Hello beautiful peeps,

It’s market time again. This Saturday 12/12/2020. Who knows what’s going to be available during this Christmas season?

The hours at the Farmer’s Market this time are 10:00 am to 12:00 noon. It’s going to be a great market. Come on out and see what we have to offer. We will have QUAIL EGGS $3 a dozen and recipes to help you decide what to do with them!! Also to assist with quail egg info, I will have pickled quail eggs. Hopefully, fingers crossed, five different varieties to give you an idea what can be done. Again, I’ll have pepper jam and apple pie jam, $5 a jar. These are great Christmas gifts especially for that one who already has everything. We have the usual grass-fed meats available – ground beef $7 per package (approx 1 lb), ground goat $12 per package (approx 1 lb) and ground lamb $10 per package (approx 1 lb). Quail meat packages are available 1 lb – $20.00, and pickled peppers $5.00. 

If you are a Herd Share member, this week you can pickup between 10:00 am and 12:00 noon. Remember only one pick up in December and that is this Saturday. And you will let me know what you want for January the 9th. Hope you have a fabulous Christmas and next I see you it will be 2021. Let me know if you want to add anything to your regular product pickup. To get to that section, you can jump down the page here

Quail

I’m not going to spoil anything with the quail right now. I will have much to say next time. I am experimenting with pickled quail eggs as I mentioned above. I’ll give you more updates on that next time.

Cows 

We spent some time checking up on everybody. That happens every day or two. The “big” girls are in the back pastures and it requires some effort to get out there to see them. But this needs to be accomplished every two or three days to make sure everybody is healthy and happy. I am happy to report that all is well with the cows. Yay!!

Rosie is doing well after her dehorning ordeal. She is interacting well with the three younger calves. I’m really happy about her progress. We still need to keep her close because of her likely problematic pregnancy. She was just too young to be bred. Is that why we thought it important to bring her to the farm? She needs close attention. We are expecting all to go well.

Creamery

Scott is making some excellent progress with the creamery. The roofing materials are ordered. That’s a really big upcoming job. The panels in the cheese make room are being installed. These are special panels that are easy to keep clean. That’s a really, really important piece of construction. We had a regularly scheduled visit from VDACS to see how we are progressing and if there needs to be any changes to our plan. Got to see Rosemary again. Haven’t seen her so much since the Independence Farmers Market outside never happened. Hopefully, next year we will be back on track for that.  

That’s it for farm news. Now on to the farmer’s market update. 

Farmer’s Market

I will be at the Wytheville Farmer’s Market on Saturday 10 am to 12 noon. This is the only market in December. Check out everything here for those Christmas gifts for that one person for which it is so hard to find the perfect gift. There is only one market in December. The 4th Saturday of December is the day after Christmas and the market will not be open.

Our Christmas items include apple pie jam and hot, medium, or mild pepper jam. 

We have all of our meats back in stock for you. I’ll have QUAIL EGGS again!! 

We have ground lamb as well as rib chops and loin chops.

We have ground beef and ground goat. 

Herd Shares

Herd Share Peeps, I’ll see you in my usual location. Let me know if you want something added on to your regular choice. All cheeses and butter are at your service. Looking forward to seeing you on Saturday and/or Tuesday. 

I still have new herd shares available. Contact me via email (melanie@peacefulheartfarm.com) or phone (276-694-4369).

Please go HERE to learn all about Herd Shares and get on our waiting list. 


 News This Week 


Products Available to Herd Share Owners

Choose 1 per week 1/2 Share Whole Share
Butter 1/4 pound 1/2 pound
Ararat Legend 1/4 pound 1/2 pound
Peaceful Heart Gold 1/4 pound 1/2 pound
Pinnacle 1/4 pound 1/2 pound
Clau d’ville Cheddar 1/4 pound 1/2 pound

Products Available to the General Public

Quail Price / Pound
Quail Eggs (1 dozen) $3.00
Quail meat (approx 1 lb) $20.00
Beef Price / Pound
Ground (approx 1 lb) $7.00
Lamb Price / Pound
Lamb Loin Chops $18
Lamb Rib Chops $18
Lamb Kabobs SOLD OUT
Ground Lamb (approx 1 lb) $10
Chev (Goat) Price / Pound
Ground Chev (approx 1 lb) $12

Let’s Get Together

As always, we love meeting you in person.  You can find us at the Wytheville Farmers Market on Saturday from 10:00 am to Noon. Special procedures are in place for your health and safety. Masks are recommended but not required as far as I know. 

As always, you may visit us at our dairy farm in Claudville, Virginia Tuesdays from 10 am to 12 noon and Saturday afternoons from 3 pm to 5 pm. Find out how we raise our animals and why you will love the taste of tradition that is inherent in all of our products. Herd share holders will be able to see up close how their cows are cared for and the cheese operation and where it is stored. 


Peaceful Heart FarmCast

In this week’s podcast, “Our Raw Milk Cheese Creamery Progress,” I’m giving you the long awaited updates on the progress of the creamery. Lots of pieces of the puzzle are being placed. It’s so good to see our dream becoming a reality more and more each day.


Free Downloads

I want to follow up on my previous FarmCast, The Taste of Cheese where I talked about developing your expertise with using descriptive words. The FREE downloads of Classifying Cheese by Type and Category and Expand Your Cheese Vocabulary are still available at our website. Please stop by and get your FREE resources. 

You can LISTEN TO THE PODCAST HEREOr, if you have an Alexa device, just say:Alexa, play podcast Peaceful Heart FarmCast.

And don’t miss an episode! Subscribe to the Peaceful Heart Farm podcast on Apple PodcastsAndroidTuneIn, Stitcher or Spotify


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