L.P. Farm Fresh Chicken is located near Calgary, Alberta. L.P. Farms is run by Tony and his Dad Peter, from the Lone Pine Colony which originated in 1999.
Hutterites are a communal people dating back to the 1500s, originating in Germany, Russia and the Czech Republic. When they migrated to North America, many headed to Canada in 1918, where generations still live in hundreds of scattered colonies. A small number of families live and work together in these Hutterite colonies, where they raise livestock and produce manufactured goods to sell for the benefit of the community.
Lone Pine has 400 years of family farming
Tony and his dad, Peter, handle the day-to-day operations of the 8,000-acre farm in the Lone Pine Colony. They manage 4,000 to 9,000 chickens, depending on the time of year.
Between April and October, Lone Pine Colony raises their birds outside, “in fresh air and sunshine,” said Tony. When the cold weather arrives, the birds are moved inside to heated and well-ventilated barns.
“I like working with animals, and I like working with customers and getting feedback on our products. It makes me feel good to hear people like our products.”