A trip to Homestead Farms

Last Saturday we made a trip out to a family farm not to far from home. I’d heard of the name before but never really investigated it. My wife recently changed her diet and was looking for some good local ingredients and found this place through a church friend.

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If you aren’t careful you’ll miss the entrance. The empty house here is something the family is trying to get fixed up to make into a better store front.

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The garden is currently growing garlic, onions, a variety of greens, and what looked like potatoes.

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Towards the backside of the property, there is a very large greenhouse. This used to be the greenhouse that sat at my old high school.

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It’s hard to see in this picture, but there are goats and horses back here. The goats provide the milk that is sold in the store.

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The milk was put into those gallon jugs earlier in the day. Talk about fresh, and really knowing where your milk comes from. This would have been handy when my kiddos where babies as we fed them goats milk. The price is about normal to what I would pay in the store. Gallons of goat milk usually go for about 13 to 15 dollars. The only difference here is that its raw and not pasteurized, which is much better.

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This was more of a holding area from the chickens. The coops were connected to this pen. With the garden nearby, as well as residential neighborhoods, free range wasn’t an option here. I totally understand, and could at least know the chickens had adequate space to roam.

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The rainbow of eggs we picked up. The dozen was $4.50. I come to realize that if you want local eggs here in the suburbs you are going to pay for it. Though they did post a message on their facebook page that the eggs were $.50 off this week. One can only assume the supply was getting big and its time to get the inventory moved out.

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Stephanie and Zoe checking out the rabbit pens and a big hairy dog.

Besides the eggs, we were also able to pick up some hothouse tomatoes grown in Azle, only about 40 miles from home. This was a nice find. They also sell their own pork and grass fed beef.
I was really impressed to have found such a great place that is so close to home.

Homestead Farms.

Comments 2

  1. Misti wrote:

    That’s cool, I’m glad you found somewhere local! I had heard raw goat milk was pricey, but dang.

    Zoe didn’t ask for a chicken?

    Posted 27 Mar 2013 at 7:31 pm
  2. Donna wrote:

    Cool eggs!! I have to go there soon.

    Posted 28 Mar 2013 at 9:19 am

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