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Summer Greetings From

Earthwise Farm & Forest

July 2015 Newsletter

At Earthwise Farm & Forest, we continue to produce lots of great grass-fed meat and vegetables that you can pick up at the farm. This year we are offering more on-farm workshops, focusing on some of the skills that we feel we do well on our certified organic homestead farm.  We welcome your feedback on the classes that we do offer, and suggestions for other class topics.

Upcoming Classes at Earthwise Farm and Forest:

1)  Sign up for our Cheese, Butter and Yogurt Making class on Sunday, July 19th from 1:00 - 4:30 pm!

Brief Description: Learn how to make yogurt a few different ways successfully; learn the tricks for making delicious butter, and some soft cheeses like Ricotta and Fromage Blanc. Lots of hands-on learning, and you get to taste your creations. Cheese and yogurt cultures will be available for sale.

2) Sign up for our Spiritual Gardening: Dowsing and Agriculture Class, on Saturday, July 18th from 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm!

  Brief Description: This class will incorporate the joys of gardening with some tools and ideas to assist in connecting with the unseen energetic intelligences (nature spirits, garden devas, elementals, etc), creating an environment of spiritual exploration and co-creation. With the use of some common dowsing tools, participants will come away with an understanding of the vast potential of dowsing & spiritual approaches to farming and gardening and all aspects of their lives. 

3) NEW! The Family Cow Workshop will be taking place Sunday, August 9th from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm.

   Brief Description:   Interested in owning  your own cow? Not sure where or how to start? This class will cover the in's and outs of owning a family cow - from health & nutrition, to breeding, milking (hand milking or bucket milker), setting up a  rotational grazing system, calf care, udder health, milk quality, raw milk sales, and more. We will be collaborating with Bob White Systems and their educational Non-profit, Alternative Dairy Initiative (ADI).    

Products for Sale at Earthwise Farm & Forest

         

Organic Chicken - We are raising Freedom Ranger meat birds this year - certified organic and 2 generations GMO-Free. Our first batch of birds will be ready by the 3rd week of August.  Price is $5.95/lb or $5.70/lb for volume purchases of 5 or more birds. Please call or email ahead to  place your order and arrange pickup.           

Organic Heritage Turkey
-We raise and hatch all our turkeys on the farm and as a result, our certified organic birds are now nine generations GMO-Free!We have a limited supply of turkeys this year, so please reserve your Thanksgiving bird soon. Email us if you want a bird or two, and we will send you the deposit form. Price is $9.25/lb; $8.99/lb if you reserve your bird before October 1st.

Pastured Pork - We sell our pasture raised hogs as whole or halves only. Slaughtered humanely on the farm. We are almost sold out for 2015. Contact us if you are interested in reserving a pig for the fall harvest (late October/early November).                       

Organic Garlic - We will be harvesting our garlic by the end of this month and it will be for sale through our farm store or private order as individual bulbs, or garlic braids (mail or pick-up).
                
Pastured Eggs - Our eggs are not certified organic ONLY because we feed them food scraps (greens from our farm and from Chef's Market). We feel this is an important part of their diet to compliment the pasture and organic grain that they are fed, and it makes the eggs more affordable for you.         

Organic Raw Milk - Our cow, Joy, is about to have her second calf, so we expect that we will have more milk for sale and will be looking for a couple more milk customers. Check in with us by mid July if you are looking for organic, grass-fed milk.     

Organic Cut Flowers and Bouquets - Interested in having a fresh bouquet to pick up each week? Looking for some cut flowers or flower arrangements for a wedding or small event? Our flowers will be ready by the end of July through late September. Flower varieties we are growing include: Zinnias, Sunflowers, Statice, Gomphrena, Yarrow, Verbena, Phlox, Shasta Daisy, and Calendula.

Other Organic Products - Fresh Basil, Kale, Beans, Cabbage, Onions, Dilly Scapes, and Pesto will be available at our farm stand in the coming days/weeks. We love it when our customers order ahead of time so that we can make sure you have some fresh product waiting with your name on it when you come to our farm store. Contact us to arrange for pre-orders.

Looking for Volunteers! We always have things to do on the farm and welcome friends who would like to help out with a weeding/mulching/harvesting project. Also, if you are looking for some hands-on experience processing chicken or turkeys we may be able to help you out! Contact us if you are interested in either of these opportunities.

We look forward to connecting with you in August with more news.


Best wishes to All,

Carl Russell and Lisa McCrory

Earthwise Farm and Forest

341 Macintosh Hill Rd, Randolph, VT (mailing address)

802-234-5524 (phone)
www.earthwisefarmandforest.com
Lmccrory@hughes.net OR Earthwise@hughes.net



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