share #13 August 28th and 30th
Crop List: Cosmic Mix, Red Buttercrunch Lettuce, Tomatoes, Swiss Chard, Parsley, Carrots, Cabbage, Garlic, Maybe Cucumbers, Shell Peas, Sugar Snap Peas, Summer Squash and Sunflowers
We got a flock of 78 laying hens in June. They have been growing quickly. They are finally big enough for our chicken fence to keep them safe. When they are too young they can walk right through the netting. We moved them out to pasture this past week and they are happily snacking on grasshoppers, grass and seeds. They will start laying in November. Watch for emails in December about how to get eggs!
The teenage pigs are about 5 months old. They will be butchered around 8-10 months. They have been digging up the old perennial section of the garden. They are next to some flowers I harvest and come to see if the bucket I am carrying is for them. They make lots of noise as I am clipping and we have great conversations.
The cows have been munching contentedly on the pastures. We have 3 steers to be butchered later this fall. We are hoping 2 of our mama cows (Bertha and Rosie) are pregnant. They will not calve until May.
Cats, dog and children are all doing well and are thankfully not multiplying.
Our animals are integral to our Biodynamic farm. They create all the fertility we add to the soil thru their manure which is turned into compost. They help us maintain a closed loop system when it comes to regenerating our soil. Taking care of the soil is our number one priority at the farm. Keeping the soil healthy keeps the plants packed full of nutrients! We could not do this without our critters.
Looking ahead in the garden, we have great looking crops of potatoes and carrots to come. We planted a late crop of sugar snap peas which we are are starting to harvest and pass around. The 5th greenhouse that we just finished this spring, is still going strong with a late season crop of tomatoes and has yet to reach its peak harvest.
Workshare Lunch this week: Oven Baked Polenta with red sauce and sauteed veggies
The coolers at your site are stocked with a selection of the beef and pork listed below. If you know you want something, please email me or tell your site host and I will make sure it is in the cooler, reserved for you. I don't send every cut every week, they simply won't all fit!
Beef Available: Tenderloin, Sirloin Steak, Sirloin Tip Roast, Bottom Round Roast, Liver, Ground Beef, Patties and Heart
Pork Available: Pork Chops, Shoulder Roast, Shank, Spare Ribs, Breakfast Sausage, Chorizo, Grandpa Restuccia's Sausage, Neck Bones, Fat and Heads
WASH YOUR VEGGIES!!
Bring Bags to pick-ups!
If you can't make it to pick up your veggies, send a friend!
Missed shares are forfeited for the week.
Members get 20% off at the Farmer's Markets!
The People's Market: Wednesdays 4-7 (Last one 9/19)
The Driggs Market: Fridays 9-1 (Last one 10/5)
Jackson Saturday Market: Saturdays 8-12 (Last one 9/22)
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