Gearing up for the season!

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Thank you to all our loyal customers who kept shopping with us all winter long! We had a very successful winter, despite the brutal weather, and are revving up to do bigger and better things this season.

We’ve started planting in the fields and we’re starting to have the first spring greens in the store (look for kale and spinach!). We’re looking forward to a successful season of great veggies. See the section on our market CSA if you are interested.

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We now have our fresh, pastured chickens back in stock! We will have these delicious birds fresh for you every week up until around Thanksgiving.

Our cows have started rotationally grazing for the season (being moved from pasture to pasture for fresh grass), which they are very excited about.

Our crew is busy trying to get many tasks done in this warmer weather, but we are happy to be working to provide you and your families with fresh, healthy, local food that you can feel good about.

We can’t wait to see you out at the farm sometime soon!

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Wrapping Up

xmas wreathThanksgiving flew by in a frenzy of family and food. There was plenty of laughter and merriment as well as the simultaneous intake of breaths as the roasted turkey was presented. We hope that your dinners, whether they be small and intimate or large and hearty, filled both your hearts and stomaches. We were so happy to receive pictures of how this year’s Turkeys turned out!

 


 

 
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Our year was productive and as great of an adventure as ever. Lima Farms stretched out our presence at a few more Farmer’s Markets and tried our hands at producing new crops (#freshginger) in our new greenhouses!

 

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Our Brand new Greenhouses

Greenhouse salads flourishing

Greenhouse salads flourishing

 

 

 

 

 

 

We further expanded by beginning to breed our sows (female pigs) and began building new farm infrastructure. The new mobile hoop house has automatic waterers and chicken wire floors. This allows for cleanliness and airflow. Little ladders allow the chickens to walk up and down from this raised hoop house with ease.

Juan and Josh planning the watering system of the new  mobile hoop house.

Juan and Josh planning the watering system of the new mobile hoop house.

 

New Mobile Chicken Hoophouse

New Mobile Chicken Hoophouse

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Walking into the hoop house!

We also continued taking an active role in our local community.
NOFA-NJ Winter Conference 2014: 'Rotational Grazing Systems: Using Chickens as Part of a Sustainable System'.

NOFA-NJ Winter Conference 2014: ‘Rotational Grazing Systems: Using Chickens as Part of a Sustainable System’.

Presentation at the Hillsborough Public Library!

Presentation at the Hillsborough Public Library!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We thank you all for the words of encouragement and never-ending support. You lend us the momentum that we need to further lighten our carbon footprints and continue producing healthy and sustainable foods for the community. We love showing visitors all the fruits of our hard work and we hope you enjoy seeing our farm thrive in return. Please note that the farm market has just changed to Winter Hours but we are still open on Thursday through Sunday.

Thursday: 1-5 PM

Friday: 1-5 PM

Saturday: 10-4 PM

Sunday: 10-4 PM

To a year that is quickly wrapping up, we again thank you for your kindness and dedications. We hope you enjoy all of the foods we produced for your holidays and festivities and wish your days be surrounded by friends, families and love.

Have a great end of the year and see you in 2015!

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Happy Birthday To Tammy’s 8 new piglets! DOB: December 6th 2014. She’s been a fantastic mama, keeping her piglets fed and warm all through these cold days.

Proud Large Black Papa Boar from Profeta Farms.

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Welcome!

Welcome to Lima Family Farms! On our farm in Hillsborough, NJ, we are working hard to be one of the leading New Jersey farms sustainably raising grass-fed beef, pastured pork, poultry and eggs, as well as vegetables.

We are a family owned and operated farm and believe in the well-being and natural treatment of our animals.

Our cows, pigs, sheep, laying hens, chickens and turkeys are all pastured-raised and are moved to fresh grass on a regular basis. Grazing poultry and cows on the same pastures with adequate rest between grazing cycles has rewarded us with lush pastures without the use of synthetic fertilizers or chemicals. We also utilize these systems to keep our soil healthy for growing vegetables. This allows us to grow high quality produce also without the use of synthetic fertilizers or pesticides.

Explore our site for detailed information about each system on the farm and to see photos of our efforts in action. Please refer to the price list on the above menu for detailed information about what retail cuts are available in our farm store. We hope to see you and your family out at the farm some time soon!

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