December 2012…

Hello all,

It is getting close to winter and although it has been quite mild it seems like it to me.  The freezing nights have all but put to bed our vegetable production for the year.  We are still selling eggs and chicken products at Deluxe as of tomorrow, but we are looking into moving the winter market location likely starting a week from Saturday.  I am doing some reconnaissance at a couple of residences tomorrow and will let you know what we decide.

In other news, the commercial kitchen project is progressing.  We are in the early site preparation phase.  We are locating the kitchen at our neighbor’s farm and there will be a lot of organizing, clean-up, sorting, selling, and structural rehab that goes into the 1850’s homestead where the kitchen will be.  Milo has joined me for the winter as my hired hand (kidding, for all child labor lawyers out there) and we are having a great time finding old farm stuff to fascinate and confuse us.

Finally, the hens are laying less now with the absence of light.  We still have an adequate amount of eggs to sell, but it will lessen as we approach the solstice.  By January we will be ramping the eggs back up.  Also, we will get new laying hen chicks next week!

Hope to see you tomorrow!

Eric

 

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About saltforkfarms

A small organic farm in Iowa that raises Standard Breed laying hens and hybrid broiler chickens suited for a pasture-based system, as well as varieties of vegetables and fruit suitable to our Eastern Iowa climate. We grow food, we eat food, we sell food!
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