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Fresh Norwich Raised Turkeys

August 6, 2012

Hogwash Farm pasture-raised turkeys fed organic grain available fresh Tuesday (7 Aug) through Saturday (11 Aug). Great on the grill or get a jump on Thanksgiving; vacuum-packed and ready for the freezer.

Limited quantity so get your bird early. Email or call 802-649-8807. Thanks! Nancy LaRowe

February Pickup: Thursday, Feb. 2nd

January 29, 2012

Posted for Nancy & Dave:
Hi Everyone,

The February pick up is this Thursday (Feb 2) from 3-6pm at the farm. The Febrary newsletter which includes an excerpt from “The Grassfed Primer” can be downloaded from our web site at . Click here to read the entire publication. See you Thursday. Thanks!

Nancy & Dave

December CSA Pickup is Thursday, Dec 1

November 27, 2011

From Nancy & Dave:
Hi All,

Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend. The December pick up is this Thursday (Dec 1st) at the farm from 3-6pm. The December newsletter can be downloaded from the web site at http://hogwashfarm.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/dec-2011csa.pdf. See you Thursday. Thanks!

Nancy & Dave

Reserve your fresh Thanksgiving turkey soon!

October 21, 2011

From Nancy:

For all who have not seen them – the birds are ranging outside, are fed organic grain and will be processed under VT state inspection.

CSA members have the option to substitute a turkey and 2 pounds of sausage for their November share. Let me know by October 25th if you want to trade in your regular monthly share for the fresh turkey and sausage. You can also order a turkey in addition to your monthly share ($4.60/pound) – but reserve soon as they are usually all spoken for by early November. The birds will be available for pick up the Saturday (19 Npv) and Monday (21 Nov) before Thanksgiving. Thanks!

Nancy

“Back to the Start” benefits the Chipotle Cultivate Foundation

September 12, 2011

Click on image to watch "Back to the Start" on YouTube

From YouTube:Coldplay’s haunting classic ‘The Scientist’ is performed by country music legend Willie Nelson for the soundtrack of the short film entitled, “Back to the Start.” Download the song now available on iTunes. Label and proceeds benefit The Chipotle Cultivate Foundation. Go to the tune on iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-scientist-single/id458479961

The film, by film-maker Johnny Kelly, depicts the life of a farmer as he slowly turns his family farm into an industrial animal factory before seeing the errors of his ways and opting for a more sustainable future. Both the film and the soundtrack were commissioned by Chipotle to emphasize the importance of developing a sustainable food system.

Pig Roast: Thanks!

September 11, 2011

Thanks to everyone that came to the pig roast today! The potluck dishes were varied and delicious and the weather was perfect. Also, thanks to everyone that participated in the raffle to benefit Farm Flood Relief. Congratulations to Anne Hill – the lucky winner of a Hogwash Farm Sausage Sampler.

Nancy & Dave

Hogwash Farm Is Moving!!

September 8, 2011

They say that the only constant is change, and Hogwash has some change in its future. While we have enjoyed our time on Kerwin Hill, we are excited about our upcoming move to a different farm in Norwich. We will be relocating to Goodrich Four Corners Road and Union Village Road (land formerly farmed by Suzanne Lupien).

There are wonderful fields for the cattle and sheep to graze and some neglected fields for the pigs to renovate. Since our flocks and herds need to fit the new landscape we will be increasing our flock of Jacob sheep and reducing the numbers of our breeding pigs. Our goal is to have more time to focus on good grazing practices while tuning up general farm operations. We will still endeavor to produce a high quality product that is sustainably raised. The transition should be smooth since we are only moving a few miles away. We will start moving animals to the new spot in the coming weeks with the goal to be moved in by October.

We are certainly going to miss our Union Village neighborhood, but we are looking forward to being part of the Root District community. The Root District Creamery became a local hub for the community during Suzanne’s tenure and we are hoping the same will be true when Hogwash has settled in. We value and need the support of the community to keep the farm active and vibrant.

The farm has been part of Norwich history for some time. The original barn dates back to 1786 –making the homestead one of the oldest in Norwich. We will do our best to respect the history while gearing it up to a working farm again.

The September pick up will be the last CSA pick up at Kerwin Hill. The fall quarter will start with the new farm location – I’ll make sure to highlight the venue change in next months newsletter. We will be having our Pig Roast September 11th on Kerwin Hill so everyone can come and enjoy the farm and the animals before the big move. We hope to see everyone there! Nancy & Dave

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