June 2024 Newsletter

Some photos from May and June Hey folks, how about chicken? As we noted in the last newsletter, our chickens are grown only in the summer when they can be raised in moveable hutches and have access to fresh grass daily.  This means we have to estimate how many drums, wings, bone-in and boneless breasts, […]

November 2023 Newsletter

New products We are happy to announce the following new products! Breakfast Sausage Like you get in a restaurant. The more slender format with a slightly different flavour profile. Some customers have requested them, telling us that they are convenient for quick frying. Maple Ham This is a fully cooked, sliced ham, ready to go […]

March 2023 Newsletter

Spring is here! As I write this greeting to all of our faithful friends on March 21st, the official Spring Equinox and close of winter, we are already well into enjoyment of some of those seasonal wonders which make this time of year so beautiful. Yes, the ground is still covered with snow and the […]

Helicopters, Soil Life, and Healthy Food

On a warm August evening I returned home from making some deliveries to see a helicopter circling over my house alarmingly low to the ground. He headed across the river, almost brushing the treetops and dove lower out of sight in my neighbour’s corn field. There was no crash though, and soon he reappeared to […]

A Brief History of Organic Farming at ZFF

A Brief History of Organic Farming (at Zettel Family Farms) By Ted Zettel Part One: Beginnings In 1982, on the day of my first contact with a real organic farmer,  I was a progressive young dairy farmer working in partnership with my Dad, who had taken over the family farm from his Dad. I got […]

Newsletter – Fall 2016

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News Update – June 22, 2016

 Greetings from the busy family farm! 1) Farm Tour and Barbecue – Sunday, July 10  Click HERE to Register Now! The Farm tour is on for July 10, and when we’re not busy cutting and baling hay to feed the cattle next winter, or looking after the pigs, chickens, goats, horses, cows and calves who […]