Pasture Raised Chickens
Whole broilers (ranging from 3.5 to 5.5 lbs.); pre-cut leg/thigh quarters, breasts, tenders, and wings; and packaged soup sets (backs), necks, livers, hearts, gizzards, and feet— yes, feet, for the best stock flavor and consistency known to man— are available now in the freezer section of the NOMAD Farms Log Cabin Store. Come see what we have and know that more is always on the way! We are set up to accept cash, checks, and credit cards. See the 2019 Price Chart at the bottom of this page for current pricing.
Cows eat salad! We are currently stocked with beef by the cut (see link to price list below) in the NOMAD Farms Log Cabin Store. Bulk beef is ready for pick-up in the late fall, sold by weight with discount pricing for high volume. Some families go in together with others for whole or half sides. The cow will go to a local professional butcher and come to you nicely wrapped. You may indicate a preference for certain cuts and packaging portions. Limited quantities are sold first come, first served. Send us an email to indicate your interest in a quarter, half side, or whole cow, and we will contact you regarding availability and timing. We will take orders and deposits year round on faith that you will follow through with purchase when butchering is done.
A footnote. Some people will tell you that grass fed beef is tougher than grain fed. Not true. Grass fed beef is leaner than fatty grocery store stuff and should be cooked differently—slowly on lower heat—to keep it from drying out. This is apples and oranges, folks, and you have to adjust your preparation to complement the meat!
Pigs in Natural Habitat
This started as our son, Bowen’s, exclusive enterprise. He carefully selected piglets for the original herd and handled the intricacies of heritage breeding for future generations of NOMAD Farms pigs. At this time, we raise Red Wattle hogs exclusively. Daily chores revolve around keeping these precocious pigs well fed and happy in an environment as close to “wild” as a pig could dream of having! Drop by the NOMAD Farms Log Cabin Store to pick up fresh cuts of pork sold by the pound. Pricing is available here. We accept end-of-season orders for whole and half pigs sold by weight. Your share will be ready for butcher and pick up in the late fall.
David is our teenage son, and he learned to shepherd in Tibet. He raises his small flock of Katahdin sheep on nothing but lush green pasture and rotates them in a protective cart that he and his brother designed and built. The result is a succulent lamb chop that is healthy and lean, raised to the highest ethical standards. All cuts of lamb are intermittently available in the NOMAD Farms Log Cabin Store, sold by the pound.
Pasture Raised Turkey
Cared for from day one by farm campers and grown all summer to be processed and sold never frozen a few days before Thanksgiving, these birds will be the pride of your holiday table. Typically, they are much larger than butterballs so that certain leftovers become a winter storage of clean sandwich meat. Our turkeys sell out by pre-order with a $40 deposit. Email us to receive an information flyer and to reserve your 2020 turkey.
NOMAD Tibetan Mastiff Puppies
When we moved to North Carolina from the Tibetan Plateau of western China, we imported four of our family’s Tibetan Mastiffs. We chose these native beauties from honed genetic lines and brought them to North Carolina, believing that they would add to the pastoral life of our farm. And they do! Tibetan Mastiffs have one annual heat and we make the resulting single litter of puppies available for sale. Follow this link for a showcase of this year’s litter.
Educational Farm Tours
See our What's Happening page for a description of our enthusiastic, fun-filled, laid back, and informative NOMAD Farm tours! Contact us to schedule a group or custom tour any time! Great for kids and exceptionally eye-opening for adults who have ever questioned slippery labeling like "cage-free," "organic," or "access to outdoors"— what does it all mean, and at the bottom line, IS IT HEALTHY? IS IT GOOD FOR ME TO EAT? That, Friends, is a critical question. Come and find out what the most important labeling distinctives really are and why what we offer is different. Suggested donation to the farm/ tip for the farmer of $5 pp with 12 persons per group as a minimum. Infants obviously free. School groups and clubs welcome.