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Onions curing, more plants growing, and animals to be butchered.

Life is good at the farm.

 

 

It's time to finally announce that we have Seeds Farm pork for sale!
 

Our pigs have been raised with plenty of sunshine, fresh pasture, leftover veggies, bugs and grubs, local grain, and love. They have been such a joy to work with. The animals surely balance out the vegetable work. We're thankful to have gotten to spend the season with them. They had a great life at Seeds Farm.

And their meat is delicious (I just had last years pigs pork chop last night...mmm!)! Taste the difference of the pork! You'll surely be able to tell the difference between this pork and the pork you get at the grocery store. 

We sell our pigs as half and whole hogs. You're welcome to split a half hog with a friend, but the smallest quantity our butcher deals with is half a hog. This is how it works. You reserve a half or whole with me and I bring the pig to the butcher. I charge $3.00/lb hanging weight. Hanging weight is the live weight minus all the guts/skin. I will not know the exact hanging weight until the pig gets to the butcher, but I can estimate that it will be around 160-230 lbs. You can specify if you want a smaller or bigger hog. THEN you call and chat with the butcher (if I have confirmed a pig with you) and you talk with them as to how you'd like it cut up. Our butcher is super nice and helpful, and will talk you through all your options of thickness of cuts, roasts, hams, bacon, sausage, smoked, cured, etc. THEY DO A GREAT JOB. You also pay the butcher for their work. Depending on how you get it cut up, the processing could cost anywhere between $75-110/half hog. I have two butcher dates set, Sept 10 and October 9th. Processing takes on average 2-3 weeks, and you pick up your frozen and delicious pork for the year. That simple!

Pork will be first come first serve, so don't hesitate to e-mail me at seedsfarm@gmail.com with your order!
Awesome opportunity to buy 100% local, grass fed beef! My friend, Jake, raises the most delicious grass fed beef you'll eat.

These animals have been raised on pasture their whole life. They are 100% grass fed. They have never had a bite of grain, never had antibiotics, hormones, animal byproducts, agricultural byproducts, or any other kind of byproducts. Jake raises them on forage alone to maximize flavor, human health, animal health, and ecological health. I've gone out and visited Jakes cattle and they are happy and healthy, living the life.

Jake sells his beef for ~$8-9/lb, which includes butchering costs. You can purchase a whole, half, or quarter. A quarter should pack about 80 lbs of beef in your freezer.

I will include a flier in your box this week so you can contact Jake directly if you'd like some beef.

Here is a photo I took of them chomping down at sunset on the summer solstice:
Before and after weeding the cucumbers. We took the tractor through here and pulled the rest by hand. Thankfully it was a nice cool day to weed, it was quite enjoyable!
Potato harvest this week! Ducks and worms.
We had a fun night feasting on delicious food, getting to meet other CSA members, and checking out the farm at last weeks CSA member potluck!
Recipe of the week: Cauliflower Alfredo sauce

This recipe will blow you away. It tastes super unhealthy, but it's not! And you get a whole serving of veggies while you're at it! If you don't get a cauliflower this week, you'll likely get one next week.
  • Saute one onion and a few cloves of garlic in a few tablespoons of butter or oil
  • Meanwhile, cut a head of cauliflower in chunks and roast (or steam). Roasting gives it a deeper flavor, but you could theoretically do this all in one dish and save on doing dishes later (my personal favorite)
  • Once everything is cooked, throw the veggies in a blender with a cup of milk, salt, pepper, 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese, and 1/2 tsp nutmeg (crucial to the success of this dish)
  • Serve over pasta, with some fresh parsley on top. Oh yum
This is also good as a soup. I like to eat it with wilted greens
In your box you'll likely find:
  • Broccoli or cauliflower
  • Cabbage
  • Peppers
  • Eggplant
  • Tomatoes
  • Sweet Corn
  • Herb bundle
  • Arugula
  • Flowers
  • Zukes or Sukes (zucchini or summer squash in our lingo)
  • Carrot bunch
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