It's been a little over a month since the world turned upside down. Since then, we've spent a lot of time reflecting on our farm and family. We feel incredibly fortunate to have such strong support from our community. The Wednesday and Saturday farm stands have been very successful and it's been great to see so many of you! Our partner restaurants are figuring out their new normal as well and it was good to do deliveries there this week.
We've also seen tremendous growth in our farm stands. We've added products from our farmer friends as well. We now stock Seven Seeds Farm pork and honey from a neighbor in our farm store. We've also upgraded our farm store to a new platform that better tracks inventory, can take payment online (if you choose, or select pay at pick up), and will help us pack orders more efficiently. You can find the link to our farm store on the Products page.
Its also been a time of new life on the farm. Calving started a bit earlier than expected this year with our first calves coming at the end of March. Since then, we've had a flurry of new calves. This year's letter is J for calf names and we've already used the names; Joy, Juniper, Jimmer, and Jolene. We tend to name the calves that are expected to stay in the herd a long time but the troublemakers and friendly ones also get a name (thought they don't always follow the naming convention - especially if they are troublemakers!). We also had our first crossbred calf of the year out of one of my favorite cows Wynter. We're very curious if this 75% highland, 25% shorthorn heifer calf will have horns like her daddy or be horn free like her momma!
We look forward to seeing you at our next farm stand or when the farmers markets start to open. Check out our new online farm store and let us know if you run into any issues. We're processing beef as fast as we can so keep checking back as we update inventory as we pick up new beef. With conventional beef and pork processing plants closing, small, specialty plants get busier and busier. Luckily, we already scheduled out our processing dates for the entire year so you'll be able to continue to get beef from our family farm, even if grocery stores run out.
Thank you for your continued support of our farm!