We had a customer query about our certification for Grassfed Beef this week. I’m not sure that such certification exists, but even if it did we wouldn’t be signing up for it. //
What does certification mean to us? It means paying some bureaucracy to audit us on some things that make sense, such as what sprays we do or don’t use, and some things that don’t make sense, such as ensuring our laying hens are not in the mango orchard when the mangoes are growing, so that we can share their (often highly marketable) accreditation badge on our food, and give the customer the lousy guarantee that we at least have the paper trail to prove we do what we say we do, even if we don’t do half of it in practice!
We want our customers to certify us for themselves. We encourage anyone interested to book a farm tour, to check the farm out for themselves, to look at our challenges and our solutions, to know for themselves that this is a good wholesome source of their sustenance. //
There’s a sacrifice here. We miss out on the fancy labels. Some retail shops won’t be interested in our produce. And we really can’t sell to people who are too far away to visit us. But this is a direction we are committed to, and we rely on the like-minded customer to support us and champion this kind of certification! //
#permaculture #organik #joelsalatin #advertisingprinciples #organiccertification #regenerativefarming #paddocktoplate #northqueensland #townsvilleshines #familyfarm #buylocal #knowyourfarmer
No detail is too small for the craftsperson. There is one gigantic effort being made to connect each part of our continuous chain... the seed breeder, farmer, maltster, account manager, delivery driver, and most importantly our craft brewers and distillers who support and grow with us. Together, we're saving farms one beer (and spirit!) at a time.
🍁🍂Local🍂🍁 There is a lot I could say about local wool. It is a topic that is very important to me as a shepherdess selling wool and wool products.
When you buy fleeces, roving and yarn from the farm it has so much meaning to me as the producer. I spend endless hours caring for the needs of my flock no matter the weather or how tired I may be. It is thrilling to have a beautiful crop of fleeces shorn, to receive beautiful yarn from the fiber mill and to see happy sheep grazing the fields. I get just as excited whenever I get a new order from our online shop or when someone tells you they walked around the entire fiber festival to come back to your booth because they loved your products so much. This is why I love seeing final products people make from our wool. You could ask me about where the yarn in our shop came from and I could tell you about each sheep, what they like, who their parents were and so on.
When you buy from your local you’re playing a big part in our flock. You’re helping buy grain and hay (which in not cheap), you’re helping pay for shearing and you’re helping with the emergency vet bill that no one account for plus much much more.
I myself try to buy strictly local when I travel. I try to buy from local producers, wool that represent the region I am visiting or from Indie dyers from that area. Why buy yarn that I can buy anywhere?
I may be a little spoiled as I have a wonderful wooly selection right behind my house. Doesn’t get more local than that!
#wovember #buylocal #localwool #wearwool #woollove #knitlovewool #knitwool #wool #romneysheep #sheepfarm #fiberfarm #smallbusiness #familyfarm #oregonfarm #sheep #spinnersofinstagram #knittersofinstagram #crochetersofinstagram #weaversofinstagram #feltersofinstagram #fiberarts #fiberarts #coveredbridgefarm
Our Co Owner John Gambini has been busy making some exclusive & very limited edition wines for you. Come in & try our Primitivo or Amarone and take some home before they sell out. Stock is limited. 🍷
🐓🐓🐓 🐓🐓🐓 Farm life time lapse... Just filled the chicken feeder and here they come! This is our 10th year of farming and having free range chickens.•
#chickens #freerange #farmlife #familyfarm
It’s really unusual to have this many beautiful days at this time of year. Before long the rain will settle in and we won’t be able to get out like this. So today I took some time with the boys to enjoy what may be one of the last nice days of fall. I can’t believe how beautiful the farm is or how incredibly blessed I am to work and raise my family on it.
Deck the tents with boughs of holly,
Fa, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la!
'Tis the season to be jolly....Okay you get the picture! ...
We are so excited for you all to see Christmas on the Farm! Imagine staying in our cozy glamping tents with a light dusting of snow. The forest is decked out with white twinkle lights and each tent is beautifully decorated for the holidays!
If this doesn't get you in the mood for Christmas, I don't know what will!!
With the animals all tucked in for the night, it's time for the humans to eat! Tonight it's Shrimp and Rice Cakes; yes of course I cooked with my Slytherin apron! 😍👍
Our winter CSA is in full swing! Stop by Thursdays and weekends for our beyond organic veggies.
Back on the farm. After a week in Colorado doing rad things and talking about exciting new projects, I thought coming back work would be hard. But it's so grounding to be close to my food, working with Jesse 🚜💕✌#farmlife #familyfarm #seedproduction #organic
Goats milk soap is wonderful for people with dry or sensitive skin. If you know someone with eczema or psoriasis, a goats milk soap bar would be a great gift idea for them! We just happen to love the rich lather it makes!!😍👌🏽
Family trip on the property foraging for wreaths today. This is me and my youngest little (who’s eating pine needles? 🤷🏻♀️ extra vitamin c I suppose!) Keep an eye out for some wreath making class dates coming soon!
#familyfarm #wreathmaking #foraging #mondaymood #farmkids
For me, there is something so peaceful about seeing ducks in the snow.