Heron's Nest Organic Farm ~ Our farm offers pure bred Orpington chicks along with organic fermented hot sauce and more!

Heritage breed chickens in fantastic colors!

Serving local customers in Eugene, Junction City and the continental US.

Rare & Heritage Birds

pure bred orpington chickens
Organic cooking recipes

Fermented Hot Sauce

fermented hot sauce

We Love What We Do

We love organics, permaculture applications, biodynamic concepts and the chance to share that with people through the products we make and our conscious decision to farm the land with loving intentionality.

On Our Farm

African Peanut soup

If you like peanut butter and a bit of spice, this is a great way to get both.  High in vitamin C and the nuts give a protein boost. Unlike the all day soup, this is done in 45 minutes with prep.  Perfect for fall.  This is a soup I just love! 1 tsp veg oil 1/4-1/2 tsp cayenne 1 tsp grated pealed ginger root (optional) 1 c [...]

Blue Laced Orpington

The Blue Laced Orpington is one of my favorite Orpington colors.  Lacing varies in these birds as does color intensity.  I select for a six pointed comb, 45 degree angle of the tail feathers and crisp lacing.  Plumage should be downy with a full undercarriage.  Legs on Orpingtons should NEVER be yellow. By sticking to my standards I have found the quality of this [...]

Creme Brulee

Don't be intimidated!  This recipe is easy and tastes great. 2 cups 1/2 and 1/2 1/3 cup sugar 5 egg yolks (slightly beaten) 1 tsp vanilla 1/4 tsp salt Heat 1/2 and 1/2 gently on low in a saucepan.  Be careful not to burn it. While you are heating your 1/2 and 1/2, in a mixing bowl add slightly beaten yolks, sugar, salt, and vanilla.  Stir with a [...]


We say hello a lot and it’s our chance to sew some energy into those we greet.  This week why not get creative?  Challenge yourself to say hi in meaningful ways that speak life into the conversation and the person you are engaging. Try it with strangers, those you know or both. Watch how it brings more light to our world!

Making Thick Tomato Sauce for Canning

Canning tomatoes is no simple task. Below is the way to get the thickest tomato product with the least amount of cooking. Why go thick?  Well, you can always add water later when you cook with it, you need less jars (which cost money) and you need less shelf space for all those jars.     Start with fresh tomatoes that you rinse well in your [...]