Full Circle Dairy
Full Circle Dairy is a seasonal grass-based dairy that has been operating since 2001. We transitioned to organic in 2007, and started shipping milk to Organic Valley. FCD is a 50-50 partnership between Ward and Rosie Burroughs and Brian and Christina Bylsma. Full Circle Dairy has been designed and is operated with simplicity working with nature, concentrating on the environmental and economical sustainability for our land, our animals and ourselves.
In 2007, Full Circle Dairy diversified into the avenue of poultry. Our birds are raised on pasture with fresh air and plenty of exercise. Our flock consists of Black Australorps, Blue Wyandottes, Araconas and Production Reds. We like variety, so we have small and large eggs, along with a variety of shell colors: brown, white, blue and green. No matter what they look like on the outside, you can be assured that our eggs are nutrient dense in Vitamins A & D; vital for our body to perform at peak performance. There is nothing as tasty as an organic, pasture, free range, farm fresh egg - we hope you enjoy them as much as our family does!
In 2010, Heriberto and Benina Montes (Christina's sister) transitioned into the management of the poultry operation, Burroughs Family Farms. They have grown to 5 eggmobiles which are made from recycled cotton trailers. See below...
These eggmobiles are moved daily since the chickens are out on pasture all day every day. They are fed a layer pellet ration that does contain corn and soy. They get about 30% of their daily feed from the grass and bugs. The pasture is made up of diverse plant life so the chickens forage on lots of goodies. They also get oyster shell to improve shell strength.
Here are two videos about Burroughs Family Farms eggs...
Where you can buy Burroughs Family Farms Organic Pastured Eggs:
Abundant Harvest Organics CSA, throughout California www.abundantharvestorganics.com
T and D Willey Farms, CSA www.tdwilleyfarms.com
Village Fresh Market, Turlock
Greens Table, Modesto
Cornucopia Natural Foods, Modesto
Rainbow Grocery Cooperative, San Francisco
BiRite Market, San Francisco
Berkeley Bowl, Berkeley
El Cerrito Natural Grocery, Berkeley
Three Stone Hearth, Berkeley
Whole Foods, Fig Garden Village, Fresno
Lassens Natural Grocery, Bakersfield, Fresno, Los Feliz, Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, Thousand Oaks and Ventura
We thank you for supporting our local family farm! For questions please email: benina at burroughsfamilyfarms.com