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28494 Maclure Rd Abbotsford, BC V4X 1L4
(604) 857-8912 kmfarms@shaw.ca

We are not certified organic as we do not feed certified organic grains. Our birds are grown in a pastoral environment living outside at all times. They do not go into the barns at night or when the weather changes. Our birds have shelters in the pasture for protection from rainy weather. We move the shelter frequently to ensure access to fresh pasture. The birds forage naturally in the pastures and have space to dust and scratch naturally. They also have access to grain free of hormones, steroids, antibiotics and soy. We do not use Organic certified grain as it is extremely expensive and it would make our product cost increase considerably.

Chickens and turkeys are omnivores: they eat both meat (bugs and grubs) and plants (grass, leaves and seeds). Being outside all the time, our birds get lots of opportunity to find bugs and grubs that are in the pasture. They also have access to grain free of hormones, steroids, antibiotics and soy.

All our fresh chicken and turkey products are sold directly from the farm.

  • Fresh chicken is available 7 times a year and Fresh turkeys are available just before Thanksgiving.
  • Please see the How to buy Page for fresh pick-up dates.
  • We attend the Winter Vancouver Farmer’s market at Nat Bailey Stadium. Please check their web site for the dates we will attending: www.eatlocal.org.
  • To place an order, simply complete and send the on-line order form or email: kmfarms@shaw.ca
  • As well, email us to set up a pick-up time anytime during the year.

We have no formal opening hours at the farmstore but we make every effort to arrange a convenient time for you to drop by for pick up. Call or even text with short notice – Farmer Mark: 604-854-4830 and or Farmer Jill 604-309-4902

We accept cash, cheque or debit.

 

The llamas help discourage birds of prey such as hawks, eagles and owls from taking our chickens and turkeys. Llamas are also good are discouraging larger predators such as coyotes or wild dogs.

Chickens range from 6 to 9 pounds. Turkeys range from 16 to 30 pounds.

In your fridge up to 10 days after pick-up from our farm. Chickens and turkeys in the grocery store are often a week old before being purchased. Store bought fresh chickens and turkeys need to be cooked in three days.

  • Bring along a cooler with ice packs for your fresh chickens and turkeys’ ride home.
  • Put your bird in the bottom, back of your fridge (the coolest area).
  • Check your fridge is the correct temperature (4 degrees Celsius or 40 degrees Fahrenheit) using a thermometer

Never eat raw or undercooked poultry. Cook whole birds until the temperature of the thickest part of the breast or thigh is 82°C (180°F) and pieces of poultry reach 74°C (165°F). We like to take our birds out of the oven 10 degrees Fahrenheit and allow it to sit for 30 mins where the internal temperature will raise that extra 10 degrees.  Use a meat thermometer to take the temperature in the thickest part of the breast or thigh meat and make sure the thermometer is not touching any bones. Follow the manufacturer’s directions on the proper use of your specific food thermometer. Always wash the food thermometer and other utensils and dishware that were used on raw or partially cooked poultry before using them to check again.

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Are you organic?
We are not certified organic as we do not feed certified organic grains. Our birds are grown in a natural environment living outside at all times. They do not go into the barns at night or when the weather changes. Certified organic production only requires exposure to natural light for a specific time during daylight hours. Our birds have shelters in the pasture for protection from rainy weather. They forage naturally in the pastures from dawn to dusk. The available grain is free of hormones and antibiotics.

What do the Chickens and Turkeys Eat?
Chickens and turkeys are omnivores: they eat both meat (bugs and grubs) and plants (grass, leaves and seeds). Being outside all the time, our birds get lots of opportunity to find bugs and grubs that are in the pasture. But we found that there is not enough protein in the pasture for them to reach their full growth potential. They need the energy and protein provided in supplemental grain.

The grain supplement is wheat based with no additives (ie: antibiotics). The additional protein needed for growth can be provided by either meat by-products or soya meal. We chose soya meal. While wheat is not a GMO product, the soya may be GMO.

How do I purchase/order product?
All our fresh chicken is sold directly from the farm. Fresh turkeys are sold directly from the farm.

• Fresh chicken is available 5 times a year. Fresh turkeys are available just before Thanksgiving and Christmas.

• Please see the How to Order Page for fresh pick-up dates.

• We attend the Winter Vancouver Farmer’s market at Nat Bailey Stadium. Please check their web site for the dates we will attending: www.eatlocal.org.

• To place an order, simply complete and send the on-line order form (Here) or email: order@kmfarms.ca

• As well, email us to set up a pick-up time anytime during the year.

• Payment is by cash, cheque or debit.

Whats with the llama?
The llamas help discourage birds of prey such as hawks, eagles and owls from taking our chickens and turkeys. Llamas are also good are discouraging larger predators such as coyotes or wild dogs.

What are the average sizes of your birds? Chickens range from 6 – 9 pounds. Turkeys range from 20 to 30 pounds.

How long can I keep a fresh bird in my fridge?
Up to 10 days after pick-up from our farm. Chickens and turkeys in the grocery store are often a week old before being purchased. Store bought fresh chickens and turkeys need to be cooked in three days.

Food Safe pick up:

• bring along a cooler with ice packs to place your fresh chickens and turkey for the ride home.

• Put your bird in the bottom, back of your fridge ( the coolest area) .

• Check your fridge is the correct temperature (4 degrees Celsius or 40 degrees Fahrenheit) using a thermometer

Cooking and Thawing Instructions (click here)