Last Weekend to Order For Sept Sales ends Monday
October 14, 2017
Product Update –
1) Chicken - We are out of chicken. Next batch will be available October 7th. You can reserve your needs by emailing me how many you want.
2) Beef - Have you ordered your Half Beef-Custom Processed yet? For a limited time save 10%. Now $3.15#. Confirm your order with your deposit today! SALE ENDS MONDAY, Sept 18th.
Next Processing Date is October!
Ground Beef Sale - Buy 50# and save 7%. SALE ENDS MONDAY, Sept 18th.
3) Pork - We have plenty of pork in stock. For a limited time we will offer Pork Chops on sale. Buy 15 pounds and get 15% off the regular price. Sale price $6.35 per pound. Save $1.15 per pound.
Did you know you can pickup your order directly from our farm? Simply place your order and coordinate a time.
Farm Update –
With September comes Cool-Season planting time. This year we will No-Till Drill about 170 acres. With adaptive grazing where we strip graze the forage down and then come in behind the cows and plant. Our seed mix this year includes Cosque Black Oats, Winter Wheat, Peas, Vetch, and a 4-way Brassica blend for a total of eight varieties and about 115 pounds per acre. Planting started this week and will continue till mid-October or so.
One of the keys to Regenerative Agriculture is plant diversity. The seeds we include are a blend of grasses, legumes, and broad leafs. Each variety has a specific purpose in growing soil health as well as feeding livestock. For example, the legumes will provide nitrogen from the atmosphere that will then support the grasses as well as up the available protein in the cattle's diet.
By no-tilling the seeds into the soil, we are not disturbing the microbial (biological) population that is vital to making all this work. One of the worst things a farmer can do is disk or tiller the soil. By doing so destroys soil organic matter, kills soil microbes, compacts the dirt, and keeps farmers addicted to Big Ag band-aides (to list a few issues). Additionally, with no-till we not only sequester atmospheric carbon but also retains the carbon in the soil and converts to food for microbes. When soil is disk any carbon captured will be released back into the soil.
So, when you support our farm with your food dollars you can be assured you are also supporting regenerative and environmentally friendly farming practices.
I so enjoy your chickens! Norma L.
Quote Worth Re-Quoting – “What you do today can improve all your tomorrows.” ~ Ralph Marston
As always, thank you for supporting our regenerative, local farm.
Ben & Beth