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Silver Forge Farm CSA will be starting our second year in 2015. Each share will include pasture raised eggs, organic vegetables and fruit as well as farm sourced items such as wool products from our Shetland sheep. We are done with the 2014 season but we will be taking names for a 2015 waiting list. Email us your name and phone number and we will add you to the list. email@example.com
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18 Nov 2014 | facebook:
Shocked and sad to see Agway close up in Englishtown. They have been our farm supply and feed store since the beginning. Farming in Monmouth County is just getting more and more expensive.
11 Nov 2014 | facebook:
We are sold out of chickens so thats the end of the season for us. Time to chop wood and get paperwork ready for the 2015 CSA. Make sure to send in your deposits by December 15th if you are a 2014 member and message us your name, email and phone number if you want to be added to the waiting list.
02 Nov 2014 | facebook:
CSA members, please check your email for important information about the 2015 season. Everyone else, please let us know soon if you would like to be added to the waiting list, we will start opening up shares on December 15th!
01 Nov 2014 | facebook:
Good morning! We'll have eggs in the cooler on the porch from 9 to 7 for CSA members.
31 Oct 2014 | facebook:
Happy Halloween to you and yours! To any shareholders stopping by to pick up eggs tomorrow, the chickens would like you to know they LOVE old jack o lanterns and pumpkin guts :)
25 Oct 2014 | facebook:
Well we finally bought a "real" tractor after pushing a series of ride on mowers to the limits of their engines the past few years. It is a John Deere 1025 and has so far been a great help preparing for the winter. We kept her very busy today toting blueberry bushes are going in the ground and pepper plants and fig trees coming out. Looking forward to a long and reliable future together.
21 Oct 2014 | facebook:
We had our first frost last night. Its always a visual conclusion to the season seeing so many of the plants we grew die off in one night to make way for winter. Usually this is a time when I'm exhausted with picking greens and packing up the truck on friday nights. Every year so far I've been ready to spend the days reading/napping by the old Vermont castings wood stove. This year is different though. For the first year in a long time I'm frustrated that the season is over and that planting more, tilling more, and growing more isn't going to happen until spring.
I think this change is because of the new challenges and opportunities that the CSA offered us. Its allowed me to spend more time farming than ever before and see the complex, unpredictable and sublime system that nourishes us. As an eternal pessimist I spend too much time thinking what we could do better but thats what keeps me growing and creating new ways to make this work. But I also need to focus on our successes, we've grown more vegetables both in amount and diversity this year than ever before, produced more eggs by far and with less chickens due to finally figuring out how this whole Joel Salatin pastured poultry thing works, and started the only CSA in Monmouth County, New Jersey which is one of the most expensive places to own land in the country that isn't being used as a McMansion or strip mall. Thanks so much to our members and every friend who stopped by to help me move a bail of hay, turn off the hose or buy a dozen eggs. I've got so many ideas and plans for next year and promise it will be bigger, delicious and more radical than ever.
20 Oct 2014 | facebook:
Interested in starting your own backyard flock? We've got laying hens for sale!
17 Oct 2014 | facebook:
Week 20 CSA pick up tomorrow at the regular time 8 to 8. We're having an end of the year party from 1 to 5ish, pick up your share and meet the other CSA members and talk about plans for next season.
17 Oct 2014 | facebook:
Modern Farmer isn't always up my alley, what with articles like "Balancing Farming and Professional Surfing!" but I did find this article pretty interesting - I never had heard, for example, where "buy the farm" came from....
14 Oct 2014 | facebook:
Getting ready for the winter. If any CSA members want firewood with their shares this week let us know.
13 Oct 2014 | facebook:
CSA Pickups today 11 am- 7pm. Mustard greens and other late season delights.
07 Oct 2014 | facebook:
CSA PICKUP CHANGE: This week we will be at a wedding on Saturday so we will be doing pickups from 9-5 on SUNDAY and 11 to 7 on MONDAY. Just let us know if that is a problem.
04 Oct 2014 | facebook:
Happy rainy Saturday everyone! I just wanted to let everyone know that the farm will look a bit different today, so be careful not to miss your turn.
The power lines that run over our farm made this flat, fertile land affordable for agriculture, but that means we share rights to it with the power company. When we moved in, there were many trees that, while mature, healthy, and beautiful, had been planted in the past against the power company's approval. Every two years, we have taken up long and stressful negotiations over our maples, hollies, and Bradford pears. They have finally gotten too big, and this week they were taken down. We are still getting used to our new "look", but are trying to focus on the positives.
We will be using our landscaping reimbursement on dramatically expanding our fruit plantings, adding more pear and cherry trees, as well as mulberries and chestnuts. While the trees will not be bearing for a few years, we will also be planting and harvesting figs, raspberries, blackberries, bluberries, currants, and strawberries next season, even if in small amounts. With an eye towards the future, good morning from (our much changed) farm.