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ABOUT US

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FREE RANGE EGGS

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RAW MILK

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GRASS-FED BEEF

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RECIPES

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CONTACT US

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We are a small family farm located in the rich Rio Grande Bosque, just south of the city limits of Albuquerque. Lorenzo and Donna are originally city slickers, but we knew that Green Acres was the place for us, so we moved out of the city and into farm livin’.

There are many reasons why living on a farm is so appealing to us, not the least of which is that it helps us feed our seven children. But aside from that, it builds a great work ethic and teaches independence. All of our kids are involved in not only the work of the farm, but the decision-making as well. Everyone has a job, from egg collecting to weeding, feeding the cattle, and also marketing, distribution channels, and customer service.

We are glad to provide a much needed service to people in and around Albuquerque as purveyors of fresh produce, free-range eggs and grass-fed beef. When what you buy in the supermarket barely counts as food, we are glad to be a part of providing whole, real, good food to our neighbors.

Thanks for stopping in.

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It’s really amazing to have chickens and finally understand what all those idioms mean. “She rules the roost;” or “there’s a definite pecking order;” “he’s hen-pecked;”  “the children are coming home to roost;” “going to bed with the chickens;”  “don’t count your chickens before they’re hatched;” and my favorite: “running around like a chicken with its head cut off.”

Who knew where these sayings came from or what they mean? I certainly did not, but every once in a while when I’m walking amongst the chickens, one of these sayings will pop into my head…and make complete sense.

Our free-range chickens have complete rule of the roost, and live a very happy and productive life; which makes for delicious, healthy, robust eggs!

Come see us at the Downtown Growers Market every Saturday this spring and summer, or contact us for our Albuquerque winter delivery schedule.

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Are you interested in a cowshare? Cow shares are an incredible opportunity for you to own a portion of your own dairy cow. You pay a one-time fee of $10 to buy a share in the herd of Sweet Mercy Farms’ cattle. We care for and feed your cow, and your share entitles you to one gallon of pure, raw, grass-fed milk per week. You may buy as many shares as you wish. The milk can be picked up at our farm, or delivered to you at the Downtown Farmers Market each Saturday, or Wednesdays at our Albuquerque drop-off in the Sportsman's Warhouse parking lot just off I-25.

Raw, unpasteurized milk from grass-fed cattle. It has astounding properties, one of which is the presence of naturally produced antimicrobials in solution. Another is the production of a beneficial fatty acid known as CLA, short for Conjugated Linoleic Acid.

Countless studies have shown that CLA has many potential health benefits. For comparison, grain-fed cows have as little as one fifth the CLA in their milk as grass-fed. Among CLA's many potential benefits: it raises metabolic rate, helps remove abdominal fat, boosts muscle growth, reduces resistance to insulin, strengthens the immune system and lowers food allergy reactions. Grass-fed raw milk has from 3-5 times the amount found in the milk from feed lot cows.

Interested in Cow Shares? Print out and sign up here. Ready to buy a share? Print out and fill out this form for automated billing.

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Back to Pasture.  At Sweet Mercy Farms, we graze our cattle on rich, natural and drought-resistant grasses that are good for the cattle and good for the environment. Our grasses vary, but we are currently grazing our cattle on a hardy fescue grass called Drover. The cows love it, and it’s a good grass choice for our climate.  We never treat our cattle with hormones, antibiotics or growth promoting additives; but they do enjoy the salt-lick. Our cattle enjoy low stress lives and are healthy and happy, which is good for them and good for you.

We offer full- and half-sides of beef at $5.25 / lb hanging weight. It is double wrapped, packaged for the freezer and delivered to you. Interested? Print out and reserve your grass-fed beef here.

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