Campo Lindo Farms
- The Farm -
Here at Campo Lindo Farms we pride ourselves on serving our customers only the highest quality products. We truly believe that it all starts with the love and care we put into our animals. Campo Lindo Farms is home to cows, sheep, horses, dogs, cats, and of course... chickens. Every animal plays a role on our farm - they're each special – and we do our best to give them the best care possible.
We take the responsibility of our animal’s welfare seriously, and understand that they are meant to live a certain way. Our cows roam pastures, our sheep graze the best grassy spots (really, they've put the lawn mower out of a job around the house more than once...) and the chickens, well, some might say they are a bit spoiled.
Our layer hens have it good. They have large pastures where they can roam and range and even play on various structures that we provide for them. Hay bales for scratching, limbs to climb on, bugs to chase… Aside from giving us their delicious eggs, they spend their days having fun. They also don’t have to worry about predators very often since our Great Pyrenees guard dogs, Cali, Cooper, Charlie, Patty and Tootsy, do a great job of keeping coyotes, raccoons, skunks and opossums away.
Our broiler chickens are free-range – they live in barns that have sides that open up into pens with grass and bushes where
they can hang out during the day. Of course they can always go back in to the barn for shade and a nice dust bath. Our Animal Welfare is certified by the Global Animal Partnership as STEP 3: Pasture Raised and, like the laying hens, the all-natural feed they receive is made up of non-GMO grains with no antibiotics. All of this makes a difference that you can taste!
Another reason our farm is special is that we care for our chickens throughout the entire process. We converted an old milking parlor into a chicken processing plan (USDA inspected) which is about 100 yards away from our front door. Here, meeting the highest standards for animal welfare, we carefully hand process each chicken to ensure the utmost quality. No, it’s not as fast paced or as efficient as a large commercial plant, but all of these little differences result in chicken that “tastes like chicken used to taste many years ago”. (This is the most common compliment that we hear when people first taste a Campo Lindo farms chicken.)
The final step between our farm and your family’s table is delivering. Each week, Jay, Carol, Brandon, &/or Isabel - or some combination of the family crew (+ a teddy bear, in the early days!) - load up in our refrigerated truck and deliver our chicken and eggs to K.C.’s grocery stores and restaurants. For over 20 years, we've had the honor of serving some of the finest restaurants and grocery stores in the area and in doing so, have developed great relationships with chefs, grocery managers and customers. To this day, we continue to do business with some of our very first customers, and we consider them part of our story. It’s a very special connection – that of food producer and food consumer – and it is one we value greatly. It is why we believe that it is essential that people know where their food comes from and how it was raised, which is why we are sharing our story with you.
Obviously, if your table isn’t in Kansas City, we can’t load up and deliver to you in our truck, but we are working on ways to make our chicken available to other regions. (More information on this to follow soon!) In the meantime, we want you to know who we are, what we believe in, and why we’d like to share our products with you. Feel free to contact us with any questions.