Farm Journal 11/27/23

Farm pick up to Wednesdays 3 – 7pm. We’ll have your order packed and set outside on the marble counter. Look for the bag with your name. Frozen items will be in a cooler. 

Now that markets are over – we’re switching over to City Delivery. We intend to be regular about our drop off times and locations:

Across from Frick Park Market in Point Breeze, Saturdays at 12:00 – 12:15 pm

Across from the Mayfly Market (Arch St) in Northside, Saturdays at 4:00 – 4:15 pm

Outside of Local Provisions in Fox Chapel – at the Plaza on Freeport Rd, Saturdays at 4:45 – 5:00 pm

If you can’t make it in time for the drop off, please text 724-226-3939 and I’ll leave your order at the associated stores, with a name on your bag. Keep in mind, if you order frozen items – they won’t be stored in a cooler or refrigerator until you pick up.

Thinking about Christmas Gifts? We have lots of or handmade soaps – and a Sampler package is always a good idea!

We’ve officially wrapped up the end of the growing season…. well kinda.

The last Northside market went out with a drizzle – the die hards made it out in the wind and rain, and got their last burger of the season. Very heart warming to see who braved the elements! A big thanks to the vendors who shopped that day – as we all would have been struggling otherwise!

On the flip side – Squirrel Hill went out with a bang! A sunny, beautiful day brought out the hordes – and we were happy to see you! Even some of our Northside regulars braved a bridge and grabbed the Notorious P.I.G. burger before the end of the year.

Thanks guys!!

Greg wearing a Blackberry Meadows apron and food service gloves smiling
Greg at the Grill

We feel quite accomplished with the drive way project. We’ve dug out tonnes of soil, compost, and rocks, and hauled it out to the fields for future compost making and application. In the remaining cavity, we laid road cloth, and then had several dump truck loads of coarse limestone gravel “tailgated” off; tamped that down with the skid-steer, and had several more loads of finer gravel tailgated off on that. Again, more tamping down. Now – we have a nice gravel drive out to the barn and past our high tunnel. This will make deliveries of feed, wood chips, sawdust, and produce for the pigs, much easier.

I remember that last winter disappointingly lacked in snow – and actually wasn’t even very cold…. but it rained. Walking that muddy path to and around the barnyard several times a day was pretty demoralizing. Although we might have a wet year again (I’m hoping for snow – we even bought new sleds!), our spirits will be much improved, since we can now walk on gravel!!

We’re thankful for all the help, support, patronage, and care that you all give us throughout the growing season. We couldn’t do what we do without all of you!

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