About Blue Barnyard
We traded in suburban life for an opportunity to raise foods that we can feel good about. Jessica is the primary farmer with the day to day tasks, however on top of a full time career, Jim is the builder and much of the labor behind these endeavors.
We balance our our life with 2 kids in elementary school and three adult kids making their way in the world. We are proud to have made this transition but surely some think we are crazy.
At Blue Barnyard, we are a family who left suburban life and jumped into building and owning a small farm. Here we raise registered Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats, Heritage Breed Poultry and seasonal pig shares. Raising our own pesticide-free vegetables and humanely-treated poultry has helped us shift from being consumers to producers of our own foods!
Our theory is that you should be able to feel good about what you are eating, and knowing that we are able to provide a good environment for our animals through their life cycle is a big part of that. Jessica and Jim jumped right into the farming adventure by purchasing quality breeding goats, chickens, turkeys, and ducks. Each year we assess our needs for raising pigs and buy enough feeder pigs to raise for ourselves and customers.
Jessica has put a lot of work and effort into the registered dairy goat aspect of our farm. She takes pride in working with quality breeders to improve the milking genetics and provide customers with a quality selection of offspring. Blue Barnyard is proud to be a clean herd that has tested free of diseases. We offer 3 quality bucks for breeding and presently have 9 breeding does.
We have a recipe section for understanding cut lists, recipes and suggestions for great tasting farm fresh meals. Check out our various sections of this site to learn a bit more and share in the adventure! It is a constantly changing and growing site.
Meats must be pre-sold and will be available for butchering at our chosen location unless otherwise arranged. Meats will be in clear, vacuum-sealed packages, or wrapped in butcher paper depending on preference. Poultry is sold as whole birds, which can be cut or cooked as roasters depending on your preference. We have a growing recipe section with links to help you get started with both cuts as well as meals. We pride ourselves in working with local businesses while we help ours to grow.
Eggs are available depending on order volume. With a great selection of hens we will have large light and dark brown eggs available.