Opening Tuesday:sugar snap peas - season limit 1 quart. Read about the season limit in the member handbook. We do not supply containers. Pick the fat ones at the bottom of the plant. The fatter the better!! Don't pick the little ones at the top, they still need to fill out.
It was nice to have the opportunity to talk with many of you at last week's Tuesday and Friday distributions. What an incredible first week of food and flowers! I heard some great ideas for events and would love to hear more. If you have questions or would like to get involved, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please mark your calendars for three upcoming events:
Strawberry Jam Workshop -Hosted by Krys Cail - Tuesday Evening, June 21st, 8:15 to 9:30, Distribution shed
Learn the basics of making jam. This workshop will include a demonstration, recipes and the opportunity to ask lots of questions!
We are pleased to announce that the Good Life Farm continues to explore pastured poultry as part of our intricate farm systems. This year we have three rounds of grass- and greens-loving birds for sale.
2011 Pastured Poultry at the Good Life:
Late June- mid July- 2 small batches of Rainbow/Freedom Ranger broiler chickens
Thanksgiving Turkeys are available for pre-order starting now
·Chickens will be available fresh on June 26th and July 17th. They will be available frozen starting June 27th until they run out! ($3.99/lb)
·Pre-order your Thanksgiving Turkey now!We ran out last year and had a long wait list. We will ask for deposit in late September. This year we will process at two different dates to ensure a range of sizes between 13 and 24 lb. ($3.99/lb)
Some info on pastured poultry at the Good Life Farm…
We raise poultry to complement our other plant and animal systems. Our poultry graze pasture full of grass, clover, alfalfa and various vegetable plots. Both chickens and turkeys are part of the clean-up system on our farm- egg layers follow our draft horses throughout their pasture rotation; the broilers are currently taking down last winter’s greens and cover crops in our high tunnel rotations; and the turkeys do double duty as weeders and insectivores in our asparagus beds/orchard come September. Our birds move every 2 days to fresh forage and feast on organic grain from local grain farms. We continue to explore breeds to best provide the ecosystem services of clean-up, insect eating, weeding and fertilizing that poultry do so well. We invite you to visit your birds at the farm, and will have another “meet your turkey day” in September.