After years of living in the city, we found our perfect rural setting right here in the Alhambra Valley of West Contra Costa County. Though it is a very rural area we are only 10 to 15 minutes from town in any direction. We love the country atmosphere and the peace and quiet that comes with it. Several years ago we decided to buy 25 chicks for our teenage son to take care and sell the eggs for some spending money. Well, we have gotten such demand for our eggs that we are now up to 200 chickens!
Our chickens have the run of a 5 acre pasture and boy do they love it! In the spring when the grass is fresh and green their yolks are bright yellow/orange. The foraging gives their eggs many nutrients and so they are only supplemented with the feed we give them. Pastured hens eggs are found to be higher in the Omega-3's. Healthy happy chickens leads to yummy nutritious eggs for your consumption.
News & Answers
Loyal customers and new, we will be purchasing 50 chicks in February! This means lots of fresh eggs from our exisiting hens and the new pullets. We will start to see the pullets laying about the first of July so give us a call to reserve your fresh eggs. Production on our exisiting hens should start going up in another month so don't wait until July to order your dozen or two of our delicious eggs.
May 26, 2013
Our pullets are growing bigger everyday! July will be when they start laying so we will have lots of eggs by then.
We will be butchering two beautiful black Angus steers in July. The meat can be purchased by the 1/2 of a beef, 1/4, or we divide a quarter into 4 portions (boxed beef).
July 12, 2013
Thank you everyone that keeps coming back to buy our eggs. We really appreciate your business. Tell your friends about us please.
August 18, 2014
Wow, I haven't kept you updated have I... Well lots has happened around here. We raised four pigs which we now have butchered and are offering for sale. Go to our website for more information on that. Presently we have two steers that will be butchered and the meat available the end of September.
The other news is that we have a fruit stand right on our farm now! Yep, every Saturday and Sunday, Leo's Veggies is open from 9 to 5 and they have a wonderful selection of fruit and vegetables. Some of the veggies are from their organic garden right here on our farm. Please come and check it out. In September we hope to harvest our first batch of honey. Nothing like local wild honey, yum yum.