You heard the boss. Come on out this Saturday to celebrate the new autumn season and see what’s going on around Mountain Run Farm. Our doors will open at 8am for what we like to call the Early Bird Chores, starting with a milking demonstration centered around our family milk cow, Primrose. And if you haven’t had the chance to lock eyes with this little number, you will want to. She is something to behold. And no, she’s not writing this…this time. About 8:30am, after explaining the milking process, Ben will go over Primrose with a head-to-toe explanation About a Cow (which what he is really doing is letting you know just how doable having a milk cow really is in order to supply your family with fresh, raw milk that is “legal”), and show you some pretty cool and interesting facts about her and the general milk cow.
From 9:30-12pm give or take, you have the option of joining Ben on a Pasture Walk. This will include an in-depth explanation/conversation /education about our Freedom Ranger meat chickens, Laying Hens, Hoop Coops, Processing Area, Thanksgiving Turkeys, Catfish, our Custom Feed, Honey Bees, Dukes (Primrose’s son), Yardbirds, Horses, Goats, Guinea Fowl, and on and on. There’s no telling what you’ll find around here sometimes. And the neat thing is, every single one of these animals has a purpose. Whether its drinking up excess warm milk or recycling chicken guts…there’s a purpose. Pretty cool, huh? Makes you want to come out and hear about it, doesn’t it!! And it doesn’t end there…following the Pasture Walk, Ben will take those interested out and about to the Mob Grazing, and give some background on the purpose of it and how it can help your farm achieve more sustainability. This is something new we are doing here on the farm this year, and despite the local rumor-mill of “Ben must be going crazy,” we are pretty excited about the fact that not one engine on a hay tractor was turned this season.
We will also have our 100% Grassfed Beef, and for this event we have put together “Autumn Beef Samplers” that include a roast, 4 sirloin steaks, and 2 stew beef at a 10% discount. Seems like a pretty good deal… Our Pastured Pork and Whole Chickens (frozen) will also be available, as well as sign-ups for our Thanksgiving Turkeys. We are out of some items, but we will be back in full stock in a couple of weeks.
Please don’t hesitate to email us at reachus@mountainrunfarm with questions, comments, anything. We are happy to talk with ya.
P.S. Prim may even be giving autographs…if she’s in the moooo’d of course.
P.S.S. Memorable Quote of the Day: In conversation, Noah was told by Ben the old wives tale of “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Noah’s response: What’s a doctor? Thought you all might like that….