Monday, September 23, 2013

Goodbye Colorado

This is a very hard one for us.  First off let us say thank you again to everyone who has supported our farm and is enjoying our products.

Recently we have made the decision to move and will be leaving Colorado before the year is out.  This has been a very hard decision since we love Colorado, our farm, and raising the animals we do.  As many of you know I, Rachel, run the farm on my own for the most part with a 2 year old and 9 month old in tow.  Chris is only home 6 or so days a month and this is hard on us as a family.  For this reason we are moving so that our family can have the opportunity to be together more as a family with Chris home regularly.  This does mean that we will be closing the farm doors.

We have been working hard to figure out the best way to make sure that those who have been enjoying our pastured pork products can still get their hands on good, healthy pork.

Isabelle Farm in Lafayette, CO has purchased all of our remaining pork meat cut inventory and has also purchased the remainder of our full grown hogs that will be headed to the USDA processor this week.  You can visit their website at http://www.isabellefarm.com/ or find them on Facebook.  Natalie will be happy to help you.

Primal Guys in Fort Collins, CO has been purchasing hogs from us as well and have inventory of our pastured pork meat cuts.  You can visit their website at http://www.primalguys.com/ or find them on facebook.  Jim will answer all of your questions and get you taken care of.

Engel Farm in Wray, CO is purchasing our remaining feeder pigs and will be raising/breeding these pigs as well as their own for anyone who is looking for good pastured pork.  Frank and Mary will be raising them all natural and on pasture.  Engel Farm will be selling them as whole and half hogs, not by the cut.  They also own Engel Meat Pack and can handle your custom slaughter on your hog.

Again we really appreciate all the support we have received from everyone and wish you the best.

Don't forget to check out Isabelle Farm and Primal Guys for all of your pork meat cuts and if you need a whole or half hog get in touch with Mary Engel.

If you have any questions or more information, please feel free to email  us.

God Bless!  


Sunday, August 25, 2013

Holiday Hams

It is that time of year.  There are a limited number of our Pastured Pork Hickory Smoked and Fresh Hams.  Most of our hams are between 10-13 lbs.

Isabelle Farm in Lafayette, CO will have these Holiday Hams available soon.  Only 4 left (2 Hickory Smoked and 2 Fresh).

Call 719-671-3063 or email info@stpeternaturalfarm.com for more details or to reserve your Holiday ham.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Online Ordering!!!

We are excited to announce that you can now shop for our products on Local Radius.  Here is how it works.

-Select what you want and add it to your cart.
-To check out you will need to set up a user name and password
-Credit card payment information is taken
-Then you get to select your Pick Up location.  We do not currently offer shipping.
-Confirm you order and it is processed.
-Then we reserve your order to be picked up at the Pick Up Location/Date/Time you requested.

Pick Up locations:  For now the pick up location will be the Louisville Farmers Market in Louisville, CO. Currently we are at the Louisville Farmers Market every other weekend and it runs until October 12th. It will show you the next date we are there and times.  Once you place your order on Local Radius and select your pick up date we will hold your order for that date.  This helps to ensure you get what you want and we don't sell out before you get there.

When the market ends we plan to set up once a month pick up point in the Front Range and if we have a high demand for it we will go to twice a month.  Pick up location, dates and times will be scheduled in local radius for you to see in the off season.  We will start adding those dates as we get closer.

Orders can still be placed in advance to markets over the phone or by email.

Let us know what you think and if you have any questions.

You can reach us at 719-671-3063 or info@stpeternaturalfarm.com

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Thank you

A big thank you to everyone who purchased a hog from us recently.



Sunday, June 30, 2013

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Hog Forage Crop Update

From 6/12/13.

We haven't had any moisture in weeks so we had to start putting water to the forage crop.  There are some areas where you can see some yellow, but hopefully we will get a good rain soon to help it along.  The hogs are ready for it and will be turned out in early July most likely.  If we start to notice more yellow coming about we will turn them out sooner.  It has been very warm and dry here. The last couple days we have had temperatures around and above 100 degrees and we even had a dust storm on Sunday.  Praying for more rain for everyone out this direction and all across Colorado to help with the fires.





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Thursday, June 6, 2013

All about Eggs

We have many people ask us what the difference is between Regular Eggs, Cage Free, Free Range and Pastured Eggs.  PBS did a great video on this called "The Story of an Egg", see below:


So here is the breakdown:

Normal Eggs at the Grocery Store:  Generally the chicken is raised in a small cage with other chickens without room to move around.

Cage Free Eggs:  Chickens not raised in a cage.  Generally these are chickens that are raised in large buildings with lots of other chickens with feeders/waters down the center; chickens do not have access to the outside.  

Free Range:  Chickens raised in coop that have access to a fenced in outside area.

Pastured Eggs:  Chickens are raised on pasture and have the ability to roam property and generally have coop for protection from elements and for roosting in the evenings.

Our chickens are Pastured Chickens.  They have coops to go into during the evening to roost and for weather elements.  The coops do have large outdoor runs on them so if for some reason they need to be contained (due to real bad storms, etc) they have their coops and an outdoor run.  Every morning we go out and give them fresh grain, water and then open the doors for them.  They then forage off the property freely.  We do not use chicken tractors for our chickens.  They have full access to all of our property and we often find them coming over to the house, with our cows and even our hogs.  In the evenings our chickens return to their coops to roost.  We then lock them in for the evening to protect them from predators such as coyotes, badgers, skunks, etc. 

If you would like more information on our chickens or have general questions, please feel free to contact us.