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CSA Delivery #4
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Crooked Gap Farm CSA Week #4
Thursday, Feb. 20th from 4:30 - 6:30 PM @ The Cheese Shop
At Crooked Gap Farm we are always looking for ways to grow and make the most sustainable farm that we can. That is what has led us to use older breeds of livestock that thrive outdoors, rotate our hogs through the woodlots, begin to hatch out our own chicks, and continually seek out ways to improve our final product and the way we raise our livestock. With that in mind we have been aggressively researching a switch from conventional GMO feed rations to a Non-GMO feed ration for our hogs and poultry (the cattle and sheep are 100% grassfed).

Ethan recently did some research into the subject, specifically when it comes to hog feed rations, and he discussed various Non-GMO articles on Episode 50 of The Beginning Farmer Show (you'll find links to the articles and the audio from the podcast). Obviously there are a lot of people on either side of the issue, but in our search for continued sustainability for our farm we are interested in doing what is best for our pigs/chickens, soils, over-all environment, and of course for you!

The switch from conventional GMO feeds to Non-GMO feed would be a big step for us and would require more labor and a decent amount of capital investment in the beginning to get set-up for the change. Because of that, we would love to hear your thoughts on the subject. We have created a very short survey to gauge what is most import to all of our farm fans. If you would take a minute or two to fill it out we would be so very thankful!
 

Below you will find what is included in our various CSA shares this week. You will also find a link to recipes for some of the cuts. If you would like to add anything to your order, please check out what is available, and just send us an e-mail.

Full Share


*Pork Tenderloin Filet
*Pork T-Bone Chops
*Natural Cure Cottage Bacon
*Bratwurst Links
*Breakfast Patties
*Beef Rib Steaks
*Lamb Ribs
*Whole Guinea Fowl

If you would like to add any items to your order check out what is available and then e-mail us your selections.

Half Share


*Natural Cure Cottage Bacon
*Breakfast Sausage
*Green Onion Sausage
*Whole Guinea Fowl 
(different recipe than is linked in the whole share)
 
If you would like to add any items to your order check out what is available and then e-mail us your selections.

1/4 Share


*Natural Cure Traditional Bacon
*Sweet Italian Sausage
*Cured Ham Hocks
*Farmers Choice Grassfed Beef

If you would like to add any items to your order check out what is available and then e-mail us your selections.

Quarter share members, if you don't remember which week you scheduled your pick-up please let us know
 
The Beginning Farmer Show is a weekly 30 minute podcast hosted by Crooked Gap Farmer Ethan Book. Each week Ethan shares updates from life on the farm ... tips, tricks, joys, and struggles of a beginning farmer ... and a hard lesson learned. If you are a farmer, are interested in becoming a farmer, or just love great food and Crooked Gap Farm then you will enjoy The Beginning Farmer Show. You can subscribe on iTunes, find us with the Stitcher App on your smartphone, or follow along with the show notes on The Beginning Farmer Blog.
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