Hope this message finds you well and warm! I think we are reaching everyone now with this new email program! Not that we can ask the folks that are not receiving these emails to send us a note….but we are getting less questions about when we are going to send out notices!
Fourth of July
Open farm and butcher on Monday the Fourth of July. We plan on processing birds early in the morning and will be ready for pick up between 3-6pm Monday. Please let us know if you would like some birds reserved for you so we can make sure and process the correct number of broilers! As always, the chicken is just $3/lb on the farm.
Stability on the Farm
Sometimes it seems like we are in a constant state of chaos on the farm. This spring has been much smoother. Tayrn has helped out a ton, the broiler operation is stable and running like clockwork, pigs have been a bit nuts logistically but stable as far as pasturing. The weakest point- which should be our strongest point, has been our egg production. We really attempted to ramp up this year, however, we got a bad shipment of chicks in September where most of the chickens were DOA. We couldn’t get replacements until much later in the fall. The good news is that we have a couple of hundred birds that are starting to lay- so hopefully our egg shortages will be short lived. Fingers crossed!
First Cutting of Hay
The South field has been cut and baled! I cannot tell you how good it feels to get hay put up without a single drop of rain touching it! Our old gear survived the cutting and is making some really nice bales now that we have tweaked everything to work with our grass.
We are using Twitter quite a bit (#greataegg). This is a great service for finding out where and when to find us, quick notes on product availability and some fun stuff as well. We also post our booth number when we find out where it is in Salem. We are playing around a little bit with a Store Front on Facebook. This might be handy during the winter drops and with our delivery route. We will see..
We also repeat everything we write through these services. So if we make a blog posting on the blog it will be reposted on Twitter and Facebook and visa-versa. We also repost these emails. Regardless, sign up and stay connected!
Markets this Year
Wednesdays -- Bend, Drake Park -- 3-7pm
Fridays -- Redmond, Redmond Greenhouse -- 3-7pm
Fridays -- Bend, St. Charles -- 2-6pm
Saturdays -- Salem, Downtown -- 9am to 3pm
Saturdays -- Silverton, between the Oregon Gardens and Downtown -- 9am to 1pm
Restaurants serving our Products
3456 -- Bend, Airport -- Chicken and Duck Eggs
10 Below -- Bend, Oxford Hotel -- Chicken and Eggs
Lone Pine Coffee -- Bend, Tin Pan Alley -- Ham Sandwiches
Jackson's Corner -- Bend, Delaware Avenue -- Chicken Wings
Devore's Good Food -- Bend, Newport Ave -- Eggs all week long
900 Wall -- Bend, Wall Street -- Eggs
Hola! -- Sunriver, Marina -- Eggs and Jowl Bacon
--NEW!--The Honey Pot -- Downtown on Franklin, Bend -- Pork Sausage and Chicken
--NEW!--Primal Cuts -- Galveston, Bend -- Chicken, whole and cut up