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Saturday, March 4, 2017
Heritage Farm -- Weblog Entry
Hope this email finds you all doing well.
It's been a very nice and productive week here at the farm. We have continued our planting and preparation for the spring season. This week we planted arugula, 3 kinds of kale, tatsoi, beets, radishes, leeks, parsnips and carrots. We also were able to harvest, from our over wintered crops, salad mix, braising mix, carrots, beets, collards, kale and broccoli.
We spent a large portion of yesterday plowing more beds and moving the laying hens to a new grazing and roaming area so they can continue to thrive. We have a whole new batch of 250 laying hens and we gathered our first of the season eggs yesterday!!! Hopefully this new batch of girls will give us an ample bounty throughout 2017!!
The CSA sales will remain open a few more weeks until we fill the rest of the slots. There have been quite a few people express disappointment that we closed them out before the tax refunds came in for a lot of folks so we, as is our custom, are responding to your request! We are honored that you would spend your money with us for good food done right so please order away!!! We will HAVE to close them for the Spring/Summer 2017 season shortly though so if you're interested please order soon.
I did not have time to do a whole lot of research for newsworthy items for this weeks newletter but there are a few things I want to mention that I'm looking at for next week:
Whole Foods was in the news again about imported and processed produce from China that has not been certified or inspected but is labeled as such…I'm gonna dig into this a little more
The Idaho potato industry announced that the FDA (Federal Deception Agency) has approved 3 new genetically modified potato seeds for their MASSIVE industry. Look for ALL your commercial potatoes to go the way of corn in the next few years!!!
An independent test of Subway's chicken filet and strips revealed that the DNA of the chicken samples was only 53% chicken!!! The rest was GMO's, soy, fillers and chemicals!!!What a rip off. These are the same kind of games and results a lot if the commercial and industrial food system will offer. One more VERY good reason to shop local and support your small farmer. If we go away crooks like this are all that will be left.
With all the despair of fillers, modifiers and junk in our food and health system I do want to point out one shining star of purity in our home. Lainya (she'd be the farmers wife) has started to represent Young Living as an independent representative. We have been using a lot of their products in our household for a while now and the results have been so good that she has started to work directly with them as a representative and team builder. We are now offering a selection of their products on the online store with, I am told, more to come. You owe it to yourself to give these wonderful products a try and if you are interested in more of the oils and opportunities of Young Living email Lainya directly @ Lainya Hutchins
That's all for this week…Make sure and check out the facebook page Here to see current photos and tidbits and don't forget to check out the menu below for this weeks ordering!!! We love ya and we need ya!!
Spring/Summer 2017 CSA Starts April 2017 March Winter Meat CSA delivers Saturday 3/25 and Wednesday 03/29 Peachtree City Farmers Market opens for us on March 1st 2017 Peachtree Road Farmers Market opens April 1st Sandy Springs Farmers Market opens April 15th Brookhaven Farmers Market Opens April 22nd
Please support your local, small scale, non-soy/non-gmo, pasture raised, beyond organic and customer driven farmers!! (That'd be us!)
Thanks in advance! The Hutchins Family Heritage Farm 770-377-5380