Hello, and welcome to 2015!!!
We are so excited and have so much to share with you. First off, click through to our “about us” above, in the website header. It’s new and updated, although it might be better said that it’s more in-depth, since we aren’t really new (we’re in our 30’s after all), and we haven’t really been updated (unless you include Farmer Joscelyn’s various surgeries). You’ll find our story there, as well as our management and farming practices spelled out. We are scrubbing up some other little rough spots, so there might be more to see over the next few weeks.
(Gratuitous picture of food.)
We are super excited about the outcome from our farm meeting a few weeks ago. In short, we are planning on more animals on the farm this year and a test Vegetable CSA. We are raising pigs again, as well as turkeys for Thanksgiving and 2 batches of chickens. All are pasture-raised, organically-fed and humanely-processed here on our farm just as before. For the chickens, we will have two different pick-up dates to try to accommodate more people. Turkey and pigs will be done near the end of October, with a last batch of pigs done in December. All of the details for each of these items can be found through the links below. If you want to get in line for some of the tasty meat, simply click on the links that interest you and follow the instructions. If your mind is currently blown, just reply to this e-mail and we can send you copies of the info. sheets for anything you are interested in.
Now, how ’bout that Vegetable CSA? Well, after hours of garden planning and talking through work load and expectations, we are sticking to our guns and running the Veg CSA as a test this year. What does that mean? It means that we are running a very small (10 share) CSA for a pilot group of customers that will be patient as we work out the kinks and give us the needed feedback for improvement. If all goes well, we will be going all-in on this in 2016. In fact, it’s shaping up to be the cornerstone that our farm is going to run on. Although we both prefer raising animals to plants, a living just can’t be made on 5 acres with only animals. With a small 100 member CSA, it’s within reach, and we can still run our goats, pigs and various poultry, all without compromising our care and stewardship goals for the property. Did I mention that we are excited? It’s all out of our hands, but God-willing, we will be calling ourselves full-time farmers in just a few short years!
How can you help with this awesome dream?!?! Well, if you’re not already a customer, please consider allowing us to grow food for your family. Additionally, if you have friends who care about environmental stewardship, where food comes from and local economy, please consider sharing this message with them. We can assure you this e-mail will forward flawlessly.
Again, we love to hear from our customers and would be happy to send you more info. on any of our available offerings for 2015!
-The Adalyn Farmers
Spring is coming, the grass is starting to grow, and the birds are getting louder every morning.