Archive for 2012
Need a few laying hens? Want to add to your current brood? Chris and Michelle are here the first Saturday of July, August, and September with some banty and layer hens to sell. They’re here from 10am until about 2pm, so come on down and get your chickens!
Posted in Press | Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012
Our shop was recently featured in the New England Cheesemaking article about Homestead Stores. Gayle Starbuck from Curds on the Whey teaches our cheesemaking classes and sells kits at the shop. While the article gave a nod to homestead stores in Ohio and California, they mentioned us and the Urban Farm Store as sources for Portland. The article also included some great photos of the shop. Check it out if you have the chance. And thanks New England Cheesemaking!
Posted in Events | Sunday, February 19th, 2012
Come in and see the newest addition to our shop. They’re cute, fuzzy, and really noisy.
This week (April 17) we have Black Australorp and Buff Orpington Pullets, Wellsummers, Gold Laced Wyandotts, Silver Laced Wyandotts, and White Rocks. All chicks (1 to 4 weeks) are $4.95 and pullets from 5 – 9 weeks are $10.95. Come in and pick out your new egg-layers. We have all the supplies you need: feeders, founts, chick starter, heat lamps, wood shavings, and more.
Never raised city chickens before? Come join Michelle Koeppe on Thursday, April 26 for her informative class “Keeping City Chickens”. Call for a reservation. The class is $10 and includes all materials.
Interested in chickens but would rather start with pullets? Join us the second Saturday of every month (March through August) for Pullet Days. Local farmers Chris Chulos and Michelle Koeppe will bring a variety of standard and banty pullets for you to take home.
Posted in Press | Monday, January 9th, 2012
Well, it’s not quite Sunset Magazine, but we’re thrilled to be mentioned in their online blog One Block Diet. Check it out here.
Here’s a little excerpt from the blog:
By Elaine Johnson, Sunset associate food editor
If you’re interested in canning, fermenting, cheesemaking, sourdough baking, butchering, knife sharpening, animal rearing (chickens, goats, rabbits), beekeeping, gardening, not to mention making your own yogurt, kombucha, freshly ground grain, charcuterie, soap, natural cleaning products (even toothpaste!), dog food, wine, beer, cider, and candles (phew–did I forget anything?), then be sure to stop at Portland Homestead Supply next time you’re in the City of Roses.
I swung by recently and the friendly owners, Kristl and Doug Bridge, showed me around. I’m ready to take up about 12 new hobbies! And with all their classes, I really could.