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East West Farm Pasture based family farm. The Seedorf family are shunning what has become "normal" and instead are embracing what the majority of people call strange or loony.

We believe that; we are the best teachers for our children, the government is not capable of assuring food safety, animals are God's creation and should be raised ethically. We moved onto the farm September of 2011 with the belief that we are called to be good stewards of and ministers to the resources we're blessed with. We love animals enough to give them the best environment we can and we love

We believe that; we are the best teachers for our children, the government is not capable of assuring food safety, animals are God's creation and should be raised ethically. We moved onto the farm September of 2011 with the belief that we are called to be good stewards of and ministers to the resources we're blessed with. We love animals enough to give them the best environment we can and we love

Operating as usual

Support your local coffee shops!
09/23/2022

Support your local coffee shops!

Keep it Local and Keep it Real. Life is too short to drink bad coffee or eat fake/imitation anything (especially meat).

I for one choose to support local coffee shops rather than any massive corporate entities who couldn't care less about my (or your) business. I have four local sources I choose to rotate through for my coffee. When in Marietta, GA I prefer Cool Beans Coffee. The look of sincerity from the proprietor when he tanked me for my purchase spoke more volumes than his actual words.

https://open.spotify.com/episode/3EeMKaBQJB65LKhi5lACTN?si=nJxkN70nSPmYx03kUaez-Q&utm_source=copy-link

Her Majesty had excellent taste. RIP.
09/20/2022

Her Majesty had excellent taste. RIP.

On this day of the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, we remember her and her passion for the Jersey breed. Upon visiting the Island of Jersey in 1957, she was gifted her first Jersey, Beauchamp Oxford Lady. She would visit the island several more times during her reign, continued to build a champion herd and was a lifelong patron of the Jersey Cattle Society of the UK.

The Royal Dairy at Windsor Home Park currently has 200 registered Jerseys and is one of the oldest herds in the UK, with records going back to 1871. Her Majesty loved the Jersey breed and was said to prefer Jersey milk, drinking it raw on the farm and having it shipped with her when she travelled abroad.

Photo: Queen Elizabeth II receiving Beauchamp Oxford Lady, 1957.
Credit: The Royal Family/Twitter

08/06/2022

“OUR HEADS ARE ROUND SO OUR THOUGHTS CAN CHANGE DIRECTION.”
Verna, 7 years old

Happy grass makes fat and happy cows.
08/03/2022

Happy grass makes fat and happy cows.

07/01/2022

The humidity just got so thick that water 💦💦 is now falling out of the sky.

I'm trying to stay cool, not look it.
06/16/2022

I'm trying to stay cool, not look it.

Poultry netting.I don't love it but it allows us to have some control of our laying hens. If we just let them free range...
05/20/2022

Poultry netting.
I don't love it but it allows us to have some control of our laying hens. If we just let them free range with no restrictions, they will roost in trees, lay eggs wherever, poop wherever they go (like our front porch) or wander onto our neighbor's property so he can call the sheriff (it's happened).

I hate it for this reason. There's no good way to repair holes like this, it can be a major pain to move, and it's bloody expensive.

I appreciate a snake's role in the natural world but I have zero desire to handle them. It's not irrational fear but rat...
05/19/2022

I appreciate a snake's role in the natural world but I have zero desire to handle them. It's not irrational fear but rather a very strong respect for their personal space. The problem is that eventually, rodents will find the chicken feed, the snakes follow the rodents to the coop and find eggs that are much easier to catch. This guy was actually entangled around a hen, you can see her now in the neighboring nesting box. While sporting a pair of retired firefighting gloves, I pondered my next actions. The snake has a feather in his mouth and he (or she) and worked for a while to remove it. Once the offending feather was gone, attention was turned to the egg. I took advantage of the distraction and snatched the reptile up by his neck and removed it from the box. I took it to the woods on the other side of a neighbor's driveway and released the egg thief, who was all too happy to slither away with all the haste he could summon.

I would have to agree...
04/25/2022

I would have to agree...

I get asked what our chickens are fed and we only use New Country Organics. Feeds labeled as "Non-GMO" can still be made...
04/25/2022

I get asked what our chickens are fed and we only use New Country Organics.

