We grow small lots of various grains, including wheat, oats, barley and corn, and some specialty crops on contract and for direct sales. We also grow squash and dry beans. We grow a limited number of lambs, chickens, and turkeys, as well.
Whole grains: We are now selling our 2013 soft white winter wheat (Madsen) and a new hull-less barley (Streaker). 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, the Corvallis Indoor Winter Market, the Lebanon Farmers Market, and People’s Coop Farmers Market (Portland; we share a booth with Crooked Furrow Farm) this year–. We participate in the Fill-your-pantry events in Shedd and in Corvallis in November, and the Corvallis fill-your-pantry Terra Madre event in December.
Flour: Our stone-ground whole 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 stone-ground whole barley flour in 1.5-lb bags ($4.00). Larger quantities are available as well. This flour works well in most recipes for bread, cookies, muffins, pancakes, biscuits or tortillas. Use alone or mix with wheat flour for great flavor and a nutritional boost. It has a slightly sweet, mildly nutty flavor.
And we now have whole-grain corn flour (1.5 lb bags; $5.00), as well. We are the only outlet in the world for flour made from Carol Deppe’s Magic Manna Flour Corn. If you’ve never tried it, you’re missing out! The flavor will knock your socks off. In addition to cornbread, it makes delicious pancakes, or can add flavor to nearly any baked goods. Carol even says it is so fine that you can bake an angel food cake with it if you’re so inclined. See her book The Resilient Gardener (Chelsea Green Press 2010) for more on flour corn.
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 2015, we have Katahdin cross lambs from Crooked Furrow Farm. 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 $6.00 per pound for a large one (90 lb hanging weight) to about $7.50/lb for a small lamb (40 lb hanging weight).
Chickens: We grow a small number of Cornish Cross birds for meat. These are free-range birds, raised on conventional feed (non-medicated). We will be transitioning soon to organic feed. Price: $4.50/lb. They range in size from small (4 lb) to gigantic (8+ lbs). Call to find out what sizes we have available.
Turkeys: We 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 organic feed (Rogue Coop) and organically-produced grains grown on the farm. We will take pre-orders at any time.
Squash: We also produce squash seed for Fertile Valley Seed Company (Carol Deppe, Proprietor), and we always have enough that we can sell sweetmeat (Oregon Homestead), delicata (Candystick) and a variety of butternut that Carol is breeding (I like to call it Bigger Better Butternut–you’ll understand when you see them) from November through March.
Other: We also sometimes grow small plots on contract for seed or experimental purposes. If you have an idea, give us a call. In 2015, we expect to participate in a cooperative breeding trial with OSU on tomatoes, so we’ll have some interesting varieties for you to try come July.