Welcome back to another segment of “Growing Now.” If you’re new to our page, this is a blog that is sent out monthly where we update you on not just what’s growing on our farm, but also what’s happening with us in general. Thank you for being here. We hope you enjoy reading all about our family farm.
It came! It’s here! Fall has arrived and brought the rain with it! Was it just us or did anyone else want to scream hallelujah as the first drops fell? These radishes we’re loving the rain.
Along with the rain came cooler temperatures and that means that our cool season veggies can finally thrive. Below you will find just a few items from our Asian gardens.
In chicken news, every Fall we expand our flocks in order to have more eggs for Spring and this year we’re expanding in more ways than one.
Brandon has been hard at work constructing a new temporary coop for our younger flock members who aren’t quite ready for integration.
We have struggled with hatching chicks ourselves so we’ve been letting the hens hatch for us. Unfortunately this takes forever as we wait for them to go broody. It puts us behind schedule and we just can’t be running out of eggs! Here is a close up look at some babies that our special friends hatched for us. They also shared some research and best practices so we will be trying those to see if we can have a better hatch rate.
In other poultry news, thank you everyone who has loyally ordered birds and waited patiently while they grew to harvesting size. We appreciate you all!
As I type this we are beefing up our flocks and they should be ready soon.
Not to worry, if you placed orders for November, they are right on time and we will contact you to set up delivery.
We are super excited about eating OUR own turkey again and we plan to carve and ground some up for our family freezer. We know that a lot of people don’t think of eating turkey outside of the holiday periods, but for us it has been a staple food that we eat regularly.
This month we will wrap up our Kith & Kin Fall season. We had some great baskets and offered produce exclusive to our CSA members. Here is a sneak peek at our half and full share baskets.
Both farms are expanding and we hope to welcome our current members back and add new ones for our Spring season as well. So keep those eyes and ears open!
Having a produce basket delivered to your door weekly is invaluable! Whether you want to gear more towards a plant based diet or are just looking to improve your overall health or eat more veggies, we hope you will give us a try soon.
In growing news, there is so much growing on the farm right now! From greens like Swiss chard to roots like radishes, turnips, and beets. We are excited for all the Fall greens that are coming back like our collards and lettuce blends.
Speaking of lettuce, fresh salad is a force to be reckoned with and this year we will be rolling out head lettuce to those of you who’ve been looking for them.
Carrots are coming back and we can’t wait! The taste of a “just pulled” carrot is unlike any other. So expect many carrots coming your way.
The sweet potato harvest was a success and there is one more batch in the ground. These will be pulled In the next few weeks. Sadly there wasn’t enough for everyone, so we kept these for our family, but also gave out a sample to our Kith & Kin CSA members.
Our family had baked sweet potatoes the other night and I have to say there is nothing like growing and eating your own food. The funny thing is that as we expand, the more we get asked about beef, and pork. I can tell you now that we are no where near ready for all of that, but maybe someday……I’m still trying to convince Brandon to get bees right now!
As we gain more customers, we love researching, growing, and offering new items. With this year almost coming to a close we start to review our successes and failures. Then the process starts for planning out next year. So if you have something that you would like us to grow, let us know! We’re here for you! We grow for you! Our customers are what fuels us and we love this farm life! See you back here next month!