Greetings from the busy family farm!
1) Farm Tour and Barbecue – Sunday, July 10Click HERE to Register Now!
The Farm tour is on for July 10, and when we’re not busy cutting and baling hay to feed the cattle next winter, or looking after the pigs, chickens, goats, horses, cows and calves who are all out in their separate pasture fields, we are trying to clean up in time for company. What we really want is for you, the people who eat our products and make it possible for us to realize our mission of making a diverse, grass-based farm work, to see what we do. We want you to meet our family, and see the animals in what we think is their ideal environment, and to learn the basics of what an organic farm is, and why the food that comes from it is so different from supermarket food.
You are invited to arrive at the Chepstow Lions Park (445 Chepstow Road) at 2:00 P.M.
The schedule from then on will be:
|2:30p||A brief introduction to the farm|
|3:00p||The Farm Tour by hay wagon. 1st Stop: The “Home Farm” (83 Concession 6) where Sam and Michelle and their five boys reside. Here we will see pigs on pasture and our small but beautiful bunch of horses. 2nd Stop: The Schurter Farm (1024 Concession 4), home of Mark and Emily, where we will see goats, our beef cattle, turkeys, chickens, rabbits, and our CSA garden. We will be making some stops along the way, to explain some of the key concepts of production and stewardship of the land.|
|5:30p||Barbecue back at the Lion’s Park|
|7:00p||Musical Entertainment, featuring “Miles of Bones” (See their Facebook Page here)|
We realize that people have busy schedules, and that some of you may not be able to spend the whole afternoon and evening with us. Feel free to join us for any portion of the day, but please register if you would like to be included for the barbecue.
2) Speaking of Barbecue…
Have you tried barbecued pork? As we mentioned in the last newsletter, the demand for beef exceeds our supply but pork production is booming. For me personally, pork is the best on the barbecue. Nothing beats those juicy chops, delicious smoked ham steaks or perfectly browned farmers sausage. If you haven’t tried any of these, I recommend them as an affordable change from the traditional standbys of beef patties and steaks. We will have sides of pork ready for July, but can also handle special orders for any quantity of individual cuts.
Many of you find the $100 boxes of beef and pork to be a convenient way to purchase, which works fine for us and we can usually deliver with a few days notice.
Whole chickens are coming again July 12 – (the first batch in June were all sold out) – get your order in and consider the 10% discount for orders of 10 or more, which brings the price down to $4.50/lb. delivered free to your door in the area. We are also selling breasts, thighs, drumsticks, wings and backs, packed separately. This is handy when there isn’t time to roast a whole chicken.See our products page here.
Hope to see you on July 10. Don’t forget to register!
In case you haven’t seen our very active FACEBOOK PAGE, here are some pictures of what has been happening this spring and early summer on the farm. Enjoy!