Falkai Farm sharing our patch

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Nomad Farms is thrilled to welcome Falkai Farm to share our land here in Finniss. Who are Falkai Farm? They are producers of the best free range and pasture-raised eggs you will find! Fact. Life gets pretty exciting when you find farmer friends who share the same regenerative passions as you, so when we partnered up with these guys we couldn't believe our luck.

Falkai Farm is run by Katherine and Luke and the eggs they produce are laid by happy and healthy, pasture-raised hens. The chooks are free to forage through our healthy pasture for bugs and grubs, green grass and seeds during the day, and at night they sleep in a converted caravan, overseen by their faithful guardian, the Maremma dog Bernie. The hens move to fresh pasture a couple of times a week as they follow the cattle on their regular movements around the farm, just as birds in nature follow herbivores to sanitise pastures and act as biological cleansers. This builds biodiversity, disturbs soil to encourage fresh new growth, and fertilises the pastures naturally, without artificial inputs. The chook’s diet of constant fresh pasture is supplemented with SA whole and cracked grains, all GMO and soy free sourced locally at Mt Compass. It is a true free range system, beneficial for the land and resulting in nutrient dense eggs. 

We warmly welcome this enterprise and are grateful for this symbiotic partnership, it is beneficial both socially and ecologically, by encouraging community of people and community of flora and fauna.

We dare you to try their eggs, you'll become totally addicted like us!

To contact Falkai Farm call Katherine and Luke on 0414 212 322 or follow this link. Alternatively you can visit them (and us) at the Goolwa Chittslow Farmers Markets on the second and fourth Sunday of every month.

You can also purchase Falkai Farm eggs through our online shop by clicking here (only available through our shop with purchase of Nomad Farms produce).

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Nomad Farms hosts experts Joel Salatin, Walter Jehne & Dick Richardson

Farmers and other friendly folk from across South Australia recently converged on Nomad Farms to learn more about the importance of soil health from three renowned specialists Joel Salatin, Walter Jehne and Dick Richardson. This was the second event of 'Scratching the Surface: Soil Biology in Agriculture Forum' which focused on the practical ways we can improve production outcomes through increasing the health and biology of soil.

Like many others we were greatly inspired and encouraged by the knowledge and discussions shared. At Nomad Farms we take soil health pretty seriously, one of the many reasons why we leave pesticides or herbicides on the shelf at the shop.

Discussion was wide-ranging, from the impact of plant roots on soil microbial communities and soil rehydration through to the benefits of multi species manures on soil biological health.

Nomad Farm's very own baby Laura showing a keen interest in microbiology, currently completing her first thesis!  

 Above: Dick Richardson, Walter Jehne, Joel Salatin, Baby Laura Bradman, Verity Slee and Tom Bradman.  The farm walk was jointly hosted by the Ranges to River Natural Resources Management Group, SA Murray-Darling Basin Natural Resources Management (NRM) Board, the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges NRM Board and the Kangaroo Island NRM Board with funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme, NRM Levies and the Regional Landcare Facilitator Programme. 

Above: Dick Richardson, Walter Jehne, Joel Salatin, Baby Laura Bradman, Verity Slee and Tom Bradman.

The farm walk was jointly hosted by the Ranges to River Natural Resources Management Group, SA Murray-Darling Basin Natural Resources Management (NRM) Board, the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges NRM Board and the Kangaroo Island NRM Board with funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme, NRM Levies and the Regional Landcare Facilitator Programme.