Feeds labeled as "Non-GMO" can still be made with grains that have been grown with synthetic fertilizers, sprayed with herbicides, pesticides, and/or fungicides. One practice that is not uncommon is to spray grain with Roundup prior to harvest for desiccation. Who wants to eat meat raised on grain sprayed with that?

🌾FAQ FRIDAY🌾
Q: Where are your grains sourced from?

A: We only buy certified organic grains from farmers in the US, and for northern climate crops like field peas, occasionally in Canada. In fact, we prefer to buy our grains as locally as possible to our mills in west Texas and central Virginia. We are dedicated as a company to creating and supporting ever more organic acreage in North America!

"A jack of all trades is a master of none, but oftentimes better than a master of one"
04/22/2022

"A jack of all trades is a master of none, but oftentimes better than a master of one"

If you are within this circle, you are located within 100 miles of us, we are within your food shed. We're currently tak...
04/19/2022

If you are within this circle, you are located within 100 miles of us, we are within your food shed. We're currently taking orders for our organic fed, pasture raised, no soy chickens.
We deliver to your house!

04/15/2022

Found a couple of dinosaurs in the creek yesterday.

In other words, life's too short to be miserable.
03/15/2022

In other words, life's too short to be miserable.

We just celebrated 20 years of wedded bliss. If you've never been to Charleston, I highly recommend that you do.
03/09/2022

We just celebrated 20 years of wedded bliss. If you've never been to Charleston, I highly recommend that you do.

Making next year’s fire wood.
02/11/2022

Making next year’s fire wood.

First taste of grassfed/grass finished Dexter beef is about to happen.
01/22/2022

First taste of grassfed/grass finished Dexter beef is about to happen.

Finally getting around to making and canning broth from our pasture raised, organic fed chickens. We will be taking orde...
01/20/2022

Finally getting around to making and canning broth from our pasture raised, organic fed chickens. We will be taking orders soon, send us a DM with your contact info if you want in!
Edit: we will be taking orders for chickens, not broth.

12/30/2021
Merry Christmas to all.
12/25/2021

Merry Christmas to all.

Cows are Turning Desert Back Into Grassland by Grazing Like Bison
12/20/2021
Cows are Turning Desert Back Into Grassland by Grazing Like Bison

Cows are Turning Desert Back Into Grassland by Grazing Like Bison

Ranchers have transformed 40 million acres of desert back into prairie by “training” cows and other domesticated animals to graze like their wild ancestors – in tightly packed herds Two thirds of the land on Earth is now desert or in the process of becoming desert, according to world-renowned ...

10/21/2021

Open your search engine of choice and type in Butterball Recall. Enjoy.

Moving cows, rotating pasture, sequestering carbon, spreading fertilizer, making milk, raising beef, healing land, makin...
10/06/2021

Moving cows, rotating pasture, sequestering carbon, spreading fertilizer, making milk, raising beef, healing land, making our corner of the world a little bit better.

The 17 year old beat me out the door this morning.
08/05/2021

The 17 year old beat me out the door this morning.

Ahhhh, the good ol’ days when it was legal to choose raw milk.
08/05/2021

Ahhhh, the good ol’ days when it was legal to choose raw milk.

Mail call!
08/04/2021

Mail call!

Gelatinous goodness.
08/04/2021

Gelatinous goodness.

Please watch this.
07/21/2021
This needs to be stopped.

Please watch this.

I visited Tampa Bay to take a look at this ongoing tragedy, the red tide. I witnessed something I never wish I saw... dead redfish, snook, trout, grouper, ta...

07/19/2021

I wonder if he was traumatized by a duck as a child.

Looks like the starter on the tractor is dead. Getting it pulled off isn’t going to be easy. 👎🏻
07/17/2021

Looks like the starter on the tractor is dead. Getting it pulled off isn’t going to be easy. 👎🏻

Five years ago this pasture was overgrown with blackberries and six foot tall saplings. Now we are making cows fat on gr...
06/29/2021

Five years ago this pasture was overgrown with blackberries and six foot tall saplings. Now we are making cows fat on grass. With continued holistic management, we will be able to increase our productivity.

06/24/2021

Me on the phone yesterday with the trucking company:

“I’d like to check on the status of my feed delivery. “

“we don’t have a liftgate truck available right, now. “

“Can we send it to another farm with a tractor big enough to unload it?”

