Crop List: Cosmic Mix, Arugula, Spinach, Basil, Summer Squash, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Bok Choy, maybe Fennel, Sunflowers, Green Beans, Shell Peas, Sugar Snaps and/or Head Lettuce (Red or Green Curly Leaf)
One of the principles of Biodynamic farming is that our fertility is created on farm. This lessens our dependency on outside sources and creates a more closed loop farm system. Our compost is created by our animals. Even though we are all in it for the veggies our critters are an integral part of our farm plan. So here is a who's who of our livestock right now...
We currently have a bull who has done his duty. He is the proud father of 3 calves with 4 more on the way. It is time for him to head to the butcher or within a month he will be able to impregnate his daughters...and we all know that is a no-no!
The Mama cows are Annie, Ms. Moo Moo Face, Bertha, Solstice (a.k.a. Soley) and Red Rosie. The calves on farm right now are Frankie, Star and Penguin. We believe Annie will calve sometime this month and another round of hopefully 3 calves will be born in February.
We have a lot of pigs right now, after an unplanned hiatus because the breeding stock was doing anything but breeding! We have a batch of teenagers who were purchased from other farms at a really young age. There are 6 of them. They are about 5-6 months old and will be processed around 8 months of age.
Our new sow, Shorty, had a litter of 8 piglets . Proud Papa Luther is also new to the farm and will be around for a while. We hope Shorty and Luther enjoy each other's company! They were only able to hang out for a couple months together before Shorty had to be separated for birthing. She arrived pregnant...So Luther is currently playing step-Dad.
This newsletter was inspired by our new laying flock. We have 80 chicks who are about a week old. They will start laying in early December...just in time for our winter markets. We still have 23 chickens from last summer's flock who are out on pasture. They scratch up an area and are then moved. They create the most amazing green grass where ever they have been.
Even though they do absolutely nothing for the farm's fertile soils we have 2 excellent mousers, Zedd and Dumbledore.
And of course I need to mention the official greeter of the farm, Cosmo!
Lunch this Week: Polenta with sautéed summer squash on a bed of arugula with tomato balsamic reduction. Pita pockets with Tajiki, Cosmic Mix and toasted walnuts.
Recipe Ideas: Bok Choy, Spinach, Ginger Soup; Summer Squash Ribbons; Sautéed Summer Squash and Feta
The coolers at your site are stocked with Lifeline cheese and a selection of the beef and pork listed below. If you know you want something, please email me 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!
Lifeline Beef Available: Tenderloin, Ribeye, New York, Sirloin Steak, Eye of the Round, Brisket, Ground Beef, Patties, Sirloin Tip Roast, Tongue, Marrow Bones, Heart, Stew, and Kabobs
Pork Available: Fat
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
The Driggs Market: Fridays 9-1
Jackson Hole Farmer's Market: Saturdays 8-1
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