Updates from Your Farmers
Greetings CSA members!
Hello, this is Livestock Farmer Billy giving you the update from the fields this week. It is so wonderful to have met many of you last week and to finally share the delicious bounty that we have been growing and cultivating all spring. Although I focus on taking care of the chickens and pigs, I spend many hours with Rose and Molly in the field. This time of the season is so exciting as we have so many lush greens and vegetables coming out of the field, and we can see the summer crops beginning to grow. Our flowers are budding up, our tomatoes are putting out their first flowers, and our beans and summer squash are going through a big growth spurt. It is a lovely feeling to have so much to share in the present, and so much to look forward to as well.
On the livestock side of things, there are many exciting developments. Our heritage breed Leghorn and Ameraucana chickens have begun laying their first eggs. That means that our egg CSA members should expect white and blue eggs in their dozens in the next week or two. I can't wait to share these colorful and delicious pasture raised treats with you. If you aren't an egg share member, I do always bring a few extra dozen to the distribution for sale, so check them out!
Our pigs are in hog heaven, rooting around our green pastures, rolling in the mud, and just recently I was able to get them an extra special treat: grass-fed whey! A local natural and pasture-raised dairy and creamery has teamed up with us, and our pigs are now getting high quality and delicious whey as extra feed 1-2 times a week. Whey fed pork is prized around the world for a tender and delicate flavor and heart-healthy mono-saturated fats. We have ½ and ¼ boxes of this whey fed pork available for pre-order on our website. Check out the 'What We Grow' page for more information.
I want to remind you all that we have a farm open house coming up on Saturday June 20th. Come and meet the pigs and chickens. See the greenhouses and fields. Pick some treats straight from the field and have a picnic. We are looking forward to showing you exactly where your food comes from and letting you get a glimpse into the farm life. The event runs from 10AM – 2PM, and we remind you to leave dogs or other pets at home. The rain date is June 27th at the same time. We really hope you are enjoying your CSA so far, and we love to hear from you with any feedback or comments. Looking forward to sharing the season with you.
a few updates on the CSA and the farm: