Rosebank Farms on Our Okanagan:

We have been raising chickens outdoors on pasture since 1993.  We start with day old unvaccinated chicks and raise them inside a brooder for the first 3 weeks.  We mill our own custom mixed organic poultry feed of wheat, peas, barley and trace elements (sourced from North Okanagan certified organic and in-transition to certified organic grain farmers).  We add a probiotic and apple cider vinegar  to their water while they are in the brooder.  In early spring, we supplement this with sprouted grains and oilseeds as well as insects and worms to acclimatise them to the food outside.  This mix keeps them active, curious and interested and makes their transition to foraging outside much smoother.  Once the weather is warm in late spring, baby chicks will go outside at only a few days old and readily adapt to foraging on the mix of grains, grasses, vegetables and oilseeds that we grow for them.  They then move into a day-range pasture system where they graze, wander and rest on fresh pasture 24/7.  The day-range intensive grazing pasture system is fundamental in building and rejuvenating the soils on our farm and reducing the noxious weed population. 

We use a mobile slaughter facility that comes to our farm, eliminating transportation stress.  In fact, we are so dedicated to avoid subjecting our birds to stress that we place them carefully in crates while they are sleeping the night before slaughter.   This greatly reduces the injury rate and is the most humane way we have found.

We feel good about the way we raise our birds.  We strive for constant improvement in our management practises attuned to respect and consideration for our farm’s ecological balance.  We think that the care and attention that we take results in a tender and flavourful, dense meat product that you can feel good about eating.

We raise a limited number of birds per year and give first priority to our longest standing customers.  Prices are on a per lb. basis and birds are available whole in sizes from 4–8 lbs., depending on time of year or in batches of 5 birds, cut up and the pieces individually frozen.   If you would like to be on our customer list, please contact us by telephone or email.  If you would like a tour at anytime, please phone ahead for an appointment.

Fresh Chicken Availability for 2015                    Fresh Turkey Availability for 2015

May 13 - October 30                              Week before Thanksgiving + October 28

 

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Rosebank Farms

Address 4218A Wyatt Road

Armstrong, BC
V0E 1B4
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Phone (250) 546-2712
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pastured, chickens, eggs, turkeys, local, delivery
Key Contact Andrea Gunner
Email info@rosebankfarms.ca
Website www.rosebankfarms.ca
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We have been raising chickens outdoors on pasture since 1993.  We start with day old unvaccinated chicks and raise them inside a brooder for the first 3 weeks.  We mill our own custom mixed organic poultry feed of wheat, peas, barley and trace elements (sourced from North Okanagan certified organic and in-transition to certified organic grain farmers).  We add a probiotic and apple cider vinegar  to their water while they are in the brooder.  In early spring, we supplement this with sprouted grains and oilseeds as well as insects and worms to acclimatise them to the food outside.  This mix keeps them active, curious and interested and makes their transition to foraging outside much smoother.  Once the weather is warm in late spring, baby chicks will go outside at only a few days old and readily adapt to foraging on the mix of grains, grasses, vegetables and oilseeds that we grow for them.  They then move into a day-range pasture system where they graze, wander and rest on fresh pasture 24/7.  The day-range intensive grazing pasture system is fundamental in building and rejuvenating the soils on our farm and reducing the noxious weed population. 

We use a mobile slaughter facility that comes to our farm, eliminating transportation stress.  In fact, we are so dedicated to avoid subjecting our birds to stress that we place them carefully in crates while they are sleeping the night before slaughter.   This greatly reduces the injury rate and is the most humane way we have found.

We feel good about the way we raise our birds.  We strive for constant improvement in our management practises attuned to respect and consideration for our farm’s ecological balance.  We think that the care and attention that we take results in a tender and flavourful, dense meat product that you can feel good about eating.

We raise a limited number of birds per year and give first priority to our longest standing customers.  Prices are on a per lb. basis and birds are available whole in sizes from 4–8 lbs., depending on time of year or in batches of 5 birds, cut up and the pieces individually frozen.   If you would like to be on our customer list, please contact us by telephone or email.  If you would like a tour at anytime, please phone ahead for an appointment.

Fresh Chicken Availability for 2015                    Fresh Turkey Availability for 2015

May 13 - October 30                              Week before Thanksgiving + October 28

 

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Jun 6, 2015

Taste of Art in Armstrong

Join us at the "Taste of Art in Armstrong" to view the work of regional artists hosted by downtown businesses while you wander on foot, talk to the artists, sample local seasonal tapas including artisanal cheese from some of our finest cheesemakers, and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Visit with friends old and new while enjoying live music throughout the Pleasant Valley Boulevard area. The event is a fundraiser for arts and agriculture and food in the area. Tickets $15 until April 30, $20 May 1-31, $25 June 1-6, available at participating merchants or online at www.eventbrite.ca/e/taste-of-art-in-armstrong-tickets-15792622158

Event Date: June 6th, 2015 - 04:00pm

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