Riverhaven Farm is an ecological farm situated along the Nooksack River in Lynden, WA. In our view, an ecological farm attempts to utilize or mimic nature through a diverse biology and focus on building rich, healthy soils. You may have heard the sayings, "You are what you eat," and, "You are what your animals eat". What your animals eat comes from the soil as does much of the fruit and vegetables we eat. It is our goal to produce the healthiest, most humane meats possible. We do not use any pesticides or commercial fertilizers as they are known to destroy the complex universe of soil organisms and bind nutrients, making them unavailable to plants. On-farm composting and Management Intensive Grazing are some of the ways we attempt to mimic natural processes.
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"At Riverhaven, things are a bit different."
"The production that makes up Riverhaven Farm is no accident."
Riverhaven Farm prides itself on raising the best tasting and most nutritious chicken possible. After a few weeks in the brooder, the birds are put on pasture in a variety of mobile houses, where they eat grass/clover mix and forage for insects. In addition to organic/soy free feed, they get spent brewery/distillery grains and organic apple cider vinegar. We process the birds in our on-farm WSDA licensed facility and package them for sale. We store them in the cooler up to one week before freezing(aging) to enhance flavor and tenderness. Fresh chicken and parts are available every week during the season, and frozen chicken and parts are available till sold out. See our price list below.
Breast (Bone-in) $9.00/lb
Breast (Boneless) $10.00/lb
Breast Quarter $9.00/lb
Half Chicken $8.00/lb
Leg Quarters $7.00/lb
Soup pack (backs/necks) $3.50/lb
Whole Cornish Broiler $5.50/lb
Whole Ranger Broiler $6.50/lb
WSDA Certified Poultry Processing
On site at Riverhaven Farm we have a WSDA certified Poultry processing facility capable of processing chickens, and turkeys. We offer affordable prices, and aim to provide the best service available. Processing season runs May - December with processing on Monday - Thursday of each week. Currently, 150-250 Broilers and 60 Turkeys make up a full day. If the calendar shows less than 150 Broiler chickens, then space is available that day.
All processing days requires a minimum amount of birds be scheduled. At least 100 chickens or 20 turkeys need to be scheduled but several smaller customers can be combined to reach the minimum. See the Processing Calendar below for availability.
We offer either vacuum seal or shrink wrap of whole chickens. Turkeys are most often shrink wrapped. Packages are labeled with process date, weight, and safe handling instructions.
We offer cut-ups for $2.00 per chicken plus 25 cents per vacuum seal bag.
Giblets: necks, hearts and livers packaged and labeled in 1 or 2 pound bags at no extra charge. Feet and gizzards cleaned and packaged for $2.00 per pound.
To schedule processing, please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org with name, phone and requested date(s) of processing. Include type and estimated number of poultry. You will receive a confirmation email within 5 days.
Prior to processing, animals should be crated, free from food, grass and grit for 12-18 hours, well hydrated and free from illness or disease. Crates are available for rent @$2.00 each (includes cleaning)
Late fee and no shows - $50