Karen sold so many turkeys this year that she left the van behind because only the pickup was big enough to take all those coolers full of fresh turkey to the farmer’s market! This has never happened before. Everyone who had pre-ordered a turkey showed up, and that took care of every single turkey, so that went off splendidly.
Winter is right around the corner, and what does this mean for your chickens?
For me, in the mild Pacific Nortwest climate, only 40 miles from the ocean, winter is not that big a deal, all things considered. The waterers freeze sometimes, and we get snow once or twice a year, but weather that actually bothers the hens? Doesn’t happen.
It’s harvest season, so gardeners have more produce and garden waste than they know what to do with. A few neighbors see my flock of chickens as a handy way to ensure that nothing goes to waste, without having to actually eat over-ripe or oversized produce.
Feeding scraps to your chickens isn’t rocket science, and there are only a few rules:
The end of the school year is upon us, the weather is nice and we’re seeing more people at the two Corvallis Farmers’ Markets, (Wed. and Sat., 9-11). Get your grass-fed chicken and eggs there, along with all the other fine produce of our local area!
For more information see the Markets’ Web page at LocallyGrown.org
The Corvallis Indoor Winter Market started a new season yesterday, with plenty of happy customers and vendors. We were there with grass-fed chicken and eggs, and a lot of other local farms were there, too, selling meat, cool-season vegetables, nuts, honey, baked goods, craft items — you name it. This is good stuff: you should see how much stuff the vendors buy from each other, and we’re in the know!