Ethically Raised Animals.
At Forrest Farm we value animal welfare above all else. We are striving to become a sheep and goat cheese dairy, and our animals are purpose bred and cared for to produce the highest quality milk in a stress free environment. All of our animals are pasture raised in a regerative farm focused model, we are continuously adapting and growing our farm, and our farming methods are growing and adapting with us. We have an environmental farm plan in place, and are focused on keeping our land and animals in the best condition year after year.
We raise a variety of hardy, heritage breed chickens that lay eggs in a wide range of colors and sizes. They are pasture raised and have access to over 4 acres of our farm. They are not caged. They have a log house for shelter where they can come and go as they please. Being able to make their own choices helps keep them happy, healthy and laying all year round. When we are not saving our eggs for hatching we sell pasture raised Duck eggs.
Our quail are raised in a large outdoor pen where they have access to grass and are able to fly around as they please. We are breeding Coturnix quail, who lay a lovely little speckled egg. To purchase Chicken or Quail eggs you can order here for pickup at the farmstand.
Grass Fed Lamb & Goat, Chicken & Pork
Our lambs & Kids are milk fed by their mothers till they are strong and a good healthy weight. Then raised on pasture till they reach market weight. We raise East Friesian dairy sheep and Icelandic Sheep as well as crosses of the two breeds as well as a mix of dairy goats. Both East Friesians, Icelandics & Dairy Goats are known for having an extended milking period and producing lots of milk this gives the lambs & kids a good head start and even provides a little extra for cheese making. Grass Fed East Friesian and Icelandic lamb produce a high quality lean meat with a mild flavour.
We raise heritage pigs for meat. We love these little compost turners. Pigs work well on our farm, we feed them the left over whey from the cheese making process and spent grain from our favourite local breweries as well as hog grower pellets.
We raise chickens from time to time they are raised outdoors with room to roam and access to free choice feed and water all the time. Check back here for seasonal offerings and keep following us on Instagram and Facebook for the latest updates!
In our E licensed Abattoir we process our Forrest Farm raised Quail Meat regularly during the warmer months, we only have a very limited number so keep checking back as they go quickly when we have them in stock!
Our sheep are purebred East Friesian, Icelandic and East Friesian/Icelandic crosses. This blend gives us adorable cold hardy sheep, that have rich creamy milk, and thick beautiful fleece. We are really excited to offer hand dyed custom wool, and beautiful natural wool processed at Custom Woolen Mills in Alberta. Custom Woolen Mills is a small processor and we are extremely happy with the work they do in custom processing our wool. Our sheep are sheared here on the farm in a very low stress environment, we love our animals and want to keep them as happy as possible at all times. We have some amazing wool that we are proud to be able to trace directly back to our own sheep. Its very rare to have wool that was raised, shorn, processed and then sold all in the same area! Its also amazingly cute that you can meet and cuddle the same sheep that gave you their wool!