Linke Fligl
free range heritage breed chickens & eggs // millerton, ny

About

LINKE FLIGL לינקע-פֿליגל

{pronounced link-eh fleegul, meaning 'left wing' in Yiddish}

queer Jewish chicken farm & cultural organizing project

growing good space for culture & creativity to thrive

Millerton, New York

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HISTORY

Linke Fligl was started by Margot Seigle and Adin Zuckerman in spring 2016 as a queer Jewish chicken farm, inspired by the history of socialist Jewish chicken farmers across the US in the 1920s and 30s and the Jewish Initiative for Farmers's (JIFA).  We are grateful for JIFA for helping us acquire our first and second round of chicks from Good Shepard Poultry Ranch in Lindsborg, Kansas. 

team fligl

Chana : farmer, ketchup lover & resident rebbe, March 2018.

Sol : illustrator & organizational development nerd, August 2017.

Adin : garden magician, chicken whisperer & co-founder, May 2016.

Margot : big dreamer, bucket schlepper & co-founder, May 2016.

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About

Linke Fligl is a queer Jewish chicken farm & cultural organizing project that uses farming and gathering to grow a Jewish culture aligned with values of diasporism, anti-oppression and dreaming the world to come. 

This project comes from a longing for a vibrant rural queer and Jewish life at the intersection of our tradition and political values. It has grown from a group of friends taking care of a flock of heritage breed chickens into a cultural organizing project that sees food and farming as relational tools.

We see being in deep solidarity as part of a vibrant Judaism and honor this value through our relationships to people, networks and movements.

We are nestled with our neighbor projects, WILDSEED Community Farm & Healing Arts Village, the Watershed Center and Rock Steady Farm & Flowers, all radical land-based community projects with whom we learn and grow. 

Our birds are free range, organically fed and heritage breed - which means that unlike most chickens, hybridized to eat less and grow faster, they have been bred over generations to live a long and productive life outdoors free of chronic pain and sickness. From matzo ball soup to schmaltz, chickens have always been a big part of Ashkenazi Jewish food culture. We are grateful to feed our community this nourishing food of our ancestral tradition. 

 
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