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Posted 4/24/2015 5:25pm by Anna Martin.

Get a head start on egg production. 8 week old Red Sex Link pullets for sale (hatch date 2/23). Excellent layers of large, brown eggs + good foragers = great for pasture-based systems. Chicks have been raised on Certified Organic Starter mash. Fully feathered and ready to start ranging during the day. Will need a coop and heat lamp at night for another few weeks. Price is $10/each or $8.50 for 10+. I have an excess of about 65 pullets.

Posted 2/13/2015 12:15am by Anna Martin.

Posted 12/1/2014 6:10pm by Anna Martin.

Hi CSA members,

 

At Osprey Hill, we take your satisfaction seriously.  I know how to fill a CSA box that would make me happy.  But, I'd like to understand why you choose CSA (let's face it, you've got options) and what you're looking for in a CSA program.

 

Please click here to take this very quick, surprisingly painless survey--10 short questions, 5 min max--to help us steer our program. 

 

Your feedback is valuable to us so we're offering an e-coupon for $10 farm credit on produce & poultry.  The survey is anonymous though so if you'd like the coupon, please email us once you've completed the survey (One coupon per household.  Limited to first 30 respondents.)

 

Thank you,

Anna

Osprey Hill Farm

Posted 11/24/2014 12:19am by Anna Martin.

Hi CSA Members,

Our main season CSA program is now complete and the farm is buttoned up for the winter.  Just a final note to say thank you for participating from the bottom of our hearts.   Also, the final newsletter has finally posted now that our schedule has released it's grip so if you're scratching your head wondering what to do with that rutabaga in your box, I encourage you to check out the newsletter.

To our generous work place and neighborhood hosts throughout the season, thank you for opening your front porches and break rooms.  We quite literally couldn't do it without you. 

Happy Holidays!

Geoff & Anna

Osprey Hill Farm

Posted 10/16/2014 2:10pm by Anna Martin.

Howdy folks,

As many of you know, we've opened up another business this year.  Early on, some of you may have heard the name Saxon Meatsmiths.  But, I guess deep down y'all know us better as Osprey Hill so we stopped trying to fight it and registered a DBA--Osprey Hill Butchery.  That has cut down on the confusion.

It's been a fast, furious, demanding season; yet an extremely rewarding one too.  You can take a peek into the butchery side of things thru this fantastic article by Grow NW.  I want to give props to the editor because butchering is a very daring topic to put to print.  Knowing the controversy and angry responses it could generate, they went ahead anyway in order to shed some light on a very real part of eating meat.

Our little corner of the world is experiencing a sort of meat renaissance: a renewed interest in quality meat that accounts for not only how the animal was raised but how it was butchered.  As a meat eater, we must reckon with the fact that we have chosen to take a life in order to give life.  Our friend Karly says in a matter-of-fact way that can't help but make you smile, "It's a lot easier to eat animals when they're dead."  And since this is fact, we believe the process should be quick, clean, and as stress-free for the animal as possible.  We put a good deal of attention into raising the animal and so too with the butchering.  Check out the step by step process as published by Grow NW.  Thanks guys!

Posted 9/29/2014 3:34pm by Anna Martin.

Hi CSA Members,

Sending a foggy Monday afternoon reminder that our B Session is officially complete.  From all of us at the farm we want to extend a warm thank you for joining us for the summer session of our 2014 CSA program. 

If you are currently signed up for the C Session there will be a seamless transition so  sit back, relax, and let the food keep rolling in!!

If you're not yet signed up for the C Sessions but you would like to be, please send me a quick email at ospreyhillfarm@yahoo.com.

Thank you,

Anna

Posted 9/11/2014 9:25pm by Anna Martin.

Throwback Thursday to last week's Eat Like a Farmer Luncheon hosted by Sustainable Connections and led by farmers Anna Martin of Osprey Hill Farm and Mike Finger of Cedarville Farm.  If you weren't able to make it to this hands-on, super fun lunch here are some recipes from our menu.  Best of all, many of the vegetable items are in season now and available thru your local CSA.

Lunch Menu:

Lime Cilantro Cauliflower 'Rice'

Mexican Style Tomato & Corn Salad

Kale Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing

Salsa Verde with Tortilla Chips

 

Posted 8/19/2014 10:39pm by Anna Martin.

Osprey Hill Butchery, our sister business, is now open for business.  We are taking reservations for poultry processing dates--please check out our Poultry Processing tab.  Thank you for being very patient with us.  It was a long road and now we're here!  Yehaw! 

Posted 7/29/2014 10:23pm by Anna Martin.

Hi CSA Members,

From all of us at the farm we want to extend a warm thank you for joining us for the first session of our 2014 CSA program. 

If you are currently signed up for the B Session there will be a seamless transition so  sit back, relax, and let the food keep rolling in!!

If you're not yet signed up for the B and/or C Sessions but you would like to be, please send me a quick email at ospreyhillfarm@yahoo.com.

Thank you,

Anna

Posted 5/18/2014 5:40pm by Anna Martin.

In so many ways, we are growing!

Our farming season is off to a good start and row crops are sizing up. To date, we've sold 3/4 tons of spinach alone and much more is on the way.

But, we're also growing as a business. For about a year, we've been drafting and refining business plans to help shape a scale-up of our business and things are finally coming to fruition. We can't thank enough those who have helped and supported us along the way.   Really.  Thank you.

We've always been committed to a mixed operation of livestock and produce. It adds a few layers (or more!) of complexity but that's how farmers of yore maintained their soil fertility and vitality and the closer we can come to closing the resource loop on our farm, the more satisfying the work is to us.

In staying true to that model, we've expanded both our row crop and livestock production by 100% each. In addition, we are starting a second business--poultry processing. Once completed, we'll be able to process birds, fowl, and hare for ourselves and others.

No doubt, we are burning the midnight oil to have this new WSDA approved facility up and running by mid June but things are looking hopefully optimistic. Our fancy new plucker and other equipment showed up last week by surprise which gave us reason to hope. We'll keep you posted on our progress.  For now, some photo sneak peeks.

A little slice of our life right now.

New this season:March 13th, 2018

2018 Meat CSAMarch 13th, 2018

We're putting a hold on our veggie CSA but we're still offering meat CSAs.  Please visit our CSA tab for more information on our pastured chicken, duck, and lamb.

2018 Veggie CSA?March 13th, 2018

The world of food is always changing, but in the last 5 years so much has happened in the food industry.  From on-line grocery shopping to federal regulations to minimum wage increase--all these