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We grow a diverse collection of vegetable crops including greens, tomatoes, peppers, herbs, cut flowers. The list goes on. Want to see what's available fresh this week? Check out the fresh produce available in right now and place your order.
Defiant Field Farmstead is home to mixed flock of defiant chickens. They roam the woods, fields, and sometimes the flower beds, eating bugs, taking dust baths, and taunting the dogs. We bring in birds in from other sources to maintain genetic diversity, but a portion of our flock is hatched right here on the farm by our own broody hens, creating a flock uniquely suited to our location. In season, they are raised on forage and organic garden scraps supplemented with certified organic feed.
We raise small herds of pastured pork. Our livestock is sold on the hoof and custom butchered to your specifications. We focus on growing happy, healthy animals that thrive on fresh pasture. We raise a mix of breeds with special emphasis on heritage lines especially the American Guinea Hog. We offer whole, half, quarter, or eighth hog shares through our online store (Coming Soon!).
Pollinators are an important part of a working farm, and their rapid decline in the Unites States in recent years is alarming to say the least. So, we raise bees. It's something we believe in. And a pantry full of raw honey and beeswax is a pretty good bi-product. Our bee yards takes advantage of both top-bar and traditional Langstroth hives, and our bees forage heavily in the cover crops on the adjacent field, the surround forest, and in the main production garden. The resulting honey is rich and flavorful.