As you know, there is more to a chicken than the breast. Today many of us have gotten used to buying only the breasts, often injected for flavor since they lack it on their own. We have to learn or relearn what to do with the whole chicken. You can eat organically for the same price as eating what is… Read More »A whole chicken? What would I do with it?
This week we will have………….. 100 % grassfed beef pastured pork eggs sprouts egg noodles made with This Old Farm eggs Drop us a line if you want us to reserve an item for you. We look forward to seeing you Wed from 3 to 6:30 at the West Lafayette Sagamore Farmers Market.
Now that the garden is planted and hopefully you avoided Monday’s frost without too many losses, it is time to think about how to organically fertilize your plants. Luckily there are many options that do not involve chemical fertilizers. In this weeks workshop we will talk about… Compost Foliar feeding When to feed This workshop will be held from 10-11:30… Read More »Fertility 101
At the farm, it is just another day. Another day that the animals need to be cared for, milked, and watered. Another day we can’t let the new seedlings get too parched. Yet, despite the normal chores, even we might take a break and enjoy the beauty of the spring and the memories of a time gone by. Whether it… Read More »Here’s to a great Memorial Day!
The following is an article first written for the magazine Heritage Homecoming edited by Larry Truitt. Good food; now that is something I have a passion about! Yet, when asked to do an article on organic foods I thought for the purpose of Heritage Homecoming I should start with an even larger passion of mine which is good, local food! … Read More »Local Foods; How History Can Be Repeated In A Positive Manner
Wednesdays threat of severe weather with hail kept us from the West Lafayette Farmer’s Market. I greatly missed seeing our regular customers and will look forward to returning this coming Wednesday. We will be bringing pastured pork, 100% grassfed beef, egg noodles made with our wonderfully orange yolked eggs, as well as the eggs themselves. I will also have our… Read More »Sorry we missed you.
Today as I weeded the first of many strawberry rows, I reflected on the beauty of spring. I kneeled in a very humble position pulling weeds that had crept into the strawberry patch. Straw was used to heavily mulch the area and with our recent heavy rains weeding was pleasant. I looked out on our front pasture with the laying… Read More »Take time to smell the flowers!
By request, we will be offering the Fridays at the Farm workshop series on Saturdays as well during the month of May. That means, weather permitting, we will offer the workshop on beginning an heirloom garden this coming Friday and Saturday. This will be our second workshop in a series of workshops to be offered on the farm this season. … Read More »How to start an heirloom garden.
Pigs arrived at the farm a few weeks ago. We again purchased local organic feeder pigs from Dave Randal outside of Lebanon, IN. These pigs will be grown out in the next several months eating organic grains and foraging through pasture and woods. One of the things we strive to do on the farm is utilize animals to the best… Read More »The pigs are hard at work
By popular request, This Old Farm is launching a workshop series to be held Friday mornings, 10AM to 11:30AM at the farm. Jessica Smith will share information about different aspects of farm life from organic gardening to raising chickens to preserving the harvest. Whether you are new to growing your own food or a seasoned veteran, there will be something… Read More »Fridays at the farm
On Wednesday, May 6th, the Sagamore West Farmer’s Market will open from 3 pm to 6:30 pm. We look forward to seeing many of you that we have not seen through the winter season. It is yet another sign of spring! Please stop and see us even if it is just to say hi. We will be taking orders for… Read More »The Farmer’s Market Season Begins
The following is an excerpt from a presentation that I gave for the Westin A. Price Foundation on Saturday. It was a wonderful gathering with many individuals dedicated to eating local, nutrient dense, farm fresh food. 10 Time Saving Tips in a Whole Foods Kitchen So you desire to feed your family good, healthy, natural foods but don’t want to… Read More »Jessica presents one of her many passions