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 comes from a longing for a vibrant rural queer life at the intersection of Jewish tradition and liberatory political values. This project 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.

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

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FLIGL’S WHO’VE FLOWN THE COOP

Adin : garden magician, chicken whisperer & co-founder, May 2016 - June 2018.

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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, collective liberation and dreaming the world to come.

Linke Fligl envisions a deep, vibrant, de-assimilating, diasporist and songful Jewish culture that uplifts the multiplicity of Jewish identities. This culture seeks to find belonging through reclaiming intrinsic connection to land and ancestry while also being accountable to the reality that many of us are settlers on this land. Through growing food, participating in reparations, being in prayer, and connecting to land and tradition, we shift and reimagine diasporic Jewish life.

We have a small farm business through which we sell eggs, chicken and apparel. In addition to our farm business, we host immersive queer land-based celebrations of Jewish festivals and life on the farm, teach at various gatherings nationally and participate in regional and national organizing of liberatory Jewish ritual and community.

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.

Linke Fligl is located on occupied Schagticoke territory that is tended by WILDSEED, an emerging Black and Brown-led, feminine-centered, queer-loving, earth-based intentional community, organic farm, healing sanctuary, and political and creative home forming on 181 acres in Millerton, NY. Linke Fligl pays a 10% land tax to Schagticoke First Nations on all sales and event donations.

 
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