We do not use hormones or unnecessary antibiotics on any of our animals.
Currently we only sell our meat products out of the barn when they are available. Sign up for the Weir River Farm e-newsletter to receive updates about meat sale days.
Our eggs come from chickens that are pasture raised. If you come to the farm, you may notice our big red chicken coop on wheels. We call this our “chicken tractor” because, as we move it around the farm, the chickens have access to grass, bugs, and other delicious treats in our pastures. In return the chickens “mow” down the grass and fertilize the pasture as they are moved. Chickens raised on pasture live a much more interesting life and have a varied and rich diet, which translates to eggs that are more delicious and nutritious. Eggs are sold on Saturdays on a first-come, first-served basis.
To purchase our eggs, you can drive up our driveway off of Rt. 228 and pull up to the red barn. The eggs are located in the white fridge in the barn classroom area.
The beef here at Weir River is from our herd of Belted Galloways. When we initially researched different beef breeds, the “Belties” seemed the perfect fit for our hilly pastures. These animals are extremely hardy with their thick coats and they thrive on less-than-perfect pasture. We raise our beef on grass for their entire lives here at Weir River. If you want to take a look at our herd for yourself, all you need to do is take a hike up Turkey Hill Lane to see them out on pasture.
We get lots of comments on our red pigs. If you've never seen a red pig before, you're not alone. We raise Tamworth pigs here for a few reasons: First they're extremely hardy and can handle our New England winters. Second, they're well-suited to forest grazing (so don’t be surprised if you see some of our pigs running around their woodland pen when you visit). Finally, in addition to having a very mild temperament, Tamworth pigs produce a very delicious pork product. This breed is considered “threatened” by the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy.
The Icelandic is a mid-sized breed, generally short legged and stocky, with face and legs free of wool. This breed is known to have superior quality wool and unmatched taste. The meat has a fine grain and distinct, delicate flavor. Our sheep and lambs are shown at the Marshfield fair by our 4-H club.
We currently process our meat at Adams Farm in Athol, MA. We have chosen to work with them because they have state-of-the-art facilities and are a leader in providing as humane a slaughter experience as possible.