News and blog
The new additions to DDF. Pearl had her Great Pyrenees puppies last night. Nine girls and two boys. The girls won this go around.... LOL. If you are interested in a puppy they are $150.00 so just call the farm or email, and let us know. They are good house dogs and are not really hyper. Pupps come from working parents. Available in 5 weeks. Pictures of parents are on the web site.
Good Morning Everyone,
I hope everyone is doing well. Our first delivery is this Wednesday. It will be delivered in blue/white coolers, not the red ones. We will still have Hilty's products available through the winter. He will also have chickens available. So just email and let us know. We will be updating the website this winter so you may have things poping up in your emails from time to time.
What's in the cooler: we will have sweet poataoes, red potatoes, beets, butternut squash, yellow onions, chinese cabbage, turnips, leaf lettuce, apples, and rosemary.
That's all for now, be safe with the weather coming in this week.
Dry Dock Farm with Silex Community is sponsering Silex Community Farmer's Market at the Silex Community Building every 1st, 3rd, and 4th Saturday of the month. Ours first Farmer's Market will be July 6th. We will have vendors with produce, baked goods, plants, flea market items, and much more. All vendors are welcome. We will have free face painting for the kids, and a breakfast is served every Saturday. It will be from 8am-12pm. Come on out and see us. If you are a vendor and interested just email us and we can give you the information. Thank you for supporting local farmers and their families.
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Welcome to a new year with Dry Dock Farm. We are excepting sign-ups for 2013 CSA season. If you have any questions please feel free to call the farm at 573-384-5859 or email and we will be happy to answer them. We have full and half shares available. We also, have payment plans.
We are busy adding new hoop houses and garden space for our growing season this year. We are also in the process of putting up our building for our Farm Stand on the farm. Last year we started the farm stand and wanted to see how it would go over, and it went really well, so this year we are building an indoor produce stand that will open in May 2013, and will be open until the end of the season. We will also be growing and selling vegetable and herb plants throughout the season. We will also have a great selection of Amish honeys, jams, jellies, and canned products.
Last season we were chosen by the Jewish Community Center as their in house CSA. It was a great hit and we are back again this season. So if you want to save $10.00 a week and don't mind picking up your coolers rather than having the home delivery every week, please contact us at the farm and we can give you the information for the Jewish Community Center. (You do not have to be a member to join the CSA).
Will be keeping up dates with the farm.
Dry Dock Farm Family
"We grow with nature, not against it."
Hello Everyone! We hope everyone survived the Holidays and are looking forward to Spring. Although this has been a very strange winter I have to say. I am back in Florida, my Aunt had to have her other catarac removed. But I will be back next week. Because it is so warm we are geting a jump on Spring planting. Before I left we started hundreds of seeds. My daughter has been tending them and says they are doing great because of the warm weather and sunshine. This is a different winter than last year, but that is why I love farming it changes with the seasons and from year to year. You never know what the Spring will bring us and we are always learning. I think I like that part best of all.
We have been having baby ducks hatching out. They are just so cute, especially when they get in their water bowl and take a bath. They are like two year olds splashing around in a bathtub. We have three types of ducks Kakie Cambells, Welsh Harlequins and Anacondas. We have all kinda of poultry on the farm but I love my ducks and geese best of all.
I have a favor to ask of all of you. We have applied for a grant at Raising Organic Family Farms. It is seed money to help us complete our walk in cooler and a wide bed seeder. Who ever gets the most votes gets the grant money plus an additional $500.00. All you have to do is go to this website.
A picture of my grandson Tyler will come up along with the story I wrote. Up at the top of the story there is three boxes the one that is red with a thumbs up you click on that box and that cast your vote. I hope you can all have time to do this it would really help our farm if you could tell all you family and friends to also vote.
We are adding a new dimension to our farm this year. We will be offering vegetable plants, herb plants and flowers off our farm. We are also, adding a produce stand, in it we will offer our vegetables, fresh herbs, eggs and all our farmer added products, Hiltys jams, jellies, raw honeys, flavored honeys, pickled items, Organic wheat flour, wheat berries, goat milk soap.
We have had a lot of interest in our local community for our produe. So rather than go to a farmers market and set up, this lets us stay at the farm. So if you are out in the Silex area please stop by we would love to see all of you. The stand will be open on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Times will be from 10am to 6:30pm. Look for our new farm sign. (We will be putting it up in the next few weeks). I will let all of you know when we plan to open it but I think it will be sometime in April.
Well, that is it for now. Hope you all will cast a vote for our farm and we hope to see you all this summer at the produce stand.
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!!
I hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving. I am writing this from Florida. Some of you may know that my Uncle died and I came down to help my 92 year old Aunt with things. I have extended my stay till the 21st of December. I have been keeping up with the happenings on the farm, while I have been here. Leah and Frankie are putting up the winter protection for the garden beds that will grow thru the winter on Friday. That involves putting up hoops over the beds and covering it first with the row cover material and then with plastic. We will be able to harvest through the winter and most of the greens will survive the winter and be the first things to harvest in the spring.
They will be planting some onion sets for green onions and transplanting some Swiss Chard and Kale into the hoophouse to grow thru the winter. The carrots that are growing in there now are getting bigger and we hope to have some for your last winter delivery.
For those of you that have been receiving your winter shares I hope you have been enjoying them. It looks like you have really been getting the greens. I am glad we are able to provide them since this summer they were in such short supply.
There is a great local produce market here that has a great selection of organic vegetables. So I am enjoying some great local veggies. Then right next door is a fish/meat market that has a great variety of fish and seafood.
I guess that's it for now. Take Care and Happy Holidays.
Here's what was in the cooler for week #20.
Sweet Potatoes, Butternut squash, Pepper Mix, Zucchini, Yellow squash, Red potatoes, Eggplant; Daikon radishes, Cucumbers, Or Green Beans; Spinach, Cabbage Leafs, or Asian Greens; Garlic Chives, Apples, and Dozen Eggs.
WK #19 Produce: Pepper Medley, Zucchini, Asian Greens or Mustard Greens, Cucumbers, Red Potatoes, Dikon Radishes or Purple top Turnips, Carrots or Sweet Potatoes, Sweet Corn or Spagetti Squash, Eggplant, Apples, Eggs, and Garlic.
Asian Greens, Eggplant, Swwet Onion, Pepper Medley, Acorn Squash, German Giant Radishes, Carrots, Red Potatoes, Yellow Squash, Garlic Chives, Apples, and Eggs.