Mark Your Calendar for This Saturday in Gill, MA!

In General Farm News on January 9, 2012 at 7:45 pm

Gill Winter Farmers Market

Held at Gill Elementary School on Boyle Road.

On Saturday, January 14th from 10-1 pm

Featuring: vegetables, greens, squashes, potatoes, storage crops, cheeses, eggs, honey, pork (WELLS TAVERN FARM PORK!), and more!

Sponsored by the Gill Agricultural Commission

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Meanwhile it seems as if we have been a very long time without countable numbers of chicken eggs.  Well, in fact we have.  We have a pen brimming with Australorp hens just on the cusp of laying right now.  When they do come into laying next month, we will be producing about 30 eggs a day.  That will be a nice change from the one egg a day that we are getting from our nine elderly Buff Orpingtons and one younger (the only one laying) chicken.

These Australorps are a great breed.  We have raised them in the past, and think that they are just wonderful.  They are extremely quiet tempered and docile, a good egg layer, and a dual purpose (eggs and meat) bird.  Wikipedia and other sources say “They are also known to be good nest sitters and mothers, making them one of the most exceptional large, heritage utility breeds of chicken.”

Been to our facebook page and “liked” us yet?  I publish recipes, tips, pics, and new information more quickly and often there than here on the blog.  And, I get to see some familiar faces in there each day: from customers of Thanksgiving Turkeys to farmer’s market customers, to fellow farmers — it’s nice to see you all again!

Speaking of turkey – if you think that you will want a custom raised pastured turkey this year, it is time, NOW, to reserve. [If you click “reserve” you will be taken to the form on our website]

There are lots of ways to get in touch with us on the farm: email through our website contact form, facebook, phone, well-trained-carrier pigeon…


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