Farm update

val/ March 29, 2005/ Farm/

Happy spring!

The Mossback Farmers thought this might be a good time to update our customers on what we currently have available and what will be available this year!

Our Egg Drop subscription program is up and running with weekly deliveries to pick-up sites in SW Portland (3 sites), SE Portland, NE Portland, and Forest Grove. We have shares available for all sites, but are especially looking for several more folks in Forest Grove.

If you don’t already have an order form, scroll down to the post on Feb 28th entitled “Egg Drop Order Form” or click on the “egg” link on the right to see the archives.

broilers (meat chickens):
We are taking orders for all our 2005 batches. Our first batch will be ready the first and second weekends in June. For more info, scroll down to the March 7th “Broiler Order Form” post and download the PDF.

lamb and pork:
We will have ordering info about lamb available by mid-late April. Lamb will be available by the whole or half lamb, with pick-up in Carlton at Frontier Custom Cutting.

We won’t have beef available this fall but will have it next fall. Sorry to all those who were wanting beef from us this year! We are getting younger calves than we had planned, so they won’t be ready until next year.

general farm update:
The lamb we were bottle-feeding has found a home with a very nice family. He is doing well and is in good hands.

Rich has been busy with general farm work and tree planting. Thanks to Christian who helped us make two new hoop houses a couple of weeks back, and to Zach who planted trees with Rich this past weekend!

I’ve been mostly tending to my back (ouch – not sure what happened) and to the lambs and ewes. We’re getting our first broiler chicks of the year next week, so we’ll be prepping the brooder for the incoming chicks. And we have another volunteer coming out this week to help with projects.

Some people have asked how our triplet lambs are doing. Sadly, 1 of them died last week, but the other two are growing fast and trying to keep up with their 4 other sibs. We are expecting one or two more lambs from Eeyore any day now.

The Oregonian published an article in Food Day today about CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). We have been getting questions about whether we grow vegetables. We don’t – we specialize in animals. However, our eggs are available through Dancing Roots Farm which grows lovely vegetables and has pick-ups in SW and NE Portland, as well as on the farm in Corbett.

That’s all the news from the farm! As usual, if you want to come visit, give us a call to schedule a time.