Farm Journal 12/11/23

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. 

IMPORTANT: No deliveries on DEC 16

Across from Frick Park Market in Point Breeze, NO DELIVERY this Saturday at 12:00 – 12:15 pm

Across from the Mayfly Market (Arch St) in Northside, NO DELIVERY this Saturday at 4:00 – 4:15 pm

Outside of Local Provisions in Fox Chapel – at the Plaza on Freeport Rd, NO DELIVERY this Saturday at 4:45 – 5:00 pm

Room for reviews:

You might notice in our web-store, that you now have a chance to write up a review on the products that we provide. Please take a moment, while pursuing our site, to stop and let us know what you think. It’ll help us with future marketing and also help us to improve our products and services for you!

Thanks for those of you who left reviews already! It’s truly helpful and we’re excited and interested to hear how we succeed at or should improve what we do!

Try the Boneless Pork Chops!

We’ve got a couple boxes of beautiful little boneless chops in the freezer. Each package is about a half pound and has two chops. These are great for when you need a quick dinner – as they thaw quickly and cook up fast on a hot grill or pan.

1/2″ to 3/4″ thick cuts. Roughly quarter to half pound package of two boneless chops.  Typically, these cuts are smaller, leaner single muscle rounds, unlike the marbled bone-in chops.

Buy them here and get a second package for $1 off. Enter twochops2023 at checkout for your discount!

Holiday Bundles go out next week (Wednesday Dec 20 and Saturday Dec 23). Unless you say otherwise, we’ll give you both the Christmas and New Years packages.

Farm News:

We’ve almost wrapped up the spring development project. It turns out that what was designed and executed, is not what I pictured in my mind. When I thought “Spring” I envisioned a spout with fresh water pouring out of the ground. Instead, we now have a Spring that is an “underground outlet” – basically, a big pit dug, filled in with a spiral of corrugated 4″ pipe, and surrounded with gravel, then covered over with soil. The corrugated pipe connected to a loooong 4″ solid pipe that was buried and led downhill to a 1000 gallon holding tank (for watering animals and crops) and from there to the pond. Our precious pond is now getting re-stocked with fresh water!!

There’s not much in the way of pictures of the spring head – as it’s basically covered back up and looks like dirt. But… the trench was cool – as we were able to look at the soil horizon (all the colors of the clay, shale, silt and fraction of loam). The girls collected a bucket full of clay and are going to sift out the sediment and then make pottery with our own farm clay!

The sides of the trench were so soft, we had a couple of nights worrying that it might collapse before they got all the parts in place. One day, a massive truck with a crane delivered our 1000 gallon concrete tank…. it backed down the hill towards the pines, unloaded, got stuck, and we watched the guys drag it up hill, bit by bit, using an excavator to pull with chains, and a skid steer to wedge in place so it didn’t slide back downhill in the mud. It was crazy to watch and those guys were pros!!

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