By Dustin Dyke
King Creek Farms, a family-owned Halal meat and poultry farm in Delanson, NY, provides high-quality and ethically sourced meats to the local community. Adhering to Halal guidelines during processing and packaging, the farm ensures that the animals are treated humanely, and the products are of the highest quality.
King Creek Farms is a trusted supplier of Halal meats for many local Muslim families during Ramadan, offering beef, lamb, goat, and chicken. This year, the farm expanded its reach by selling its products at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market, providing an opportunity for customers to purchase their products directly from the source.
For Muslims, Halal meats are an important part of the iftar meal that breaks the fast during Ramadan. “Finding halal meats is still difficult today, so to be able to provide that option is to promote healthy living within the Muslim community,” says Azim, one of the owners of King Creek Farms.
The family’s journey began when they moved Upstate to pursue their dream of growing their food and living a sustainable lifestyle. They were shocked to learn that the food they were consuming was raised through industrial farming methods and contained harmful chemicals.
“It wasn’t easy to find back-to-the-earth, wholesome, natural food [that was] affordable back in the ’90s,” exclaims Azim. This realization inspired them to raise their food free of pesticides, hormones, and antibiotics.
After years of farming on rental properties and teaching in Saudi Arabia, the family saved enough money to purchase an abandoned 40-acre property in Delanson, NY, and make their dream of sustainable living a reality.
Today, King Creek Farms continues to grow and expand while remaining committed to ethical practices, high-quality products, and sustainable agriculture. The farm’s dedication to Halal practices and its role in providing high-quality meats to the local Muslim community during Ramadan has made it a beloved and trusted supplier in the area.
You can find King Creek Farms’ Halal meats and poultry at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market every Saturday from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm and at High Rock Park beginning in May. Their products are also available at the Schenectady Greenmarket and their year-round farm store in Delanson.
The Saratoga Farmers’ Market is open on Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Wilton Mall Food Court. Find us online at www.saratogafarmersmarket.org, where you can sign up for our weekly newsletter and follow us on Facebook and Instagram. The farmers’ market will return to High Rock Park on Wednesday, May 3, 2023.