Stock up!


Stock? Get it?

It’s that time of year, time to start thinking about stocking up for winter. Buying “on-the-hoof” is the least expensive way to fill your freezer with delicious naturally-raised meats. Here’s what we still have available for your freezer:

Beef
* Beef quarters will be available in November or December. It usually takes 2 or 3 quarters of beef to get our family of 5 through a year.

Pork
* Our August pork is sold out, but the first of our new genetics will be ready for October. We usually keep 2 whole hogs a year for ourselves.

Chicken
* We have chickens available to reserve for both September and October. That makes 8 chickenless months until the first batch of 2010 is ready. I usually keep at least 2 chickens per month for ourselves (i.e. 16 chickens in the freezer to get us through winter.)

Of course we have only so many animals, many are already spoken for, & we save a certain number for farmers markets. So if you’d like to get on the reserved list just email sugarcreekfarm@osage.net and I’ll get you pricing info.

If you need some help with buying your meat this way, there’s a wonderful new publication from Iowa State University: Beef and Pork Whole Animal Buying Guide It’s available for purchase as a spiral-bound booklet or you can download the PDF file for free!

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2 Responses to Stock up!

  1. Tiberia says:

    You have some seriously healthy looking stock there! :)

  2. karl says:

    our freezer store this year is; half of a beef, two hogs and forty eight chickens. tristan, at seven eats as much as i do and i am a hearty eater. neither of us are over weight. i am frightened for our future when three large boys sit at our table. yikes…