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The Flock Farm

“We’re a small family farm that raises Animal-Welfare-Approved and Grass-fed certified sheep and goats.”

“We love our animals and treating them ethically is our greatest priority.  We name them; we pet them; we hand-feed them cantaloupe.  They have never been given any type of hormones, steroids, or antibiotics, and their pastures have never been sprayed, planted, or treated. They have a valley of woods to bed down in, and their water comes from our well.  It is important for us to know exactly what we’re eating, and we believe our customers feel the same way.  There is a great deal of pride that goes along with offering a product that is not only delicious and healthy, but also the highest quality of meat possible.  We think it’s the way things should be. “

Visit Our Farm!

Location

460 McDuffee Lane, Anna, IL, 62906

Visiting Hours

Tours available by appointment. Email info@theflockfarm.com for more information. 

Shop with us.

The Community Farmers Market (an indoor winter market)
Carbondale Community High School, 11301 Walnut Street, Carbondale, IL 62901
Saturdays from Dec-March (9:00am–12:00pm)

Carbondale Farmers Market
West Town Centre Mall, 2001 W. Main Street, Carbondale, IL 62901
Saturdays from March-November (9:00am–12:00pm)

Contact us.

April Glays
info@theflockfarm.com
(618)833-0402

theflockfarm.com

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A Look at Our Farm

More About Our Farm

Farm Size

They own 20 acres and have access to an additional 15 acres of pasture and 30 acres of woods.

Conservation Practices

Pasture-raised meat

Grazing management plan

No chemicals on pasture

No unnecessary antibiotics, parasiticides, or other farm drugs

No synthetic growth promotants or hormones

Field border

No animal confinement

No synthetic growth hormones

No GMO feed

Additional Practices

Goats are allowed to naturally wean their kids

Ewes are allowed to naturally wean their lambs

Golden Beet

This farm meets our standards for the Golden Beet - our designation for excellence for exceptional Known & Grown farms.

Herd Size

45 ewes
12 goats
100 broiler chickens
12 egg-laying chickens

Animal Feed

“Our sheep and goats have free-choice mineral and eat grass from our pasture from spring through fall. They eat hay that we have baled during winter. When we do outsource hay, such as alfalfa, it is non-GMO. Our chickens are pastured as well but supplemented with a non-GMO feed that is made up of corn, soybean meal and other required vitamins and minerals. Our goats are given a copper supplement orally once every 8 months.”

Rotation

Approximately twice per week

Products

  • Lamb
  • Goats
  • Chicken 
  • Duck
  • Eggs