DC Family Farm

DC Family Farm Living their dream, DC Family Farm came from AZ to AL in 2021 with the most beautiful dairy cows.

We have one meaty bundle pack available!Message us if you are interested in some yummy meat.
01/08/2024

We have one meaty bundle pack available!
Message us if you are interested in some yummy meat.

This about sums it up! 🤣
01/05/2024

This about sums it up! 🤣

Daisy and Mulan got a pedicure from Dr. Lee at Lee's Veterinary Hospital. Gotta keep those hooves looking awesome to kee...
01/04/2024

Daisy and Mulan got a pedicure from Dr. Lee at Lee's Veterinary Hospital. Gotta keep those hooves looking awesome to keep up with the fabulous milk!

Happy Moo Year to you all! May 2024 bring your joy, love, health and peace.
01/01/2024

Happy Moo Year to you all! May 2024 bring your joy, love, health and peace.

Local farms for 2024 and beyond!
12/31/2023

Local farms for 2024 and beyond!

$250,000/acre.
That is the current worth of my farm to a developer.
We are in this pocket of what they call a "land shortage" or a "housing shortage" with a "high demand for commercial space." The open space that this farm sits on is in high demand to builders and developers. Sometimes I feel they visit me more than my neighbors do to shop for their groceries.

The large tracts of land that still remain around here are mostly privately owned and many that fill that category are "working farms." Those working farms around here are mostly orchard, specialty crops, small livestock, some cattle and very few dairy. Many of which are open to the public. Some seasonally. Some year 'round. But in reality there are not nearly as many as there once were and the number that we claim each year will dwindle by one or two when we have this discussion again next year. And I have this discussion every year in some way or another.

I personally have been approached by three different developers in just the last six months. It is not uncommon. I am sure my friends that do the same thing I do get the same thing. My farm is no different than the next when it is looked at by the number of lots one can get in. They are waiting to catch us in a weak moment; a bad season, a stressful month, a day of struggle. We own 52.25 acres here. Most cultivated. Some dormant and awaiting the reclamation process when the funds allow for it to get completed.

I have said it before and I will say it again...this way of life can be really hard. It can test you mentally, physically and emotionally. But it is the only life I know and no matter how hard it can get, I truly love being the caretaker of this 313 year old working landscape. I am only the fourth family to ever call it home and to call it my farm since 1710. I feel lucky to be on it! I love to grow and produce crops from it that help nourish and feed not only my family but the community members that support it in their daily routines. If you are lucky this year, you can make an honest living. But next year, Mother Nature may swoop in and kick you down just like she did this year. And at the end of that year, no matter how good or bad, you will always lace up your work boots and look forward to the growing season that lies in the year ahead.

As we close out the 92nd year of my family farming here and look forward to the incoming New Year, I sit back and wonder how much further this little piece of ground will make it. It has withstood a lot through time. And pondering the future of it is always a common thought as I close out my year and eagerly await the new one.

As you make resolutions for the New Year, please add LOCAL FARMS to your list.
- Cook at home more in 2024 and let the Farm Stands inspire your next meal.
- Consider a Farm Share
- Choose the Local Milk
- Shop the Farmers Market near your work
- VISIT THE FARMS, CHOOSE LOCAL, EAT LOCAL, SHOP LOCAL

There are less than a half dozen here in Littleton alone. Maybe less in the Town you are from if you are reading this beyond the community of Littleton.

Once land is gone, it is gone forever. The future of your working landscapes, farms and pastures relies on the community just as much as the owner and caretaker.

Farms will stand strong against development pressure as long as their neighbors support them.
You have the distinct opportunity to vote with your food dollars. Put those votes toward LOCAL FARMS, YOUR NEIGHBOR THAT CULTIVATES FOOD & THE FARMER THAT KEEPS LAND TILLED RATHER THAN BUILT ON.

Let's work together ❤

2023 is almost to an end. This was our “Thank you for supporting our farm” gift to all our current customers. Thank you ...
12/31/2023

2023 is almost to an end. This was our “Thank you for supporting our farm” gift to all our current customers. Thank you for making our farm a success!

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12/31/2023

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Peanut, the world’s oldest chicken, has died at age 21.

12/30/2023

Maid Marian was very curious about Tiana and her tail. 🥰

Merry Christmas from our family to yours!
12/25/2023

Merry Christmas from our family to yours!

When the hubby leaves out corn for the deer and we come home to a bunch of them chilling out in the grass. 🥰🥰           ...
12/23/2023

When the hubby leaves out corn for the deer and we come home to a bunch of them chilling out in the grass. 🥰🥰

12/19/2023

HAVE YOU HEARD?!⬇️⬇️⬇️
The 2024 Agriplex Program Guides are printed and registration for the first half of the year is OPEN! 🥳
Most classes have limited seats and are already filling
Sign up today at www.Agriplex.org 🌻

Little Miss Jenny saying hello today. She is so cute!
12/14/2023

Little Miss Jenny saying hello today. She is so cute!

12/11/2023

12/09/2023

This is Belle’s newest baby girl! So excited to see her in person. She looks just like her Daddy Mufasa. 🥰

This is so true!!! 🤣🤣
12/07/2023

This is so true!!! 🤣🤣

12/06/2023

Well done Elf 👍
Credit to Derwent Vale Farm Vets

The hubby just had to have this for the front yard. I love it!!! Thank you Tractor Supply 😊
12/04/2023

The hubby just had to have this for the front yard. I love it!!! Thank you Tractor Supply 😊

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12/01/2023

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Christmas is around the corner and what better way to support a local farm and business by purchasing The Adventures of ...
11/29/2023

Christmas is around the corner and what better way to support a local farm and business by purchasing The Adventures of Sue and Daisy book set. Feel free to share and message us if you have any questions.

So excited to finally harvest some pecans from our tree.
11/28/2023

So excited to finally harvest some pecans from our tree.

When you are gifted a tire that you have wanted for awhile and make it into a wreath for the holidays. Thank you Narrell...
11/27/2023

When you are gifted a tire that you have wanted for awhile and make it into a wreath for the holidays.

Thank you Narrell Tractor!

Mr Grinch’s (Ryan) true colors are coming out. 🤣

Condensed milk…….🤣🤣🤣
11/26/2023

Condensed milk…….🤣🤣🤣

We hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving with lots of yummy food friends and family. 🥰
11/24/2023

We hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving with lots of yummy food friends and family. 🥰

It’s time to get those frozen turkeys in the fridge!!
11/18/2023

It’s time to get those frozen turkeys in the fridge!!

Stop by and see me at the Vinemont Band Booster Craft Show today and tomorrow to get your copy of the Adventures with Su...
11/17/2023

Stop by and see me at the Vinemont Band Booster Craft Show today and tomorrow to get your copy of the Adventures with Sue and Daisy!

11/15/2023

Our NE Regional Ambassadors are hosting this community service project to collect personal hygiene items , food and diapers for The Link of Cullman County! Drop off items by December 1 at The Cullman County - Alabama Extension office

Meeting tomorrow! See you all there
11/14/2023

Meeting tomorrow! See you all there

Do you have a youth that just loves Dairy Cows?😍 Join us for the next dairy club meeting Tuesday, Nov. 14 6pm at DC Farm in Fairview. You do not have to own a cow! Youth will learn everything dairy and participate in quiz bowl and livestock judging.

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