Happy New Year 2012!
Here we are going into year 4 of the farm and year 3 of market production. Our Winter Market, The Douglass Loop Farmers’ Market, starts up again on January 14th, hours are 10-1. Tom’s headed to the chicken processor again this Tuesday and we’ll have fresh chicken for that week, including at the market.
Our high tunnel is still producing lettuce, kale, spinach, and a few other goodies. Look here for some photos of what we’re growing. Our chickens are still producing plenty of eggs. But we will be taking a break from our baking until the spring markets start up in April/May. We will be offering our standard vanilla and lemon pound cakes, and Challah bread by special order. If you want to place an order for baked goods, call ahead by Wednesday for the Saturday market. We will also have our crafts, it’s finally getting cold enough for hats.
Tom and I are still encouraging our customers to support our farm by purchasing “Farm Bucks.” See our page for more information. Tom has had trouble finding outside employment compatible with his farming hours, and being in the down season we are having a hard time raising the money needed to sustain the farm and get things geared up for the spring. Farm Bucks are a way we can get that income we need now, and offer discounts and priority status to our valued customers. We also still have openings for the “work for your share” program. With a baby coming soon we’ll need all the help we can get on the farm.
Tom was able to butcher one of our 2011 spring lambs and hopefully soon we’ll be able to offer USDA butchered mutton and lamb. We still have sheep roving for sale for all you spinners and felters. And we have rams for sale if you are interested in having your own personal lawn mowers and fleece producers.
Due to mild weather, we have already missed some great Maple sap collection. If you’d like to help out with collection and cooking of sap, just let us know.
Our Garlic Guru, Debra, has her own Facebook page on her endeavor, The Salt River Garlic Company. Debra and the Toms have put in a lot of time on the fall planting and hope to have a huge early summer production.
Other miscellaneous things for sale include fire wood, laying hens/stew hens, and we are firing up our incubator again if you are interesting in hatching a flock.
We look forward to farming another year, and hope to exceed your expectations on the delicious bounty of our local, fresh, and chemical free food.