Spring Creek Meadows

We are a regenerative Amish farm selling chickens, turkeys, duck eggs, and pet food through FLF.

Our birds are raised on pasture year-round and are rotationally moved every day, which improves soil and animal health. They are fed supplemental feed which is non-GMO, local, soy-free, corn-free, and chemical-free.

A Letter From The Farmer

Our pastured poultry in one of their movable "tractors". Up close and personal with one of our cattle!

Hello friends,

We are a young Amish family working hard to bring you nutrient-dense, organically-raised fresh foods, straight from our farm.

Our practices involve rotationally grazing our animals, organically growing our pastures, and encouraging diversity among plants. We are employing specific regenerative farming methods in order to restore our soil health, our animals' health, and our human microbiome. Our practices were originally inspired by Joel Salatin's books.

We manage all of our land with man-power and horses.

Our goal as a family is to work together close to home, and to be self-sustaining. Our goal as a farm is to produce clean healthy foods, while also restoring our lands. We have been working towards our goals since 2019, when we purchased our first sheep and started our chickens.

We are happy for this unique opportunity to serve you delicious, nutritional foods - from our farm to your table.

With gratitude,
Enos and Catherine King, our 5 children
& our non-Amish admin team

About Our Farming Practices & Our Name

Our chicks growing up on pasture! Our fields are organically grown; this is one of our fields with movable poultry "tractors".

Q: What is the meaning of the name 'Spring Creek Meadows'?

"We are located on Spring Creek Lane, so we decided to name our farm Spring Creek Meadows. Our farm is fairly flat, and we aspire to regenerate our land so that our pastures will resemble rich and bountiful meadows."

Q: How do you raise your poultry (chickens and turkeys and ducks)?

"We live on 30 acres, 15 of which is fenced in. This is where we have our poultry in mobile coops, and move them twice daily, which gives a great trample for the grass. The poultry are more hands-on labor.

My pastures don't look pretty all the time, but there are tons of bugs. I do have tall grass, weeds, and there are bugs jumping and flying all over the place. It's fun to watch the chickens and turkeys get onto a fresh patch. The chickens also love the clover in the pasture.

I move my poultry onto pasture at 4 weeks, and they have access to all those bugs and clover. I move them twice a day, and I'm currently not re-grazing the poultry on any one space during the year. From 6-8 weeks of age, my chickens and turkey are eating 50% less feed than my neighbor's poultry! The longer rest periods really help with diversity and the growth of varied plant species.

The chickens need input, so they get a lot of their whole nutrients off the feed, not depending solely on the pastures which are being built up. I feel I can build quality poultry through the addition of supplemental foods, while also employing them to slowly build up my soil quality.

Poultry get non-GMO, soy-free, corn-free, chemical-free supplemental grains in addition to the rotated pasture forage. They are organically raised and organically fed (the feed is tested with beyond organic testing, but not Certified).

I like being close to home because I get to have daily chore time with my children. My 2-year-old daughter loves helping me with chores. If I start doing chores without her, she breaks down and cries. I have the portable chicken coops and she?ll go to the other end and push for me, and we move the chickens that way. That is a lot of fun for me."

- Enos King, Amish farmer

About Our Land & Our Animals

Our sheep are pastured, rotationally-grazed, and are fed supplemental organically-raised feed. Our cattle are rotationally grazed in one of our fields.

Our 3 parcels of land in Farmville, VA include:

- 30 acres surrounding our home, where we keep our poultry (chickens and turkeys) in mobile coops, and move them twice daily. The poultry are more hands-on labor, and our children from ages 2-8 assist us and learn about them everyday.

- 65 acres of land, which we purchased alongside family, this spring. Our cattle are there now, and our sheep will be there soon. We move the cattle and sheep every day, and they compliment one another when in pasture together.

- 78 acres, also purchased with family recently. We are transitioning this to silvo-pasture land, appreciating the oaks, poplar, hickory, and other acorn-producing trees. This is where we keep pigs and goats. We had the cattle there in the spring, and will have them there over the winter. We move the pigs and goats weekly.