Hard to believe, but this past week we delivered our last CSA baskets for 2014! Sometimes it has seemed like it was just last month we started on this journey and other times it felt like our 6 month CSA season would never end. We’ve decided that’s pretty much the nature of small farming.
That being said, we would like to thank all of our customers. Some of you we knew before we started, but many of you we met for the first time this year and now consider you a member of our farm family.
While we still have almost 2 months remaining in the year, I thought this would be a good opportunity to reflect on our first year of farming. This past weekend I was entering data into Quickbooks and decided to take a look at what we’ve sold so far this year. Would you believe we’ve sold approximately 750 dozen eggs and 1,500 pounds of chicken?? I know, pretty crazy for a couple of newbie farmers! Throw in the 4 hogs we’ve sold and it’s safe to say we’ve been pleasantly surprised by the demand for our pastured pork and poultry.
On the produce side, we’ve learned that growing fresh, all-natural produce is a lot of hard work. Weeding will definitely help you burn a bunch of calories and I think it’s safe to say I’ve killed more bugs with my hands than 95% of the US population! However we both felt it was worth it when we delivered our CSA baskets and heard great feedback on the quality and taste of what we were growing.
Again, many thanks to all of you who have helped make this first year of farming successful and very rewarding and we look forward to seeing you around the farm soon!