Address: 2111 Kaiser Road NW, Olympia WA 98501 / (360) 866-9222
About Us / Stillwater Farm History: If you are interested in full size (six month old) turkey for the Thanksgiving harvest we need your order and deposit by mid May, though we are open to taking orders a little later, mid June being the latest for a slightly younger bird.
A quick declaration on farm practices. Organic may have been the word best fit to describe our farm were it not so out of reach and nuanced by the hands of industry. We strive for a rhythm in step with Biodynamic philosophy but, as of this moment, do not practice the ?preparations? involved, nor do we produce our own poultry feed. Low input, chemical free; our produce is fertilized with compost as well as direct application of manure from our bird flocks and goats, watered from our well and bathed in sunlight. O ur only inputs are certified organic feed from In-Season Farm, Thorvin Icelandic kelp, and Redmond Salt, local grass hay for the goats, straw and wood chips for bedding and compost. This is our general fertilization strategy on our small farm as well as any future lease land. A goal for the future would be to eliminate the need to purchase grain for the feeding of poultry and hogs by becoming self-sufficient, small scale grain/straw production a ground yet unbroken. Haying is a certain reality we hope to meet this year.
Otherwise, we feel strongly that a healthy land will yield a healthy people. A grass based production of meat and the resultant high levels of organic matter and manure production, utilized by grass, grain, and vegetable, yield a self-sustaining and cyclical agriculture that excuses itself mightily from the petroleum dependence of the conventional. We also feel that biodiversity plays a strong yet mysterious role on our farm therefore we?ve shucked the usual wisdom and left a good portion of our land unimproved for wild life habitat. Agriculture when practiced with care is true stewardship of the land. Please contact us for info on how to get what we offer.