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. […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 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, […]
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.
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.
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.