“Oh, this is going to a farm? There’s an additional farm fee.”

“Whatever, so long as I get my feed.”

This morning:

“Hello, checking on our delivery.”

“There’s not a liftgate available until tomorrow.”

“What about sending it to the other farm?”

“Any change in delivery location has to come from the origin of the shipment.”

“That would have been nice to know yesterday.”

“We sent you an email”

😡😡😡😡

06/17/2021

Been waiting on a load of feed to arrive. Just got off the phone with the shipping company who tell me that they are running 5 days behind, so my feed is going to sit another week 60 miles away before it gets delivered to me.

Lots of stuff going on around here...
06/08/2021

Lots of stuff going on around here...

This is an old article, but the practice hasn’t changed.
04/25/2021

This is an old article, but the practice hasn’t changed.

These are some of the chemicals used to spray down carcasses at Georgia's chicken plants before they're processed and sent to your neighborhood grocery store. http://2wsb.tv/1fuVMpw

Tonight on Channel 2 Action News at 6, we investigate complaints about the chemicals from plant workers.

04/23/2021
Milk making in progress.

100% grassfed, zero grain, extra creamy, nutrient dense, hormone free, drug free, flavor packed, awe inspiring, ecologically responsible, humane, raw (real) milk.

Grace must’ve missed me, she really pumped out the cream last night.
04/23/2021

Grace must’ve missed me, she really pumped out the cream last night.

04/05/2021

This is a 💩 storm.

Dennis "Mitch" Maley•Sunday, Apr 04, 2021 (Courtesy of the Brandenton Times and Susan Street)

Earlier this week, a compromised liner for one of two retention ponds at a long-defunct phosphate processing facility in northwest Manatee County called Piney Point led to tens of millions of gallons of nutrient-rich water being discharged into Tampa Bay. By Friday, crews were evacuating the surrounding area in anticipation of an "imminent collapse" that would send contaminated water all throughout the surrounding area. The looming catastrophe is both a stark reminder of the threat that currently exists and a broader comment on the many perils of phosphate mining in general.

In my two decades as a journalist, I’ve never covered a story that's lasted longer than Piney Point. It had long been a persistent problem when I joined the Times 11 years ago and has remained a ticking time bomb since. Yes, sometimes months or even years have gone by without incident, but for those familiar with its legacy, any mention of the otherwise out-of-sight-out-of-mind plot of coastal land tends to cause necks to stiffen.

At its best, Piney Point has been the cast-iron pipes carrying sewage out of a mid-century Florida home, unseen and seemingly functional although there exists little doubt in the owner’s mind that they are no more stable than a pair of old, dry-rotted leather boots. It’s been the suspect roof that hasn’t yet resulted in a tell-tale wet spot on the bedroom ceiling, but whose water-warped eaves suggest waking to a steady drip hitting the floor is an event that falls into the not if but when category.

Constructed as a phosphate processing plant by Borden Chemical in 1966, operations at the site have long plagued the adjacent waterways, its fluoride-laden waste nearly eviscerating nearby Bishop Harbor’s ability to function as something of a nursery for the marine-life food chain within a decade of its opening. By the early 1980s, increased demand and production led to tainted grass that was thought to have caused fluorosis in the cattle who grazed on nearby pastures.

In 1989, a holding tank leaked 23,000-gallons of sulfuric acid, forcing the evacuation of hundreds of people, including workers at Port Manatee. In 1991, air releases of sulfur dioxide and sulfur trioxide created an acid cloud that sickened more than 30 people in the vicinity. Through those years, the site passed through multiple companies’ ownership, the last of which filed for bankruptcy in 2001, eventually leaving the abandoned site under the stewardship of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.

In 2003, FDEP got federal approval to pump millions of gallons of treated wastewater from one of the ponds on the site out into the Gulf of Mexico in an effort to alleviate the pond's ability to overflow or cause leaks once operations had been shuttered. In 2006, current owner HRK Holdings purchased the 600-plus acre property. From 2005 through 2009, a $140 million project was undertaken with the goal of reclaiming the land, and the Gypsum stack ponds were lined with 80-millimeter high-density plastic so that dredged material and spoilage from the expansion of Port Manatee could be disposed of.

