There is a reason the Easter Bunny hides eggs…
Alright folks it has been a while since we have been flush with eggs. We started our layers on October 27th, 2016….yes, right before the winter to remember (or forget!). The chicks did well in the brooders, but it was out to pasture in late November. Surprisingly, all of our shelters lasted through the wind and snow. We were really buried out here- but the super-doops held up and the snow even created some insulation. The chicks did fine throughout the winter. Then came spring and they popped. As I write this I am so surprised how well things went. Anyway, the birds are now fully grown and for the most part done with the Rooster eggs. We were a little conservative starting in October- planning to be ready for the markets in June. Turns out, even with that winter, the birds came through well and are laying great.
So….how about a farm day before June?? Yep, if you would like eggs or sausage, bacon or any other pork product please come to our first Farm Day of 2017 this Sunday from noon to 5pm.
There is lots going on this time of year and some of you might be interested in walking around a bit. We put in a lot of berries this month and if you’re interested in seeing our irrigation system- come on out. If you would like to see the pigs that will be ready for June and July classes- come on out. If you are just looking for a Sunday drive – come on out!
Long term members might remember the Sunday Egg Drops at Drake Park- want to do those again? We are up for it, but we know it has been a while since we have had enough eggs to do this. Let us know if you’re interested in meeting us downtown again.
Happy Spring and we look forward to feeding you and your family again this year!
We have sold out for 2016- thanks much!!
Stop by for some fresh chicken. Sorry for the short notice! Birds are always bigger in the Fall….so stock up on some biggies.
We have a fancy new brochure posted that has all our goodies listed. We do try to accommodate special cuts; however, our standard fare is noted. You might see that Thanksgiving turkeys are listed. The poults are on site and we should post something in the store soon- we will let you know in an upcoming email.
That’s it for now- we really appreciate your support especially now that we are doing less farmers markets. This email group is where the bulk of our sales now come from!! Please help spread the word as we do some pretty unique things in Central Oregon that most folks have no idea about!
The long dormant marketing department of the Great American Egg rises! With the aid of my lovely and talented sister- we now have a brochure/pricelist! You know something physical that must be transported by hand and read by reflected rather than projected light! That’s right an actual paper brochure! Check it out (note- for me at least, the two pages are one on top the other- rather than side by side):
Fresh Chicken Time
Time to fill your freezer with chickens just the way you like them. Here are some cut-up ideas:
- Home-Style 6 piece (2 breasts, 2 quarters, 2 wings),
- The 8 piece fryer (2 breasts, 2 wings, 2 legs. 2 thighs)
- The 10 piece french cut (2 breasts, 2 tenders, 2 wings w/ breasts, 2 legs, 2 thighs)
- How about butterfly or spatchcock (we used to do this for you- any interest?)
- Or, and this is what I imagine you do- cut them all up the same way and then store the parts separately- so then you’ll have leg night, then wings, then….
- Or- maybe you just toss them in the freezer as is and just enjoy the savings!!
Regardless, we hope to see you this weekend. I did a bit of work on the site so hopefully things will flow a bit better for you. I think the main complaint was finding the shopping cart- that is fixed!
Hog Shares and Classes
Also, of note is that pig shares will be available through out July. Taryn, for the third year now, will be teaching butchering class for those thirsting for porcine pedagogy. Half shares are $3.75/lb/hanging weight which includes the slaughter and hang.
Online Store Updates
Okay, more on that later!! Right now it is fresh chicken season- so sign up for some birds for this weekend. Remember, you just reserve the birds with out paying the deposit by signing up for the birds and then selecting ‘Manual’ check out and just bring a check with you to the farm!
Chicken Larder Days are Back!
The abattoir sat silent all winter- but it’s bustling again! We started butchering chickens last weekend and now will be open for larder days.
Hope to see you Sunday!