Our chickens will be butchered the beginning of June. They are three weeks old and ready to go outside. They are currently in our brooder. We are getting excited for the Farmers Market Season! We hope you are doing well! Thanks!! -Jessica and Ellie Ferris
We had a very very windy day and evening!! This is what we woke up and found. On the left is the base to a hay wagon. On the right is the upside down cage and flooring of the wagon. In the middle background is how a hay wagon should look. Thankfully no animals or people were injured!! -Jessica
It is hard to believe that Thanksgiving is just a few days away! We are having Thanksgiving here on the farm. Enjoying a Bronze Breasted Turkey, that we raised.
We are thankful for a lot of things. Just to name a few; God, family, friends, customers, our Blue house and the farm!!
Happy Thanksgiving!! -Jessica
Each week at the Big Lake Farmers Market they feature a vendor, for the newsletter. Ferris Family Farm was featured on August 3, 2016. Please use the link below, to see the newsletter!
Jon and I were out doing the evening chores a few weeks ago. We were using the 4×4, Jon was driving. Out of no where a big black animal was running to the right of me. We didn’t know what is was at first, so Jon was trying to run it over. I start yelling it’s a pig, it’s a pig, it’s a pig!!!!
One of our Berkshire Cross Mamma Pigs, we call her White Face. See her picture below! Her sister Stripe Face also got out. We were lucky to get them back into a pen, just not their pen. The following day we were able to get them into the correct pen!
Did you know that day old chicks come in the mail? Yes, you read that correctly! They hatch, then they are mailed using USPS overnight. The next morning the Post Master calls to let us know that they are here and to come pick them up.
The yellow chicks are Cornish Cross/Broiler-Meat Chickens. We ordered 100 of them. They will be ready for purchase at the end of May. The black chicks are Barred Rock Hens. They should start laying eggs between 16-20 weeks old.
Auntie Amanda bought this chocolate chicken for Ellie. When we broke it open, it had candy coated chocolates inside. It tasted good! Thank you Auntie Amanda!!
Spring is here and there are new arrivals on the farm! We have one and a half week old piglets. There are five males and two females. This was the first farrowing for two of our sows.
Call to schedule a farm tour, to see the animals.
Welcome to the Ferris Family Farm site.
It’s the start of a new week and the start of a new farm year. At least we hope spring is just around the corner 🙂 So, it’s time to bring a fresh look to our web site. Check it out and let us know what you think.
Come and visit us at the Elk River Farmers Market on Thursdays during the summer. We are also planning on being at the Isanti Family Farmers Market this summer. We’ll post more details later.
Our first newsletter of the year is now available. Click here to view it.
Thanks for your interest in our web site and our products.