Leaves on the trees, apple blossoms, the sweet smell of lilacs, diving swallows, longer days, warm sunshine and crazy down pours. Spring is a transitional season on the farm. We have shifted from slow, dark, introspective winter to the nurturing of baby chicks, piglets, lambs and seedlings. Our strength and energy has been increasing along side the daylight hours. Now we must move fences fast enough to keep up with the ever-growing grass.
In addition to keeping up with the pasture and animals, we have two new big projects keeping us very busy this spring. We are adding cut flowers to our production this year, so we've been preparing the ground, starting seeds and planting out seedling during the pockets of dry weather. We are also in the process of building a WSDA inspected poultry processing facility. We are partnering with Kirsop Farm to convert an old dairy parlor building at the new Scatter Creek Land Trust into our new chicken processing facility. This will allow us to increase our production to keep up with the ever growing demand for our pasture raised chicken and expand our marketing to farmers markets. We are also trying out raising meat ducks this year.
We are very excited to be growing cut flowers this year. Starting June 17th we will be selling at the West Olympia Farmers Market on Tuesday afternoons from 4pm - 7pm. You can also get our flowers through our Flower CSA. Shares will start in mid-July and last eight weeks. The cost is $96 for 8 beautiful bouquets.
We are striving to make buying pasture raised meat as convenient as possible for our customers. Our Summer Chicken CSA starts on June 14th. We have five drop sites located in Portland, Olympia, Tacoma, Seattle and Redmond. With monthly deliveries you don't need a chest freezer to store your supply of chickens. We will bring them to you, super fresh and ready to cook or put in the freezer. You can chose between two and five chickens a month. Follow the link in this email to our web store to place an order.
With Summer BBQ's around the corner we will have pasture raised, whey fed pork available in July! We got the piglets earlier than in previous years and put them right to work
and fertilizing the ground for the flowers. The
available by the half or whole. You will need a chest freezer for this one, but the quality of this pork is incomparable to anything you'll find in a grocery store. Our pigs are raised outside, on pasture. They are fed certified organic feed and locally grown wheat, in addition to whey from Black Sheep Creamery. A half pig yields about 80 pounds of meat in your freezer. That much pork would fit into a standard refrigerator freezer. We ask for a $100 deposit to reserve a half pig. You can order and pay on our web store.
Liza and the pigs.