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  • Welcome to the Farm

    The Berggren Demonstration Farm is a working 30-acre farm located along the lower McKenzie River, the sole source of drinking water for the more than 200,000 residents of Eugene, Oregon. We recognize an important connection between healthy farms and clean water in the McKenzie River Valley, and emphasize farming practices that work with nature: striving to conserve and enhance our soil, water, plant and animal resources. Our produce is grown using organic practices and our livestock are humanely raised with access to sun, fresh air and pasture, without hormones or antibiotics. The farm is managed by Cascade Pacific Resource Conservation and Development, in partnership with the McKenzie River Trust and Eugene Water & Electric Board.
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Poultry Grower’s Cooperative Development 

 In 2014, the Berggren Demonstration Farm will be leading efforts to develop a poultry grower’s cooperative in the southern Willamette Valley. The Demonstration Farm is a project of Cascade Pacific RC&D, and also serves as an outreach and education branch of the Eugene Water & Electric Board (EWEB)’s ‘Healthy Farms Clean Water’ program. Why a … Continue reading

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CSA Season Begins

We are entering our second week of our CSA and are excited to be sharing all of this produce with others.  This week’s CSA box represented a good transition from spring in to summer with a mix of sugar snap peas, lettuce mix, and green onions with zucchini, cucumbers, garlic, and fingerling potatoes. For our pure protein CSA members, … Continue reading

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Farm Open House

Join us Saturday, June 21 from 11am-4pm for a fun at the farm day! Come out and see what we are doing.  We will have tractor farm tours every hour, chicken BBQ and fresh salad for ten bucks a plate, and pasture raised meats & eggs, vegetables, and plant starts for sale at our farm stand.  

DIY Poultry Processing Workshops this Summer

Want to learn how to process your own chickens?  Join us the fourth Sunday of the month (except for May) starting April  26th, 10am-2pm for a “hands-on” workshop.  We will teach you how to process poultry using our Featherman Poultry processing equipment and demonstrate how to process poultry under the Oregon Department of Agriculture 1,000 … Continue reading

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Join our CSA for 2014

2014 CSA Offering This year we’re offering two CSA options: Omnivore’s Delight Our ‘full belly’ CSA option: a box of fresh veggies and a half dozen eggs each week, two pasture-raised chickens each month, and occasional pickled products, herbs, and wild-crafted products. 16 weeks, June through September, 20 shares available in 2014 $480 lump sum … Continue reading

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Chicken Processing Resource Guide

Chicken Processing 101: Resources & Information Poultry Processing Equipment & Supplies Our poultry processing equipment and supplies were purchased with a grant from the Meyer Memorial Trust. Our goal is to begin loaning out the equipment as a mobile processing ‘kit’ in 2014, to help other small farmers in the area process poultry under the … Continue reading

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Turkeys Still Available!

If you want a turkey raised on pasture with access to land, air, and sunshine this Thanksgiving, we still have few 24-28 lb Broad Bronze Breasted turkeys left at $3.75 a lb. Yep that’s a $100 turkey, that’s the real cost of food. It takes 5 months to raise a turkey, during that time they … Continue reading

Chicken Butchering Workshop Sunday, November 17

Have you always wondered how to butcher a chicken?  Do you have a couple hens that are no longer laying?  An aggressive rooster?  Join us at Berggren Demonstration Farm on Sunday, November 17th from 10am to 1pm for a workshop on how to butcher a chicken.  Bring your own birds to process and we’ll teach … Continue reading

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Fall at the Farm

As the leaves begin to change and the rains come pouring down, we feel Fall come upon us. The gargantuan hubbard squashes laze in the garden beds beckoning to be turned into a warm soup or pie.  The turkeys grow bigger every day with the Toms putting on feather displays for the ladies.  The laying … Continue reading

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Chicken Taste-Off and the winner is…

On September 15th, we had a chicken taste-off at the farm.  We tasted out six different meat chickens that we grew this summer, Cornish Cross, Slow Cornish, Red Ranger, Black Australorp, Plymouth White  Rock, and Delaware.  Across the board the Slow Cornish was a clear crowd favorite.  We ordered the Slow Cornish, Black Australorp, Delaware, and … Continue reading

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