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Old 99 FArm, week of Jan 20 2019

I’ve been nursing a crop of buttercrunch lettuce through the winter so far with success, but this cold snap is likely going to be the coup de gras. Order lettuce week! I’ll leave the roots in the ground for second crop.

Here’s what we have this week:
- eggs, mostly XL and Jumbo
- collards, carrots, lettuce
- beef: ground, stew and roasts
- pork: all cuts including smoked items
- chicken: roasting and stewing hens
- parsley
- potatoes, onions
- celeriac
- lard, rendered or minced

Today Tuesday I took two steers to the butcher so will have full freezers next week. If you want a half or quarter cut to your specifications, please let me know by next Tuesday. All beef on special 15% off.
I’m taking orders for sides or quarters of beef, and for pork. $100 deposit for a side or a whole, $50 for a quarter. We offer a 50lb pack as well. This is all meat we raised here on the farm, organic, grass fed.

The hens are reacting to the cold by cutting the rate of lay by 3/4s. Never seen this drastic drop before.

Yea, Healthy eating,
Ian and Cami