Debby’s Organic Farm is situated on five acres of south Florida land, originally part of a large cattle ranch. Located on the state’s east coast, the region experiences a tropical climate and is known for its diverse agricultural offerings.
Farmer Debby Logue grew up in West Virginia in the 1950–60s on her father’s cattle farm. She remembers spending most of her childhood free time at her family’s farm, or at neighboring farms. Now an adult, Debby has decided to carry on the tradition and has been raising chickens since purchasing her own farm in July of 2004.
Debby chose Rhode Island Red chickens because of their temperament, productivity, and reputation as an easy keeper. She’s planning to increase the number of hens to meet the rising demand for her pastured, AWA-certified eggs. On her husbandry practices Debby says, “My birds have access to the pasture from dawn to dusk. At dusk they are conditioned to come in to their coop for a chicken scratch treat, and the sliding doors are secured to keep out predators. The coop has spacious nest box areas, plenty of light, fresh water, and chicken runs which are planted with seasonal grasses to provide forage, seeds, and insects.”
Debby chose to certify with AWA because she appreciates the marketing benefits the label provides. Pasture-based management is also a key aspect of Debby’s farming philosophy, which she found matched perfectly with the AWA standards. Debby says that pasturing her hens leads to healthier, more nutritious eggs that are higher in the beneficial omega-3 fatty acids: “Our goal is to have healthy, happy, well-cared-for chickens, which produce nutritious, great quality eggs!”
AWA-certified eggs from Debby’s Organic Farm, LLC are available directly from the farm or at area farmers’ markets. For details on farm sales or home delivery – and additional information about the farm – visit www.DebbysOrganicFarm.com.