our answer was a resounding, "Yes! Everything we do is based on regenerative farming principles....