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.
WSDA Certified Poultry Processing
On site at Riverhaven Farm we have a fully 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, 150-200 Broilers and 60 Turkeys make up a full day. If the calendar shows less than 150 Broiler chickens, then space is available that day.
Due to limited demand during the Winter season processing requires a minimum amount of birds be scheduled on any given day, therefore processing days are restricted and only available when at least 50 chickens or 20 turkeys have been booked. See the Processing Calendar below for availability.
We offer either vacuum seal or shrink wrap of whole chickens. Turkeys are shrink wrapped. Packages are labeled with process date, weight, and safe handling instructions.
We also 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 bagged 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.
Late fee and no shows - $50