However, a 2011 leak caused by a liner tear sent millions of gallons of nutrient-rich water into Tampa Bay each day for weeks on end, totaling somewhere around 170 million gallons by the time it was repaired. On May 29 of that year, FDEP authorized discharges from the giant gypsum stack, hoping to assure their structural integrity. The runoff—contaminated with the heavy metal, cadmium, and high levels of phosphorus and nitrogen—made its way to Bishop Harbor, part of the Terra Ceia Aquatic Buffer Preserve.

Ever since that event, those with various levels of responsibility or concern have debated what to do in order to stave off what surely seemed like an inevitable catastrophe, lest an actual permanent solution replace the periodic band-aid approach. What has occurred this week is, at best, the final canary in the coal mine moment before a collapse of the system sends hundreds of millions of gallons of process water flooding into Port Manatee and onto U.S. 41 and the residences and businesses of surrounding neighborhoods (FEMA issued an evacuation notice for the area immediately north and south of the site late Friday). By the time you're reading this article, things may very well have gotten much worse.

That high-density plastic liner is now 18 years old and routine inspections revealed tears above the waterline that were reported by HRK three times last year. An outside engineer hired by the company says that the current problem was likely caused by a compromise nearer to the bottom and that the pond could need to be entirely drained in order for it to be repaired.

Fortunately, the tens of millions of gallons of water that has been pumped out into the bay from Berth 12 of the port is not from the highly toxic pond but only "nutrient-rich" water from the one used to house the material from the dredging of the port. However, pollution has already transitioned the surrounding waterways from a sea grass-dominated system to an algae-dominated one, and the ammonia-rich water is essentially food for algae—which is likely to intensify algal blooms, including red tide.


Over the years, many different techniques have been considered and/or attempted. Recent efforts to use a spray dispersion technique that essentially mists away the ponds’ water in a sort of accelerated form of natural evaporation proved too slow to even keep up with water that’s been added by rainfall. And while other companies have claimed they can treat the water to a point at which it can safely be pumped into the bay, decision-makers from the state down to the county have been pushing deep-well injection, a process that would send the wastewater into a well beneath the aquifer. While that may be a proven technology in general (having been used in Manatee County and many other places for different purposes) an actual apple-to-apples comparison simply doesn’t exist and many residents are justifiably concerned about the potential consequences upon our already-at-risk groundwater supplies.

What’s more, the matter is transpiring amid an environment in which Manatee County and the State of Florida have been continuing to issue permits for the expansion of other phosphate mining operations rather than developing a plan to reduce and ultimately eliminate an industry that has caused arguably as much damage to the state over the past half-century as agriculture and development combined.

Mining phosphate is a lose-lose-lose proposition for everyone but the profiteers. It’s labor unintensive, requires an unsustainable amount of groundwater to be pumped from our already threatened water table, and produces toxic byproducts for which there simply are not safe and efficient (read cost-effective) methods of disposal available. Quite simply, it is an endeavor that both Manatee County and Florida should be running away from just as fast as our feet will take us. This being Florida, however, we are, as usual, running in the wrong direction.

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6380 New Liberty Rd
Jacksonville, AL
36265

General information

We're open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday Sunup to Sundown. Thursday & Friday from Sunup to 3:30. Closed all day Sunday We presently offer the finest farm fresh, free range, free foraging eggs and pasture raised chicken. Soon to come we will offer pasture raised rabbit and grain free milk.

Telephone

(678) 223-3869

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Pastured chicken, pastured rabbit, fresh eggs, grass fed grain free raw milk, and chemical free fruits and veggies.

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Hey there, we were just wondering if you all were selling chicken still. We just bought a share.--Pohls
Now is the time to seek out your local family farms! One of the largest pork processing facilities in the US is closing until further notice. East West Farm 😊
Thought you'd like this :)
Do you have eggs available for Marietta pickup? I tried to sign up on the East West Farm Food Club page and added $50 to my account but when I search for eggs nothing happens. Any help would be appreciated!
Though my pictures don't look like much, this Sunday's roast chicken (Jamie Oliver's recipe in milk) was 👌💯...mostly thanks to the nicest bird from East West Farm!
We are really enjoying our baked chickens!!! Very tasty....the yogurt is good, I mix fresh fruit & almond milk with it....the fresh milk is delicious! !! Thank you!
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