Archive | February, 2012

Food Patriots

Jeff Spitz, Columbia College Film professor, makes 90-minute documentary, “Food Patriots,” about “getting people to make a 10 percent change in the way they buy, eat, and talk about food,” and also focuses around his family’s lifestyle of raising their own chickens. Read the Spitz family story: “Food Patriots will show how our buying […]

Continue Reading

Backyard Chickens Workshops at Hilltop Hanover Farms!

Register Now for our Spring Workshop Series at Hilltop Hanover Farm!  REGISTER HERE   The Zander Family of Front Yard Coop will kick off a series of workshops on keeping backyard chickens. Class 1 (3/17): You’ll learn everything you need to know about getting chicks and starting your own backyard flock.  The class will also […]

Continue Reading

Eggs for Dinner!

As we talked about before, home raised eggs are much healthier for you with 1/3 less cholesterol, 1/4 less saturated fat, 2/3 more vitamin A, 2 times more omega-3 fatty acids, 3 times more vitamin E and 7 times more beta carotene.  They are a perfect way to start AND end your day. “Eggs for […]

Continue Reading

Backyard Chicken Myths

There have always been some typical myths about raising chickens that are simply not true! They don’t attract bugs, in fact they are great bug control for your yard.  They aren’t smelly unless they are locked up without being cleaned out at all.  The rooster is the only noisy bird, which isn’t completely necessary to […]

Continue Reading

Five Reasons You Should Own Chickens

Have you ever thought about raising chickens but assumed there would be some regulation against it? Check again! You might be shocked at how many chickens you’re allowed to have!   I read this article on “The Pioneer Way” from last year about some solid reasons to raise your own chickens that still hold true. […]

Continue Reading

Raising Chickens is possible in Urban Environments too!

Just read a post in The New York Times Environmental blog called “Urban Garden? Check. Now, Chickens” about raising chickens in urban environments! “The birds have helped to strengthen a sense of community among her neighbors.” “I love my chickens. They’re my pets. They come when I call them, they make great noises, and homegrown […]

Continue Reading

If you didn’t catch us on WNYC read or listen to us here..

Front Yard Coop talks about hunting and cooking with venison!

Continue Reading

“Home Raised Eggs Offer Superior Nutrition”

1/3 less cholesterol   
• 1/4 less saturated fat
   • 2/3 more vitamin A  
 • 2 times more omega- 3 fatty acids  
 • 3 times more vitamin E
   • 7 times more beta carotene Read about why home raised eggs are the better choice…

Continue Reading

Maybe there are some lifestyles from the past that would be worth reviving…

“Once upon a time we walked to our food, and we visited one another in each other’s homes regularly. We weren’t afraid of our food. We could explain where it came from and what was in it.” Read this story of the Pulvermacher’s Poultry and Egg  

Continue Reading