Sunday, January 27, 2013

Happy new year and Special Order Saturday Feb. 2nd


Hello All,

January has flown past.  We have just returned from our honeymoon trip down to Georgia and Florida.  We had a wonderful time exploring the unusual (at least to us) plants and animals of coastal Georgia and south Florida. 
Now that we’re back it is time for another pastured pork and egg order!

Tazzy the guard dog stands watch over her sheep
  

Winter Eggs for You: Guess what? The hens are laying well- so we have lots of eggs available for you. Take advantage of this unusual winter bounty and order several dozen. Remember, our eggs are fresh and will keep for a month, so order 3-4 dozen.  We don’t know if the hens will lay this well next month.

Pastured Pork: We have a full selection of our flavorful pork. We raise our hogs outdoors and feed certified organic grains and absolutely no sub-therapeutic antibiotics. Italian sausage, Bratwurst, shoulder roasts, fresh ham roasts, Country sausage, Chorizo sausage, thick bone-in pork chops, ribs, and lard.

Pastured Pork and Hens helping out the garden with fertilizer

If you haven’t tried this recipe yet- please do! Winter is the best time for cooking a pork roast in the oven. Fresh Ham with Sage and Thyme 

This Saturday February 2nd We will be taking orders for drop off at our usual locations:
Conover
Conover Hardware Store: 101 2nd St SW, Conover, NC 10-11 am

Hickory
Youssef 242 restaurant in Hickory: 242 11th Ave NE, Hickory Noon-1pm

Morganton
Nature’s Bounty health food store: 306 S Sterling St, Morganton 11-Noon

Follow this link to our online store for ordering information:

Tomatoes in January?

One of the first things we did after we got back to the farm, besides checking on the animals, was prepare some wonderful home cooked farm meals.  Chorizo and eggs is a breakfast favorite.  Sautéed onions, kale, and canned tomatoes with sliced Italian sausage was our first fabulous dinner. We are also in the process of rendering pork fat for snow white lard. Lard makes the best biscuits in the world- what a treat!  Oh- the flavor of our pastured meats! Those first few meals were a reconfirmation of the quality of our meats and our sustainable production methods.

Even on vacation we couldn’t stop thinking about agriculture totally.  On our way to our friend’s house in Key West we passed through many vegetable fields in south Florida.  It was incredible to see such large fields of vegetables.  We are used to seeing tens or hundreds of acres of corn, hay, or soy beans-but tomatoes, green beans, and squash! 

It was incredible to see that agriculture.  But it also was a real life reminder of our food system.  Those tomatoes were destined to be picked green, shipped, and then gassed to turn them red before appearing in our grocery stores up here.  The fields were the vegetable equivalent of animal factory farms or Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation or CAFO were food is mass produced to stay cheap with no concern for health, environment, or flavor.

Then in the Florida Keys we learned about the coral reefs that are suffering from multiple problems from warming, acidifying oceans to excess fertilizer runoff from those fields we saw: all problems exacerbated by industrial agriculture.
It all served to emphasize to us the importance of what we are doing.  With your help we are taking small steps to create a local, organic food system; one that makes creeks healthier instead of less, one that builds soil instead of destroying it, and one that produces flavorful food instead of tasteless color.

Thank you for your continued support of Bluebird Farm organic and pastured meats.  Remember, you can get pastured meats right here from your local farmer.

Saturday February 2nd
Conover
Conover Hardware Store: 101 2nd St SW, Conover, NC 10-11 am

Hickory
Youssef 242 restaurant in Hickory: 242 11th Ave NE, Hickory Noon-1pm

Morganton
Nature’s Bounty health food store: 306 S Sterling St, Morganton 11-Noon

Follow this link to our online store for ordering information:

Cheers,
  William and Marie

William Lyons and Marie Williamson 
Bluebird Farm
4178 Bluebird Drive
Morganton, NC 

www.BluebirdFarmNC.com

www.BluebirdFarmNC.blogspot.com


BluebirdFarmNC@gmail.com


828.584.7359

1 comment:

  1. Welcome back! We're preparing a citrus cured Bluebird Farm pork roast as we speak to impress the in-laws this weekend:)Hope you had a great trip. See you soon!
    -Shiloh

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