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.
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!
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.
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.
Slipping into the greenhouse these days, you will be rewarded with a quilt of colors, textures and aromas. The red lettuces catch your eye—ruby gems among a sea of every shade of green. And the texture and structure differences, from spiky onions to bold cucumber cotyledons, encourage you to look more closely. You can almost taste the Sungold tomatoes, still just tiny plant starts. There is so much potential in these little plants. Let’s look at what’s in store for the start of another growing season.
Organic, pasture-raised eggs are a nutritious food choice with more vitamin E and omega-3 fatty acids than conventionally produced eggs. Just because they’re healthful doesn’t mean they can’t be decadent. Try this 12-Egg Pound Cake recipe using Elmwood Stock Farm’s organic, pasture-raised eggs! It’s a classic family favorite dessert, perfect for when our pasture-raised hens are producing extra eggs in the springtime.
Nowadays, we tuck shareholder-customized shares—packing lists generated for us by computer—into cabbage boxes and neatly stack them in air-conditioned delivery vans. We offer our thanks to the early adopters of Elmwood Stock Farm’s CSA Farm Share subscription model for sticking with us while we adapted to better systems for everybody.
We are who others help us to be. Most of the farming we do was learned from somebody else. We just put our little spin