Altamont Farms started with a tentpole of sustainability – resources, family, and technology – and we are excited to announce a new property that will greatly expand our farm-to-fork, education, and technology initiatives.
Chicken Mite Control
Mites are a common parasite affecting chicken flocks. With regular attention they are easily controlled.
Weed Zap update
I have been using an organic herbicide called Weed Zap for the last 4 months, here is my detailed review notes.
GrowSpan Estate Medium Greenhouse
GrowSpan’s medium-sized greenhouse is perfectly sized for large gardens and small hobby farms
Titolio Extra Virgin Olive Oil
I buy a lot of olive oil with a focus on 2 groups. My everyday olive oil for cooking and general use is California Olive Ranch, a high quality olive oil produced here in California, in the event the name does not give that away, and the best part is Costco regularly stocks it. The…
French Black Copper Marans
When I first decided to add chickens to our farm, I went for a breed that was a hardy egg layer. As we expanded our flock I focused on breeds that were unique and interesting to me. The French Black Copper Maran is just such a bird. Regal and stately, this hen stands out in…
Weed Zap organic herbicide
We don’t spray Roundup or equivalent herbicides here at Altamont Farms. They work incredibly well but the science on the effects is still working itself out and our primary concern is the health of our honeybees. Glyposhate is starting to show up in honeybees and while I can’t control where the bees travel during the…