What's Happening

We are currently gearing up for a busy 2017 growing season!  NOMAD has plans to diversify our offerings this season, bringing you the very best and healthiest in grass-fed, humanely raised farm fare.   Look for our much-anticipated TURKEY to make a return to the line up this year!

Big Events:  

NOMAD Farms Summer Camp!  Educational and dirt-under-the-fingernails day camp for ages 6 - 12. Two sessions (June 26 - 30 and July 31 - August 4).  Scroll down this page for more info, registration forms, and opportunities to sign up as a volunteer camp counselor.

 

Cobblestone Farmers Market (every Saturday morning, 9:00 to 12:00 in Old Salem).

 

Diamondback Grill (751 North Avalon Road--weblink here) serving NOMAD products as part of their always-stellar menu.

 

The Log Cabin Farm Store is Stocked

Drop by the farm  (you can SEE downtown WS from our barn--we're close!) to see what's in stock in the Log Cabin Farm Store.  Our goal is to keep a steady offering of chicken, beef, pork, lamb, rabbit and eggs available from day to day.  Seasonally we will also offer some veggies and various other products  Call ahead or email us if you are looking for something specific to make sure we are not temporarily sold out before you come.  We are open every day except Sunday--just call ahead to make sure someone is around to serve you (336-816-9830  [Mark]  or 336-816-9831 [Dana]).

Free delivery AND a free chicken?!?

That's right.  Just order 10 chickens (buy 10 yourself or get some neighbors, friends, or coworkers to go in together) and we will not only bring your order to you anywhere in the greater Winston area, but we will give you an 11th chicken for free as a thank you for your order.  We'll bring the birds to your house, and you can distribute them to your neighbors when you see them.

 

Farm Fresh Eggs

If you have never tried a farm-fresh egg, you are in for a treat!  Our hens are in the slow season of production right now, so supply is limited.  But in the spring and summer we expect to have a steady supply.  Come see the hundreds of new chicks that have been added to this year's flock!  

These pasture-raised hens produce an egg unrivaled in nutritional content, flavor, and they even LOOK better--thicker shells, rich firm yolks...just take a look.






Educational Farm Tours

Our educational farm tours have become popular, and we are giving several a week right now.  No wonder!  People want to know where their food comes from, and they love our open door, no-section-off-limits farm policy.  Pick up a baby chick and feel the down becoming feathers.  Walk among the pigs and ask why there is no stink.   Find out why we call our farm NOMAD, and why everything moves around.  Learn  about dominion, symbiosis, biodiversity and eco-responsibility.  People are so interested in connecting to the land, knowing their farmer, relaxing in the meadows with a picnic, walking among the animals and learning why we do things the way we do them...and we love to teach.

These tours are a fantasy world for kids and exceptionally eye-opening for those who have ever questioned slippery labeling like "cage free," "organic," or "access to outdoors"--what does it all mean, and at the bottom line, IS IT HEALTHY?  IS IT GOOD FOR ME TO EAT?  That, Friends, is the real question.  Come and find out what it all means, and what the most important labeling distinctives truly are.


We are suggesting a $5 per person donation for our time on these educational tours.  Farming is not known to be a money-making venture, and we are asking you to be a part of helping us turn that around for future generations.  After all, if your doctor drives a Porche, why can't the people who grow healthy food for you make enough to see a movie on a Saturday night?  In addition to this small donation, please buy a couple of chickens, bring in some compost for the garden, or some empty egg cartons for us to reuse for your eggs.  This is a collective effort.  You'll feel an inward "yes" for being a part of it.

Call or email us to schedule a group or personal farm tour.  We look to have at least eight adults and any number of kids (infants free!) to get a group started.  Church and school groups are welcome, and the more the merrier--we can accommodate large numbers!    See our Facebook page for tons of fun tour pictures.




Farm Summer Camp 2017

Live the dirty life!  Become a genuine farm hand for a week.

Come prepared to work hard, play hard, take care of and enjoy the land and livestock!  Learn how farm and nature work together (healthy soil, food webs).  Become friends with the animals (feed/ water animals and gather eggs).  Tend to the farm garden.  Practice sustainability.  Plant seeds, make compost, care for plants, protect from predators.  Appreciate farm-inspired music/art/storytelling.  Learn from visiting educators.  Play good old-fashioned games. Work through daily character building themes. Send your child (ages 6 to 12) to explore the wonder of God’s creation and understand his/her role in stewardship of it.

For more info or to download our camper registration form, click here.

Interested in volunteering as a camp counselor?  Sign up here.

We can’t wait to see you at NOMAD Farms Summer Camp!

Session 1: June 26 - 30

Session 2: July 31 - August 4

 




Farmer's Markets

Drop by Old Salem for one of North Carolina's BEST farmers markets, right here in the Triad--we're lucky, folks!  9 to 12 every Saturday morning.

 

 

NOMAD Saturdays

NOMAD Saturdays are the time to come by the farm, pick up any frozen stock or pre-ordered packages, and see what else is available.  Check this website for updates on which Saturdays will have scheduled events.   In coming months we will have live music, fresh apple cider, hay rides and cool educational opportunities.  Consider hosting tent parties, picnics, or church events on our one hundred acres.

Go ahead and stake your claim on meat products via email orders (see Offerings).