Hawkins Homestead Farm
At Hawkins Homestead Farm we are a small family owned and operated urban farm that specializes in fresh eggs, organic poultry, and organic seasonal produce. We had no idea that our search to feed own family in a healthy and sustainable manner would turn into helping feed others, but we’re sure glad it did!
Our belief is that it is so important that we know what we’re feeding ourselves and where our food comes from. Southeastern Alabama has proven to be a food desert, so we're happy to provide local food that is safe for families.
As proud members and certified by The National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP), we are committed to the care, health, and safety of our animals and the food we grow. We never use antibiotics on any animals we have here.
Our produce is grown from Non-GMO organic seed, along with Non-GMO organic started plants, and heirloom varieties. It is always fresh and chemical free.
We have a variety of heritage breed layers who spend their time free ranging. They love to find whatever goodness they can get their hands on and we let them. We give them the best quality Non-GMO feed as a supplement that we can find. This ensures they are getting the nutrients needed to continue laying.
Our meat birds are housed in a brooder while young. Once feathered out, we move them to fresh air and sunshine. This is where they spend the rest of their days. The birds are given the best diet consisting of a Non-GMO organic feed which is rationed each day in addition to what they can find on their own.
We also grow specifically for our chickens so all our birds receive treats in the form of organic herbs, fruits, and vegetables from our garden with some occasional black oiled sunflower seeds, which they love.
We try to find a use for almost everything here, so we compost our scraps and our chicken manure. Doing things this way has enabled us to re-purpose and grow some wonderful organics in the garden.
As an urban farm we live in a community. So while we love and appreciate our customers, we have to protect the bio security of our precious birds and respect the privacy of our neighbors. As a result, we are unable to host visitors at this time.
We take pride in what we do and are happy to say that what started out as food for our family has blossomed into food for yours.
We view CNG as a stepping stone on our way to organic certification. It’s important to us to produce clean safe food as there is such a need for this in our community. This certification helps our customers see just how serious we are about our farm and farming practices.
(This listing was last updated on July 02, 2020)