Farm Journal 1/22/22

CSA and Garden Share Sign ups are OPEN!

We’ve got seed catalogs spread out on all the flat surfaces of the house…. and dreaming of what this year’s crops will be. Sign up and let us know what your favorite (and least fav) veggies are and if we should grow more of them this year! 

CSA sign ups are open for 2023! There will be early bird discounts and then we’ll bump up the price a tad. Don’t forget that we do take SNAP benefits for CSA memberships, and for veggies, meats, canned goods, and seedlings. 

Join our Sausage of the Month Club!

Sausage Stuffer Shares are available for 5 months, running January through May. Get the best deal around on a monthly delivery* of 8 pounds of Sausage (4 pounds) and Bacon (4 pounds) with over 15 flavors and styles provided! 

Get $10 Off – enter coupon COMBO2023

When you purchase both a CSA share and the Sausage Stuffer Share, get $10 off by March 31, 2023

Garden Share

We encourage more and more folks to dabble in a bit of backyard (or front porch) gardening. Grow some cherry tomatoes, try your hand at string beans and peas! The garden share helps you along on a monthly basis to plant a CSA’s worth of veggies all on your own!

Half Hogs!

We’ve opened up for Half Hog Orders! If you’re in the need to stock a freezer – this is the most economical way to go! We’ll help you sort out how to get the most of your money and maximize the use of the “whole (half) of a hog! Half hogs now available for $4.50/pound hanging weight, plus you’ll pay the custom butcher fee from Cunninghams Meats. Our half hogs usually weigh in at 100 – 130 pounds. Typically you’ll get about 90% of your cut weight back from the butcher if you receive the bones (5ish pounds), fat (15ish pounds) and organs, otherwise expect 70% of the hanging weight. We’ll contact you with a form to fill out for your desired cuts.

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New! – DOG TREATS! – we grind up organ meats, dehydrate, and chip for tasty doggie morsels. The farm dogs love it!

New! – Sicilian Bacon (seasoned with cayenne pepper) and Black Pepper Bacon. Join the sausage stuffer club and get a sampling of 4 pounds of back and 4 pounds of sausage each month!

How to Find Us

The Farm

For pre-orders only. Wednesdays (3 – 7). Park at the top of the hill, come to the patio at the house and you’ll see your order waiting for you. Check the white cooler for any meat orders.


Northside – Saturday 12 – 12:15 pm – meet up across the street from Mayfly Market(Arch St)

East End – Saturday 4:00 pm -4:30 pm. Fireman Creative Office (the Engine House No 16 on Penn Ave.): pull onto sidewalk along Lang and look for “Police Officer Entrance” door and look in the red cooler.

An Oldie but a Goodie – Hamloaf (buy two)

We just ran into a friend, and Northside Market customer, that reminded us of his love for our hamloaf. The real trick to good hamloaf is using a recipe that’s been passed down for generations and only contains a few measurements with the ingredients list. So – let me highlight for you, my Grandmother’s tried and true hamloaf recipe and encourage you to purchase two pounds of hamloaf and give it a try: (go the pineapple juice route).

Rose Montgomery’s (Jen’s grandmother) Ham Loaf

2 lbs of hamloaf mix

2 eggs

1 1/2 cups cracker crumbs

1 cup milk

salt and pepper

Mix all ingredients together and place in a pan.  Back at 350 degrees for 1 hour.  After hamloaf has baked for about 1/2 hour, pour sauce evenly over ham loaf.  During the last 1/2 hour, periodically take ham loaf out of oven and baste sauce from sides of loaf pan over top of hamloaf.  


1 cup brown sugar

1/2 tsp dry mustard

1/4 cup vinegar or pineapple juice

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