A legal clause prohibits people in Canton, NY, from raising chickens. But the townspeople are interested in changing that. For more on this story, check out this article.
Archive for the ‘Local food’ Category
A lot of folks ask me “Where can I buy local eggs?” It’s not legal to sell backyard eggs in the city (you can give a donation or own the chickens). However, John Emrich of Backyard Chicken Run recently mentioned Barrington Natural Farms to me!
Barrington Natural Farms is sustainable “pasture” farm providing our Chicago-area customers with locally grown, organically-raised grass-fed beef, raw milk, pasture-raised chicken and pork, and free-range eggs.
Growing the highest quality food possible is our goal. We believe that good food is nutritious and delicious. We believe the way to raise livestock is to provide an environment that mimics nature and is integrated with our natural environment. This means they are raised outdoors on fresh pasture for the majority of their lives, with the pigs and chickens organic pasture forage supplemented with organic, non-GMO feeds.
I’ll be at the Great Lakes Bioneers Conference at UIC, 750 S. Halsted in Chicago, on Sunday, 11/4. For details on the event, go to the Bioneers Chicago website.
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
The Charm of Chickens: Reasons for Raising Backyard Birds
A fun, interactive look at why people in the city are raising chickens. Jennifer will engage the audience with Q&A about their opinions/ideas about raising chickens, especially in the areas of gardening and composting. Meet some of her hens and experience the difference between backyard vs. battery eggs!
|Jennifer Murtoff, Home to RoostThe MidWest’s only chicken consultant, Jennifer Murtoff provides compassionate, homespun consulting and emergency care for backyard chickens in the Chicagoland area. She offers information and resources on chicken care and leads workshops and classes on backyard chickens.|
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Use the following link to sign a petition to the City of Joliet, calling on them to allow backyard chickens.
Jeff Spitz, film professor at Columbia College, lives in Northbrook, IL, and his newest project, Food Patriots, is a 90-minute documentary on his family’s experience with chickens. The film will be aired on PBS this year. Read more about the project here.
Home to Roost Urban Chicken Consulting was hatched upon finding that people in urban and suburban areas are flocking to chicken raising. Why is this trend catching on? One of the main reasons is eggs. Come to this presentation to learn more about the other reasons behind this segment of the urban agriculture movement.
Wednesday: June 20, 2012
at 7:00 p.m.
in the Great Room of the Riverside Public Library
For more information contact:
Join the Mid-America Homesteading Conference at Joliet Junior College for Saturday, September 1. There are sessions on gardening, canning, raising all sorts of livestock, and making money on your homestead, whether it is in the city or country. Check out the web page for more info: http://www.homesteadingconference.com/
A Palatine couple seeks the right to keep chickens. For more information and a link to their Facebook page, read this article.
“Consider being a part of this group to support green living in the Palatine area by allowing backyard hens!” the Facebook page states.
Mary Green, the coordinator of this event will be collecting names of people in Arlington Heights who are interested in chicken keeping.
Home to Roost will be on hand with informational fliers and to answer questions at around 8 PM.
If you are interested in backyard hens, plan to attend or contact Mary Green at firstname.lastname@example.org or 847-230-0544 for more information.