Okay, I want to support my local farmer until the time when we are the local farmer! So, I have made 2 goals toward this: 1) find a place to purchase farm, fresh eggs and 2) purchase half a hog to put into the freezer.
To find a local farmer, I went to a website called Local Harvest. Click on the picture to go there now and find a local farm near you.
I put in my zip code to do a search. The second farm listed, Deep Roots, said that they had eggs so I sent them an email.
I already know the farm that I am going to get my half hog from. It is pastured pork. I printed off the pastured pork brochure. It stated to email them if you want to reserve a half hog…so I did!
I sent emails to both of these local farms last Thursday (as I am writing this, it is Sunday). I did not hear back from either place. I know farmers are busy but this was a little discouraging. I will make phone calls this week and see if that will be more effective.
My seedlings are doing great and I transplanted some yesterday to new little pots:
I think that I mentioned that I planted lettuce and spinach into the soil outside in the garden. I knew this would be a gamble when I did it. However, the lettuce has germinated! It was supposed to get a little cool last night so I covered the bed.