To forget how to dig the earth and tend the soil is to forget ourselves.
Mohandas K. Gandhi
SUPER DUPER NEWS!!!!!
The new Carraig Farm farmstore Grand Opening will be, drumroll please...November 7th!!! The store will be open every Friday and Saturday in November. December hours are Thursday - Sunday 11am - 6pm. We also welcome you anytime by appointment since we all have crazy schedules. Please join us as we celebrate the new addition to the farm! Lots of instore specials, new soaps, bath bombs, perfumes, lotions, body whips... the list goes on and on! Our official mascot Jammie Dodger will be there to say hello!
END OF YEAR SEED SAVING CLASS
Although this summers crop is still growing it is never too late to plan for next year! Join us August 27th at 6:30pm and learn how to save seeds for next years garden, steps for readying donation seeds for the seed library, tricks for putting your garden to bed for winter and sharing what others have learned. Extra seeds to share with others are encouraged. For more information please contact Tamara at Carraig Farm firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Townsend Seed Library at https://www.facebook.com/groups/412719155538983/
I am so happy to announce that starting April 1st our entire line of soaps, body products, fiber and handspun yarn will be available at:
Harley House Decor
909 Massachusetts Ave
Please join us in this new adventure!
I am so sorry folks, but we are no longer offering our CSA. I like to think I have super powers, but running the apothecary and a CSA would require a clone. If I can't conduct both, giving 110%, then I had to make a choice. We will however have farmstand open ;)
ALL THINGS GARDENING
Thursday March 19,2015 @ 6:30pm
Growing your own fresh vegetables has so many wonderful advantages, great exercise, great way to get outdoors but best of all, great food!
Interested in learning more? Join us at the Townsend Library, March 19th at 6:30pm for a class on all things gardening!
The Townsend Seed Lending Library is up and running, and now is the perfect time to learn, experiment and grow.
Tamara Buckley Leclerc from Carraig Farm and Apothecary will discuss such subjects as seed starting, tips and tricks for organic gardening, natural insect control and how to harvest your year end bounty. Plans for a low cost DIY light rack will be included in information packets. Please join the Seed Lending Library group on Facebook for up to date information.
Organic compost tea will be available for sale, all money goes to The Townsend Library. $2 a gallon for organic compost tea!
PREORDER YOUR SPRING POULTRY
We are currently taking preorders for our free range meat chickens - usually weigh in at 3.5 to 5 lbs. $3.50 per pound - free range grass/pasture raised and fed diet of veg. scraps, milk, grain (grain contains no animal byproducts or soy) - ready in May dependent upon weight, butchered here on farm. Can pick up fresh or frozen. I will call all customers ahead of time with butchering date.
Lamb is sold out for the year, Thank You, Thank You
Spring is around the corner, and although it may not feel quite like it yet, the ducks know it. We have duck eggs available again, getting almost a dozen a day and always have fresh eggs on hand for you. Fantastic for baking. $5 a dozen.
MASS GREAT OUTDOORS blog interview
Special Thanks to Julia and the Mass Great Outdoors blog for this interview.
WILD EDIBLES TOUR AT CARRAIG FARM!
We are happy to announce that John Root will be visiting the farm and lead a guided tour on wild edibles this coming June!!! I attended one of his tours years ago and left with a new appreciation of so many wild vegetation varieties. Many thanks to the Ashby Cultural Council for supporting this great event. We will be posting signup instructions soon.
INDIVIDUAL LAMB CUTS AVAILABLE LATE FEBRUARY
Whole and half preordered lambs have been completed (Thank You, Thank You). Individual cuts will be available late February. All cuts are vaccum packed, and I can't say enough about this new packaging, so much better for long keeping in freezer rather than wrapping and rewrapping butcher papered cuts. If there are certain cuts you would like to have reserved please give us a call.
All prices per pound:
rack of lamb $15 SOLD OUT
lamb chops (cut up rack) $15 SOLD OUT
shoulder chops $12 SOLD OUT
shoulder roast $10 SOLD OUT
whole or 1/2 leg SOLD OUT
shanks (2 per package) $7 SOLD OUT
liver $6 SOLD OUT
heart $6 SOLD OUT
kidney $6 SOLD OUT
rolled shoulder $10 SOLD OUT
stew lamb (boneless) $8 SOLD OUT
ground $8 SOLD OUT
fore 1/4 roast $8 SOLD OUT
loin chops SOLD OUT
TAKING PREORDERS FOR END OF FEBRUARY WHOLE OR HALF LAMB
We have 4 lambs that will beready end of January. If you would like to order your custom cuts please send us a email. Beginning in February we will be offering select cuts for sale. Any questions, as always, feel free to call ;).
