About Us, Our Story, and Our Vision and Practices
My passion for animals and cooking is why I am passionate about growing premium quality food for your table and ours!
My love of animals started at an early age. While working at a Wildlife Rehab Center at the age of 13, I discovered a passion for being around many different creatures. I then went to work at a veterinary clinic for a few years working with dogs and cats.
During my teenage years, I cooked often with two Great-Grandmothers, both Grandmothers, and my Mom. I would often stay the night at their respective homes so we could cook the entire next day. I was taught by the home cook Master Chefs how to make pasta, meat dishes, bread, cakes, and other tasty dishes. I bought my first cookbook on my own when I was 14 and haven’t stopped cooking yet!
Farmer + Pharmacist = Farmercist! That’s how I describe my profession(s). I’m a pharmacist by day, but my true passion lies in producing and of course EATING healthy, nutritious food! Excellent health starts with the fuel we choose to nourish our bodies with, and I truly believe that food is medicine. One of my greatest pleasures is enjoying a meal made from ingredients at the peak of their freshness, and turns out it’s also one of the greatest gifts I can give myself.
I never would’ve predicted that I’d be living on a farm in Oregon, but here we are and I’ve never been so happy and excited to share this experience with our customers, friends and neighbors!
Here’s the Scoop!
During the Summer of 2014, after several years of successful backyard chicken raising and urban gardening we got “the itch” to expand to a farm of our own. We decided to scratch the itch and moved to our farm in March 2016. We started with a hay field that we have converted to an animal and fruit and vegetable farm.
Our 6.5 acre Farm is located in Oregon City. Our farm features fresh Free-Range Eggs, Pastured Lamb, Pastured Pork, Farm-To-Table Events, and Cooking Classes. Our Alpacas, Chickens, Katahdin Hair Sheep, Great Pyrenees Livestock Guard Dogs, and adorable Barn Cats are the highlight of our operation.
We practice rotational grazing of the livestock to provide a healthy and clean environment so they can eat natural forage as nature intended. Our chickens free range on pasture eating bugs, worms, grubs, and grass. The main ration for our Chickens and Pigs is locally milled Non-GMO feed from a local family-run feed mill about one-hour away. The sheep and alpacas forage on fresh pasture grass.
Our Vision and Practices
Healthy, happy, and well nourished animals is what we are all about. Everyone is welcome to visit to see the animals and their accommodations and to learn about them. While the grass is growing, animals are moved onto fresh pasture regularly. In the wet season, we keep the animals close to the barn for shelter and supplemental feed while the grass is dormant. All of our ruminants (Sheep and Alpacas) are on a grass/hay only diet with no corn, soy, or grain fed. Our non-ruminants (Chickens and Pigs) are fed a premium Non-GMO feed from a local family-run feed mill about one-hour away. Each batch of feed is “milled to order”, so it is fresh and maintains high nutrient content. We believe that “You Are What You Eat” and we want you to “Know What Our Food Eats”!
We are proud to be members of the Oregon Pasture Network and the Food Animal Concerns Trust. Both are non-profits that act as a resource for both consumers and farmers. As consumers, you have resources at your fingertips to find Farmers and information about livestock, animal welfare, and quality food. As farmers, we have access to a wealth of information and programs designed to help us be the best we can be!
We are proud to be members of the Oregon Pasture Network and the Food Animal Concerns Trust. Both are non-profits that act as a resource for both consumers and farmers. As consumers, you have resources at your fingertips to find Farmers and information about livestock, animal welfare, and quality food. As farmers, we have access to a wealth of information and programs designed to help us be the best we can be! Click on the logo to view their website…
We are proud to have been chosen in 2020 for a Farm Mentorship Program with the Food Animal Concerns Trust. Our Farm Mentor is Tanya with Mulligan Creek Acres. We meet regularly to discuss a variety of farm operations, marketing, sales, animal welfare, etc. This program has been very beneficial as we grow our Farm! The ChamBurn Farm also received a grant in the Spring of 2020 to help fund the purchase of freezers and develop our website and online store.
FACT was founded in 1982 as the first U.S. organization devoted exclusively to addressing the public health problems that result from raising farm animals in confined and inhumane conditions. Click on the logo to view their website…