Farm Happenings at Hawkins Family Farm
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Farm Happenings at Hawkins Family Farm

A Farm Fresh Treat for Your Pets

Posted on August 2nd, 2019
Every summer Saturday morning at dawn, you'll find our chicken butchering crew out in the pasture, gently gathering chickens for humane on-farm processing. By noon we have around 200 scalded, plucked, and cleaned chickens cooling in the powerful air-chiller, and a few days later they are cut up (by a... read more »

Introducing the Raw Milk Cheese Share

Posted on July 6th, 2019
While we endeavor to produce a wide variety of products, dairy has always seemed beyond our reach. That’s why we were delighted when Laban Hufford, a young man whose family milks a small herd of cows just a “country block” away from our farm, told us he wanted to make cheese from their... read more »

Cute pigs and FRIDAY delivery!

Posted on June 29th, 2019
It's a busy day on the farm! (Aren't they all?) The butcher crew is wrapping up the processing of this week's batch of chickens and I'm running around the garden moving irrigation to keep the plants watered now that the hot weather has arrived. So, no lengthy update this week. Just a cute photo of some... read more »

Rolling the Rye

Posted on June 22nd, 2019
Though the calendar tells us summer has officially arrived, on the farm we’re already thinking about autumn and winter as we make preparations for late season crops. This week I prepared our winter squash patch by terminating a standing crop of cereal rye with a tool called a roller crimper. This... read more »

Chicken!

Posted on June 15th, 2019
About a month ago we ran out of our stock of frozen chicken, so we have been patiently waiting for our first batch of broilers to grow to butcher weight. Our Freedom Ranger broilers arrive on the farm in the mail as two-day old chicks. They spend three or four weeks in a brooder and then move out to... read more »

Garlic Scapes

Posted on June 8th, 2019
Garlic scapes are one of the pleasures of June on the farm and, over the past few weeks, conversation among the farm crew has often turned to anticipation of their arrival, speculation as to when that might be, and plans for how to eat them. The scape is a tender shoot that grows from the top of each... read more »

Welcome to the summer CSA!

Posted on May 31st, 2019
A new CSA season is here! We are delighted to have you join us as we make our way through the joys and struggles of producing food on a small family farm. We love Community Supported Agriculture because it’s all about relationships. Our members acknowledge the inherent riskiness of agriculture... read more »