CSA RETURNS FOR 2014!
The 2014 Carraig Farm CSA is sold out - however we will have the farm stand open for fresh veggies, soaps and goodies (located at top of driveway this season). I will post farm stand hours as season gets closer. Thank You all ;)
Please visit our CSA page above for further information.
CARRAIG FARM AWARDS!
Two photos by Carraig Farm were chosen by a judging panel for this years Massachusetts Department of Agriculture 2014 calendar. To order yours and help support local agiculture please visit www.mass.gov
NOW TAKING PREORDERS FOR WHOLE OR HALF LAMB
The 2013 year is coming to a close. The last of the veggies and fruit is being taken out of the garden and canned, the wood has been cut and it is time to preorder you whole or half lamb. Lamb will be ready end of November, $7 per pound. Reserve now for Christmas dinner! This is a wonderful way to buy quality lamb at a great price raised sustainably and chemical free. We use only soy free grain and animal byproduct free grain along with feeding of garden veggies. All lambs have free roam of all pastures throughout their life giving you a wonderful tender meat. If this is your first time ordering lamb please send an email or call and we will send along our meat cuts sheet and a FAQ about the process. Feel free to also give us a call at 978.386.2379.
OUR OWN HANDMADE CHRISTMAS WREATHS
Made from laurel, fir and balsam here on farm using this years grapevines and bailing twine - entire wreath is biodegradable, no wire is used. Wreaths only $35 each. These are good hefty wreaths sure to be fresh into January. Please call 978-386-2379 to order and add a bit o' holiday cheer to your home.
Added to the farm this year - PEKING DUCKS! Heavy egg layers and a hoot to watch. Expect dozens and dozens of duck eggs next Spring!
All lamb cuts sold out except 1/4 and 1/2 lamb legs Thank You, Thank You, Thank You
Please let me know if you would like one for your Christmas table ;)
Lamb now in, many cuts available
All raised sustainably and chemical free. We use only soy free grain and animal byproduct free grain along with feeding of garden veggies. All lambs have free roam of pastures throughout their life giving you a wonderful tender meat. Call 978.386.2379 to reserve.
SOLD OUT ground, stew, racks and loin chops
OUR OWN HANDMADE CHRISTMAS WREATHS
Made from 3 types of fresh Maine conifers each wreath made here on farm from this years grapevines and bailing twine - wreath biodegradable, no wire used. Wreaths only $35 each, good hefty wreaths sure to be fresh into January. Please call 978-386-2379 to order and add a bit o' holiday cheer to your home.
Poultry SOLD OUT for season - Thank You for your support
Preorder your free range poultry:
We are currently taking preorders for our free range meat chickens - usually weigh in at 3.5 to 5 lbs. $4 per pound - free range grass/pasture raised and fed diet of veg. scraps, milk, and grain (grain contains no animal byproducts or soy) - ready late October/early November dependent upon weight, butchered here on farm. Can picked up fresh or frozen. I will call all customers ahead of time with butchering date.
Lamb SOLD OUT for season - Thank You for your support
Reservations for lamb now being taken. Lamb will be ready end of November and is being sold whole and half. Reserve now for Christmas dinner! This is a wonderful way to buy quality lamb at a great price raised sustainably and chemical free. We use only soy free grain and animal byproduct free grain along with feeding of garden veggies. All lambs have free roam of pastures throughout their life giving you a wonderful tender meat. If this is your first time ordering lamb please visit our meat cuts sheet for FAQ about the process and what cuts you can custom order. Feel free to also give us a call at 978.386.2379.
Winter CSA SOLD OUT for season - Thank You for your support
New this year! Our first winter CSA...
Hearth baked bread, our own greenhouse vegetables, Massachusetts grown organic wheat flour, jams, chutneys, eggs, handmade soap, pies... these are just a few of the new offerings to be included in our winter CSA. Every 2 weeks you will be able to pick up a box full of homemade goodness.
Bread types will include Irish, sourdough, fennel and cinnamon raisin to name a few all handmade and risen slowly next to fire. Soaps to include coffee, vitamin E, cinnamon and aloe vera along with many others. Sign up now, because this is our first year we will be doing a limited number of slots...