Avondale Hills Farm Embodies Holistic Harmonious Farming

We have created a peaceful environment where our livestock forage freely upon acres of specially planted vegetation to meet their nutritional needs.  In the winter we have secured locally sourced second cutting grasses with tall wide grassy blades with higher nutritional value.

Avondale Hills Farm’s first addition and pride and joy came with our first 4 cows in November, 2015. Throughout the years, the number has grown.  We are now at 25 and this year alone welcomed 10 new calves.

In December of that same year we purchased our first chicken coop and started raising layer hens.  We started with 15 and have grown to over 150.  We hope that number grows.  Our eggs are loved by all those who have eaten them.  Give them a try.  You can eat them here, there and everywhere!  Some are even green!

In May 2016 4 young female goats made their home on the farm.  In 2017, just 1 year later we welcomed their kids growing the herd to 12.  This September all mama goats blessed our farm with 11 new kids.  They are adorable and playful.

Tractor on Farm Red Barn

Hydroponic Farming

In September 2016 we introduced hydroponic farming to Avondale Hills Farm. Which gave us the opportunity to grow kale, spinach and even lettuce! We focus on our Romaine Fusion as it is our favorite! Everything grown in our hydroponic farm is pesticide free and we use no GMOS.

100% Grass Fed Beef

Avondale Hills Farm Black Angus Grazing Beef

Avondale Hills Farm started as a Black Angus Beef Cattle Farm.  Our first and foremost endeavor as Cattle Farmers was to raise Black Angus on Lush, balanced pastures in a humane and holistic way.  That meant splitting up pastures for rotational grazing and sampling multiple areas within our 8 pastures to determine the optimal plan of action in creating a nutrient rich plant mixture.  We added minerals to the soil to boost plant growth in our pastures.  We contracted with plant specialists to purchase seeds which promote specific health and healthy growth in Beef.  They include red and white clover, orchard grass, Timothy Grass, Alfalfa and many others found in Beef Masters Pasture seeds. In the winter Zartman Farms consistently supplies our 1st and 2nd cutting high quality nutrient dense fresh hay.

Our Grass Fed Black Angus Beef does not contain hormones, antibiotics or even pesticide residue traces.

Our Grass Fed Beef Tastes Delicious and is Excellent for your Health!

Grass Fed Beef DOES contain MANY natural health benefits.  To start, Grass Fed Beef has the richest known source of a type of good fat called “conjugated linoleic acid” or CLA.

CLA may be one of our most potent defenses against cancer.  A very small percentage of CLA—a mere 0.1 percent of total calories—greatly reduced tumor growth in laboratory animals.  In a Finnish study, women who had the highest levels of CLA in their diet, had a 60 percent lower risk of breast cancer than those with the lowest levels. Switching From grain-fed to grassfed meat and dairy products places women in this lowest risk category.” [1]

Not only is Grass fed beef higher in omega-3s and CLA it has 4 times more vitamin E than Grain Fed beef. In humans, vitamin E is linked with a lower risk of heart disease and cancer. This potent antioxidant may also have anti-aging properties. Most Americans are deficient in vitamin E. [2]

Free Range Eggs

Nutrient Dense, Delicious Free Range Eggs are found at Avondale Hills Farm.

Our chickens roam freely on our 41 acre farm. They forage super greens, worms (and in the winter when the worms aren’t to be found, we raise them in our basement to feed to them).  In the winter when it’s difficult to find greens, we plant and grow barley in our hydroponic farm for them.

We have yet to meet farmers who go the lengths we do to ensure a delicious nutrient packed egg.

Why?  It’s not profitable at Grocery store prices. We therefore have only sold farm to table to high quality restaurants and cafes like Talula’s Table, Chatham financial among others.  They are willing to pay for good food which has been carefully raised.

[1]Ip, C, J.A. Scimeca, et al. (1994) “Conjugated linoleic acid. A powerful anti-carcinogen from animal fat sources.” p. 1053. Cancer 74(3 suppl):1050-4. [2]Data from: Smith, G.C. Dietary supplementation of vitamin E to cattle to improve shelf life and case life of beef for domestic and international markets.” Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado 80523-1171