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11545 Independence Road Southwest
Rochester, WA, 98579
United States

801.859.6598

August Farm is pasture based, diversified livestock and flower farm serving the Seattle and Puget Sound areas with humanely raised meats.

Journal

September Newsletter

Marianne Copene

Wow, the month of August really just flew by.  We named our farm August Farm for several reasons, one being that August is one of the busiest, most abundant times of the year for us. In what feels like a blink of an eye, its past us now and we are steadily moving into September and soon fall. We had the good fortune this month to actually go on vacation. With so many folks living at our farm this summer, we were able to get all the chores covered for a few days so we could get away. We went camping on the Olympic Peninsula. A big part of why we were drawn to farming is to foster a daily relationship with the earth. But getting off the farm and into the wilderness is a good reminder that farming isn't the only way we can connect with this beautiful place. It was much needed down time for us and we came back feeling rejuvenated.

We are in the middle of canning season at our house. Canning and preserving is a big deal for us. We really try to put up as much food as possible to get us through winter and spring. This week has seen our pantry fill up with beautiful jars of summer's bounty. I have a pot of tomatoes on the stove right now and jars of pickles, dilly beans, romano beans, blackberry jam, and blueberry jam tucked away.  

Its not officially fall yet, even though the tell tale signs of its approach are all around. But the first delivery for our Fall Chicken CSA is just a couple weeks away. The Fall Chicken CSA runs September through November, with three monthly deliveries. Deliveries start on September 14th. You can place an order on our website, just click the link on the side bar.

Looking to stock your chest freezer with meat for winter?  You can order bulk chickens from us. Our last two processing dates of the year are Sept 13th and Oct 11th. There is a four chicken minimum order. They are $6 per pound and weigh around four pounds each. Place your orders now before they're all gone. We also have pork available by the half or whole. It will be ready in November, but its selling fast so place an order now to reserve yours.