How to Extend Your Local Eating Season

Here it is late October, and we are still waiting for our first frost to hit. Last year, it came weeks earlier. We just never know what weather Mother Nature is going to toss our way, so as the farmers you’ve entrusted to grow good food for your family, all we can do is prepare. […]

Turkey Tales

The turkey’s rich history is well deserved, considering how majestic these birds are. 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

We get excited about different veggies as they come on throughout the season, knowing they might only be here for a few weeks or a few months. At one time, meat was seasonal, too, but as a whole, we as modern-day eaters have forgotten that. Pre-grocery store times, meat was largely a fall food item. […]

A Food Farmer’s Favorite Summer Foods

Let’s break down this idea into three basic food categories—actually, two categories, since we don’t grow chocolate around here. I’ll start with plants but have to pay homage to my favorite grilled meats at the end. I hope my plant-based friends will stay for the whole thing.   Summer veggies are so short-lived in Kentucky, I […]

How to Shop the Farmers Market in 2021

One reward for all the work we do is the feedback we get from you at the farmers market. While Ann and I are no longer going in person, Elmwood Stock Farm’s team of Jenna, Mackenzie, Chris, Kevin, Ellen, Sarah, Quin and Josh gratefully receive your kind words and are excited to swap food stories. […]

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 […]

The Best Eggs in the World

The laying hen population at Elmwood Stock Farm did not always look the way it does now. In the early days, showing up at the farmers market with six or eight dozen eggs for sale was nearly causing food fights from our customers: cutting line, waiting for us as we got there, and then pre-ordering, […]

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.

Experience Wagyu-Angus Beef

Flavorful, tender, juicy. These are the words farmer John Bell wants to use to describe his beef-eating experience, and these are the words that set him on a path to find the best cattle breeds for Elmwood Stock Farm’s organic, grass-fed, grass-finished beef herd.   We’re excited to announce that all of the beef that you […]

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.