“Five Hen Farm is a family-farm owned and operated by farmer Andrew Banks, Sarah Newman, and their 2 children Otto and Maeve. Five Hen Farm produces high-quality pasture raised pork, poultry, and eggs. Our animals are sustainably raised on rotated pasture and in open sunshine to produce happy, healthy animals. We value providing wholesome and nutritious food to our family, friends, and neighbors while eating simply and seasonally.
We participate in the Neighborhhod CoOp Farm Crawl every September hosting an average of 110 people out to the farm. We also host tours for schools, Cub Scout packs, inquisitive customers, and local cabin/B&B guests in the area. We have also hosted Food Works Field Days and donate to local not for profits and community organizations.
Our products are also on the menu of 2 restaurants in Carbondale: Keeper’s Quarters and Global Gourmet.”
1030 Gurley Loop
Buncombe, IL 62912
Our farm store is open by appointment 7 days a week.
Humpday Farmer’s Market
LEAF Food Hub
Carbondale Farmer’s Market in Murdale
Old Feed Store Farmer’s Market
2nd and 4th Sunday’s 11:00am–3:00pm
“We own 6 acres, with 5 being in production. We also rent 6.5 and 7 acre pastures that are fully in production. So 19.5 acres total.”
“Our laying hens are rotated 1-2 times per week, depending on the season and forage available. Broiler chickens are moved daily, hogs are rotated every 1-3 weeks, depending on what our goals are for their impact on the land as well as forage available. Turkeys and ducks are rotated weekly. All animals (except broilers) are raised within electrified net fencing; broilers are raised in field shelters called chicken tractors. All housing is mobile, built on skids or trailers, to move with the animals throughout the season.”
“All of our animals are fed a non-GMO feed to supplement their pasture forage. The grain is grown and milled within 100 miles of our farm (Jackson, MO).”