2919 So Far

I’m a terrible blog poster. Sorry for not posting sooner.

We are enjoying our “semi-retirement”. It seems we picked a good year to start. Family issues, truck repairs and the weather just to name a few definitely have impacted or would have impacted our growing for our Farmers markets and CSA if we had continued with them this year.

Although we have not enjoyed a hike yet, we have definitely enjoyed a slower start up to the season. Keith actually was able to get away for a couple days with a friend and went to Maine.

As you can see in this picture, so far we have been able to control the weeds. Now that we have planted in the field, we shall see if we can keep it up. Enjoy the picture. I love it. Michelle

Pups

Some of you may know we have two Australian Shepherds. We bred them recently and have been enjoying the pups

now for 5 weeks. It’s like having kids all over again! 5 of them. Lots of sleepless nights!

CSA DAY FEBRUARY 23, 2018

Facebook_stamp

CSA Day Offers Second Chance for New Year’s Resolutions

Celebrate Community-Supported Agriculture on Feb. 23 with Still Seeking Farm

Are your New Year’s resolutions already in the rearview mirror? If so, you’re not alone, but you still have time to make good on those resolutions. We are pleased to join other farms from around the country for the third annual CSA Day on February 23, when you can join other like-minded people around the country who are committed to:

  • eating healthful foods and preparing them for their families;
  • supporting their local farmer;
  • being kind to our planet;
  • learning something new; and
  • being adventurous in the kitchen.

CSA (community-supported agriculture) is a subscription to a season’s worth of sustainable, locally grown produce that is distributed to members throughout the harvesting season. It is a form of investment that allows small farmers to continue growing on a scale that may not be sustainable without the CSA model. CSA members enjoy the quality of fresh fruits and vegetables for their family, while supporting their local farmer.

According to Small Farm Central’s CSA Farming Annual Report, the most popular time to join a CSA each year is at the end of February. To promote this important time for farmers, CSA Day was coined, and each year it falls on the last Friday in February. It’s an entire day dedicated to the celebration of community-supported agriculture, and CSA farmers enjoy an influx of sign-ups from members, which gives them revenue when they need it most for the growing season.
Getting food from a CSA is different from going to a farmers market or using a grocery delivery service. As a CSA member, you make a seasonal commitment to a small farmer in your area, and the produce is either delivered to your door or you pick it up at a local distribution point. CSA members take pleasure in knowing where and how their food is grown, and typically have an open line of communication with their farmer.

“Community-supported agriculture is all about relationships and feeding families,” said Simon Huntley, CEO of Small Farm Central, a company that provides marketing support for small farms and started CSA Day. “CSA farmers typically teach members what’s in season throughout the year, and help them appreciate and cook food to which they may not otherwise be exposed.”

How to Get Involved with CSA Day

If you would like to celebrate CSA Day and support Still Seeking Farm, sign up for a share on February 23, and use the hashtag #CSAday to join the online conversation.

Sign-up is easy. To learn more and to join us for the 2018 season, you can sign up here:

https://csa.farmigo.com/join/stillseekingfarmscsa/csa

 As an added incentive and to pass along our appreciation, anyone who purchases a CSA share on February 23, 2018 will receive an additional 10% purchasing power and a half-pint of maple syrup.  And to those of you who have already signed up, you too, will receive a half-pint of maple syrup.

Thank you for your support!  Keith and Michelle

Maple Syrup Sale-up to 15% off

Maple Syrup-Blog

We are offering a sweat heart of a deal good through Valentine’s Day.  Ten Percent (10%) off all of our maple syrup.  Heck, if you order at least $100’s worth, we will even deliver it (limited to a 20 miles radius from our farm).  Otherwise, you will pick it up at the farm.

Some of you may know that we are associated with Gilmanton’s Own.  So if you order anything through any of the farmers/vendors associated with Gilmanton’s Own, we will even take 15% of any maple syrup you order through us.  Same deal applies.  If you order over $100’s worth we will deliver it (limited to the 20 mile radius of our farm).

To order your maple syrup go  here and apply the code “Yum!” at checkout (don’t use the quotation marks).

To see a list of Gilmanton’s Own farmers/vendors go here.

Thank you for supporting local!  Michelle and Keith

Paleo Challenge Update

Quick post on how we are doing.  We are just about half way.  Michelle has lost 5 pounds.  Keith has lost 10 pounds.  Not much movement on the body fat though; actually Michelle’s is going up (makes no sense).  We pretty much just eat vegetables and meat and herbs/spices.  We use good fats such as avocado oil, olive oil, coconut oil.  Lots and lots of eggs.  I’ve never eaten so much eggs and meat!  I am finding it hard as far as meal prep.  I like to cook what I know.  Now I am having to plan and find recipes and figure out my meals for the day the night before.  Just made Paleo Shepherd’s Pie last night.  A picture below shows the mess in the kitchen and the final product.  It was good.   The stuff that looks like potatoes is actually cauliflower.  Wouldn’t even know it huh? Michelle feels much more mobile – aches and pains are gone.  We will post a final post at the end of the month.  Stay tuned….20180113_17505320180113_182641