Talk to the Animals…
A lot of guests have asked us about the animals on the farm. We work on the farm (which is technically part of the brewery) to help care for our animals. They provide some of the ingredients you’re enjoying for breakfast!
If you want to visit the animals, you’re welcome to, just a few simple rules:
- Do not feed the animals anything without speaking to us first! They are on special diets (organic and non-GMO) and we need to ensure anything they get is appropriate for their consumption.
- Animals are usually protected by electric fences which will give you a rather nasty shock if you touch them. So, please observe with your eyes and don’t touch or otherwise handle the animals.
Finally, if you want to walk out in the pasture to see the animals, keep in mind that the ground could be pretty wet. Make sure you have appropriate footwear or you may find your favorite shoes are now farm-brown in color.
The main livestock on farm are chickens – both egg layers and meat chickens. If you had a hot breakfast, it’s very likely those eggs came from our hens!
You can buy eggs and meat in the Kent Falls Brewing Store.
One of our newest additions to the farm, our flock of laying ducks hang out on pasture and move every week or so to new ground. We really enjoy our ducks – they flock together, unlike chickens, and are a pleasure to work with (aside from being a bit messier with their food than the chickens!)
You can buy our delicious duck eggs in the dozen or half dozen at the Kent Falls Brewing store!
We raise from six to 12 hogs on farm, and process them at a USDA facility. The cuts are extraordinary in both flavor and mouth feel. Our pigs start their journey on farm in their brooder, and then move out into the field where they hang out in the trees, rooting for roots and other goodies. We love our pigs – sometimes we’ll just sit with a couple of chairs and watch Pig TV.
Say “hi” to Big Mama when you see them…and don’t be surprised with how active they are running around, rolling in the mud, or just snoozing under their water cooler.
Everything from full-sized hams, pork chops, roasts, ground pork, sausage, and more exotic cuts (pork kidney, anyone) are available for purchase in the Kent Falls Brewing Store.
We grow a small number of turkeys on farm. Turkeys are not generally available until October or November, and usually sell out immediately. We may have a small amount of ground turkey available for interested parties, please check online at the store. Turkeys are great fun – they are remarkably friendly, and are quite civilized. One might even call them stately, especially as they grow older.
Ginger and Oreo spend their time moseying around the farm, doing their best to beat back all of the brush and vegetation trying to cover everything! Our champion mowers will happily eat grass, poison ivy, and multiflora without complaint. During the day you’ll see them all around the farm munching away near a rock wall or pasture. They are super-friendly and are happy to let you pet them.
And Other Visitors…
Sometimes other creatures show up on the farm. Some we are happy to host, others we’d prefer they kept just a little more distance between us and our animals!