One of my favorite food sources for my 100 mile diet is a farm located just east of Indianapolis called Tyner Pond Farm. Reclaiming land that was once used for GMO corn, soybeans and wheat, Farmer Chris took on the project of turning this plot of farmland into one that uses sustainable farming practices.
He raises grass fed wagyu cattle, pasture-raised pigs, free range chickens and harvests their nutritional eggs. He's even recently added honeybees to the mix.
A small operation that is just starting out, many of this animals aren't quite yet ready for market, although his broiler hens are now the first of his offerings; Here he is holding one of them. After 8 weeks of a grassfed diet these hens have grown to about 3 to 4lbs in weight.
Tomorrow is Farmer Chris's birthday and this year he invites you out to Tyner Pond Farm for Fresh Chicken Day.
If you live in the Indianapolis area, you should stop by to say happy birthday to a farmer who is changing the landscape of farming in this community. Tomorrow you can tour the farm and learn all about sustainable farming practices straight from Farmer Chris himself.