Thanksgiving Delivery and Recyclable Containers 11/15/18

November 15, 2018

Hello Small Farm Enthusiasts,
Thanksgiving delivery will be changed to Wednesday, one day earlier.  For those picking up in Highsprings, Gainesville, Ocala, Dade City, Tampa, Brandon, Bradenton, Clearwater, Palm Harbor, or St. Pete we will see you on Wednesday of this week! 

Strengths Class, last call!  We are doing this class here, this Saturday. If you are interested in finding out more about what you are good at, what you excel in, come to this class. We need to hear from you by 3 pm on the 16th , if interested. 

To Recycle or not to Recycle, we have a question. Should we recycle plastic quart containers or not?  One side says why put the best food in the world in recycled containers and the other says why buy new when used is good enough. We spend thousands of dollars per year on plastic, we would love to find another way. We save a LOT by reusing the same containers several times, but ultimately we serve you, our customer and will do it the way you say.  Let us here from you if you have an opinion. 

Questions at our recent talks/seminars centered around what sets us apart from other farms. The simple answer to that question is that we are the opposite of least cost production. We spare no expense to produce the most nutrient dense foods possible. Not all, but most, other farms are least cost production meaning they do not focus on nutrient density but produce what they make using least cost production methods. 2 examples: one farm feeds cheap grain, pretends to want to go to GMO free grain but 10 years later is making too much money feeding cheap grain and pretending to care, many are deceived but do not really care enough to do the homework needed to understand that this least cost production method produces raw milk cheap but also very low in restorative nutrients. The second example is similar, 300 cows that do not graze at all but instead all feed is brought to them in the barn or feed lot area. Visiting on rainy days shows the cows up to their knees in mud. Mud is ok, but cows poop 12 times per day average so guess what the mud is made of? This farm sells the greater portion of their milk for $1.50 per gallon to a processor but gets $6 or more for raw milk???? We have over $8 cost in producing a gallon of milk! Obviously if they did anything close to what we produce they would be out of business quick. But again those that are complacent are not visiting the farm or really asking questions about the production methods.

Great Gifts/New Products:  Elephant Brand Stools and Coffee Tables.  Hurricanes, lightning and beavers have taken down many trees on our Little River Organic acres over the past years so we started to turn out some very handsome and heavy stools and coffee tables. We cut thick live oak rounds and planks from sadly fallen trees and air dried them slowly in our barns. Then we turned sturdy legs of chestnut to support these weighty table tops to craft some awesome pieces, perfect deep grained chunks of the forest coated in durable hand rubbed satin urethane. We have three basic styles; 3 legged milk stools at $325, four legged apprx 2 1/2' round coffee tables both with fascinating growth rings for $525, and apprx 5' long plank tables w beautiful grain for $725..all "live edge" to show that it was once a tree...weighing apprx 50, 80 and 150 lbs respectively...each strong enough to support your pick up truck or pet elephant...solid statements for home or office.  You can see them all and order  here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsbDXQBuwPg 

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXHrkPC5bok 

Thanks for supporting a small, family farm and contributing to a more REGENERATIVE future,
Dennis and Alicia

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