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Local Fruit & Spice Starter Trees

Hi folks, We received a little forest of local fruit and spice starter trees in time for the new year.  The hatchery feels like an edible forest right now.  We love it! Trees are locally grown, no imports for us.  And all edibles, since we love to eat.  We’re excited about the spice trees we were able to get.  And except for the Black Pepper, they are all trees — the cinnamon is over seven feet tall.  Pretty cool. Here’s a close up of that fragrant cinnamon bark: And here’s a calamondin tree that’s already flowering and fruiting: We like...

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Heirloom seeds, seed saving and the future of food

We love Seed Savers Exchange.  It’s a non-profit member supported organization whose headquarters is a 890-acre farm  in Decorah, Iowa that maintains thousands of varieties of heirloom garden varieties of herbs, vegetables, flowers, fruits, legumes and even garlic.  It was founded in 1975 by Diane Ott Whealy and Kent Whealy to honor the tradition of preserving and sharing seeds.  They started with the seeds of two garden plants given to them by Diane’s grandpa – a German Pink and Grandpa Otts’ morning glory, brought to the U.S. by his parents when they migrated from Bavaria. What started as a personal...

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Rounding Up the Orders for Specialty Hatch 2012!

Rounding Up the Orders for Specialty Hatch 2012!

Hey folks, it’s that time of the year again! We’re gearing up for our annual Spring Specialty Breeds hatches for 2012. For these hatches we take orders, bring the eggs in from NPIP Inspected and Certified sources, then hatch them here in our commercial hatchery on Oahu. All chicks are vaccinated to prevent Chick Pox and Marek’s Disease, as recommended by most vets. If you are looking for heritage and other specialty breed chicks that will not have to endure the stress of travel from Mainland farms, you might want to place an order here with us. Please remember that...

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Second Specialty Hatch of 2011

Hi folks, Another batch of specialty breeds hatched this morning. Most are special orders but we did hatch extra chicks!  Here’s a list of what’s available.  Please remember that we are unable to sex these breeds – it’s all straightrun, both males and females. Rhode Island Reds Plymouth Barred Rock White or Black Silkies Light Brahmas Golden Campines White Crested Black Polish Blue Polish Just give us a call if you are interested.

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Beginnings

In 2010, Asagi Hatchery turned 50. But our family’s business and it’s relationship with chickens began twenty five years earlier, around 1935 with a small chicken and egg farm.  And we wonder, maybe even way before that. This has got us thinking about beginnings.  About how this all started, this relationship between humans and chickens. No one alive knows exactly what happen that very first time that a human hatched a chicken’s egg. All we can do is imagine. We can wonder. We can ask that very first person:  Were you foraging for wild garlic greens or dandelions?  Did you...

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