Fresh Wind Organic Farm is a rare find in Sidney - kotanow.com- Scottsbluff Area News, Sports, and Weather

Fresh Wind Organic Farm is a rare find in Sidney

Posted: Updated:

It's one of KOTA Territory's few 100% certified organic farms - another place that makes Nebraska's Cheyenne County both interesting an unique.

And as our Anndrea Anderson explains ... What the chickens eat at "Fresh Wind Organic Farm" may surprise you. 

"Not that you actually wanted to, but you could actually sprinkle it on your salad," says Matthew Smith.
 
The chicken feed here at Fresh Wind Organic Farm is probably healthier than what you've had for lunch.
 
"You can actually look a the feed and go, oh yeah... That's a lintel. Or, that's flax, that's... You know, spell or whatever is in the mixture of the grains. You can actually recognize them.," said Teresa Smith.
 
These chickens have been fed organically since day two of their birth. This means they turn out 100 percent certified organic meat and eggs... and that's something the farm prides itself on.
 
"So as people hear about us they're like wow, organic free range chickens....".
 
"All the chickens here are pasture raised and free range... Which means they have the ability to roam... Wherever they please."
 
Matthew and Teresa Smith have been working the farm for four years.

They started off with a mere 12 chickens when a friend approached them with a prompting question...
 
"Someone asked 'If I buy some chicks will you raise them and then I can get the eggs from you?' and I thought, 'well, if we could do it for her we could do it for other people."
 
Now four years and 130 chickens later, the Smith's farm is reaching capacity and they are looking at expanding.

With all the work it takes to be one of the few organic certified farms in the area... the big question: Is there a demand?
 
"Yes... There is definite growing demand for it as word gets out about what genetically modified foods and more people learns what that means."
 
The Smith's recently caught up on their waiting list and are ready to offer their fresh organic products to all that desire them.

In Sidney, Anndrea Anderson, kota territory news.

Fresh Wind Farm is located just outside of Sidney.

It offers a wide range of fresh organic eggs and goats milk.

 

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KDUH. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.