Things are really starting to slow down on the farm. We have our last batch of chickens on the pasture now. I always have mixed feelings this time of year. A big part of me is relieved that the hard work is almost over. But another part of me is sad to have it coming to an end. Fall inevitably sweeps in when you least expect it, causing a dramatic shift in gears. In total we raised 2,250 chickens this year. Thats a lot of chickens! Its been fun, overall a success. We're always learning and trying to do better. In a couple weeks we will process our pigs and lambs, leaving just the ewes and laying hens out on the pasture. Then we will start planning and taking action on the the big changes coming to August Farm in 2016.
Our last batch of chickens will be processed on October 17th. You can still order bulk chickens and Fall Chicken CSA shares. Next weekend is your last chance to order fresh chickens, after that all of our chickens will be frozen.
We continue to go to The Olympia Farmer's Market on the weekends. There you can get chicken, eggs and until the frost comes, custom made bouquets.
Whey Fed Pork
Now is the time to stock your freezer with delicious pasture raised pork. We have whey-fed pork available now, you can order a custom cut half or whole pig. Our heritage breed pigs are raised on pasture and fed only locally grown, GMO free grain. Our butcher shop does all natural curing for the bacon and ham. They do not use nitrates. The pork will be ready in early November. Delivery to Portland, Olympia, Tacoma and Seattle available.
Grass Fed Lamb
We still have a few lambs available. Our Icelandic sheep are 100% grass fed and finished. Place an order now. The lamb will be ready on October 18th.