Welcome to Broken Arrows Farm
Broken Arrows Farm is a small family run farm in Zuni, VA. Our journey to eating healthier started in 2004. We knew the only way to afford to eat healthier for a family of 6, was to grow it ourselves. So we started out doing it for ourselves, and then had friends that wanted to start buying from us.
From the very beginning, we wanted to do things as naturally as possible. We decided we wanted to raise livestock and grow vegetables by sustainable practices. To find out about Sustainable Agriculture use this link. Broken Arrows Farm specializes in grass-fed only beef, and pastured poultry and eggs. Our livestock never get hormones, steroids, or routine antibiotics.
Our steers are raised on pasture year-round, along with hay that we grow and harvest here on our chemical-free fields. They come to our farm days old, we bottle feed them with milk from our Jersey cow, Lucy. Once they are weaned from the bottle, they go into a different pasture with the other steer. Their diets consist of forage only, no grains.
The laying hens free-range on the same pastures. To keep predators at bay, we use an electrical portable fence along with movable hoop houses for the girls to nest in. But they do get plenty of fresh grass, bugs, sunshine, and garden vegetables.
In the garden, we still adhere to the sustainable practices. Our plants are chemical-free and pesticide-free. We fertilize with compost and manure from our cows. For pest control, we remove them manually-my back can testify to that-and diatomaceous earth.
Our new arrival, Bear came on December 3rd of 2011. He is definitely a cutie. We love having babies around here, they are so much fun. Here are a few pictures of bear, the first two are of him a couple of days old. The other is a picture of him with my two daughters/helpers.
Links to Our Friends
Buy Fresh Buy Local Hampton Roads
Eat Well Guide
Cornerstone Farm Alpacas
The Clean Mom
Fat Cow Web Hosting-Special $66.00 yearly fee
Portsmouth Farmers Market