Apparently I am the worst web page updater ever. Such is the life of a small farmer. Did you know that most small farmers have jobs off the farm as well? Well that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it.
Anyway, it's time once again to announce this year's CSA. The 2018 CSA dates are posted on the web page and I have created a fillable form in case you want to fill-in, print the form, sign and mail us a CSA application. Just follow the link in the "Our 2018 CSA program".
Our email address will be changing soon so I'll try to keep everyone up to date with that change.
Spring is progressing on the farm. The migration of birds is perhaps the most visible sign of the change of seasons. Woodcocks, Great Blue Herons, Turkey Vultures, America Robins have been returning in greater numbers this past week. Tundra swans have been flying overhead on the trip to Canada. Redwing blackbirds are noisily singing and setting up territory.
While waiting for field work to begin, I put together a picture re-cap of the winter of 2016-2017 in the farm blog. Winter to spring: Take 2.
Time to quit neglecting the web site and keep things current. What better time to do this than a cold dreary March day. I really neglected this job last year. Like most small farmers, Mike and I have off the farm jobs that keep us busy. But the farm is a labor of love so I will try and be a much better communicator in 2017.
Today I updated the CSA information for 2017. This includes a link to a form that you can fill out on your computer and then print off. If anything appears to not be working correctly let me know.
I also uploaded some more photos so the slide show is not so sparse. And I am planning on restarting the farm blog. I've got a few pictures and thoughts ready. But as usual there is a lot to do today and my next job is a run to the feed mill. Mike has a farm bureau meeting tonight so we will be a bit like ships that pass in the night. All this and farming season has not even begun. We are both anxious for good weather and the season to begin. Look for more news soon.
As you can see, I don't wander over to these parts very often. I did however take some time today to update the page with our 2015 CSA Program. Yay!!!!
You can find all the information for this year's CSA in the drop down menu "Our CSA" and then click on "Our 2015 CSA program". Original eh? There is even a link to a fill-in form that you can type in all the pertinent information on your computer and then print it off to mail to us at the farm address or hand to us at our booth at the Countryside Conservancy Farmers Market. Pretty nifty eh?
Or if you are too lazy to go through all those steps above to find the form, you can reach the CSA sign up form HERE
Also we would like to remind everyone that we are at the Countryside Conservancy Indoor Winter Farmers Market. We have a good variety of frozen produce this year. Our produce is picked fresh during the growing season and then frozen by some of our Amish neighbors that have an approved kitchen in their grocery store and deli. Just another way for you to support local farming and to eat locally grown vegetables year-round. You can find out more information about the winter market by visiting our "Event Calendar" in the drop down menu under "Farm News". I'm going to make you go find that one.
Frozen produce available as of January 26, 2015:
- Brussels Sprouts
- Celery - chopped
- Green Beans
- Yellow Beans
- Hot Pepper rings
- Jalapeno Pepper rings
- Bell Pepper : rings, diced or sliced
- Peas (shelled)
- Sugar Snap Peas
- Zucchini: chunks or shredded
That's all for now. Stay warm everyone! And don't forget to eat your vegetables.
A few quick words to say yes we are farming. I put a new blog post up this morning. There are pictures from yesterday moving the 4 week old meat chicks out to pasture. I also put a short summary of this year's farm season to date. The link to the farm's blog is in the drop down menu bar under "Farm News".
We have been extremely delayed in getting things planted due to a very wet spring. This should not affect our CSA program at all. Several years back (and after quite a few years of weather delayed plantings) we made the decision not to start our CSA until July. Voila! A built in buffer for years such as this.
If you are craving more farm news, I have started up the "morning farm reports" on the Peters Creek Farm Facebook page. I try to do these reports every day Monday through Friday. You do not need a Facebook account to view the farm's page. Follow the link below:
Thanks for following along. More news as time permits.
Taking a little time to do some really brief web site maintenance. If you go the "Our CSA" tab and then go to "Our 2014 CSA Program", I added a link at the bottom of the page that will take to you an online fill in form that you can type in then print off your computer, sign and mail in to us. It's the same form that is in our brochures only on a full sized page.
Or you can go directly to the form by clicking: HERE
We have had one heck of a season. The rain started in mid June and hasn't quit. Because of all the rain, many of our crops were planted late. The cold tolerant plants are still producing for us which gives us a nice selection to bring to the winter farmers market. The "Current Products" page lists only what we would have in a normal year, but 2013 was not a normal year. So here is a list of what we currently have available as of mid November:
Free range chicken eggs
Pasture raised whole roasting chickens
Check the event calendar page for what days we will be at the farmers market. Click on the link to find more information on Countryside Conservancy farmers markets.
Welcome to Peters Creek Farm's new web site.
Most of our farm's happenings can be found on our farm blog page found here:
Or on our Facebook Page which can be found here:
But you never know when something may show up here too so check back once in awhile.