we can look at a group of growing calves -with their fat, sleek mothers looking on as they enjoy a romp in the grass between milk binges -and we can know that the living things in the space are flourishing because of our care and our partnership with nature. The evidence is there, as well, as we notice individual butterflies, birds, wildflowers, and the like growing in number and evidence of health.
The reality we all accept is some will make it and some won't. But those who do can thank their work and sacrifice and preparation, a number of skills they bring to the table, the help they get along the way, and luck. Those who don't can point to a mixture of those four elements as the reasons for it not working out.
from the start we saw that in order for us to have a farm that functioned like an ecosystem, producing good and healthy outcomes for land, livestock, wildlife, and customers, the animals would have to move across the pasture and forest almost daily
By letting us provide you a curated share of meat each month, we are taking out a fair bit of the daunting work of meal planning. After receiving an email at the beginning of the month with your share's contents, it's pretty easy to create a list of possible menu items. I'll even do it for you real quick:
Its not common that local, direct market farms hear feedback that working with us is convenient. We have, after all, called our movement "slow food". But members of our CSA are finding that it actually makes their lives less complicated!