How do I get my hands on your products?
You can also find us at various farmers’ markets throughout the Fraser Valley and Tri-Cities.
Alternatively, we are by appointment for pick up from the farm but do keep in mind that with 4 farmers markets weekly, there are many times that we are away from the farm so please contact us to arrange.
For a full list of restaurants and retail partners we work with check out ‘Where to Find Us’.
What is free range?
Normally found when dealing with chicken, pork, and eggs. Free range animals are raised free of cages and provided access to the outdoors.
Central Park Farms’ chicken is free range with unlimited outdoor pasture access once they're old enough to handle outdoor temperatures.
Do you give your animals antibiotics?
No we don’t — Central Park Farms’ chicken, pork, and beef is antibiotic free. We will not however refuse treatment of a sick animal, we just simply do not sell that meat to our customers. For more information on what happens if we have a sick animal check out our blog post, But, what happens if someone get’s sick?
Do you give your animals hormones?
In Canada, no hormones are permitted by law to be given to chickens or hogs. So all chicken and pork grown in Canada — Central Park Farms’ meat included — is hormone free.
However, a lot of chicken and pork sold in grocery stores are imported from other countries, in which case it may have added hormones.
In Canada, hormones are permitted in beef cows; however we choose to raise hormone-free beef.
Central Park Farms chicken, pork, beef, and eggs are all hormone free!
What do you feed your chickens?
Our poultry — both our meat birds and our egg layers — are fed a non-GMO feed free of corn and soy. For more information on our poultry feed, check out their website.
Aside from their non-GMO feed, they also consume anything they can scratch up from their pasture including grass and bugs. So although our feed is free of any animal by-products, due to their ability to eat bugs and grubs our chickens are not vegetarian and naturally, they shouldn't be.
What do you mean by no animal by-products in the feed?
Some feeds contain animal by products such as tallow — animal fat — and/or meat and bonemeal. Our animals are not fed any animal byproducts.
Do your cows get any grain?
Our beef is 100% grass fed, zero grain is given at any point during their lives. The only cattle on our farm who receive any grain is our lactating breeding cows after the birth of new calves and that is only to make sure they receive the nutrition they need to produce enough milk for their calves. These cows do not go into our beef program.
We feed our cattle quality, high-protein alfalfa which helps give them a better fat marble than traditional grass fed beef raised on low quality grass/hay.
Where are your animals processed?
All our animals are processed at federally and provincially inspected plants in the Fraser Valley and butchered locally by the team at Lepp Farm Market.
Are your products gluten-free?
Yes, all products sold by Central Park Farms (aside from our prepared food line with Chef Adrian Beaty) are gluten-free. This includes our sausages, hamburger patties, and pepperoni. Please be aware however that our butcher shop is not a gluten-free facility so we cannot guarantee our products haven't come in contact with gluten. Our sausages are also dairy-free.