Instinctive Behavior

When we open the portable net fencing to move our poultry to fresh pasture, turkeys move across the field in a terrestrial murmuration, whereas the chickens scatter, every hen for herself. Same pasture, same fencing, similar feed, same waterer, similar shelters, very different behaviors. The turkeys seem to have a collective brain, the chickens are […]

Twenty Years In: Celebrating a new brand and a new website

We packed to the brim the maroon bread truck on that bright, sunny September Friday afternoon some 20-plus years ago, ready for a big day at the farmers market on Vine Street the next morning. And it was a big day—of raining cats and dogs; we brought most of the vegetables home. In those days, […]

New Path, Same World

Out here on the banks of the Elkhorn, life seems normal. Crop and cattle rotations are complementary to one another. Other than needing to sow some veggie seeds and move some fences, this solar-powered-food farm is set to run pretty much by itself. Cows calve and ewes lamb in the spring, timed to match the […]

Year Round Growing

January 13-19, 2020 Thanks for signing up for Elmwood Stock Farm’s 2020 winter CSA program. Most of you are “year-round” members, and we very much appreciate your vote of confidence in choosing where you want to source your food. We do take your commitment seriously. With your support of the farm, we can take on […]

The Book on 2019

December 16-22, 2019 As this is the last distribution of 2019, it’s again time to thank you for your loyalty to good food, and please know that I am sincere. Knowing you are excited about gathering your family’s sustenance for the week, along with being at the right place at the right time for collecting […]

Feeling Fortunate

December 2-8, 2019 While our family was saying the blessing before Thanksgiving Dinner, I kept one eye open and respectfully admired the sustenance that lay before me. It was all there: turkey, dressing, gravy, mashed potatoes, spinach something or another, kale salad, Kay’s scalloped oysters, fresh fruit, and both a fork and spoon above the […]

Thanksgiving 2019, Welcome to Winter

November 18-24, 2019 With temps in the teens and measurable snow that hung around for days along the path behind the tool shed last week, it’s safe to say the wrath of winter is upon us. That’s not to say we don’t have our winter harvest of greens protected from the fury under freeze blankets […]

Economic Imperative

November 4-10, 2019 Since a thirst for knowledge seems to be part of what makes us human, let’s look at where we are at the moment. Since Cyrus McCormick started strapping industrial equipment onto steel wheels in the 1830s, the advances in industrialization of our nation’s food supply have become something Cyrus could never have […]

Settling in for Winter

October 21-27, 2019 There’s a lot going on out here on the banks of the Elkhorn in October with all of the vegetables and other crops. That’s why they call it the “harvest moon” this time of the year. With the last tomatoes holding out; the fall greens coming into their favorite season; the process […]

On the Other Side

October 7-13, 2019 Welcome to newcomers in the Elmwood Fall 2019 CSA shareholder program, and howdy to summer season folks. What we just came through is the longest dry spell since humans started writing it down every day here in the Central Bluegrass. Add in the warmest, no hottest, September since meteorology became somebody’s job […]