The sandy soil on our farm is actually quite ideal for growing potatoes, and they fit well into our 7-year rotation. We grow mainly a yellow variety, Vivaldi, and a few Red Chieftain. Potato harvest starts in mid-August when the first ones are dug by hand, as the skin is still soft at that time. Later in September machinery is used to harvest the bulk of the crop. We offer bags from 5 lb up to 50 lb for sale in fall, winter, and into early spring.
GrasS fed Beef
Fertile soil transforms sunshine and rain into lush grass, and grazing cows transform this into healthy meat, while giving valuable nutrients and organic matter back to the soil. This circle is what healthy food production depends on, no matter what crop is grown.
All our calves are born in May and June when the grass is the richest. Usually, half of our young cattle are sold as breeding stock, or for grazing another one to two seasons until they are mature.
Every summer we raise a limited number of pigs; they live outdoors with acess to a shelter. In addition to what their fine noses find above and below the ground, they are fed an organic grain ration made of oats, peas and barley grown on the farm. They eat no soy and no corn. September, October and November are typically the months in which they are processed and their meat sold.
Since we bake our own bread, we also grow our own grains. We offer our rye in small and large quantities. We also grow spelt, an ancient wheat variety. It is another bread grain preferred by many, as it has excellent baking qualities and is (for many people) easier to digest than wheat as it has a water soluble gluten type.
a year round effort
Many people find their way to us to get their firewood in fall and winter, straw for the dog house or gardening in the spring, specific wild flowers or wild herbs in the summer, a duck for Thanksgiving or Christmas, or a few bales of hay for the rabbits or pony.
We likely haven't listed it all, so if you're looking for something, give us a call.