We are building a regenerative research farm on Gitxsan land with Gitxsan partners. In 2020, we began our first flock of free-ranging heritage hybrid chickens, as the keystone species of our Poultry Centred Regenerative Agriculture system. We are working toward food security and food sovereignty in our region, with a strong focus on ecological and economic sustainability. We believe we can contribute to our local food economy while protecting wild and managed habitats, buildling a local industry and learning from Indigenous systems.
In 2020 we raised 1500 chickens in a single flock while learning all about farm start-ups, chickens, and regenerative practices. This year, we are happy to say we will be raising another 1500.
Whole, 5lb roaster chickens will be available in the Hazelton area in August, 2021. Join our mailing list below to stay updated and get alerts when it’s time to order yours!
Below are some links to stories and articles about our ongoing work.
Stories & News about Skeena Valley Farm
Our story on YoungAgrarians.org The Power of Feeding Ourselves Concerns over food security in the Gitxsan Nation started well before the pandemic. During the Festival of What Works (full video below), Shannon McPhail of the Skeena Watershed Conservation Coalition...
The goal was to pilot Canada’s first poultry-centred regenerative agriculture project in the Skeena and the project resulted in the successful raising of our test flock which was 1500 chickens grown on Gitxsan land, by Gitxsan community members. SWCC partnered...
Upcoming Chicken-Related Events
Release the Beasts
4 weeks after arrival, the chicks are ready to range in their wooded paddocks. We celebrate this exciting moment in their life journey and help keep them safe by watching for predators.
Final Orders Date
Get your orders in by Friday, July 30 to reserve your fresh, ethical, nutritious, tree-range local chicken. Whole 5lb roasters available only.
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