OUR FAMILY FARM
In 1933, "Pop" Bolton purchased the farm in Silverdale, PA. The 30 acre property was initially purchased to raise chickens. In 1945, he started raising a few turkeys and soon after decided to only raise turkeys. He worked everyday up until 1997- until he was 93 years old. His son, Charles, took over the farm in 1978. Today the farm is in its third generation and is being managed by Charles' son, Todd Bolton.
The farm market opened in 1989 as a roadside stand. Later a small market was built to sell our meat products... In 2015, we outgrew our original building and expanded into our current market which is managed and operated by Torrie, Charles' daughter. This is truly a small family business.
We raise about 10,000 turkeys each year. We have our own incubator and hatch all of our own poults (baby turkeys). We raise them on the farm from start to finish. They are all raised naturally; feeding them an all-natural, antibiotic and hormone free diet. We raise and process all of our turkeys on the farm and only sell through our market.
When we opened the first market in 1989, we then started raising chickens using the same growth process as our turkeys. Shortly after we also began to raise our own beef, without antibiotics or growth hormones. They are grass and corn fed, and are able to graze a majority of the year (weather permitting).
To this day, we raise all of our own meat (turkey, chicken, and beef), just like Pop did 90 years ago!
We love the products that we raise and we hope you do too!
CHARLES L. BOLTON
August 1936 - September 2017
Charles died from a disease called Farmer's Lung, and continued to come to work until two weeks before his passing.
Thank you for sharing your love of farming with all of us and being an amazing example of what it means to work hard. We love and miss you everyday Dad and Poppy.