I hope you’re enjoying this wonderful brisk morning as much as we are. This time of year is so much fun with the contrast of whether the brisk mornings the hot afternoons and back to the cool nights. Since the College market has shut down for the season I feel like I haven’t kept up with you as much.
Yesterday afternoon, Brian and I got back from being out of town for just one night and I feel like I had lost a complete month! I was totally overwhelmed with the amount of things I had to do in order to get ready for the next day. When I went out to tend to our layers I realized how big they have gotten! How these young ladies jumped up so fast on me without me even realizing! So I forced myself to sit with them for a moment and calm down. Something about their noises and gentle grazing is extremely calming and I realized everything will be OK and it will all come in Gods time. Thank you ladies for that peace!
This time of year is always such a nice time to sloooow down and take time for your friends and family. Especially on the farm things are going to slow down drastically. Turkeys, ducks and a few pigs go into the freezer along with some older hens. The animals that at still here start getting tucked into their various corners. Every year we like to take time to celebrate our friends/customers by inviting you to the farm.
If you haven’t joined us before for our turkey pick up day it’s sort of our way of slowing down and getting back in touch. Some families have even decided to make it an annual tradition! They love to come out to our farm, grab their turkey, and see how the farm has changed over the year. This year we’re going to try to make it a little more special. We’re going to have a hayride and we will be offering free samples of our ice cream made from Gracies milk! I’m so excited to share with you some of our hard work!
Fall Farm Day
November 19th 2 to 6 PM
755 Locust Lane
Tuscumbia, AL 35674
If you have reserved your turkey you will be able to pick it up then on the farm. If you haven't yet reserved your turkey, there are only a few left for reservation. Click here to reserve yours. Will also have some fun treats available for sampling such as homemade ice cream!
(Yes, we're trying it on Sunday this year because some people wanted it closer to Thanksgiving.)
***If you have a very specific weight you are looking for we advise to come to this day because we will have more to choose from. ***
College Street Farmers Market: Thanksgiving Market
Tuesday, November 21 from 3 to 7 PM
526 E College St.
Florence, AL 35630
If you have reserved a turkey you will be able to pick it up here as well. There will also be other vendors and farmers with lots of goods for this special holiday.
We will have VERY limited storage space at the market. So, we will only be bringing the turkeys that have been specifically reserved for the market.
We now have heard shares available! If you were interested in knowing more about how you can get some delicious raw milk in your refrigerator email me back and I’ll get you more information.
We still have about 10 turkeys available for reservation. If you are planning on purchasing a turkey please make sure to reserve yours today to make sure that you have one for that special day.
Some people are turkey people for Thanksgiving and some people are ham people for Thanksgiving. If you are a ham person we will have cured half hams available this year. If you would like to reserve one please click here for more information.
Maybe you don't like ham OR turkey! Well this year we raised some wonderfully delicious ducks that would be perfect for a small dinner for your Thanksgiving. We will have them available at both the farm and College Street Market days.
We so look forward to seeing you on the 19th or the 21st!
All the best!
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"Do I REALLY know where this food is coming from?"
At various points in our country's history, legislation that widens the gap between farmer and consumer has been allowed to pass. For example: in 2015, with meatpacker support, our government eliminated the Country Of Origin Labeling laws which told us where a particular package of meat came from.
Guess who is winning there?
NOT you the consumer
NOT the farmer supplying beef
but the MIDDLE MAN.