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Posted 10/29/2014 9:20pm by Renee Savary.
This Saturday November 1st
we are opening a Twin Oaks Farm space
at the Yellow Green Farmers Market in Hollywood, FL.
Open every Saturday and Sunday from 8am to 4pm.
Come visit us, booth # 243.
From our certified organic soy free eggs to our incredible 100% honey, we will bring to the market most of our farm production which also include all certified organic chicken, broth, preserves and more.
 #1 eggs
Be sure to reserve one of our pasture raised soy free certified organic turkey for Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving turkeys
Twin Oaks Farm is a USDA certified organic farm located in North Florida. We raise heritage chickens and ducks, for eggs and meat, lambs and pigs on pasture, the old fashioned way. We are 100% soy free farm. At the farm we produce a whole line of artisan food only using organic and/or local ingredients. Our production is small and authentic. The Taste of Real Food. 
Our pasture 

Please forward this email to your email list and help us spread the word about Real Food.

Thank you for supporting a better way to produce healthy and wholesome food.

Twin Oaks Farm - USDA Certified Organic - Bonifay FL 32425

www.twinoaksfarm.net - www.facebook/twinoaksfarm






Posted 3/28/2013 6:56pm by Renee Savary.

From our farm to you table : Easter Brunch Essentials

Organic duck eggs to poach over greens ....

Poached duck eggs ...

Fresh ducks ready to be roasted ...

Roasted duck

or if you prefer a fresh chicken ?? 

chicken to roas

... chicken eggs to make custard and other meringues ....

wild berries custard with meringue top

Still not too late for some egg coloring ...

Posted 9/20/2012 8:26pm by Renee Savary.

I had the good fortune to be nominated, by the Holmes county director Mr. Shep Eubanks, for this year Agricultural Innovator Recognition Program.

The University of Florida/IFAS Panhandle Agriculture Extension Team and Farm Credit of Northwest Florida collaborate annually to recognize innovative farmers and ranchers from 16 counties, from Jefferson west to Escambia Counties. County Agriculture Extension Agents nominate one honoree from each county. From this distinguished pool of farmers, an “Innovator of the Year” is selected to represent Northwest Florida.

The purpose of the award is to increase awareness of the diversity and innovation of today’s modern agriculture. By sharing the story of the highlighted farmers and ranchers with local and regional media, the general public will gain a new appreciation for the business of agriculture in their area.

The criteria for recognition are : Farmers and Ranchers who are innovative on their own operation, willing to work with Extension Agents and State Specialists to share their knowledge, and take an active leadership role beyond the farm gate.

The nominees are then judged by the following criteria: Creativity and innovation of the operation, Interaction and cooperation with Extension and Service to agriculture and their local community.

These photos were taken during the luncheon, in Jay Florida, where all the nominees were recognized ...

Each county had its table, all nicely decorated ...

Ag Award

They created a really nice brochure presenting each nominee  ...

ag award

Each county extension had created a slide show presenting their nominees, here Mr. Shep Eubanks, Holmes County Extension Director ...

Ag Award

Mr. Eubanks presenting me with the Holmes County Agricultural Innovator 2012 ...

Ag Award

Yes ... looks nice ... feel nice ..:):)

Ag award

Ag Award

Here is what Mr. Eubanks said during his presentations :"...  is very conservation minded, setting an outstanding example of a diversified production system that encompasses both animal and plant agriculture. Her operation is unique in that nothing is wasted from the products that she is producing. All animals are completely utilized either as fresh meat, canned sauces, dog products and compost. Her operation is very low impact on the environment as nutrients are recycled and the impacts on groundwater are non-existent. ...".

It is interesting to mention that Mr. Eubanks was presenting the only certified organic farm in the group.

Thank you for the nomination and the award ... Both ment a lot to me...

Posted 8/16/2012 9:12pm by Renee Savary.

Tonight I found a small patch of Chanterelles at the edge of the little wood behind the house ... I have been looking for them, our summer has been really wet and they are everywhere ...

Chanterelles patch ...

10 minutes picking, most of the time spent fighting with the jungle ...

Nice pick ...

The cutest little snail was amoung them ...

Miniature snail ...

Saute some onions (would have been better with shallots but I did not have any) then add the chanterelles, let it cook for a few minutes then add the parsley and a dash of white wine, salt/pepper to taste, ...

Chanterelles fricassee

... a few more minutes of cooking ... et voila ...

Fricassee de Chanterelles

I mixed them with a tomato, olive oil and a splash of balsamique ... Great impromptu salad from the wood .. Bon appetit ...

Chanterelles - Tomato salad

Posted 4/10/2012 2:02pm by Renee Savary.

Thank you

Seaside Times

for featuring me, the farm and my feathered co-workers ...

We love the article and all the pictures ...


Posted 3/28/2012 9:32pm by Renee Savary.

Easter Eggs with Natural Coloring

Easter is just around the corner and it is time to think "coloring" ..
With just a few simple ingredients you will have a rainbow of eggs ...

