Heritage Turkeys, from Egg to Thanksgiving

The heritage turkey hens laid their eggs, and we hatched them in the incubator, back in the springtime. They’ve been living on our rolling pastures since coming out of the brooder barn at a few weeks of age. This represents the essence of farmer optimism: turn an egg into the centerpiece of the Thanksgiving feast, and have some fun while doing it.

How to Extend Your Local Eating Season

Now that we have an online store, a Fall CSA Farm Share and a Winter CSA Farm Share, we take the responsibility of producing food year-round more seriously. Here as the days get shorter, growing into the colder months is on our minds.

Your Guide to the Best Root Vegetables

Root vegetables are among the stars of the farm as the weather turns cooler. Our summer vegetables—tomatoes, zucchini, eggplant, peppers—are only designed by nature to grow in summer. It’s pretty great that nature designed other plants to feed us during other parts of the year.

Your Turkey Questions Answered

Each fall, we look forward to receiving your questions about our pasture-raised, organic turkeys. These turkeys are soon to be the centerpieces of special meals across the country—and given the care and time it’s taken to raise them, you’re paying more for these than the loss-leader grocery store special—so we are answering some of the most common turkey questions we receive.

Top Tips to Keep Fall Vegetables Fresh

The key to eating well all year is to store your fall vegetables properly! We put together our best tips for fall- and winter-vegetable storage so you can keep yours in top shape until you’re ready to eat them.

Eat Like Your Farmer – Fall 2021 Edition

Robust CSA Share from Elmwood Stock Farm

For all the work involved, being a farmer does have its perks, and eating wholesome, organic foods through winter is one of them. The Elmwood Stock Farm Fall CSA Farm Share enables you to eat like your farmer, too.

Turkey Tales

As turkey production began to be concentrated and industrialized, someone mistook their cautious curiosity for stupidity and labeled them as dumb. Spend a few hours with them out here on the farm, and you’ll realize nothing could be further from the truth.

Pork as a Traditional Fall Food

Thanks to the walk-in freezers at Elmwood Stock Farm, you’re able to access organic, pasture-raised, Berkshire pork all year round, with the exception of some of the most popular cuts that sell out quickly. Yet we’re reminded of the seasonality of meat as we make the slow turn into fall.

A Food Farmer’s Favorite Summer Foods

Tomatoes, Pint of Colorful

Summer veggies are so short-lived in Kentucky, I tend to eat my weight in them while they’re available. Especially when we keep our cooking methods simple, they just seem to vanish off our plates, right before our eyes.