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  (farm visit by appointment only)

194 Lower Rd

Deerfield, MA 01342

413-774-7135

farm@riverbard.com

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Meet Our Animals​

Icelandic Sheep

We fell in love with this ancient and hardy breed of sheep, which are perfectly suited to graze along the banks of the Deerfield River. Lambs are never separated from their dams, and are grown on rich milk and lush pasture. The result? Happy animals raised in the sunshine and fresh air, taken to market after a lovely summer of freedom to produce a delicate gourmet meat. Sold as half and whole lamb shares. Registered breeding stock sometimes available. 

LAMB SHARES SOLD OUT FOR 2019.

GOS Pigs

SOME PIG. By no means ordinary, our Gloucestershire Old Spots are a heritage breed known for richly marbled and indulgently flavorful meat. They don’t grow as fast as your typical factory pig, but take their time enjoying freedom to roam, rooting in the dirt, and enjoying their piggy lives to the fullest. They are handled daily (they love belly rubs!), and are the friendliest of pigs. . .and in our opinion, the tastiest too!

PORK SHARES STILL AVAILABLE FOR FALL 2019

Whole and half shares are available. You can decide the cut - sausages, bacon and smoked cuts available.

LaMancha Goats

"What happened to their ears?”, you might ask. Don’t let them hear you say that! Our lovely Lamanchas enjoy producing milk for our goat milk products, trying to escape through any fence we put up, and attending ADGA and 4-H shows throughout New England. Every year we have some wonderful registered kids available. Looking for breeding stock, a 4-H goat, or an addition to your home dairy? Just ask.

You can click the button below to go to our "Lamanchas only" site, Steam Mill Farm, and see pedigrees, show records, pictures, and goats for sale. 

Flemish Giant Rabbits

These giants of the rabbit world make wonderful pets and are a great animal to get younger kids started in 4-H. Our kids have enjoyed showing them in 4-H over the past few years, and our 4-H Club, Hatfield's Homesteading Heroes, has brought these rabbits to many local events to share with others at local libraries and fairs.

 

Please be aware that Flemish Giants need extra large cages and space to stretch and exercise. It's important to learn about this breed before you decide a Flemish the right pet for you; they have special requirements due to their size.

Ducks and Chickens

In addition to a 50-strong flock of chickens we use for egg production, we also raise Runner ducks of various colors and geese as companions to guard them. We currently have Black Chinese, White Chinese, African and Toulouse geese. Not only do they guard their duck friends, they also alert the chickens to any overhead dangers and do a great job keeping our front field weed-free. They also earn their keep by providing endless entertainment, waging playful poultry vs. waterfowl skirmishes that resemble a game of avian "Capture the Flag." If you're looking for duck eggs (which are excellent for baking), chances are we have extra. Please just email for availabity - $6 a dozen.

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