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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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A Food Farmer’s Favorite Summer Foods

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.

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How to Shop the Farmers Market in 2021

We have been going to farmers markets for a long time—27 years as market vendors, and longer than that as shoppers—and would like to share some hints and tips on how to eat seasonally, with style.

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Mid-Summer 2021 Veggie Update

With the warm weather crops well on their way, we have a sense of how the season is shaping up. With more than 25 years of growing vegetables and 21 years of organic certification under our belt, the list of crops we focus on has matured, taking the longer view of what is good for you and the farm, both.

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The Best Eggs in the World

The chickens are happy, the eggs are good for you, and no chemicals were released into the environment in their making. Read about how laying hens are kept on pasture at Elmwood Stock Farm.

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Meet Your Family Farmers

You read in this space about how your food is grown, but rarely do you get to know the people behind your food. Ann Bell Stone, John Bell and Mac Stone are the managers of the sixth-generation Elmwood Stock Farm, leading teams of field crew, delivery drivers, farmers market employees and office staff.

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Experience Wagyu-Angus Beef

We’re excited to announce that all of the beef that you receive from Elmwood Stock Farm is now Wagyu-Angus beef—still 100% grass-fed, dry-aged, USDA Choice grade, organic and born on this family farm just outside Georgetown, Kentucky. This cross has been in the making for years to improve the beef quality, specifically the marbling, which gives beef its taste and texture.

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Top Tips for Veggie Storage

A top question we’re asked is not how to cook an item but how to store it for maximum freshness. Here, we offer our top tips for keeping your spring vegetable purchases in fresh condition.

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Behind the Scenes Farm Tours

Part of our responsibility at Elmwood Stock Farm is to educate our community as to why we choose to produce food in a regenerative, holistic system. The past year has made it difficult to gather, and we are so happy to offer in-person farm tours again. The next Behind the Scenes at Elmwood Stock Farm Tour is Saturday, June 12!

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Egg Season 2021

We have often heard customers say the organic eggs from the store are not as flavorful as Elmwood Stock Farm eggs. Our birds live on pasture, not just have access to pasture. It seems chickens that live on pasture eat more grass and clover and insects, and this not only meets the organic regulatory requirements but also imparts real flavor to the eggs.

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Take Us With You When You Go

We’re excited to now offer meat shipments all over the contiguous US! We’ve done it with our organic, heritage-breed Thanksgiving turkey for years now, and thanks to the magic of all things online, everything in the new Shipping Items section of the farm’s online store can hop a plane and be at your destination the next day.

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Mac’s Organic Evolution

This week’s article from Mac is something you may have read before. In honor of Earth Day, we’re revisiting how Mac came to be an organic farming proponent.

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