February 2017

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What’s Available from the Farm This Month

Winter Squash,  Yellow Onions,  Arugula,  Kale,  Radishes,  Red Cabbage

Eggs,  Whole Chickens and Chicken Parts

Ground Beef, Meatballs, Sweet Italian Beef Sausage, Hot Italian Beef Sausage, Rib Eye Steaks, N.Y. Strip Steaks, London Broil, Sirloin Steak, Brisket, Chuck Roasts, Liver, Soup Bones, Suet for the Birds

Pork Chops, Ribs, Bacon, Pork Roasts, Leaf Lard, Pork Sausages: Sweet Italian, Hot Italian, Jamaican Jerk, Vadavan, Kielbasa, Bratwurst, Maple Breakfast

Whole Turkeys, and Turkey Parts: Boneless Breasts, Leg/Thigh Quarters, Wings

Give us a call, send us an email or come by and see us!  And as always, all of our food is certified organic and produced right here!!

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We are gearing up for the new season!  Our new seeds are arriving and our baby layer chicks are growing!

We are also accepting 2017 CSA contracts.  There are many ways that you can make a difference in your community.  One way is to buy your food from your local organic farm.  Our farm supports over 30 local business through farm purchases, support services, etc.  All of our food is produced right here, so the carbon footprint is small.  And the bonus:  you eat the freshest, healthiest food available!!

A few months ago I was asked to serve on a new Farmland Protection Committee in Albany.  We will begin meeting in the next couple of weeks.  The other committee members are pretty impressive, so I am really excited about helping to make a difference in protecting our farms!  This coincides with one of the main mission statements of our farm:  to act as stewards of the land and to produce food in a sustainable manner so that this land that Eight Mile Creek Farm sits on will remain a farm, producing food for generations to come!

Please join us in helping agriculture and our community thrive by becoming members of our CSA or by purchasing some (or all) of your food from us!

 Cow Shares.

New this year:  A chance to “Own” your very own cow!! For all of you who have secretly wanted to farm but don’t have the time or space.  Or if you want to teach your kids about what goes into meat or milk production!   Purchase a beef cow for $2000 and you will receive 200 lbs of meat from that cow!  This includes all of the different cuts of beef!  You can name your cow and we will send you pictures and updates on how it is doing!
 20170207_145107New Dairy Calf born this Week
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2016 Calves in The Barn Eating Their Hay and Keeping Warm

 

3 Comments on “February 2017

  1. The main reason why the idea is so fabulous is that it helps to mitigate the extreme conditions that make farming so enormously difficult. The WEATHER is EVERYTHING! The drought that affects the growth of grass in the field influences the amount of hay produced- which means the farmer has to buy hay over the winter to keep her cows. Too much rain is also damaging–We all know what a summer with not enough sun can do to tomatoes! It can wreak havoc on a hay field. It’s mind-boggling to me that anyone would even WANT to farm, when there is so much in the balance, in terms of weather. What better way to partner with our beloved organic farmer, Pam, who is so passionate about the high quality she brings to her ‘farm family’!

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