free range chicken sausage

Hello Everyone!

Often, sausages are associated with, SCRAPS, floor-sweepings, leftovers and much, much worse! I grew up loving Vienna’s (as we all did!) I now know how those things are made. Eish, scary.

So the sausage, through the ages, got a deservedly bad rap. You can hide a lot of yukkie stuff in sausage and make it taste AWESOME.

Because “this little sausage”, ME, loves sausages, Red Barn now makes sausages from the best and most expensive part of the chicken, the BREAST fillet ONLY.

My next all-time, standby, favorite is, of course, our Chicken Burgers. Also made with Breast Fillets.

You have put your trust in us and we are so grateful. Burgers and Sausages on special this week.

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Hello to you all!

As we go into this NEW Year, just bear with me for a second, because I am feeling so many wonderful emotions! I have been writing to you for nearly 9 years now, EVERY week! So I am indulging myself.It is the time to reminisce, I am sitting here listening to Cat Stevens – “I love my dog” and Norah Jones “Cold, Cold Heart’ so you see I am really in the past for just a moment or two.

Know what I am thinking? I am so, so blessed.

The business I created on sheer belief in my love of animals and complete dedication to changing the way farm animals are treated, turned out to be the best thing I ever did in my life.

Your support for Red Barn has just astounded me at every turn. Can you imagine how I felt being nominated for Female Farmer of the Year? I didn’t need to win, just to meet other strong women and seeing what they do, was incredible. YOU, my loyal supporters made this possible.  THANK YOU!

YOU also made it possible for me to go on a family reunion this year with my children (above) and all my grandchildren. It was truly amazing, unforgettable.

If I can support my family from my little enterprise, then, others can too.
2020 is my year to share all my experience, and I am going to do it!
Change conditions for farm animals, one farmer at a time.

Thank you for listening, and Happy New Year.

Lindy and the Red Barn Team

*** Oh HELL, I forgot to tell you about the 20% OFF Specials
see.. you have to page down through my thoughts to get to the GOOD STUFF


All the goodies in the SPECIALS CATEGORY are 20% off.
Just add them to your bag and when you are finished shopping type in the discount code 2020
What’s on 20% off? Well.. Breast Fillets (WHAT??) and..
Nah, I’m not helping you anymore, go see, you know what to do!

Go Shopping

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Hello Everyone!

What a great idea, *giggle*

We can get all “Christmassy” with homemade egg candles while we endure yet more load-shedding.

It is SO unfortunate that load-shedding has returned as the tourists arrive in our beautiful country.  At the moment we are experiencing Stage 4 which means our power is off 3 times per day for 2.5 hours.

As you can imagine, it is really difficult on a farm without electricity. Baby chickens under lights, processing machinery etc. Even our water system needs power!

Luckily, I invested in a BIG generator last year! The 50KW Cummins diesel engine starts automatically and hums along merrily when needed. What a blessing, HER name is “Sparky”

It’s a huge extra expense, but we have to use it, or you won’t be eating our spectacular products this Xmas and New Year.

So let’s enjoy the warmth and atmosphere of our candles, hunker down in the darkness and pray that the power system is soon restored.

In the meantime, we have some great specials this week.

We can always braai by candlelight. ?

Lindy & the team at Red Barn

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Hello to you all!

Plett, Knysna, Wilderness and in between as usual Every FRIDAY.
Last deliveries to CT on 19th Dec resume on 7th Jan
Last delivery to PE 17th Dec resumes on 7th Jan
THE FARM SHOP IS OPEN except for public holidays

We thought we would list a few Red Barn gift ideas for you, to save you running around at the last minute in the busy shopping centers! You will find them under Specials and Gifts. The Funky Ouma Salt tins and the Prince Albert Olive Oil tins are really beautiful and USEFUL! The Jams and Rusks are also local and YUMMY!

We have a few, home-made beautiful XMAS fruit cakes. They will make superb gifts, and you are supporting a local baker!

Red Barn Farm Gifts

Enjoy your preparations and holiday time wherever you are!
“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”
~ Winston Churchill
Happy Shopping,
Lindy and the Red Barn Team
Go Shopping!

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Red Barn Black Friday Specials

Hello Everyone!

Black Friday is here

We are extending our specials from this Monday 25th to Monday 2nd December – While stocks last!

Hopefully this will allow you ALL to take advantage of these crazy prices.

Stock up NOW for the holidays. These prices will never be seen again.

Order soon to avoid disappointment.

**Remember, you can always write us a note in the comments box at the checkout page.

Enjoy your week, happy shopping.
Lindy & the team at Red Barn

See our 25% off Specials here

Until Monday 2nd December (while stocks last)

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Hello Everyone!

Here in South Africa we are not too involved with Halloween it seems.

In Canada and London, where my grandchildren live, it is a huge thing.  I have been hearing about their outfits for weeks!

I suppose it is fun to scare yourself to death every now and then?

“When witches go riding, and black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers, ‘tis near Halloween.”

This week we are offering you a Halloween SPECIAL. Less 10 percent on EVERYTHING!

Just use the coupon code BOO on the first page of the checkout!

NEW this week

Our Dry Cured Bacon.  It differs from our normal bacon in that it is not cured in brine, therefore it does not retain water.  It is also VERY thinly sliced. It is absolutely stunning!  It is made for us by Peter who makes the gluten free pasta.

