September 23, 2020 • 0 comment(s)
If you've been to our Farmers Market booth in previous years, you're familiar with the beautiful yarn, roving, batts and raw fleece produced by our flock of Romney sheep. At market I loved to watch as passersby were often drawn to the booth by the undeniable magnetism of wool in its natural loveliness. Wool just calls to be touched.
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August 12, 2020 • 0 comment(s)
What does this giant zucchini have to do with pasture raised protein? Why, it's Meatball Time, of course!
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July 29, 2020 • 0 comment(s)
This Is Not Your Typical Marketing Announcement. In the regular world of commerce, I don't believe I've ever seen a company advertise a price increase. From a marketing perspective, it really doesn't seem like good business to draw attention to negative implications. But we're not in the regular world of sales.
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July 15, 2020 • 0 comment(s)
Pullet eggs are here! Remember back to Spring when you were subjected to all those photos of cute baby chicks? Well, those little balls of fluff have quickly grown into young hens (pullets) and are starting to lay eggs!
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July 8, 2020 • 0 comment(s)
New to the One Straw Farm! We are beyond excited to announce that we now carry delicious wild Alaskan Coho salmon fillets from Cape Cleare Fishery of Port Townsend. Hook and line caught, one fish at a time, in the icy waters of Alaska and then flash frozen at sea for maximum freshness, this may be the best fish you ever eat!
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July 1, 2020 • 0 comment(s)
With numerous plant closures due to COVID-19 and the resulting disruption in the national meat supply chain, meat processing has been a fixture in the news cycle for months now. Inevitably these national disruptions trickle down to the local level, and last week the Seattle Times ran a front page story about our local meat processing system. Local meat on the front page? You better believe we noticed!
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June 24, 2020 • 0 comment(s)
When you're cranking a ratchet strap on one side of the trailer and hoping the end on the other side stays hooked, it turns out it actually is useful to have a three year old who likes to pull on ropes. And when a one year old (who looooves to climb on things) is entertained, it's as good as having help! Haha.
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June 17, 2020 • 0 comment(s)
We love the typical butcher-case way of selling meat - the way you're used to buying from us - where the meat is USDA inspected so you, the customer, can purchase any individual cut you want. This provides the greatest flexibility in your purchasing choices and makes it simple because you know exactly what you're getting. And it's a nearly instant transaction because the meat is already in our freezer, ready to be bagged up and delivered to you. And while this is a great way of buying and selling meat, there is stability in diversification and we want to provide more options.
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June 9, 2020 • 0 comment(s)
From time to time we get asked how we came to be doing what we are doing. Farming was not an uncommon profession just a few generations back, but today only 1.3% of the employed population of the United States are farmers, and that number continues to trend downward. It turns out we are a bit of an oddity! I want to share a bit about how we came to be farmers, but the real purpose of this post is to introduce you to our farming idol.
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