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

Sweet Squash Soup with Quinoa

This is one of my all time favorite soups, especially in winter.  With its apricot nectar it really is a sweet treat.  I love quinoa and squash.  While most soups take a few hours to develop this is done in an hour from prep to table.  I suggest serving with a savory bread or dehydrated crackers. Use any squash you like; Delicata for a less sweet outcome [...]

How to Plant an Orchard

When planting an orchard there are a couple things that will help make your experience a success. Find a nursery that has healthy plants.  Ask around for recommendations. It is best to buy your bare root trees and get them in BEFORE they bud out.  As you can see we were late in doing this.  The weather is forgiving and cool here and so we [...]

Give Kindness

It may seem trite, and it is, but the world needs more kindness.  Make it your practice to day to notice the kindness of others towards you and to show kindness to others.  It's a fun game that will bless you immensely. We can change the world by engaging with it in constructive ways.  Don't you want a world made of kindness?

Spring Planting Schedule for Vegetables

This was a planting schedule for vegetables I picked up a few years ago.  I thought it was a great visual for the basics and very useful. Planting schedule for Vegetables

Making Indian Paneer Cheese

Paneer is really easy to make.  With just 3 ingredients and 45 minutes you can have fresh homemade cheese. Ingredients: 1/2 gallon raw milk  (If you are not using raw milk then add 1/4 tsp calcium chloride mixed in 1/4 c cold sterilized water.) 5 tsp Lemon Juice salt (optional) Paneer is an Indian cheese that is easy to make and delicious! Bring milk to [...]