Serben Free Range - Update - January 21, 2011
Hard to imagine that just a few months ago there were turkeys wandering around the farmyard and chickens in the pasture pens and pigs wallowing in their mudpool..everything is buried under piles of snow!
We enjoyed our time at the indoor St. Albert Farmers' Market and in the heated tents at the Downtown Market over the Christmas season. The Farmers' Markets are done for now, but we are still coming in every Monday evening (weather permitting!) to do our home-deliveries. We currently have whole chickens (pastured, no hormones, no antibiotics) and pork (free-range, no hormones, no antibiotics), and beef (naturally-raised, no hormones/antibiotics) available on our website to order. Place your orders by Sunday at noon to receive Monday deliveries!
We are busily gearing up for 2011; it seems far away now, but once the snow melts, the work doesn't slow down until after the harvest season! We've got our chicks and turkey poults ordered, and are looking forward to growing great food for you. We are considering the possibility of setting up a CSA (community-supported agriculture) system for the upcoming winter season. Since it becomes more difficult to access locally-grown food once the markets are over, we think it would be a great idea to have a CSA through those months for our customers. The idea would be that you'd commit to receiving a monthly delivery of meat (probably around $125-150/month). The delivery would be a mix of our chicken and pork, and grass-fed beef produced by our neighbour. We'd also provide your Christmas turkey. It wouldn't be feasible to home-deliver each order, since we'd need about 100 people to make this a viable plan, but we'd do centralized depot-deliveries, for example, deliveries to a central location in St. Albert, North Edmonton, South Edmonton and Sherwood Park, or something along those lines. At this point, we are just interested in hearing from you whether this is of interest. We know it seems far away, but we'd need to tailor our production accordingly during the summer. So let us know!
Thanks for all of your support through 2010, looking forward to the upcoming year!
-Julia and Jered