New Addition – Hermes Our Guernsey Bull Calf!
Hermes was born September 22, 2014 to our heifer, Comet, who came to our farm in the spring. He is half Guernsey and half Jersey.
2014 CSA is CLOSED for subscriptions. Please review our CSA info and consider signing up early for the 2015 season.
This is the size of our half share CSA box – about half a paper grocery sack. Cost $375 for 18-20 week CSA season. Our full share box is the same width but 4-6 inches taller – about the size of a paper grocery sack. Cost $600 for 18-20 week CSA season, which equates to $30 per week or $18.75 for half shares. Each size share receives 5-10 different items per week.
This is our first CSA box of the 2014 season. It is a half share. 1 head red lettuce, 1 head green lettuce, 1 lb. rhubarb, 1 bunch asparagus, strawberries, 2 lbs navy beans, dill and oregano.
2014 Farmers Markets we will be attending are:
Wauconda Green Market (once a month)
We also sell to The Exercise Coach in Lake Zurich and deliver once a month.
2014 CSA Dropsites
Our Farm – Saturday 9AM-NOON
Palatine/Inverness near Ela and Palatine Rd.- Wednesdays 5-7pm at a private residence. Address will be emailed upon sign up.
Chicago near Harlem & Addison – Thursdays
We purchased a herdshare cow in April 2013. Her name is Eclipse (aka Miss Moo). She’s an almost six year old Guernsey. Our dairymaid milks her and we all pitch in to make butter by shaking in a mason jar. We then purchased her 3 year old daughter, Comet, the spring of 2014. Comet is due to calve in September if all goes well.
Freedom Rangers or Cornish Cross Broilers
We now have limited supply of frozen Cornish Cross chickens available for sale. Please visit the “Order” tab to download our order form.
For the 2014 season, our first batch of broilers was processed on 6/12. We have a limited number of frozen available. The next batch is a smaller group of Freedom Rangers and will be available on a first come, first serve basis. After that we will have a batch ready late August/early September and possibly another ready in October.
Handmade Milk Soap
Our handmade soap is available to order online, as well as on the farm and off the farm events.
Our soap is currently made with local goat milk. However, in the spring of 2014 we are looking forward to our two Oberhasli goats giving us our own fresh goat milk.
Don’t forget to check out our Loony Acres Newsletter, especially if you are not a subscriber.
Below is a sign featuring some of our product offerings. Honey, unfortunately will not be available until we buy our hives and bees. Then it takes a year to harvest the honey.
The sign above was created by GreenChickens and the photo is used with permission.