Organic Farmers Go On Vacation

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Greg and I were chatting with a friend this week about what it's really like to own a farm.  We were discussing the behind the scenes, real-life experience of living here at Stonecrop Farm that we don't often talk about. 

There are so many overwhelmingly positive aspects of living here on the farm. Constant access to nature and animals, the sense of purpose we feel farming, the fresh air, farm walks, lightning bugs, wild cherries galore...I could go on. 

But, like any path in life there are sacrifices too. I think the compromise that has been hardest for both Greg and me to adjust to has been the difficulty of stepping away from the farm.   

Have I told you that we both absolutely love to travel? We love to explore new places and cultures and try new cuisines. We've traveled solo and together all over the world to incredible places like Madagascar, Tanzania, and Indonesia.

With the farm and our business where it is...leaving is not just complicated, it's scary. There are animals to feed/water multiple times a day and fences to check and a significant chunk of our savings (our animals!) walking around our fields. If something were to go wrong, it would be devastating to us on sooooo many different levels.  

That's why we are so (SO!) lucky to have a friend like Allie. Allie knows our farm backwards and forwards and is able to take over for us once or twice a year so that we can truly step away.

This week, Greg and I were able to spend 4 whole days together NOT FARMING up in the Adirondacks. We hiked, swam, read our books, and rested our brains and our bodies. 

Going on fewer vacations and overseas adventures is a sacrifice that we do miss from time to time. But it makes the trips we do take all the more sweeter and we have our dear friend Allie to thank for this last one. 

You Farmers, 
Jenney & Greg

Fresh Chicken for the First Outdoor Market

We'll be bringing fresh certified organic whole chickens, chicken feet and chicken gizzards to the Brighton Market this weekend. We'll also have fresh cuts of pasture raised pork, including chops, shoulder roast, spare ribs, sausage, ground pork, shoulder steaks, organs meats, bones, trotters and more.

Remember, the market moves outdoors to the Brighton High School and runs from 9am-1pm. See you there!

It's Still Soup Weather

Well, the warm spring weather is only just starting to appear with some sunshine, but these cold evenings are perfect for making soup with our pasture raised stewing hens. We'll have plenty of these along certified organic eggs and cuts of our pasture raised pork at the Brighton Market in Rochester, NY.

Fresh Pork in Rochester, NY

We've got fresh pork coming this weekend to the Brighton Farmers Market in Rochester, NY. Come see us at our stand to pick up some pasture raised pork shoulder roasts, pork chops, ground pork, shoulder steaks, spare ribs, and more to take home for dinner that night. We'll also have pasture raised stewing hens and certified organic eggs.

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Rochester CSA Fair - Saturday

The Brighton Farmers Market will be closed this weekend for Easter, but we'll be at the Rochester Brainery for the Find Your Farmer CSA Fair on Saturday 2-5pm. Come over to this free event to meet some local farmers, sample some kombucha and sign up for a CSA share.

We'll be back at the Brighton Farmers Market next week with some of the best eggs, chicken, and pork in Rochester, NY.

New product: Deli Sliced Ham

This week we're unveiling a new item that we are super excited about: deli sliced ham! We'll have plenty of this tasty sliced ham for sandwich making at the Brighton Farmers Market this week along with lots of other cuts of pasture raised pork in Rochester, NY. Stop by to pick up some chops, sausage, roasts, tenderloin, bones, organ meats, and more. We'll also have pasture raised stewing hens and certified organic eggs.

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Fresh Pork in Rochester, NY

We'll have a full variety of cuts our amazing pasture raised pork, just back from the butcher and fresh, never frozen. Stop by to pick up some chops, roasts, ribs, and more, all ready to cook for dinner that night. Don't miss out on the best pork in Rochester, NY. We'll also have our pasture raised stewing hens perfect for making some soup for the snowy week ahead.

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Smoked Pork at the Brighton Farmers Market in Rochester, NY

This week we'll be bringing certified organic eggs, and plenty of pasture raised stewing hens for the upcoming colder weather. We'll also be bringing a variety of cuts of pasture raised pork, including chops, shoulder roasts, and sausage, as well as smoked bacon, ham steaks, and smoked ham hocks. Don't miss out on these fantastic pork cuts, which our customers describe as the best pork in Rochester, NY.

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