The First Snow and Winter Crops

farmer Steve working on his greenhouse in the snow

It was inevitable, but we woke this morning to the ground being covered with snow. This past week has filled my days with trying to get equipment and garden in place for storage for the winter months. I have several beds of carrots that I will eventually cover with hay for digging through the winter months. There still are several beds of beets that need to be dug but for now, I covered them with frost protection cloth hoping that we get a few more above normal temperatures.

Interestingly enough, we have been getting more and more people inquiring about our organic and grass fed meats directed by their physicians due to their health related issues. That makes me smile because we’ve always known our philosophy of raising our animals as close to nature as possible does not only benefit the animals but ourselves as well. My latest read is a book titled “The Big Fat Surprise” which is really reaffirming my belief that butter, meat and cheese belong in a healthy diet. It is quite amazing to learn how one doctor was able to pull the wool over so many eyes with his unfounded claims so many years ago.

book about fat in a healthy diet

Winter Markets

Our summer markets have come to a close and we can now be found at the Fredonia Winter Market in the Masonic lodge from 10:00am to 1:00pm. Come out and help support our efforts to bring you the best quality and nutrient dense food available. We will have available carrots, beets, potatoes, onions and of course our delicious meats. I may even sell some of our winter squash because we had a pretty good harvest there, too. They are my favorite crop to grow so I have a hard time selling too many of them. Thanks for your support! Stock up while the supply is plentiful.

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