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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.

Posted 2/25/2014 3:23pm by Anna Martin.

CSA Sign ups!

Even the snow can't stop us! We're seeding our first crops of the season and they should be ready right in time for CSA season!! Signups start March 1!

Posted 2/21/2014 12:40pm by Anna Martin.

Check out this article about us, in the Seattle Met!


Posted 2/14/2014 1:09pm by Anna Martin.

Welcome to our new site, chock full of information about our farm! Be sure to check out our market locations, our CSA offerings and our poultry processing services!

2017 CSA starts on Thrusday June 15th!June 8th, 2017

That's right! Just one week from today, our CSA members will be receiving their first box of produce & eggs.  Keep your eye out for an email from the farm with welcomes, introductions, and in

Spring is on it's way!April 29th, 2017

News from UW meteorologist Cliff Mass is that this is the rainiest springs in at least 20 years.  That's tough news on the farm because we need at least 2-3 consecutive dry days in the mid 50's-6

We're closed for the season. We open again in late May '18. on 12/5/2017April 25th, 2017

Thank you for a great season.  We will open again the last week of May.  We'll begin taking reservations for commercial producers in February of 2018.  A commercial producer is a farm t