Tuesday, 31 May 2011

New Fence

Notes from the farm...
Things have been going much better over the past two weeks! We got most of our fence installed, and we’ve been selling our arugula, rhubarb, chives and wild-picked fiddleheads at the Eat Local Sudbury Store! We’re still behind on our planting due to wet weather and lack of time, though.

Our meat chickens and turkeys are doing really well and we are really enjoying our six baby Embden geese. We call them “Rowan’s Geese” because they follow her around everywhere. They have been a great learning experience for her – she feeds them, takes them for walks and especially loves giving them “baths”!

New Fence:
We’d like to say a BIG “thank you” to our wonderful friends Steve, Marjorie, Arik and Melanie for coming out on the long weekend to help us fence! The weather was HOT and the work was hard (drilling holes, moving concrete, installing posts) but they were a tremendous help and we couldn’t have done it without them! We still haven’t finished installing the page wire, but with Aaron’s family visiting this weekend, we are hoping to finish up. The finished fence will be just over 1200ft and will keep the poultry much safer!

Duck Egg Frittatas:
I am happy to announce that you will now be able to buy our delicious duck egg frittatas at the Eat Local Sudbury Store! Faced with a surplus of duck eggs, I decided to make and freeze two types of frittatas at our local inspected kitchen in the Wanup Community Hall:
·         Sundried Tomato, Spinach and Feta – all ingredients are locally or Ontario-grown except for the spinach.
·         Caramelized Onion, Sweet Potato and Goat Cheese – all ingredients are locally or Ontario grown except for the sweet potato.
The frittatas are frozen and just need to be heated in the oven for about 30min at 350F before eating – perfect for a quick and healthy supper! You can also buy the frittatas from me directly – just send me an email and I can bring some along on my regular Tuesday night delivery to Market Square.

Duck Egg Promotion:
As I mentioned last newsletter, we will now be selling our delicious duck eggs through an egg club membership similar to our chicken eggs. Our chicken egg memberships are sold out, but the duck eggs are a tasty alternative! Duck eggs are larger and more nutritious than chicken eggs. Please spread the word!

Allison Muckle
Rowantree Farms

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