MacDougall Meadows – Newport
MacDougall Meadows is a small farm intent on producing traceable, high quality and secure food. They practice natural and sustainable food production methods, and recreate what a farm should look like: the chickens can run, turkeys can fly and pigs can root. MacDougall Meadows is based on a desire to have more people eating high quality nutrient-dense foods, produced in natural and sustainable ways. They want to contribute to increased food security for Nova Scotians with more citizens supporting the farmers in their communities.
At MacDougall Meadows, they believe in creating symbiotic relations between their animals and the land; everything has a job on the farm. They section their land into equal parts. Each section follows this five year plan:– – Year 1 chickens.
– Year 2 pigs turn in the chicken manure and prep the land for year 3.
– Year 3 gardens absorb the nutrients left behind by both pig and chickens and added compost spread by the horses.
– Year 4 rest year with gardens seeded with a pasture mix which the horses graze in late fall.
– Year 5 back to chickens.
MacDougall Meadows grows quality local food: free range chicken, turkey, duck, heritage pork, and spray and chemical free vegetables. Though the farm is not certified organic, MacDougall Meadows strives to exceed this standard – right down to the farm machinery! No tractor goes up and down their rows; instead a team of horses spreads manure, levels the ground and preps the beds. What can’t be done with the horses is done by hand.
If you have any questions or would like to place an order from MacDougall Meadows, give them a call at: 902-527-7721. For information about product availability and pricing, follow them on Facebook!