Hard to believe how fast time flies; this year, 2012, is moving along through summer, into the Fair season – Union, then Windsor; eventually Common Ground and Fryeburg – but here we are MidMonth of August and let’s look at Our inventory and see what You’d like to have.
We do still have some pullets: a few Americanas and a goodly number of Rhode Island Reds: these will be laying eggs by MidNovember and they are ready to become Your new flock! If You absolutely can’t wait for eggs we also have some mature hens, all ready laying.
Meats? Yes, of course; lots of cuts of beef from a fine Hereford cross steer, everything from tenderloin to a nice batch of grass fed ground beef. We also have some steers for those who want to have a half or whole cow for the freezer. If you have favorite steaks or roasts, get them early because there’s no guarantee on the individual cuts, without reservations they leave with the whim of the next customer.
Pork: the same situation except, of course, this pastured pork comes from fairly lean naturally raised animals raised, like all of our animals, with lots of room to roam and a fine selection of produce, whey and grain; we have chops, sausage, roasts, stir fry and kabob all ready for Your grill, fry pan, broiler or oven. Once again, we also have custom half or whole animals available for your freezer.
When You buy a custom half or whole animal, we make sure its cut to your specifications; the thickness of the chops, and all other cuts and grinds are tailored to your preferences and we’ll help you decide what you want so you can enjoy the best meats in Maine. We do require deposits on custom order, and our prices per pound are based on the hanging weight of the animal.
We also have chickens available either fresh or frozen. Weights this season are a bit heavier; this has been a warm enough season to create beautiful birds for cutting into pieces or for roasting. We roast or barbecue enough so we can enjoy the leftovers and find many customers do the same.
Last but never least, we have fresh eggs. We wash and pack them as they come from the nests; in other words, sizes run from large to jumbo depending on what the hens lay that day. People keep telling us our eggs taste the best but it is hard for us to compare because we only eat our own eggs – we think they’re great, too.
We market in Augusta at Viles Arboretum on Fridays from 1 until 5 and in Rockport at the Rockport Marketplace each Saturday from 9 until noon. We often pack orders for folks to pick up at these markets or, you can just stop by and see what we have.
If you have questions or would like to order, feel free to give us a call or drop an Email. We try our best to get you the answers as well as providing You with the best quality meats in Maine. And yes, we help backyard flock owners with answers to questions, too.
One important last note: if You’re planning to buy fresh chickens in any quantity, its best to let us know soon. As summer winds down, we’re working to create winter inventory for Our Farm and for another butcher we supply and because of the drastic spike in grain prices, we have a limited amount of birds on pasture for the rest of the season.
Hope to hear from You soon, we’re happy to Meat Your Needs with fine quality products.