Welcome To Élevage de Volailles
Élevage de Volailles is our small family farm in Loudon Centre dedicated to the genetic preservation of our endangered, traditional, and culturally important domesticates. With the politicizing and commercialization of food too many domesticates that once graced our farms and tables find themselves facing extinction or genetic alterations that will forever change the future landscape of how we farm and ultimately eat. Not only is our goal in preserving domesticates that helped and served us through history as we created our society and culture, but to preserve a future not contingent upon "better living through chemistry".
Securing our future, through preserving our past
Élevage de Volailles is not the typical farm that you may be accustomed to. Our main goal is not in mass production of commercial livestock and poultry to create as large a
customer base as possible. Our primary goal is rooted in genetic preservation and diversity for a planet that we all share, and for the generations that are to follow behind
us. Our secondary goal is in providing our customers with the highest quality products we are able to provide. When you purchase from Élevage de Volailles, you are not just
purchasing meat, poultry, or eggs, you are investing in the preservation of the heritage domesticates that we are working with.
The breeds and varieties that we have chosen to work with was not based solely upon their status of endangerment; but were also chosen for their agricultural contributions, as well as their ability to once again contribute to our local food sheds with the quality they once adorned the tables of what may now be considered antiquity. When working with a breed or variety, sustainability cannot be the only consideration; but also, there must be reason and purpose behind the continuation of the domesticate. Each domesticate was once developed to fulfill a societal need. We have selected those domesticates that once again have the ability to re-establish themselves as a viable aspect for today’s world as well as for the future.
A farm for the future, a farm for the past
What we are trying to accomplish has no political motive or agenda. Our practices are not centered on what is en vogue, cliché, or politically correct idiome.
We are not engaged in any crusades to save the planet, fight the establishment, or take agriculture back into the dark ages. We are simply doing what we feel is correct and
important; which is, trying to preserve our resources, our history, and our sacred traditions that have helped forge our culture and society over the past millennia - and eat well
along the way.
In our modern world where genetic manipulation has become normalized, we hope to preserve some of the work the master breeders before us established. In a market dominated almost exclusively by commercial livestock and poultry for almost seven decades, it is far and few between those who have actually experienced what quality used to, and should be. For most, commercial meats and poultry have been normalized without another reference of comparison. The commercial breeds that dominate the markets today were bred for many reasons; flavor was not one of them, and texture was never considered. It is our sincere hope that you will enjoy and appreciate the quality that our meat and poultry return to your family.
- Jim & Annette