Badger’s Millside Farm is operated by Mike and Christie Badger in the suburbs of Hughesville, PA. Our mostly wooded farmette sits on 13 acres along Muncy Creek and is a historic site of a grist mill that operated until the mid 1970s.
We’re not farmers by upbringing or vocations. Christie’s family farming lineage includes dairy farmers, factory hog growers, and smaller homestead type ventures. Mike had multiple summers working on a large vegetable farm in high school in the Mifflinburg area. He also has a stint as dairy barn whitewasher on the resume- a job that sent him to farmers’ barns all across central Pennsylvania.
In the fall of 2007, we purchased our old mill house and moved to Hughesville. All that remains of the mill is the foundation and a dry race. And so our agrarian adventure began. Our staple farm products are pasture-raised chicken and heritage hogs. We also provide equipment to other farmers in the area. Our farm life revolves around chicken.
Mike is the Executive Director for the American Pastured Poultry Producers Association (APPPA) and publishes the organization’s bi-monthly magazine. Most recently, Mike started the Pastured Poultry Talk podcast with Texas producer Grady Phelan.
Mike and Christie regularly conduct training and presentations at workshops and conferences on a range of topics including poultry processing and marketing.
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