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Category: Poultry

What? No Turkeys?!

In a year where we were promised a return to “normal,” Jake and I found ourselves faced with making some difficult decisions. As chronicled in the newsletter and on social media, we had a challenging season in 2020 with our hatchery shipping us extra turkeys earlier in the season instead of fewer birds later in…
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What’s in Season?

What’s in season now? and what’s to come? Each year we reflect on our goal to raise enough of each of our products to provide them to you on a year-round basis. Our “what’s in season” infographic, above is a visual representation of that goal. In the winter, we review what you purchased, how much…
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Open Farm Day 2019

We’re really excited to be part of both Bowdoinham’s Open Farm Day & Art Trail & Maine’s Statewide Open Farm Day again this year! Our farm will be open on Sunday, July 28 between 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. We hope you’ll join us! Let’s us know you’ll attend by visiting the event page. What type of…
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Open Farm Day 2018

We’re really excited to be part of both Bowdoinham’s Open Farm Day & Art Trail & Maine’s Statewide Open Farm Day again this year! Our farm will be open on Sunday, July 22 between 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. We hope you’ll join us! Let’s us know you’ll attend by visiting our event page. What type of activities…
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What’s a Pullet?

If you’ve visited Apple Creek Farm’s booth at your local farmers’ market lately then you’ve seen a stack of egg cartons labeled, pullet. Enough visitors have looked across the table at me and wondered, “What’s a pullet?” that I figured a public explanation is in order. According to the dictionary, pullet is a noun meaning a young hen,…
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Who Else Lives on the Farm?

These days the farm is a blank canvas, a landscape draped in snow. It might be easy to only see our animals, content in their winter quarters but to do so would ignore all the wild animals who share our farm. We’ve seen the tracks of the smallest residents, red squirrels on up to the…
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How to Put the Meat in Meal Planning

In our house, dinner is often discussed over breakfast. The dreaded question, “What do you want for dinner?” usually elicits a heavy sigh. Despite being farmers and enthusiastic cooks with access to seasonal vegetables and a wide variety of meat on hand, meal planning isn’t any easier for us than it might be for you.…
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November Newsletter

November was a whirlwind of activity. With building projects, calving, markets, turkey harvest and a major power outage all in just 30 days!

October Newsletter

October weather has run the gamut from typical frosty mornings following bright, clear nights to balmy, tropical feeling days. It is strange to have the varied hues of fall while the temperature feels like July. Like every fall, I have to retrace my steps at the day’s end to collect cast off long sleeve shirts…
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Turkey Time

After a great season here with plenty of grass, sun and blue sky we are looking forward to the cooler days. With that in mind, it is time once again to order your holiday turkey. All turkeys for Thanksgiving will be available FRESH! Pick-up dates will be Saturday, November 18 inside Fort Andross at the…
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