Available All Year
When we set out to raise chickens, we wanted to hold ourselves to a quality standard not found in modern factory farming. A big part of that was feeding our flocks the very best that we could. In fact, everything we do is with the health and well-being of our animals in mind. We believe it's important to remember that chickens and turkeys are not vegetarians. They are omnivores and should be treated as such for the best possible quality meat and eggs. Our chickens are raised on green pastures in predator proof tractors. From the time they are big enough to leave the brooders, they have 24 hour access to fresh air and the ability to hunt bugs and worms as their instincts dictate. We supplement those natural hunting tendencies with 100% GMO free, soy-free and chemical free cracked whole grain feed.
During our summer season we offer fresh -- never frozen -- chicken at each cycle harvest for 24 hours after delivery from our USDA inspected processor. After 24 hours, all chicken is frozen and kept frozen to preserve it's freshness and quality until it reaches your table.
Available Spring - Late Fall
Our laying hens are spoiled. They have a 1/4 acre pasture all to themselves and a roomy coop to roost in at night to protect them from predators. They hunt to their heart's delight and feast on their favorite ticks, beetles, and flying insects. We supplement their hunting nature with a 100% soy free cracked whole grain feed and the occasional handful of grubs and mealworms for treats. All this natural goodness results in a yolk that is a deep rich sunshine orange. All our eggs are unfertilized as we do not currently have a rooster.
Pre-Order Jan - Jun
We raise our turkeys with the same standards that we have for our chickens. We raise our turkeys on green pastures in large predator proof tractors. From the time they are big enough to leave the brooder, they have 24 hour access to fresh air and the ability to hunt bugs and worms as their instincts dictate. Because turkeys require very high protein diets for proper growth and development, we supplement those natural hunting tendencies with 100% GMO and chemical free turkey starter for the first eight weeks. At eight weeks old we switch them to our soy-free and chemical free cracked whole grain feed.
Available All Year
Fender Family Farms doesn't simply encompass our farm here in Tennessee. Our family's fruit orchards and orange groves in Northern California also afford us the opportunity to bring you a diverse variety of jams, chutneys, jellies, pie fillings, syrups, and butters. We sustainably and locally source any ingredients that are not produced on our farm or our family properties.
Available Seasonally At Market
Available only during market season, our fresh baked goods come from family recipes that have been passed down throughout the generations. From banana bread and coffee cake to our secret recipe healthier chocolate chip, we'll give you something to fill your stomach while you shop the market!
We also offer the bounty of our extensive gardens in a wide selection of heirloom fruits and vegetables.
Available All Year and for Custom Orders
Jennifer Fender is a well known local artisan. She works in several mediums including fashion, basketry, beadwork, and quilting. Many of her baskets are available at our market booth throughout the season as well as online. Custom orders are available.