Deck Family Farm is a 320-acre organic farm in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. We raise cows, sheep, pigs, chickens, and turkeys on grass pastures, providing a natural habitat that mimics what their wild ancestors lived in.
Pasture raised animals not only live a more stress free life than their confinement-fed counterparts, but they also grow to provide a tastier and healthier meat.
As a certified organic operation, we rely on natural cycles to build soil fertility and never use hormones or antibiotics. Our commitment to you is to raise the healthiest, happiest animals possible and we believe that, in turn, these animals will provide you with great nutrition and amazing taste.
- How to Make a Simple Broth With Deck Family Farm ChickenHaving chicken broth handy is an essential ingredient for so many soups, stews, and grains. We always make a quick chicken broth after cooking our chickens and following is both a quick recipe for chicken, inspired from the Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking and a quick introduction to making chicken broth. I like to use 4.5 lb or less birds for this recipe. The recipe calls for lemons, but we used limes. Puncture at least 20 places and ... read more
- A brief of history of Owen’s Mid-west/Mid-eastA beautiful day for a walk yesterday. The pigs are grazing the Owen’s valley field called “Mid-west” and “Mid-east” and busy turning up the ground as natural plows. The biennial grasses we planted several years ago are reverting to more of their annual habits, meaning they are going to seed sooner than we like and not as productive in the late summer. To renovate this field, we are inserting two years of pigs alternating with annual crops: we will ... read more
- In tune with farmingNote: This is a post from Shannon Walker, written in late summer but finally posted here on this blog. Shannon was an intern for 6 months on our farm. My name is Shannon Walker and my husband and I ventured onto the Deck Family Farm around 6 months ago. Driving from Los Angeles, newly married, and a recent college graduate, I was so excited, but also nervous for the commitment I was making, and the work I would be doing ... read more
- Learning English and Learning About AnimalsThe following post was written by Julien Vallejo, an intern from Colombia who has been with Deck Family Farm for 5 months. Julien has been learning English and learning about animals on the farm. We encouraged Julien to write this post in Spanish. It is always a great experience meeting and working with young farmers from around the world! Recomiendo a las personas provenientes de latinoamerica la granja “Deck Family Farm” a todos los estudiantes agricolas o zootecnistas, o aquellas ... read more