We will begin selling our Icelandic landrace chicken hatching eggs on April 8, 2019 and continue for a month or two depending on weather conditions and demand. We, currently, have 4 roosters and 28 hens divided into three groups. Our breeding stock comes from three separate verified breeders of Icelandic landrace chickens. The genetic diversity is strong.
We are selling a dozen (+ extras) hatching eggs for $35.00. These will be available for pickup only in Cochranville, PA in southern Chester County. Please, go to our contact page to request hatching eggs or to ask any questions that you may have. You can message us on Facebook, too!
In January, School of Living (SOL) extended its network of fiscally sponsored projects to include The Coop at StellaLou Farm! Our wish in becoming a project of SOL is to expand our capacity, share our strengths, teach each other valuable skills, and to achieve common goals.
The “Coop” is an agricultural education program that shares the skills and design work that helps to make the farm grow as a sustainable and productive homestead. The Coop at StellaLou Farm pursues a simple goal: to make something everyday. It’s an inspiration and an aspiration. It’s a call to action that is vital in developing resiliency in our community. We look to empower our community to produce food, build infrastructure, and design and create opportunities for beauty and joy in life experiences. As we connect with the land and people of our community; we respond to their value and care for them deeply.
We will be hosting regular informal skill shares as homesteading, permaculture, and art projects come up at the farm. Skill shares are hands-on exchanges of information, collaborations, and experiments. There will be no fee for these events. More formal workshops with a variety of instructors from our local community will also be offered in partnership with The Coop. These facilitators will share their knowledge and passion in experiential workshops at StellaLou Farm for a fee that provides for instructors’ time and for any materials needed.
Some of the skills we are planning to share:
Growing, preparing and preserving food
Light construction and woodworking
Orchard planning, planting, and pruning
Painting and drawing
In addition to our formal and informal classes, we will host one large annual community event, free of admission charge. These events will be organized in a collaborative way to build community connection and to share a variety of theme-based making activities. The Coop will host the first of these events in partnership with Little Free Library Cochranville and School of Living in July 2019. Check out our debut event, “Better Together, A Come as You are Event” at StellaLou Farm!
We hope to see you at The Coop in the near future as a learner and/or sharer of skills! Please reach out if you would like to take part and get on the schedule!
We have been very busy scheming something special for our friends (you!) and are so excited to be sharing it now! We are partnering with School of Living and Little Free Library Cochranville, associated with Street Road Artists Space, to host our local community and friends to a free creative gathering at StellaLou Farm. I’m going to let the event website tell you the full story. I’m so excited! We are getting the word out early so we can attract activity facilitators and to give you a little tease. Put it on your calendar! We are…Better Together!