August CSA Newsletter

Upcoming Delivery Dates
August 1st ( shipped Monday for Tuesday delivery)
Let us know if you would like it delivered another day!

Beef herd out on pasture grazing
A bit of a late CSA newsletter, my apologies! Anyone else think they are going to get way more done than will actually fit within a 24 hour period?

We have been keeping an eye on the weather, it has been pretty steamy but it looks like Monday and Tuesday are going to stay just cool enough to get your share out to you! If you want to delay it, or pick another day to receive it,  just email me!

This is the very last share of the Summer season, if you have enjoyed the meat and would like to continue we need to get hear from you! Order online, deadline is Sunday.

Our Month

      Dry…so very dry. Started out with 2″ in just over 24 hours and we were so hopeful that it would continue this month but alas, the cracks continue to grow in the pasture and what rain has come didn’t even keep the dust down.

Despite this, our pastures continue to grow.

The corner field that we put the beef in was grazed flat and the cows pushed out for other fields. It has sprung back with a thick layer of clover. Just an hour ago we brought the huge herd across the road and into a fresh pasture.
Abe, Lizzie, John, Levi, Mary, Anna, Katie, Delilah, Eli, Henry & Lydia Stutzman ( our Amish friends) came today and with my brother-in-law and his family, finished the very last batch of broiler chickens. They are all in the freezer! We celebrated with pulled pork & beef tacos, fresh tomatoes & lettuce and all the toppings.

They helped bring the beef back across the road and stayed to lounge and drink some milkshakes. The final day is more about eating than doing any ‘real’ work but that seems to happen as anyway!
After finishing the chickens, Abe and the husband were already talking (read scheming) about the next plan(s). They didn’t really stick around, preferring to scratch plans in the dust of the driveway while motioning with their hands about buildings, fence and more. I wonder where they get their energy, I’m looking forward to sleeping in past 4am tomorrow!

Raw pastured chicken with lemon, garlic and herbs

CSA Share Options

These are for our most popular share, the Half Mixed. If you have a Full Mixed, we usually double the quantities. If you have another share ( half beef, half pork, etc. they will be different than what is below). Your first month of choices are below,

August Option 1 for Half Mixed

Beef Roast (Bottom Round, London Broil, Brisket, Eye of Round)
Ground Beef
Ground Pork
Pork Stew/Kabob OR Bacon
Bone-in Pork Chops
Pork Shoulder/Ham (Fresh or Cured) Steaks OR Smoked Pork Cheeks
Pork Spareribs
NY Strip, Ribeye, Filet Mignon OR BL Leg of Lamb

August  Option 2 for Half Mixed

Cured Ham/Shoulder roast OR Lamb Shoulder roast
Ground Beef
Mild, Sweet or Hot Pork Sausage
Beef Stew
Boneless Pork Chops
Osso Buco/Chuck Steak
Sirloin OR Sirloin Tip Steak
T-bone, Rib or Porterhouse Steaks

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