Prince Albert Olive Oil. This mild and delicious Olive Oil comes in a gorgeous tin! Local is lekker.

Lamb Mince – sourced right here in George. Really great tasting mince. (free range of course)

“When black cats prowl and pumpkins gleam, may luck be yours on Halloween”

Lindy & the team at Red Barn

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Hello to you all!

YAY! Our Bokke are through to the World Cup Rugby semi-finals. Next Sunday they will face Wales.  It is my BIRTHDAY, so I know they will win!It is just so wonderful to feel proud of our beautiful country amidst the Eskom loadshedding, economic pressure surrounding Brexit and the horrible things happening in Syria.

Sport and Music are above all that. They bring us together over a good braai or dinner, a few hours in which we don’t have to worry about our surroundings.

Just sit, eat, listen, watch and Enjoy!

Yaaa Man, that’s what we all need, Ne?

We’re sending you some “Be Social, BRAAI Specials” to help you feed all those hungry, happy people.

Lindy and the Red Barn Team

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count your chickens before they hatch?

Hello to you all!

To have a positive attitude the experts tell you to Dream it, Visualise it, Commit to it and you’ll be able to Realise it.

Positivity can change your life. Even if your choices of action are limited, your choices regarding your attitude are not.

So, I try to be positive all the time, so positive, in fact, that recently I said to a wonderful couple who buy our fertilized eggs to hatch, “I am positive that they are all fertile”

Well, it turns out that the eggs were not all fertile! I was intrigued as to why only the brown eggs from the red hens were all fertile, but the whiter eggs from the Boschvelders were not.

Remember, we rescued the Red Hens recently? They are the friendliest chickens ever and so easy to catch, unlike their speckled Boschveld sisters who are totally WILD.

Guess what I saw when I sat in the field observing the roosters do their thing? They also learned that the Red Ladies were easy to catch, so why spend energy chasing the speckled runners!

Haha – I was definitely counting my chickens before they hatched.

Enjoy the Specials this week.
Stay Positive,
Lindy and the Team at Red Barn

** not often honey is on special, there will be a shortage again soon, so stock up!

Go to the specials


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Hello to you all!

Today we have put some wonderful chicken products on special. Essentially, Red Barn tries to produce the very best chicken you can buy. Here are some reasons WHY chicken meat is really good for you!

1.   Rich in Protein –  It’s a great source of lean, low-fat protein which contributes to muscle growth and development.  That protein also helps support a healthy body weight and aids weight loss.

2.   Good for the Heart  –  Eating chicken breast suppresses and controls a body’s homocysteine amino acid levels which, if too high, can lead to cardiovascular disease.

3.   Plenty of Phosphorus  –  They’re rich in phosphorus, an essential mineral that supports your teeth and bones, as well as kidney, liver, and central nervous system function.

4.   Abundant in Selenium  –  Provides this essential mineral involved in metabolic performance … in other words thyroid, hormone, metabolism, and immune function.

5.   Boosts Metabolism  –  Vitamin B6 (or B-complex vitamins) in chicken will keep blood vessels healthy, energy levels high, and metabolism burning away calories so you can manage a healthy weight..

6.   Rich in Niacin  –  Another B-vitamin, niacin helps guard against cancer and other forms of genetic (DNA) damage.

7.   Natural Anti-depressant  –  If you’re feeling depressed, eating some poultry will increase the serotonin amino acid levels in your brain, enhancing your mood, blasting stress, and lulling you to sleep.

8.   Promotes Eye Health  –  An excellent source of retinol, alpha and beta-carotene, and lycopene (all derived from vitamin A) and all vital for healthy eyesight.

9.   Essential for Healthy Tissue  –  Riboflavin (or Vitamin B2), found in chicken livers, will drastically reduce your skin problems and repair dry or damaged skin.

10.   Prevents Bone Loss  –  If you’re entering your senior years and you’re concerned about Osteoporosis or arthritis, eating chicken will aid in your fight against bone loss thanks to the protein punch it packs!

Cheers for now, EAT MORE CHICKEN
Lindy and the Red Barn Team

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earth friendly

Hello to you all!

We have some new products for you! Bonnie-Bio’s Compostable bags and clingwrap and Earthshine’s delicious, incredibly healthy snacks.

I never knew the difference between BIODEGRADABLE and COMPOSTABLE!

Compostable means that a product is capable of disintegrating into natural elements in a compost environment, leaving no toxicity in the soil.   This typically must occur in about 90 days.

Some companies advertise their products as merely biodegradable.  This is not necessarily a good thing since nearly everything will biodegrade in between 1,000 and 10,000 years!

Earthshine, make the tastiest, healthiest Florentine biscuits, cookies and Granola. The list of ingredients is really impressive.

Don’t forget our Boerseep, which takes stains out of laundry like nothing I have ever seen before and of course our Triple Orange earth-friendly cleaning range that I swear by!

Bee’s wax wraps are so handy, I wrap cheese, sandwiches, bread, leftovers and more in them – so much better than one-use clingwrap!

“The Earth is what we all have in common.”
—Wendell Berry
Cheers for now, Shop Green Today Ok? 🤑
Lindy and the Red Barn Team
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