A symphony of cheeps, peeps and chirping sounds fill the air as you enter Talmage Farm Agway store in Riverhead. Hundreds of one-day-old chicks arrive every few days from Mt. Healthy Hatcheries, Inc. in Ohio, according to sales associate and “chicken lady” Tara Besold. (more…)
The New Hampshire chickens at Shinn Estate Vineyard in Mattituck lay their eggs in old wine barrels. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)
There is no denying our society’s growing desire to know where our food is coming from.
It is evident from the popularity of slogans encouraging us to “eat local” and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s “Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food” campaign. That trend is now making its way to our own yards. (more…)