Chickens and potluck

Hello, all, and apologies for the silence of the blog!  We are home in Maine and have been for some time.  We’ve been keeping busy with paperwork and prep for the upcoming season and trying to get and stay healthy.  It seems like either me, Sonya, or Lydia or some combination thereof has been under the weather since the middle of January…not fun.

Summit Springs Farm now has its very own Facebook page.  If you’re a Facebooker, click on over and become a fan!

As of a few weeks ago, we stopped going to the every-other-week winter market on Wednesdays in Portland, because we just don’t have enough eggs.  Both groups of birds have slowed way down this winter, and we’re not having any trouble selling all the eggs we have through friends and CSA members picking them up here on the farm or to some of Kate’s classmates in Bridgton.  If you’d like eggs, give us a call at 998-2196, and we’ll see what we’ve got on hand.

However, Portlanders can rejoice because an indoor winter market is starting up this coming Saturday (2/13) at 85 Free St. across from the Civic Center from 10am-1pm.  A number of familiar faces from the summer market will be there as well as some craft vendors and prepared foods sellers.  Check it out!

I have to return to the topic of chickens and report that we plan to, er, thin the herd a bit this week.  Some of our older brown chickens have clearly reached the end of their laying days this winter, so this Thursday morning, probably starting around 8am, we plan to process some of them.  If you’re interested in learning how to butcher a chicken or just want to help out, come on over.  Every helper will be sent home with a freshly butchered, organic stew chicken.

And finally, our first potluck of 2010 is gonna be next weekend:  Saturday 2/13 from 10am-1pm.  Bring along something brunch-y to share and be ready for lots of great food and conversation.  We look forward to catching up with you!

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