Spring Fever

 
New!! For a limited time, try our Pickled Eggs with Beets. And Browder's Blends homemade Mayonnaise made with our Organic eggs is back in stock for the season.  Our new Seasonal Quiche features Sweet Potatoes and Caramelized Onions. 
 
A new egg mobile was built on Monday to house our new layers.  This is number seven in our fleet of Prairie Schooners, six of which have been designed and pre-constructed by CSA Member & Greenport resident George Agnew.  He volunteers his time and skills to our farm every season and the farmers and hens are very grateful. If you haven't seen one of his designs in use on our pasture, just imagine The Plaza, The Little Knell or The Wauwinet of chicken coops. OK, someone needs a vacation!

Signs of Spring


It's a girl!  This week brought the birth of the first baby lamb on our farm. We are awaiting our other ewe to also give birth, likely to twins.  Baby animals on the farm signal the start of another season.  It is time to stop talking about how cold it is and get ready for Spring. 

Ice Moon

 
 
This Winter continues to test the animals and the farmers at Browder's Birds.  Snow, melt, ice, repeat.  It all makes for very challenging farm work and a lot of ingenuity.  Frozen coop doors won't latch on a freezing cold night? Or worse, break off at the hinges. We can't say enough good things about the bungee cord. 
 
We take comfort in good food, a stash of frozen chicken, and fresh vegetables still available at the  Riverhead Farmers Market from Sang Lee Farms.  This week called for our favorite Fried Chicken as well as Savory Vegetable Pancakes with Poached Eggs, courtesy of Edible Feast. 
 
This weekend we introduce a new seasonal quiche made with Ty Llywd Farm  purple potatoes and leeks.  Ultimate comfort!!  

Super Duper



A Superstorm to start the week and a Superbowl to end it!  We survived Juno and received over 2 feet of snow with drifts up to 5 feet on the farm.  Our team worked tirelessly in the cold to prepare for the storm and had moved most of the animals as close to the house as possible on Monday, securing all portable housing from high winds.  Chris shoveled around the sheep structures and our greenhouse every hour throughout the night during the blizzard. Luckily, all of our animals survived and have adjusted to white pastures. With so much snow on the ground we've resorted to pulling 5-gallon chicken waterers out by sleds.  And this snow doesn't seem to be going away anytime soon. Is it Spring yet??

New! Browder's Quiches & More

 
With the Summer behind us and cooler days ahead it is the perfect time to introduce our new Browder's Birds Seasonal Quiches. Available this weekend is our Heirloom Tomato Quiche in a Rosemary Crust.   Made with our Certified Organic eggs and Certified Organic tomatoes from Sang Lee Farms, this is the perfect dish to serve for brunch or a light dinner. Sold frozen, we recommend keeping an extra one in the freezer to enjoy once the local tomato season ends.
 
Also available now is our Own Golden Honey Dip that many kids - and parents - enjoyed at our farm picnic. Try it with vegetables, on a sandwich or with our chicken. Since our hardworking bees have produced so much honey for the farm, we have even made a batch of Golden Honey Cakes!  Find samples this weekend at the markets and at the farmstand. 

First Annual Farm Dinner Announced!


Browder's Birds First Annual Farm Dinner will be an Old-Fashioned Picnic on Saturday, September 27th from 4-7 PM.  Join us as we celebrate another great season over an organic fried-chicken dinner at the farm. Local wine, beer and beverages will be served. $25/ CSA Members and $35/ Customers. Children under 11 are free.  Dress is casual and there will be an Egg Toss and Feed Sack Race for those that would like to participate.  Don't miss Chris's famous Angel Biscuits!!

Reservations are required as space is limited.  

The Story of the Little Gerrys



The Story of our “Little Gerrys”

Farming on the North Fork since 2009, the first restaurant to support our small farm was The North Fork Table & Inn.   As a tribute to our friend and Chef, Gerry Hayden, Browder’s Birds is growing special flocks of pastured chickens this season specifically for local restaurants and our retail customers. 

Dubbed the “Little Gerrys”  - also a nod to the Seinfeld episode where Kramer gets a rooster and names him “Little Jerry” -  some highlights of how these chickens are raised:

·         Fed daily vegetable scraps from the food prep at North Fork Table and Inn in a true   “farm to table to farm” concept

·         Fed daily rations of certified organic feed
·         Live on a transitional organic pasture planted with clover, alfalfa, fescue, timothy grass, orchard grass and rye grass in bottomless pens providing direct access to bugs and forage
·         Moved daily to fresh pasture and live outdoors with access to fresh air and sunshine
·         All of these chickens are raised on our 16 acre farm in Mattituck
·         USDA processed
In addition, a portion of the sales proceeds of these chickens will be given to a Love Shared to support ALS research. We hope you enjoy the unique taste, texture and story of these truly local chickens.

Holly and Chris Browder 


Tis the Season



Don't forget the Mayonnaise as the first tomatoes on the North Fork ripen this week.  Our Browder's Blends Mayo is made fresh every week with our Certified Organic eggs, Organic Canola Oil, Dijon and lemon juice.  Locally, it is available during the week at Fork & Anchor General Store in East Marion and at The Village Cheese Shop on Love Lane.