We grow small lots of various grains, including wheat, oats, barley and corn, and some specialty crops on contract and for direct sales. We sometimes have and dry beans. We grow a limited number of lambs, chickens, and turkeys, as well.
Whole grains: We are now selling our 2012 soft white winter wheat (Stephens) and barley (Alba). Both are excellent whole (pilaf, soups, wheatberry salad), cracked (hot cereal) or ground (pancakes). For recipes, click here.
We are selling at the Corvallis Farmers Market and the Corvallis Indoor Winter Market this year–look for us at the Greenwillow Grains stand. We participate in the Fill-your-pantry event in Shedd in November, the Corvallis Terra Madre event in December, and we are usually at the Chef’s showoff at LBCC sponsored by Ten Rivers Foodweb in April.
Flour: Our stone-ground wheat flour comes in 3-lb bags ($5.00 each). It is a soft white winter wheat, suitable for biscuits, pasta, cakes, and cookies. It makes a very flavorful bread, too, though we like it best when mixed 50:50 with a bread wheat.
We sell whole barley flour in 1.5-lb bags ($3.00). Larger quantities are available as well.
To maximize freshness, we mill our own flour once every week or 10 days using a Meadows stone mill, and we store it in a freezer until it is sold.
Lambs: For 2013, we have six lambs purchased from Dan Thackaberry in Lebanon in March. They will be ready in the Fall. We can sell them as whole animals, halves or quarters. Pre-orders are welcome at any time; slaughter date/weight is somewhat negotiable. They are slaughtered on the farm by S&S slaughterhouse, and the carcasses are custom-cut and wrapped at their facility on Scravel Hill Road. We deliver them frozen to the customer. Price is variable, depending on size because of a fixed cost per animal for slaughtering, cutting and wrapping. It ranges from about $7.50/lb for a small lamb (40 lb hanging weight) to about $6.00 per pound for a large one (90 lb hanging weight).
Chickens: We grow a small number of Cornish Cross birds for meat. This year, we’re also trying some birds that are said to be a cross between Red Rangers and Cornish Cross. These are free-range birds, raised on conventional feed (non-medicated). We will be transitioning soon to organic feed. Price: $4.00/lb. They range in size from small (4 lb) to gigantic (8+ lbs). Call to find out what sizes we have available.
Turkeys: We also grow a small number of standard bronze turkeys each year, started in late June, so as to reach slaughter weights in the 20-lb range by Thanksgiving ($4.00/lb). They are all free-range. They are fed a mixture of conventional feed (unmedicated) and organically-produced grains grown on the farm. We will take pre-orders at any time.
Other: We also produce corn, bean and squash seed for Fertile Valley Seed Company (Carol Deppe, Proprietor), and we occasionally have enough that we can sell sweetmeat (Oregon Homestead) and delicata (Candystick) squash from November through March. We are hoping to have some Gaucho dry beans to sell in 2013, as well.
We also sometimes grow small plots on contract for seed or experimental purposes. If you have an idea, give us a call.