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.
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.
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 looking forward to the spring equinox on Saturday, when the earth tilts enough for the sun to be coming our way again. With it will come more chances to grow more vegetables, in due time.
Last week’s ice storm enveloped every nook and cranny of everything outdoors on Elmwood Stock Farm, encasing us in a coating of ice. In terms of weather afflictions on the farm, wind doesn’t bother some things; rains bother some things but help others. Ice storms bother everything. We have persevered through previous ice events, indeed, […]
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 of technology, wherewithal and personality to it. More often than not, over the last 30 or so years, we would be traveling to or co-hosting the Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working […]
A 2-inch snowfall on the last day of November kicked us into meteorological winter with a bang. Could be a harbinger of things to come or the biggest snow all year—no telling. I understand why the center of a roast or turkey keeps getting hotter after it comes out of the oven but not why […]
One of the more than 35 seasonal, organic vegetable options available at Elmwood Stock Farm right now is our sweet potatoes. To set the record straight, yams are not sweet potatoes. We do not grow yams in this country. They are a starchy subtropical tuber—a staple in parts of Africa and South America. Some yams […]
We are honored, humbled and motivated to think of how many of you will be sharing some of the food we raise with your friends and family over the next few weeks. Our turkeys will grace the tables of family celebrations not just across the Bluegrass but across the country! At this year’s intimate gathering, […]
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 […]