Darby Farms Tour & Potluck
We will walk the property and learn as we go the key differences between factory farms and small sustainable farms, and how we reduce our environmental impact through these ecological practices. First we'll see the brooders (big mama hen) and the baby chicks, poults and ducklings that are keep warm and dry within (you can hold one!). Then we’ll walk to the compost area where you'll see how we convert bedding and offal into nutrient rich soil . From there, we’ll head down the road to check out the pastured broiler and laying hens, our Great Pyranees puppies, and the pigs in wood glens. Finally, we’ll take a hike along the creek, see some shoals, trout lilys, old growth tress, the bridge overlooking both east and west vistas, and historic graves from the civil war era. Buy your pastured poultry eggs at the end for $4/dozen or reserve chicken, duck, turkey or pork that will be available in May!
Click here for map of our meeting location. (Please stay out of the hayfield across from the parking!)
Level of Difficulty: easy to moderate
Things to bring: One delicious dish for the potluck dinner! Sierra Club will provide the chicken, but please bring a side item to contribute to our meal.
Also bring: Waterproof shoes or sandals, pants to protect against poison ivy, water,
Kid Friendly: Yes
Dog Friendly: Yes (on leash)