Our flock free-ranges throughout the farm where there is abundant pasture plants, arthropods, and fallen fruit to devour. This makes up the majority of their food.
The flock is small enough that our small farm is able to sustain them--which is different from many other operations that have very large flocks that may have access to pasture but scratch mostly in dirt as they must primarily be fed commercial feed for nearly their entire diet.
To encourage egg production and provide all needed vitamins and minerals, our flock diet is supplemented with additional fodder mixed with herbs (grown on the farm), mealworms (raised on the farm), a home-made mix of seeds and grains, and a high-quality commercial feed. Please note that while animals like goats and cows are not adapted to feed on grains, chickens, ducks, and turkeys are adapted to feed on grains and seeds as part of their natural diet.
All foods raised on Flower Fly Farm are grown using organic methods, but only part of the purchased grains, seeds, and feed is organic due to financial constraints. However, we are working toward that goal.
We sell a variety of products made from our fruit and nut trees throughout the year as available. For example, pecan torte, wood for smoking and grilling, fruit leather chips, and dried fruit.
As a young orchard, many of our trees are still growing and not yet producing or producing at their full potential. We are looking forward to having in the future: many fall/winter apple varieties, acorns, almonds, tumeric, mulberries, and Asian pears (to name a few).
We also have a small, but growing selection of herbs available upon request, such as comfrey, beautyberry, and olive leaf. We also have live mealworms available upon request.