We are a female owned and family operated homestead farm and processing shop specializing in chicken, duck, goose, and rabbit. Our mission is to bring a variety of good tasting farm-raised food to tables in the local community and build awareness of the homestead-farm difference. Live simply. Produce real food.
Lee Miner's passion for providing community based, local food started as a child. Growing up Lee spent weekends at Flying W Farm, her grandparents farm located in West Newbury, Massachusetts. The W stood for Walker, her grandparent's last name. Spending time with her grandparents, chasing geese, hanging out with the goats, and watching the sheep in the field led Lee to catch the bug for farming. And the food!!
Lee grew up on fresh goats milk, homemade boursin cheese, fresh eggs, and home cooked meals from the garden. This started her love of community involvement and appetite for local fresh food. Lee went on to pursue a successful career as a geologist and moved from Massachusetts to New Hampshire in 2005. Up went the first coop and the seed of a second career as a homestead farmer began. In 2010 a barn was built on the property to process and accommodate the expanded variety of laying hens, ducks and broiler chickens.
In 2019 Lee bid a terrific career adieu and jumped into farming full time! Flying M Farm (a nod to her grandparent's Flying W Farm) was formerly established as an LLC in 2018. The M stands Miner, Lee and her husband Larry's last name. Lee is not only the business owner but also the farmer, the processor, and the butcher. Flying M Farm takes pride in providing you with the highest quality poultry and rabbit meat processed on site by Lee!
Our approach is to raise healthy and happy animals in a natural environment. All our animals are fed a high quality balanced feed that is supplemented daily from the herbs and plants grown in our gardens. Never antibiotics or post processing additives. During the growing season, our low volume/high frequency processing schedule provides plenty of opportunity for fresh unfrozen and custom cut orders. We quickly and humanely prepare natural real food for you and your family. With a drive to learn, Lee is always imagining the possibilities of what comes next... one day she will raise emus!
We are fully licensed, insured, and Lee has a certificate in food safety for poultry and rabbit producers allowing sales direct to restaurants. Come visit and learn where real food comes from.