 Here is what you need to create your rainbow:

2 cups of beets, grated - 3tbsp white vinegar - 2 cups water

3 large handfulls of yellow/brown onion skins - 3tbsp white vinegar - 3 cups water

1lb frozen blueberries, crushed - 3 tbsp white vinegar - 2 cups water

Boiled spinach leaves - 3tbsp of white vinegar - 2 cups of water

Make a strong hibiscus tea with 2 cups of water then add 3 tbsp of white vinegar


Coloring ingredients

Mix combinations of the primary dyes (in separate cups) to make secondary colors : red and yellow for orange, yellow and blue for green, blue and red for violet.



The vinegar acts as a fixative, without it the dyes won't stick to the eggs.
For uniform color, strain each dye mixture through a cheesecloth or a fine strainer.
For a mottled, tie-dyed or spotty effect, leave all the ingredients in the pans.
Use crayons to make designs on the eggs.

eggs coloring
The longer the eggs remain in the dye, the deeper the color.
For special effects, dip half the egg in one color, the other half in another.

Happy coloring ...

... et voila ...

Posted 3/15/2012 8:29pm by Renee Savary.

Last Sunday I went to help my friend Dawn to split her beehives, well ... help !! ... Let's just say I stayed a good 2ft away and try to generate as much smoke as possible.

To split beehives, you take 4 of the central frames of the hive to split, including the queen, move them into a new empty hive, close it and move it away a few miles for a month or so. It will give the "older" hive time to raise a new queen then you can bring all the hives back together.

It seems fairly simple but it is not, you have thousands and thousands of bees buzzing around, you are kind of suffocating with the smoke (that is when I help) and for the not trained eyes to locate the queen in the middle of the multitude is kind of locating that pin needle in the hay story... ...

But we did it and I am happy to report that after a few days both hives, the new and the old ones, are doing well ...

 Then we came to the farm to look at mines. Last spring I got 3 hives, I still have 2 of them. I have to be honest I am not super comfortable dealing with bees ! I can confront a charging donkey but I am afraid of bees ... go figure !!!

I had not open my hives in several months, I knew they were well sealed by the bees and I did not find a reason why to open them when it was cold or windy or wet ... I did supplement them with some honey/water tea once a week in January and February and I am sure it did help them ...

I am well aware of all the problems the bees are encountering from pesticide to GMO's but I think their worst enemy is us, human, so without pretending saving the bees, I will just let the ones I have at the farm be bees and do their bees business and on my side I will make sure they have enough quality food.

 opening the hive

On this picture we are just opening the first hive and looking at it ...

I am happy to report they are doing wonderful, I was so relieved to see them doing so well. Now the next step is to split my hives, probably in a week or two. Here are some more pictures of our beezy Sunday !!!


me holding a frame ...

frame with nice brood partern

Hive with super installed ...

Go to www.facebook.com/twinoaksfarm for more pictures on my beesy Sunday ....

Posted 2/11/2009 10:06am by Renee Savary.


.... and our eggs are unique ....

let me explain why ...

First our hens are fed a USDA certified organic feed without soy added. Which  means that we know what is in the feed, all the ingredients are certified organic and there is no filler or plastic pellets (yes it does exist). The feed is made of real grains not some pelletize form of you dont know what.

Second our hens roam freely, that is called pastured (not to be mixed with free range), all day long. They scratch for greens and bugs and just have fun being hens. At night they are cooped mainly to keep them safe from every foxes, coyotes and other predators that I am sure is waiting for a free diner at every corner of the property. Their coops are equiped with nesting boxes where they lay their eggs. We moved their coops around to make sure they get new and fresh pasture.

Third our hens have never been medicated. We do not give preventive medecine (and yes most bag of feed out there as some kind of antibiotic included). We keep their coops super clean and between the fun outdoor activities and the good food they just keep healthy. We also have a strict bio security system in place.

We are not yet USDA certified organic and therefor can not sell the eggs with the organic label but we are working on it.

If you want to try REAL eggs or just taste and feel the difference we are THE place and you know we do not cut corner to produce the very best.

We sell our eggs by the dozen from $5/dozen to $6.50/dozen depending on the eggs size, the inventory/production and the volume of the order.

You can call or email us to place an order.

Let's have a look at them :

Production line

Production line 1
Production line 2

The pick of the day

eggs 3

eggs 2 

Hummmmmmmmm.... delicious ....

Eggs au plat
Eggs sur assiette
Posted 2/8/2009 7:45pm by Renee Savary.

without news from us ... just been awfully busy ... but plenty of good news .... YES ... we have eggs ... and I will post pictures of them tomorrow ...

In the meantime here are some pictures :

dom 26 w

I had ordered "girls only" but got a rooster in the lot :

Rooter 1
Rooster 2

 Two of the chickens have name, this is Josephine



 Here Josephine again with Germaine 


Josephine and Germaine


Posted 12/1/2008 6:41pm by Renee Savary.

Growing up good ... and hopefully laying very soon ....

15 w dom 11 26 08
15 w dom 11 26 08
group 11 26 08 
The little sisters ... 3 weeks old Dominique and Rhodes Island  
group 3 w old dom/rir 11 28 08
Posted 11/24/2008 7:31pm by Renee Savary.

Great article ... thanks to Lori at Walton Outdoors