by Pete on October 12th, 2015

Jen has been selected as a 2016 Eisenhower Fellow!  Jen is the ONLY Agriculture Fellow chosen from the entire USA for 2016!  So SO proud of Jen!  She/we will be travelling to Africa in 2016 for a 4-5 week journey of learning and discovery....

Read all about it here...

by Pete on August 11th, 2015

We are still here!  I guess that's the biggest update to mention.  Many folks (including ourselves!) are wondering when and where we plan on moving the farm to at the end of this season.  Unbelievably we are still unsure.  After following many many many leads, did I say many?  Yes MANY!  We have still come up short.  We are grateful to all those who have cast their nets wide on our behalf.  Unfortunately, the pickings of available and affordable farmland and homestead sites are slim to none in this area (Concord, Sudbury, Wayland, Acton, Littleton, Carlisle, Lincoln, etc...).  At some point we will detail the long list of leads we have followed up on, but for now, we just wanted to let folks know the search continues. 

We hope to have news soon on one particular lead we are following up on.  But we don't want to spoil our luck but suffice to say if we can figure this one lead out, we will be able to remain in the immediate area.  If it does not, anyone need some farm equipment?  

In other news...

..the season continues

In the fall of 2014 we began a small experiment to build fertility in a small field adjacent to one of our greenhouses.  The experiment began with the dumping of large amounts of leaves on the field.  We were looking to provide both comfortable bedding for the pigs as the temps got colder heading into winter, and to provide a source of carbon to absorb the nutrients from their manure.  A local landscaper brought in many truckloads of clean leaves and began dumping them on the field.  We spread the leaves around and the pigs dug in and spread the leaves to their liking creating nice comfy bedding.  One of the unknowns were if a small group of pigs (12) could sufficiently manipulate the leaves so the field could be used the following season for cropping.  The pigs were harvested in late January (they also lived in the back of the greenhouse) and after the snow finally melted we allowed our hens access to this same field so they could continue the process of adding manure for fertility while also scratching and breaking down those same leaves.  

Below you will see the progression of the field.  First the leaves, then a cover crop of peas and oats after we moved the hens off the field.  Then more pigs to eat the peas and oats, and now a new cover crop of rye and peas were just sowed...

Suffice to say, while we have not yet cropped the field for a cash crop (veggies!), the leaves are entirely broken down and the soil is deep brown in color.  Soils tests will be taken soon!  This is how you BUILD SOIL!  

The other critters are doing great this season...

by Pete on May 5th, 2015

We are so happy to have our hens on lush growing grass again.  It's what we love to see and it is the essence of what our entire business is based upon.  Beautiful healthy animals paired with healthy soils.  Nothing better.  

You can find this new flock on Old Road to Nine Acre Corner on a 3+ acre field called LandMark Field.  We will be moving the birds through this town-owned field over the next 6 weeks or so or until the pasture needs a rest.    Feel free to drop by to say hi to the hens!

by Pete on March 30th, 2015

The mini-store is moving!  We will be moving our mini-store from it's long hidden location in Concord to our home-farm at 101 North Road, Sudbury.  The NEW Mini-store TOO (we don't have a new official name for it yet) will be in a nice little shed under the big evergreen tree at the base of our driveway.

We plan to move the mini-store on Saturday April 4th.  All the same items will be available as before but now in a more country-like setting, right on the farm.  

Self-serve and always open, the mini-store is here to serve you tasty goodness from our farm to your home.  

Stay tuned for more info soon.

by Pete on February 28th, 2015

On-line ordering for 2015 has begun! 

For 2015 we will be harvesting fresh chickens every two weeks!  These in-between groups of chickens will be available in limited quantities!  Reserve yours today!

Eggs (9)
MPPU (4)
Pigs (16)
store (1)
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